13 Spanish

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Torrealba

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 2 Spanish or equivalent.

This course aims to continue Spanish and extend students in the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing and to prepare students for NCEA Level 3.

The overall theme of the course is “World Issues” and will include coverage of relevant global topics e.g. immigration.  

The study of grammar will be an integral part of the programme and the study of cultural aspects will not be a separate section in the course.

By the end of Year 13 Spanish, students will have be able to express and justify their opinions on a number of topics such as global matters, current events, arts and culture in Spanish-speaking countries, history of Spain and Latin American countries. They will also be able to evaluate view points and perspectives.

Course Overview

Term 1
Young people's views. about world issues, immigration, cultures living together, education.

Term 2
THe Spanish Civil War.
Movie review.

Term 3
The Arts in Spanish speaking countries, analysing and describing works of art.
Movie review.

Term 4
NCEA external assessment preparation.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$23 Education Perfect highly recommended (one payment for all languages)
$23 ImmerseMe highly recommended
$10 Spanish treat during the year, highly recommended
Students must also purchase a 1 1B8 exercise book and 1 40 page clearfile.

Pathway Tags

University study, Medical study in specialist areas, International law, Foreign Correspondent, Publishing, Export-import, Diplomatic Service, Music and Art, Education, Tourism, Hospitality, Volunteer Programmes in Latin America and Africa.

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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.