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Course overview

View or print a Spanish language brochure (PDF 4821KB)

Stage 5

NSW School of Languages offers our Year 9 and 10 Spanish students an engaging learning experience with effective and innovative learning activities.

Students will require access to a computer and the internet during their allocated Spanish periods as much of their work is to be completed online. Students will work through learning activities on our eLearning site and are encouraged to further their learning through engagement with Spanish-speaking communities and Spanish-language media.

Students schedule regular telephone or video-call lessons to practise their interaction and speaking skills with our experienced and highly skilled Spanish teachers. Students are also encouraged to interact in Spanish with their peers where possible and are invited to attend our school in Petersham for a face-to-face lesson and participate in online lessons every term.

Students may begin their Spanish learning journey with us in Year 9 or Year 10. Students who successfully complete their studies in Year 9 and Year 10 may proceed to the Spanish Continuers course in Year 11. If students have no prior knowledge of Spanish and begin Spanish studies with us in Year 10, they may still be eligible to commence the Spanish Beginners course in Year 11.

Spanish Beginners

The Stage 6 Spanish Beginners course is a course written and produced by NSW School of Languages and Southern Cross School, Ballina. This course caters for students with little or no prior Spanish study. It has guided new learners of Spanish to achieve excellent results and learning outcomes.

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

Students are encouraged to attend NSW School of Languages in Petersham once per term for face-to-face lessons and participate in online lessons with their teachers and peers.

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. Speaking lessons are organised on a weekly basis with the aim of developing the students' conversational skills.

Students are encouraged to attend NSW School of Languages in Petersham once per term for face-to-face lessons and participate in online lessons with their teachers and peers.

Spanish Extension

The current Spanish Extension course is a course created by the NSW School of Languages. 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 prescribed film También la Lluvia (Evan the Rain) 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


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

HSC courses

Spanish Extension (2020-2024 HSC)

Text Type: Film
Title: También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) 2010
Director: Iciar Bollain

Available online.


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

Stage 6 Syllabuses (from NESA)

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