The Ministry of Education in Moldova and its Spanish counterpart are set to forge a collaborative agreement in bilingual education. The Cabinet of Ministers approved to initiate negotiations on this significant matter.
The impending agreement will lay down the essential legal framework to facilitate bilingual education programs in Spanish within select secondary educational institutions across Moldova. The Spanish side commits to supporting Moldova in various aspects. It includes the training of Spanish teachers, defining effective language teaching methodologies, facilitating access to digital resources and pertinent teaching materials, and exploring the feasibility of granting Spanish graduation diplomas.
This strategic partnership aims to enhance educational opportunities and promote cultural exchange between Moldova and Spain. The collaboration not only underscores the commitment to bilingual education but also signifies the mutual support and shared objectives between the two nations in the field of education.
During a government meeting, Minister Dan Perciun highlighted that the forthcoming agreement is poised to significantly bolster Moldovan-Spanish cooperation in the education sector, paving the way for the increased integration of European standards within schools. Emphasizing the transformative potential of the agreement, he stated, “Through the establishment and operation of bilingual Romanian-Spanish classes in Moldovan schools, this accord marks a pivotal juncture in our bilateral cooperation. Its purpose is to afford students unique learning opportunities and align Moldova’s education system more closely with European standards.”
The minister’s remarks underscore the commitment to enhancing educational quality and fostering international partnerships that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and methodologies. This collaborative effort is expected to create Moldova’s educational practices with prevailing European standards.
It is worth noting that Moldova is presently implementing bilingual French-language classes in eight educational institutions with support from partners in France. This initiative reflects the nation’s dedication to embracing linguistic diversity and fostering cross-cultural connections within its educational landscape.