Year 9 Spanish    (9SPA)

This course is for students who have studies little or no Spanish at intermediate school.  The students learn to communicate in Spanish about themselves, family, pets, school and personal likes and dislikes.


Year 10 Spanish    (10SPA)

The course covers various topics, both personalised, and useful if travelling in Spanish speaking countries.  Some main areas are:

  • My world
  • Free time
  • School
  • Buying items in shops
  • Eating and drinking
  • My home
  • Holidays, weather

These are assessed through one end of year examination, a minimum of two speaking tests, one cultural assignment and regular testing of topics.


Year 11 Spanish    (11SPA)

This course focuses on developing communicative skills in the Spanish language with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing, in familiar contexts and will extend the student so that they can communicate beyond the immediate context, for example, past and future events. By the end of the course students will be able to understand and produce more complex language and a variety of text types, focusing on practical situations which they are likely to encounter in a Spanish-speaking country. Students will produce a digital portfolio for the Interact and Writing standards.

Topics continue to stress communication, and focus on both personal details, and life in Spanish speaking countries, highlighting their various cultures.  Topics may include:

  • Holidays and travel
  • Media preferences
  • Staying healthy
  • Going out

Students study four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS90910 1.3  Interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations  (5 credits)
  • AS90912 1.5  Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS90908  1.1  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)
  • AS90911  1.4  Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of  Spanish  texts on areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)



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