Hungary - Primary Bilingual Education

Primary Bilingual Programmes in Hungarian Public Education: Summary

Background to the paper

The emergence of bilingual education in Hungarian primary schools raises four main questions:

1. Why has this form of foreign language teaching appeared in the primary schools?
2. What is the number of such programmes, and how are these programmes spread across the country?
3. What beliefs and expectations underpin parental decisions in favour of bilingual programmes? What is the background of the parents wanting their children to be educated in such schools? How great is the demand for such schools?
4. Concerning the emergence and spreading of primary bilingual forms of education in Europe and in Hungary, to what extent these forms share the same features?

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