Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Currie.
In this course, students will be introduced to the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The emphasis is on developing authentic communication skills, and in particular learning to understand and speak Spanish in real life situations. Writing, reading and grammar skills are also introduced.
The cultures, geography and customs of Spanish-speaking countries will be incorporated into the course to encourage comparisons.
By the end of the year, students will be able to communicate about:
Why this subject?
Learning Spanish helps you to understand your own language and culture by comparing and contrasting. You will improve your ability to express yourself and to communicate with others. You will gain confidence by trying out something new and taking risks. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and being able to communicate with other Spanish speakers makes you more connected globally.
Learning Spanish, the world's second most spoken language, may help you to gain employment in government departments, tourism, international trading and teaching.
There is a course contribution of $25 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.