Spanish - Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Wilson

Spanish at Level 1 prepares students for communication between friends and family. Akonga learn about family and everyday life, travel, and getting around their hometown.  The aim is to develop functional communicators who can share their interests, and make new mates.

Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Spanish: revision of Level 10 vocabulary and grammar
Are you interested?: Brainstorming of topics for the year.
Let's talk about it!: Oral Presentation at term's end.

Term 2
Yeah, write!: Introduction to the writing portfolio
The business: Topics include family, directions, and school. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all important.
Exams: Mid-year

Term 3
Yeah, write!: Writing portfolio continues, and is due at the end of this term. 
Speak up: Some students may be offered the opportunity to complete the Interact (spoken) portfolio.
Ongoing business: Further topics are health, travel, and holidays.
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision


Spanish - Level 2

Apart from dedicated career paths, such as interpreter, teacher, or translator, a language is a useful addition to any future pathway. Marketing, sales, law, medicine, health and lifestyle, and diplomatic careers all benefit from an additional worldview.


Open Entry -10SN preferred

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90908 v2 Spanish 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90909 v2 Spanish 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a personal response
Term: 1, Week: 10
A.S. 90911 v2 Spanish 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90912 v2 Spanish 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Translator, Editing and Publishing, Automotive Industry, International Business and Marketing, Diplomacy, Teaching, Law, Sales, Customer Service. Complements careers in Law, Finance and Economy, Engineering, Counselling and more., Writer, Historian, Social Work, Journalist, Marine Biologist, Clergyman, Ministry of Fisheries, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Kapa Haka Tutor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Exhibition - Carving, Weaving, Painting, Sculptor, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Business pers

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