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In this subject, students continue to be exposed to the diversity of the Hispanic World through project work and speakers from the community, and to critically reflect on their own awareness and understanding of the cultural identities of the Hispanic World. Students also learn to converse in a variety of situations that progressively become less personal and more related to the world around them. Spanish 2 equips students with more sophisticated language and intercultural skills to engage with authentic materials such as songs, film, social media and short written texts designed to develop an appreciation of the wide range of identities that make up the Hispanic World. Students work on a project involving an interview with a member of the Hispanic community, which fosters both their intercultural skills and their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. Writing strategies such as editing, summarizing and persuasive techniques prepare students to produce a number of texts including summaries, essays, biographies and blog entries using present and past tenses to describe personal experiences. Important cultural information about food, travel, migration, festivals, personal relationships and working life in the Hispanic World will support students in communicating appropriately. Students also develop their digital literacy as well as a number of skills relevant to a workplace environment, such as problem-solving, team work, clear communication, interviewing, information literacy and professionalism.
Part of the assessment of this subject will contribute to the ePortfolio students develop in their Spanish and Latin American Studies subjects. This digital platform offers students the opportunity to showcase relevant workplace skills and digital and intercultural competencies in the target language, as well as individual interests and ideas.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have relevant vocabulary for discussing their own lives as well as wider social issues;
- be able to conduct conversations in Spanish about themselves and society;
- be able to produce written descriptive texts in Spanish in the preterite and imperfect tenses;
- have a good understanding of the different cultural identities that make up the Hispanic World;
- be knowledgeable about Hispanic cultural traditions and practices, and appreciate diversity;
- be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet;
- have developed an informed understanding of themselves and others through cross-cultural exchange;
- have an understanding of the interaction of language and identity;
- have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
- have developed analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organise and integrate information;
- have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical context.
At the completion of this subject, students should have:
- intercultural skills;
- analytical thinking and interpretive skills;
- an ability to appreciate different cultural contexts;
- time management and planning skills;
- relevant workplace skills;
- relevant digital literacy skills.
Last updated: 1 March 2024