EducationCity's Spanish language modules are designed to make language learning enjoyable and rewarding for primary school learners.
Content is all mapped to national learning objectives
Language content is carefully structured to enable a sound platform for developing all four language skills
The materials make extensive use of audio recordings by native speakers ensuring that learners have very accurate models of spoken Spanish
Intercultural understanding is supported throughout the modules
Open-ended creative activities and interactions enable learners to play and learn in pairs or groups
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Authentic Spanish recorded by native speakers is provided throughout but made accessible through clear contexts, fun animations and graphics. On-screen buttons are available to allow audio to be heard as often as necessary. Text is introduced gradually with the option for teachers to show or hide text as appropriate to their learners.
The materials are structured around Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 with content designated by year group providing opportunities to learn vocabulary and structures for specific topics
Progression is supported through a steady development and revision of language topics and structures and the gradual introduction of literacy skills in Spanish
Learn Screens provide the perfect introduction to topics
Activities can be used to practise newly acquired vocabulary in a fun and engaging way for communication, interaction and creative expression
Lessons can be planned using a single computer, interactive whiteboard or with multiple computers
Extension tasks can be set either using home computers or the included printable Activity Sheets
There is extensive teacher support with Lesson Ideas, teaching suggestions and Activity Sheets
Assessment is an integral part of the Activities enabling both learners and teachers to track progress
Support for differentiation through options and settings as well as suggestions in Teacher Notes
Learn Screens +
Students are introduced to the vocabulary and language structures before playing the Activity. These can be used by the students independently or with teacher guidance.
Topic Tools +
Open-ended Topic Tools for use by teachers on interactive whiteboards covering lots of topics including vocabulary learning, spelling, pronunciation and word order
Ready-made content within tools provides quick-start learning opportunities with audio and graphics
Teachers can input their own content to target learning appropriate to the group
Default settings can be adjusted to suit the level of the learners
Early Years Songs +
Specially designed curriculum that allows for progress within three strands, ‘Language Awareness’, ‘Listen & Speak’ and ‘Listen & Respond’
Language Awareness promotes confidence in learning a foreign language by using familiar sing-along tunes and nursery rhymes to introduce the new language
Listen & Speak encourages children to imitate and repeat the new language from simple dialogues spoken by Spanish native speakers
Listen & Respond encourages children to listen for meaning in the new language and to perform simple tasks in response to what they hear
Cultural awareness is addressed throughout the three strands
Spanish Videos +
Designed for Year 3 students*, Spanish Videos create curiosity and excitement about the Spanish language through a series of five short stories following the adventures of a group of seven year old friends and their daily routines.
Filmed in Madrid with authentic scenarios and native speaking actors
Fun and engaging videos bring a piece of Spain direct to your languages lesson
Use for whole-class teaching and independent student learning
Downloadable teacher materials: scripts, Teacher Notes and Activity Sheets.
“The videos are an excellent idea to bring Spanish to life for the children and to see Spanish children speaking.” Foreign Language Teacher.
*The videos are available to Spanish module subscribers in the following regional curricula: England (Year 3); Wales (Year 3); Northern Ireland (P5); Scotland (First ***)
Teacher Notes, Lesson Ideas and Activity Sheets +
Cover lesson aims and objectives and Activity content
Include revision and extension activities, and activities for pairs