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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Spanish beginners

Course: Spanish Beginners

Course No: 16070

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Spanish Continuers. Strict eligibility rules apply to the study of this subject. Check with your teacher or the Board’s ACE Manual.

Course Fee: $30.00 (per year)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Preliminary and HSC courses, students will develop the linguistic and intercultural knowledge and understanding, and the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to communicate in Spanish. Topics studied through two interdependent perspectives, the personal world and the Spanish-speaking communities, provide contexts in which students develop their communication skills in Spanish and their knowledge and understanding of language and culture.

Students’ skills in, and knowledge of, Spanish will be developed through tasks associated with a range of texts and text types, which reflect the topics. Students will also gain an insight into the culture and language of Spanish-speaking communities through the study of a range of texts.

 

Themes:

  • Family life, home and neighbourhood
  • People, places and communities
  • Education and work
  • Friends, recreation and pastimes
  • Holidays, travel and tourism
  • Future plans and aspirations

Students’ language skills are developed through tasks such as:

  • Conversation
  • Responding to an aural stimulus
  • Responding to a variety of written material
  • Writing for a variety of purposes
  • Studying Japanese culture through texts