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Spanish

Course overview

Stage 5

The Stage 5 Years 9 and 10 course is a new course written and produced by NSW School of Languages and Southern Cross School, Ballina. NSW School of Languages teacher Mr. Tulio Valdes and Mrs. Monica Lois-Savins, teacher at Southern Cross School, Ballina, were responsible for the writing of this course. The course materials are delivered in the form of electronic documents on CDs (which students need to print out) and audio files.

In order to complete this course, students have to send in 24 packages of work in Year 9, and 24 packages of work in Year 10.

Fortnightly phone lessons with their teacher allows the students to do their speaking skills practice and discuss any issues they might have in regard to the course work.

Stage 6

Spanish beginners

The Stage 6 beginners course is a new course written and produced by NSW School of Languages and Southern Cross School, Ballina. Mr. Tulio Valdes, teacher from NSW School of Languages and Mrs. Monica Lois-Savins, teacher at Southern Cross School, were responsible for the writing of this course. The course materials are delivered in the form of electronic documents on CDs (which students need to print out) and audio CDs.

In order to complete this course, students have to send in 24 packages of work in Year 11, and 24 packages of work in Year 12. Students are also required to read the magazine Que tal to practice their reading skills and to enhance their vocabulary.

Weekly phone lessons allow students to practice the speaking skills component of the course interactively, and also allow for more immediate support of students in their learning.

Spanish continuers

The Spanish continuers course was originally produced by the Learning Materials Production Centre and it consists of 5 Modules, each module containing 4 units of work, in Year 11 and 4 modules containing 4 units of work each in Year 12 complemented with additional materials to help students according to their needs and to prepare them for their HSC with examination techniques.

The course is very comprehensive and aims to develop all four-skill areas. Phone lessons are organised on a weekly basis with the aim of developing the students' conversational skills.

Spanish extension

The Spanish extension course is a course entirely produced by the NSW School of Languages with some input and contributions from the Languages Unit, Professional Support and Curriculum Directorate, Department of Education. The course is presented by a background information package consisting of learning modules and every week students need to complete a series of activities related to the 8 short stories of the prescribed text and the prescribed issues. The original activities are supported by additional materials and in-depth study and analysis related to the prescribed text's themes and issues.

Course materials

Textbooks

The following is a list of learning materials which need to be purchased for the specified course. All prices are approximate.  If a course is not listed, the materials are provided by NSW School of Languages.

HSC courses

Spanish extension

  • Book - Cinco para las nueve y otros cuentos (by author Alonso Cueto)

Available from Peru book store or directly from the NSW School of Languages for our students.

Dictionaries

All students should have a comprehensive language dictionary. Please consult the Spanish faculty for advice regarding dictionaries.

Stage 6 Syllabuses (From BOSTES)

Go to the BOSTES syllabus downloads page for more information on the syllabus.