Year 10 Spanish

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Moreno

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Spanish Full Year OR Year 9 Spanish Half Year, or HOD approval

Spanish in Year 10 continues to explore the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The language skills introduced in Year 9 Spanish are reinforced and further developed. In Year 10 the past and near future tenses are introduced to enable you to cope with every day life in Spanish-speaking countries and to communicate with other speakers of Spanish both in New Zealand and overseas. Through learning about other Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures you will form comparisons with your own culture and discover more about your own native language.

Year 10 Spanish is an entry requirement for Year 11 Spanish. It lays the foundation for the reading and writing skills essential for NCEA Level 1, and subsequently also for Years 12 and 13. Learning Spanish, the world's second most spoken language, may help to gain jobs in government departments, tourism, international trading and teaching. 

The following topics and vocabulary will be covered:

  • Talking about past holidays
  • Young people's lives
  • Food, meals and eating out in cafes/restaurants
  • Planning activities with friends
  • Sporting events
  • Asking for directions
  • Describing a town

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 1 Spanish

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $20 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.

Pathway Tags

Writer, Historian, Social Work, Translator, Journalist, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Editor, Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Policy Analyst, Flight Attendant