Spanish - Level 2

SPA2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Wilson

Spanish at Level 2 broadens students' horizons. Akonga move from the immediately familiar to making comparisons between culture and lifestyle. The aim is to develop increasingly able communicators who can participate in discussion. This is achieved by inquiring into similarities and differences between New Zealand and Spanish-speaking countries in contexts such as friendship, study, interests, and travel.


Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Spanish: revision of Level 1 vocabulary and grammar
Are you interested?: Discussing and voting for the 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: Exploring topics and improving competency in culture and language-related aspects. 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: Topics covered may include: 'Social Media: friend or foe?'
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision

Pathway

Spanish - Level 3

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.

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91152 v2 Spanish 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
2
I
5
A.S. 91151 v3 Spanish 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Spanish text(s) on familiar matters
2
E
5
A.S. 91150 v2 Spanish 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates information, ideas and opinions
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
2
I
4
A.S. 91148 v3 Spanish 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on familiar matters
2
E
5
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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