In the Spanish speaking country where you live or have been, up to what age/year level is it compulsory to study the Spanish language at school.
Where I live (English speaking country) it is compulsory to study English in High School until 6th form (year 12, when you are ~16-17 years old). So I wanted to know if it was the same or similar in a Spanish speaking country.
Please don't forget to mention what country you are from, thanks =)
The reason behind asking this question is because in my experiences in Argentina, the vast majority of students I talked with had a very good knowledge of the Spanish language. In contrast, if you found a student in their ultimate or penultimate year of high school where I live, and asked them what a noun/verb/adjective etc was, they would struggle to answer you.
Thanks for the comments, it seems like the average age that it is compulsory to study is about the same as in an English speaking country