Spanish

EducationCity's Spanish language modules are designed to make language learning enjoyable and rewarding for primary school learners.

  • Activities are 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 Key Stages 1 and 2 with Activities 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 areas 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 notes, 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

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 +

  • Specially designed curriculum that allows for progress within three strands, ‘Language Awareness’, ‘Listen and Speak’ and ‘Listen and 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 and Speak encourages children to imitate and repeat the new language from simple dialogues spoken by Spanish native speakers
  • Listen and 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
  • Designed to meet the Framework for Languages objectives & guidelines*
  • Downloadable teacher materials: scripts, teacher notes and worksheets.
“The videos are an excellent idea to bring Spanish to life for the children and to see Spanish children speaking.” MFL Teacher.

*The videos are available to Spanish Module subscribers in the following regional Curriculums: England (Year 3); Wales (Year 3); Northern Ireland (P5); Scotland (First ***).
 

 

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