By Euro Weekly News Media • 17 September 2015 • 14:00
THE debate over which language children should study in the province has come to the forefront once again as children return to school, after statistics reveal that nine out of 10 students have selected to study in the official language of the country, Castellano.
The Valencia government has for many years made it compulsory for students to study in the local language, Valenciano, although most parents and students prefer to have Castellano as the main language.
Figures released by the Department of Education in Valencia indicate that while Valenciano is still marginally preferable in public schools, in all other schools including charter or independent schools, more than 90 per cent have chosen Castellano.
This comes as Education Minister Vicent Marzà is studying the model for future education plans in the province, which will set the language system to be used in the classrooms in the following years.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.