Amsterdam finds a quarter of immigrant residents dissatisfied with bilingual education in the city
- The city council conducted a survey on the education of international workers’ children, finding the students distributed amongst traditional Dutch schools (45%), international schools (40%), and bilingual-stream schools (15%).
- The city’s international schools were found to have significant barriers to entry including long waiting lists and high fees, with only 20% of employers providing financial assistance.
- Primary schools will soon be able to offer 15% of lessons in English, French, or German in an effort to promote mutilingualism among young children.
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