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British Council

Policy dialogue in Education

We support the development of education systems by bringing together policy makers and professionals to learn from leading practice and shape future reforms.  We also update the UK Government on any educational reforms in Spain and vice versa.   

  • Since 1996 we have supported the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport's pioneering Bilingual Project which provides an integrated Spanish-English curriculum at infant, primary and secondary education level. This reachers over 40,000 state school pupils annually. A more in depth description of the Bilingual Education Project is also available.
  • Going Global is our annual global conference and an open forum for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions.  
  • We run seminars in Spain to engage experts and policymakers in discussions on innovation and best practice in language teaching and learning and Education.  Our seminar series includes:
English Impact: the bilingual effect. Madrid, 2017.
Language Education: Towards Integration and Academic Success. Alcalá de Henares. 2016.
Initial Teacher Training for Bilingual Programmes: Policy, Practise and Recommendations.  Alcalá de Henares.  2015.
Vocational Education in the UK.  College Autonomy and Employer Engagement.  Madrid 2015.
Learning and Teaching English in the Digital Age.  Barcelona 2013.
The Role of English in Higher Education.  Segovia 2013.

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