Spanish

Objectives:

To develop Spanish language skills in a variety of contexts, to broaden understanding of the culture of other countries and communities where Spanish is spoken, to encourage the enjoyment of language learning and to encourage the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society, to develop students ability to write and speak in Spanish and to understand Spanish when it is written down and spoken


Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Las vacaciones
Holidays

¿Lo pasaste bien?
Did you have a good time?

La vida tecno
Technology

Conocer personas nuevas Meeting new people

Hospedarse en España
Staying in Spain

La moda
Fashion

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Holidays

Talking about means of transport, accommodation and facilities

Making a reservation

Holiday activities

Immediate future tense

Making comparisons

Adverbs

Creating a dialogue from a model

Working out and comparing detail

Creating formal and informal dialogues

Using a dictionary effectively

Extending sentences

Speaking fluently and sounding really Spanish

Learning the alphabet

Family members

Definite and indefinite articles

Gender of nouns

Regular and irregular verbs

How to be an independent learner

Ways to record vocabulary

Vowel sounds

Talking about the past

What can/can’t be done in your region and why

Saying what the weather was like

Free time activities in the past tense

Past holidays

Preterite of regular and common irregular verbs

Avoiding repetition of common vocabulary

Linking sentences to avoid repetition

Writing about someone else

Improving spoken and written work

Time markers

Spanish accents

The media

Different media-based activities

What you like to watch on TV and why

The type of films you like and why

Describing what a film is about

Advantages and disadvantages of different types of media

Tenses: past, present and future

Expressing opinions

Irregular verbs in the preterite

Pairwork

Carrying out a survey

Looking up verbs in a dictionary

Independent learning

Presenting and defending a point of view

Remembering irregular verbs

Asking questions

Meeting new people

Greetings / introductions

Saying how you feel

Getting on with friends and family

Invitations and arrangements to go out

Buying cinema tickets

Making excuses

Imperfect tense

Ser and estar

Greeting people formally and informally

Pronouncing r/rr and ñ

Pronouncing l and ll, b and v

Responding politely

Dictionary skills

Pronouncing vowel sounds

Staying in Spain

Differences in daily routine

Helping around the house

Cultural differences: meal times

Cooking a typical dish

Where you live and what there is

Adverbs of frequency

Present continuous tense

Radical-changing verbs

Quantities

Higher numbers

Checking verbs in a dictionary

Verb patterns

Understanding recipes in Spanish

Writing descriptions of places

Pronouncing c and z soundsr opinion of the region where you live

Ordinal numbers

Ser and estar

Pronouncing cognates correctly

Extending sentences using frequency adverbs

Improving speaking and writing with adjectives

Working out the gender of new words

Spanish addresses

Fashion

Talking about clothes and your opinions of them

Different styles and eras of fashion

Different places where you can buy clothes

Describing the clothes you wear for special occasions and different activities

Imperfect tense

Demonstrative adjectives

Comparatives and superlatives

Transferring previous knowledge

Spanish clothes and shoe sizes

Making choices, evaluating options

Listening to longer texts

Speaking Spanish in shops

Understanding and producing descriptions