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Panama sends 512 teachers to US in bilingual scheme

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Panama’s government is sending 512 teachers and students from the Juan Demóstenes Arosemena Superior Normal School in Veraguas to study English in the United States.

The trips are part of the "Bilingual Panama" program, which is aimed at improving the teaching of English in the education system. The government plans on spending $135.4 million on the program in the next five years, including $7.6 million on the first phase.

The program's goal is to eventually train 10,000 English teachers.

Source: Newsroom Panama