- Spanish, or Castilian, language is one of the languages with the largest number of speakers in the world.
- Castilian Spanish is the official national language of Spain. However, there are other co-official languages spoken in Spain´s many culturally diverse regions that form an important part of the Spanish cultural patrimony. The Basque language (Euskera), Galician and Catalan are just some examples of the regional languages that exist in Spain that contribute to the rich cultural diversity that the country celebrates.
- Although Castilian Spanish is the official language of Spain, it is not the only language used in Spain. The different regions of Spain also have regional dialects and co-official languages that are an important part of the Spanish cultural patrimony. Galician, Catalan and Basque are just some examples of the regional languages that exist in Spain and contribute to the rich cultural diversity that the country enjoys.
- It is the second language in the world by the number of people who are native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese, with 414 million native speakers, and is spoken as a first and second language with native domain by 470 million, approaching 550 million people if you count speakers with limited competencies, so it can be considered the third language in the world by total number of speakers after Mandarin and English, with more than 20 million students, and the second in international communication after English. The Spanish alphabetized population is the third largest in the world (5.47% of total), the third most used language for the production of information in the media, and the third language with more Internet users (182 million , 8% of total).
Communication Skills for Integration of Migrants
The WelComm project aims at raising awareness of the importance of education for social inclusion of migrants from early age and promoting opportunities for equal start in education.