11 Spanish

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Torrealba

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Spanish or equivalent.

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Year 11 Spanish 

This course has a strong communication focus and it also covers Spanish language, grammar and Hispanic culture. 

Topics covered will include a more in-depth look at the family and self, daily routine, fitness and leisure, home and country, holidays, travel, school, hobbies, shopping and health.

By the end of the year, students will be able to converse, respond, read, listen and write beyond their more immediate environment, for example, past and future events. They will be able to produce language about their own interests and give opinions and they will have a more rounded understanding of the culture.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more in-depth about cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America through research and fun projects.

In Year 11, students start to prepare for NCEA.

Course Overview

Term 1
Lifestyle and health
Relationship and choices

Term 2
Leisure: free time, fashion
Holidays in a Spanish speaking country

Term 3
My region, my neighbourhood and my house

Term 4
Work and education, future plans, schools in Spain and NZ

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 Spanish

Work opportunities worldwide are enhanced by knowledge of Spanish. Spanish is spoken by a third of the world's population in all corners of the globe and is the chosen second language of many more. Native speakers number well over 425 million in more than 23 countries. It is essential for travel, exchanges and work opportunities in Latin America, Spain and many parts of the United States. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$20 Education Perfect highly recommended (one payment for all languages)
$23 ImmerseMe highly recommended
$5.00 for a Spanish treat during the year highly recommended
Students must also purchase a 1 1B8 exercise book and 1 40 page clearfile.

Pathway Tags

International Law, Foreign Correspondent, Export-Import, Diplomatic Service, Music, Art, Education, Tourism, Hospitality, Volunteer Programmes

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.