Guarani Symbol

THE GUARANi language, symbol of the identity of PARAGUAY by Hugo Barrios to Infosurhoy.com 31/03/2010 read original (click) on: ASUNCIoN, Paraguay guarani, that together with the Spanish was declared one of the official languages of Paraguay in 1992, is considered not only a language, but a symbol of the identity of Paraguay. While many Paraguayans are reluctant to guarani the importance that deserves, the language has prevailed throughout history thanks to its strong tradition. The Guarani language is part of the curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Children learn basic concepts such as the meaning of words and grammatical rules from the first day of classes. Despite the efforts, according to many educators, the level of education is not satisfactory. I think Guarani teaching you would need greater motivation for students, said Rosario Florentin, guarani language teacher.

Was an achievement included in educational reform and give it the same hourly charge than the Spanish, but is not enough. The methodology and scope are major obstacles for the teaching of this language to younger generations, according to Florentin, Bachelor in communication sciences. It is important to set aside the technicalities and teach more literature and stories in guarani, he said. The oral tradition is essential. I dare say that it is even more important than having perfect grammar or spelling. Talk and express themselves in Guarani is something beautiful, but it is sad to see how children learn words, sentences or phrases from memory, without understanding what they mean. David Galeano Olivera, author of several books in guarani, and creator of the Ateneo of language and culture Guarani, stressed that the language has survived persecution throughout its history. Despite the repressions suffered throughout its history, the Guarani today is more alive than ever. It was banned in some families and until recently, those who speak it received a kind of punishment.

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