Vincent Purcell

Kevin Casasanta

Levels offered: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher

This course develops literacy skills by giving learners opportunities to read, listen and talk in Spanish and to reflect on how this relates to English. It enables learners to understand and use the language, to apply their knowledge and to develop planning, research and language skills.

Who might choose this subject?

Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language. It is the fourth most widely spoken language (44 countries) behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57). Spanish is also one of the world’s most phonetic languages. If you know how a word is spelled, you can almost always know how it is pronounced.

Through Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, you will learn how to use the language in personal and social situations, in everyday life and in the world of work. Spanish allows learners to appreciate the society and culture of another country, while developing qualities necessary to live and work in a multilingual environment.

Additional Information

The National Courses cover the following contexts and topics:
Society, Family and Friends
Global languages
Work and CVs
Planning a trip
Other countries
Celebrating a special event
Literature of another country
Film and television

Modern languages prepare you for modern life. As the world gets smaller, there’s never been a better opportunity to get into languages. Getting to grips with a new language can be great fun, and you learn so much about other people and what makes them tick.