Learn Spanish with EducationCity

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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Activities +

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

PlayLive Spanish +

Designed for Year 3* students and upwards, PlayLive Spanish is EducationCity’s competitive, interactive and quick-fire challenge for Spanish language learners. Students play against up to 6 other players from their class, year or school, and can even play against children from other countries.

PlayLive Spanish makes practising the language, and learning about the culture in Spanish-speaking countries fun!

It includes:

  • questions adapted to your students’ level of ability
  • a bank of hundreds of questions, carefully designed to meet the new National Curriculum in England’s learning outcomes focusing on Literacy, Oracy and Intercultural Understanding
  • questions and answers featuring a full range of media – audio, text, photographs, video - and native speakers throughout
  • double-score, Skip and 50/50 ‘wildcard’ features to add a strategic element to the game, which tests problem-solving, reasoning, logic and sorting skills too!

*PlayLive Spanish is available to Spanish module subscribers in the following regions at the academic levels indicated below:

  • England (Year 3+)
  • Scotland (First ***-Second**)
  • Wales (Year 3+)
  • Northern Ireland (P4+)

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

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