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Lessons must be given in Spanish if just one pupil requests it
11 April 2013 @ 11:13

CLASSES at school in parts of Spain with regional languages must be taught in Spanish if any pupil so requires, says a Supreme Court ruling.

This has annoyed members of Catalunya's regional government, with education minister Irene Rigau saying: “The language of a classroom cannot change just because one student wants it to.”

But the highest court in the land says it can indeed – parents of any pupil can request that their child's education be bilingual, both in the regional language and in Spanish.

So far, 10 verdicts by the Supreme Court on the subject have been passed in favour of mums and dads in Catalunya who want their children to be taught in Spanish, even if this is in combination with Catalán.


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