Of or pertaining to an educational system or institution where some subjects are taught in English and some in Afrikaans.Cf. parallel-medium (see parallel sense 2).
1943I. FrackS. Afr. Doctor 200At present we have two types of schools. In the first, instruction is given only through the medium of English or Afrikaans, and in the second we have dual-medium schools where both languages are employed in different classes.
1960J.H. Coetzee inH. SpottiswoodeS. Afr.: Rd Ahead 67Dual-medium and parallel-medium schools may be in a position today to lead to afrikanerising of the English child and not so much to anglicizing of the Afrikaner child.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 239In reality, Grey College was a fine example of dual-medium education...As a result, Grey College boys were thoroughly bilingual and better able than most to understand the other side’s point of view. In later years the system became ‘parallel medium’, with each boy receiving instruction in his own language.
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