The Ositos Background Leaners are those children who have learnt Spanish at home or from a Spanish speaking country. They are children from 5 to 12 years of age that need to continue practising so they don’t forget what they have already learnt and to improve their reading, writing and oral communicating skills.
How Do We Do It?
We currently have 5 different levels according to language development, age and school year. Instruction at these levels is given mostly in Spanish so they are expected to understand.
In Years 1 and 2, Spanish language learning builds on each student’s prior learning and experiences with the language learnt at home. Students continue to communicate and work in collaboration with peers and teachers through purposeful and structured activities involving listening, speaking and viewing. They interact in Spanish to share information about themselves and their immediate environments using play-based and action-related learning
They use their literacy capabilities in English, and read and write in the Roman alphabet, to locate information, respond to, and create informative and imaginative texts. They access authentic and purpose-developed Spanish language texts, such as picture books, stories, songs, digital and animated games, timetables, recipes and advertisements. They recognise that language and culture reflect practices and behaviours.
Students apply rules for pronunciation and intonation, spelling and punctuation, and modelled structures, when creating and responding in Spanish. They compare language structures and features in Spanish and English, using some metalanguage. They show understanding of how some language reflects cultural practices and consider how this is reflected in their own language(s), culture(s), and identity.
They use Spanish to collaborate and problem-solve, and adjust language in response to others. They interpret information, ideas and opinions in Spanish texts.
Students apply the conventions of spoken Spanish to extend fluency. They demonstrate understanding that spoken, written and multimodal texts use different language conventions, structures and features to convey meaning.
By the end of Year 10, students contribute to and extend interactions in Spanish language in increasingly unfamiliar contexts related to a wide range of interests and issues. They interpret texts by evaluating and synthesising information, ideas and perspectives. They show understanding of how features of language can be used to influence audience response. They create texts, selecting and manipulating language for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. They apply and use complex sentences and structures to create and respond to spoken and written texts. They use a variety of tenses to sequence events and use language devices to enhance meaning and cohesion.
Each module includes 10 classes of 60 minutes each. Classes take place during the school term.
How Much ?
Each module costs $175 for 10 classes. Discounts available when other siblings attend classes.