The Castilian language curriculum will give priority to linguistic diversity and will foster interlinguistic reflection

The Castilian language curriculum will give priority to "linguistic diversity" and will promote "interlinguistic reflection". The subject will not focus o

The Castilian language curriculum will give priority to linguistic diversity and will foster interlinguistic reflection

The Castilian language curriculum will give priority to "linguistic diversity" and will promote "interlinguistic reflection". The subject will not focus only on Spanish, but will open the co-official languages to "fight prejudices and linguistic stereotypes", according to the draft sent by the Ministry of Education to the Autonomies to which the world has had access and that will begin Apply in the institutes and schools from the coming course.

In addition, students from 12 to 16 years old will no longer have to learn to write, read and express themselves correctly, but will also seek "promote an ethical use of language that puts words at the service of democratic coexistence, the resolution dialogue of Conflicts and the construction of personal and social links based on respect and equal rights of all people. "

"The first of the specific competences of the subject is oriented to the recognition of the linguistic and dialectal diversity of the environment, from Spain and the world with the purpose of favoring attitudes of appreciation to said diversity, combating prejudice and linguistic stereotypes and stimulating interlinguistic reflection "He warns the curriculum, putting this" linguistic diversity "ahead of the traditional reading comprehension, oral communication or written expression.

The text proclaims that "Spanish or Spanish is a universal and polycentric language, with enormous dialectal diversity."

"None of its geographical varieties must be considered more correct than another, since each of them has its rule," he says. And he also says that "linguistic diversity constitutes a fundamental characteristic of Spain, where several languages and their respective dialects are spoken."

They are words that also appeared in the primary curriculum and open the door that students learn to greet, say goodbye, thank and apologize in Catalan, Euskera or Galician. They must, among other things, compare the traits of the main dialectal varieties of Spanish, "with special attention to that of the territory itself." They will also be taught to "become familiar" with the languages of signs.

"What is involved, therefore, is to invite to know the origin and the historical and sociolinguistic development of the languages of Spain and familiarize students with some basic notions of them," summarizes the program of studies designed by the EX Minister of Education Isabel Celaá and ratified by Du Successora, Pilar Alegría.

The curriculum is also modernized to promote "informational literacy". The draft that the Ministry of Education has sent to the autonomies notes that "reading learning has been almost exclusively linked with literary reading, although decades that communicative approaches underline the need to teach all kinds of texts, with different reading purposes ". That's why "knowing how to read today also involves sailing and searching the network, selecting reliable information, elaborating and integrating it into its own schemes, etc," he adds.

On the other hand, the cooperative language subject will have 10% of school schedule and will be the autonomous communities that develop this part of the curriculum, which may not cover more than 50 hours in the first three courses or more than 20 hours in the fourth grade.

The problem is that the ministry allows the "contents referring to linguistic structures that can be shared by several languages in the same course". That opens the door to which is taught, for example, in Catalan parts of the curriculum that should be seen in Castilian language with the excuse that they are common.

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 14:49

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