SP3000 - Spanish - NCEA Level 3 (course endorsement available)

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What is Spanish?

Spanish is the third most widely spoken language and is used by over 500 million people in Spain and both North and South America. By studying Spanish, students gain insight into a rich history and a variety of cultures and societies that have spanned the globe. Many New Zealanders are choosing to learn Spanish for its importance as both a commercial and cultural language.

What this course involves

Having an understanding of the cultures that surround a language is integral to communicating in that language. This course focuses on authentic Spanish for conversation in a variety of situations in both Latin America and Spain.

There will be many opportunities to speak Spanish throughout, and language skills are also furthered through exercises in listening for understanding, interest and enjoyment. Reading and writing work also helps students develop an appreciation for both the Spanish language and the culture.

New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high-achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

NCEA Level 2 Spanish or equivalent.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91568 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts 2 5 External
SeService Industries recommended standard
91569 Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material 1 3 Internal
91570 Interact clearly using spoken Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations 1 6 Internal
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91571 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts 1 5 External
91572 Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives 1 5 Internal
SeService Industries recommended standard