This is a preview to the chapter Education from the book Going Local in Gran Canaria by Matthew Hirtes.
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Having worked in both the public and private educational sectors in Gran Canaria, I’m a fan of the colegios publicos (state schools) where pupils come from a variety of backgrounds, both racial and socio-economic. But you should sign up your children for Spanish lessons well before your move to familiarize their ears and mouths with what they’re going to be hearing/talking. Because, with
the exception of English, French, and German classes, teachers give lessons in the island’s native tongue.
and all the others, when you
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