Year 10 Spanish

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Furtado

At Year 10, the student will learn to describe more aspects of her own life and background in spoken and written Spanish. Practice in the comprehension of texts through listening and reading will further develop language and analytical thinking skills. The course is designed to build confidence in communication.

The content and vocabulary learnt will provide a valuable knowledge base for NCEA Level 1 Spanish. Key areas covered are Personal Information, Family and Home, Interests, Hobbies and Sport, Food and School life.

With each topic, various aspects of the diverse cultures of Spain and Latin America are interwoven so that the student gains an appreciation and greater understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.  

Course Overview

Term 1
Personal Information and description of self and others
My local area - where I live

The grammar points include Interrogatives, sentence structure and negation, comparatives, certain key verbs, gender and adjectival agreement.

Term 2
My Home
Shopping for clothes

The grammar points include: the Present tense, superlatives

Term 3
Interests, Hobbies and Sport
Food customs in the Hispanic World
School life

The grammar points include: reinforcement of the Present tense and above

Term 4
School life continued

Consolidation of language features.


Level 1 Spanish

By learning Spanish, there exist a wide range of career fields for future employment, especially in conjunction with other professions, -see
"Pathway Tags" below.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Spanish or invitation by TIC.

Pathway Tags

translator, interpreter, lawyer, social worker, engineer, business or communications analyst, pilot, flight attendant, shipping agent, foreign affairs and trade employee, government employee, importer/exporter, immigration officer, immigration lawyer, police officer, investigator, banking administrator, researcher, librarian, anthropologist, scientist, journalist, advertising manager, event planner, writer, marketing manager, film and video editor, film maker, speech therapist, doctor, nurse, surgeon, care-giver, fashion designer, fashion model, teacher, lecturer, instructor, tourist guide, chef, waiter, hotel clerk, travel agent, professional sports player or coach


Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths