This course is for students who have studied little or no Spanish at intermediate school. The students learn to communicate in Spanish about themselves, family, pets, school and personal likes and dislikes. They also learn numbers, times and dates. Cultural information about Spanish speaking countries is included in the course. There is a strong focus on communication and intercultural competence.
The course covers various topics, both personalised, and useful if travelling in Spanish speaking countries. Some main areas are:
These topics are assessed through unit tests. We cover each of the four MYP criteria twice over the year. These criteria are listening, reading, writing and speaking.
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.
Topics may include:
During the year students have unit tests and internal assessments each term which will focus on the four key skill areas - listening, reading, writing and speaking.
This course is not available in 2021.
This course consolidates learning to date, and uses various themes of interest to pupils to reinforce and extend the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Topics studied may include:
Internal assessments focus on communication and the external assessments focus on comprehension.
Internals will be worked on throughout the year and the final submissions are made at the end of Term 3. There will be allocated class time for these but students may also need to work on them in their own time.
Students sit four Level 2 standards, worth a total of 20 credits.
Level 3 Spanish is not currently offered at Glendowie College. Motivated students wishing to continue with their Spanish learning are able to do so through Te Kura (The Correspondence School). They will have timetabled periods to work on this independently.
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