Where they do not want Spanish taught in schools

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1 February 2007, BARCELONA — The Catalan regional government is to launch an appeal against teaching more Spanish to school pupils.

1 February 2007

BARCELONA — The Catalan regional government is to launch an appeal against teaching more Spanish to school pupils.

A state education law says three hours of Spanish must be taught in primary schools every week. At present, two hours is taught in many schools.

But in the northeastern province, the nationalist Catalan government is to launch an appeal to the constitutional court in Madrid claiming the move breached an autonomy agreement reached last year.

Jose Montilla, regional premier, said Catalonia would not challenge the legality of the law, but just that it challenged a 'statute' passed last year, giving the province more autonomy.

But the central government says the appeal has no grounds in law.

Catalan is taught in most schools in Catalonia and Spanish is relegated to a second language.

But the right relieves more Spanish should be taught in lessons.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish new 

1 February 2007

BARCELONA — The Catalan regional government is to launch an appeal against teaching more Spanish to school pupils.

A state education law says three hours of Spanish must be taught in primary schools every week. At present, two hours is taught in many schools.

But in the northeastern province, the nationalist Catalan government is to launch an appeal to the constitutional court in Madrid claiming the move breached an autonomy agreement reached last year.

Jose Montilla, regional premier, said Catalonia would not challenge the legality of the law, but just that it challenged a 'statute' passed last year, giving the province more autonomy.

But the central government says the appeal has no grounds in law.

Catalan is taught in most schools in Catalonia and Spanish is relegated to a second language.

But the right relieves more Spanish should be taught in lessons.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish new 

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