Languages Taught in Spanish Schools

There are numerous language options for children in the Spanish education system...

During public primary education, students develop Spanish (Castellano) language skills and learn the official language of the autonomous community, for example Catalan. Once a child reaches the final year of primary school they begin with the basics of a foreign language, usually English.

During public secondary education another language may be added to their studies, usually French or German.

International schools generally teach in a foreign language; some international schools also teach bilingually in Castellano.

If a child in a state school is unable to read or write Castilian Spanish, extra lessons will be provided; the number of hours of instruction varies depending on the school and the region. Most towns have language centers where, for a small fee, a child can receive extra lessons outside of school hours.