Spanish Level 1

The aim is to introduce and develop students in the knowledge of the language and life of Spanish speaking people both Spain and South America. The students will develop the ability to understand and communicate in simple Spanish

Spanish Level 1 (Full Year) (L1SPANF)

Prior Learning: Year 10 Spanish
Future Pathways/Subjects:
This course is designed to meet the language learning needs of students who are working at NCEA Level 1 of the Learning Languages area of the New Zealand Curriculum. The course uses a variety of resources which enables teachers to customise the course to meet individual learning needs. The aim of the course is to further students’ language skills, particularly in communication beyond the immediate context. Topics have been chosen to aid this development. The Yea 11 course is organised into FOUR modules based on the text book Listos 3, and the language ideas and activities suggested in the Spanish Curriculum Guide: http//


Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment Opportunities Offered
90909 1 4 Spanish 1.2 – Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a personal response Speech
90910 1 5 Spanish 1.3 – Interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations Interaction
90912 1 5 Spanish 1.5 – Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance Writing
90908 1 5 Spanish 1.1 – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance Exam External
90911 1 5 Spanish 1.4 – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance Exam External

 Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries