Before the Organic Law of Education 10/2002 the language studies were composed of two cycles: Elementary (3 years, minimum 120 hours each) an Superior (2 years, minimum 120 hours each).
After the Law the study plan follows a slightly different structure based on three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. The new structure will gradually take over the old one over a period of five years.
Number of EOIs
The schools are dependent on each Autonomous Community. The number of schools in each Community is as follows (in approximate numbers):