Languages Other Than English

 

LOTE

Languages Other Than English
Spanish
                 Rationale

‘… achieving proficiency in other languages is one of the great learning experiences in the human condition … the compelling reasons for learning languages reside in the intellectual enrichment of the individual learner – a better understanding of the world, Australia's place in it, and the many communities within Australia.' (Australian Language and Literacy Council, 1996, Language Teachers: The Pivot of Policy, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, p 3).

 

All year 7 students at Wadalba Community School learn Spanish. 

Students are introduced to:

 

  • Spanish-speaking countries and their location in the world
  • Spanish language pronunciation
  • Definite and indefinite articles (un, una, el, la)
  • Spanish language gender
  • Common Spanish expressions
  • Social customs in Spain
  • Verb conjugations (I am, you are, he/she is etc)
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Seasons
  • Spanish nouns: singular and plural
  • Colours
  • Latin American dance and music
  • Latin American flags
  • Latin American famous people