Spanish

Course title: Spanish Language I

Description: Spanish Language and Literature for students whose dominant language is Spanish.

Course principles:

  1. The fundamental purpose of the language course is to teach and learn language skills.
  2. All skills (speaking, listening, conversing, reading, writing) must be worked in a balanced way.
  3. Contents and learning activities are selected by its usefulness.
  4. The reflection on language is linked to the improvement of its use.
  5. Literary education should focus on reading, comprehension and interpretation of texts.
  6. In learning this subject, the processes of interaction between students and dialogic learning are very important.
  7. In learning to communicate, the role of new technologies must be taken into account.
  8. Different types of activities should be included in the classroom work according to its level of complexity.
  9. The evaluation should focus on the diagnosis of student progress in acquiring and improving language skills.
  10. Student errors are part of the learning process.

Course objectives:

First cycle (S1-2-3)

Oral comprehension and expression:

  • To recognize the purpose, general idea and relevant facts or data in oral texts of social domains close to the students’ experience.
  • Make simple oral presentations.

Reading comprehension and written expression:

  • In texts adapted to the pupils’ level: identify in the text some information (the subject and the idea or the main ideas).
  • To narrate, to expose, to summarize and to comment on texts of daily social relations, communication media and academic field.

Literary Education:

  • To present an opinion on the personal reading of a complete work appropriate to age.
  • To use literary knowledge to determine the main characteristics of genres (narrative, poetry, drama and essay) and literary subgenres in texts.
  • To compose texts, using literary texts as a model.

Knowledge and use of the language:

  • Know basic linguistic terminology (grammatical categories, conjugation, syntax of the simple sentence); to understand the mechanisms of word formation; to understand and distinguish synonyms and antonyms, hyponyms and hyperonyms; to know what are the languages ​​of Spain and their distribution; to know and use some basic spelling rules, etc.
  • To apply knowledge of language and language use rules to solve problems and doubts, avoid mistakes and shortcomings, and improve the comprehension and production of oral and written texts.

Second cycle (S4-5)

Oral comprehension and expression:

  • To understand instructions and rules given orally; to extract general ideas and specific information about reports and interviews.
  • To extract key ideas and relevant data from oral presentations.
  • To make simple oral presentations.

Reading comprehension and written expression:

  • In appropriate texts at the student level: to identify certain information (subject and idea or main ideas).
  • To tell, to expose, to summarize and to comment on everyday texts, the media and the academic domain.

Literary Education:

  • To present an opinion on the personal reading of a complete work related to the literary periods studied or appropriate to age.
  • To use literary knowledge in understanding and evaluating short texts or fragments.
  • To compose texts using literary texts as a model.

Knowledge and use of the language:

  • To know the linguistic terminology (structure and complements of the predicate, revision of the simple sentence, introduction to the composed sentences); to understand and distinguish the right and figurative meaning of words; to know and apply some basic spelling rules.
  • To apply knowledge of language and language use rules to solve problems and doubts, avoid mistakes and shortcomings, and improve the comprehension and production of oral and written texts.

Third cycle (S6-7)

Variety of speeches and information processing:

  • To generally characterize different types of oral and written texts.
  • To identify the subject, the main ideas and the structure of the oral and written exposition and argumentative texts.
  • To make oral presentations related to certain program content or news.
  • To compose explanatory and argumentative texts on topics related to program content or current events.
  • To use planning and revision procedures in the composition of written texts.

Literary Education:

  • To interpret the content of short works and significant text fragments.
  • To write critical works or essays on the reading of important works of the 20th Century.

Knowledge and use of the language:

  • To know the languages ​​of Spain and their geographical situation; to know the main varieties of Spanish dialects.
  • To gradually use the language skills discussed in previous years and in this cycle (coherence and textual cohesion) to understand and analyze texts.

Teachers for the subject:

Teacher Class(es)
Mr. Delgado, Antonio S1, S2, S6A
Mr. Jiménez, Pedro S3, S7
Ms. Marín del Río, Manela S4, S5B
Mr. Nieva Muñoz, Martín S5A, S6B

 

Links to official programs and descriptors:

Course title  Document Link
Spanish Language I https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2014-06-D-31-es-5.pdf