Scheme to promote Portuguese literacy in Jersey extended

An agreement to broaden the teaching of the Portuguese language in Jersey has been signed by the Chief Minister.

Senator John Le Fondre renewed the agreement with the Camões Institute at the Embassy of Portugal in London.

It means that over the next five years, four teachers will continue to work across the island to promote literacy in the language among children of Portuguese heritage.

Two primary school teachers and two secondary teachers are already funded by the Institute. Jersey's government will continue to provide classrooms and teaching materials, as well as offering a rental subsidy allowance until the 2024/2025 academic year.