E.L.E (Spanish Second Language)
How Do We Do It?
Children are introduced to the basics and progress following the Australian Spanish Curriculum approved by ACARA.
There are two basic interrelated areas of study in our approach that are 1. Communicating meaning in Spanish and 2. Understanding Spanish language and Latin American Culture. Each of the activities and classes are designed with these two objectives in mind.
We aim to achieve a standard whereby students initiate and use strategies to maintain interactions in Spanish language that are related to their immediate environment. They use appropriate sound combinations, intonation and rhythm in spoken texts. They collaborate in spoken and written activities that involve the language of planning and problem-solving to share information, ideas and preferences.
They use strategies to locate and interpret information and ideas in texts, and demonstrate understanding by responding in Spanish or English, adjusting their response to context, purpose and audience. They create texts, selecting and using a variety of vocabulary and sentence structures to suit context. They sequence information and ideas, and use conventions appropriate to text type.