Intermediate Spanish with optional QQI cert

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Tutor: Claudia Zamudio

In this programme module the Tutor will ensure that the Learner uses correct pronunciation and grammatical constructions, to include:

  • sentence connectors, for example, and, or, with, but, then
  • question words, for example, why, where, who, when

when communicating in the Spanish language.

A New Culture

In order to become comfortable with the use of a language, Learners should be familiar with certain cultural elements of the host country.  To ensure this familiarity the Tutor will

explore with the Learners :

  • The geographical location, size and population of the host country
  • Significant customs in the host country, for example, Festivals, holidays
  • Features of everyday life, for example, eating and drinking habits, local customs and social norms in the host country, local ways of greeting people
  • Important historical and current affairs events

This initial exploration may take place through the Learner’s own language, if appropriate

 

Greetings & Nice to Meet You

Expose the Learner to the language and meta linguistic elements necessary to:

  • Exchange greetings in both familiar and limited social and work settings in Spanish
  • Converse at an introductory level in both familiar and limited social and work settings in Spanish

Learning will be reinforced so that the Learner is able to reproduce the necessary language autonomously, to include:

  • Greet and take leave
  • Say Yes, No, Please, Thank You
  • Make a simple apology
  • Use introductions and courtesies
  • Communicate basic personal information, to include:
    • First name and family name, to include, spelling the names
    • Age
    • Date of birth, to include, communicating the date and month of the year
    • Family status
    • Occupation or profession
    • Nationality
    • Personal interests
    • Where the Learner lives
    • Information about:
      • Personal responsibilities
      • Lifestyle preferences
      • People they know
      • Personal possessions

 

Everyday Life

Expose the Learner to the language and meta linguistic elements necessary to carry out every day social and work related functions at a basic level.  Learning will be reinforced so that the Learner is able to reproduce the necessary language autonomously, to include:

  • Numbers 1-100, for example, making phone calls and taking phone messages that include reference to numbers
  • Time, to include, stating and asking the time, reading basic timetables
  • Follow simple directions, follow maps and give basic directions using appropriate vocabulary. This will include expressions to:
    • state elements of space and location, for example, where is ….?, here is….., straight ahead, over, under, past
    • read basic signs and maps
  • Make familiar purchases, to include:
    • ordering quantities
    • discussing price and amounts of money, recognising the local currency
    • reading basic sales documentation, for example, product descriptions or information on special offers
  • Order and purchase food and drink, to include reading menus

Say it again please?

  • Explore with the Learner the processes and language that may be used to indicate a lack of understanding or lack of ability to communicate
  • Reinforce learning so that the Learner is able to reproduce the necessary language autonomously, to include using:
  • Methods to express non-understanding, for example, shaking your head, shrugging your shoulders
  • Language to express non-understanding, for example, pardon, excuse me, can you repeat please?
  • Phrases to ask for repetition and/or slower speech, for example, please say that again, what did you say, please slow down
  • The phrase ‘Do you speak Spanish?’ and respond accordingly, for example, I speak a little Spanish, I understand what you are saying

Reading

  • Facilitate the Learner to read a minimum of 10 introductory level reading texts, to include:
    • 6 texts with a personal or social emphasis
    • 4 texts that may be related to the world of work
  • While reading the texts facilitate the Learner to complete pre-reading and during reading exercises for each one to demonstrate basic comprehension skills
  • Consider with the Learner the notices and signs they encounter on a daily basis, for example, road signs, place or location names, public service signs, items on notice boards
  • Review each notice and sign to determine the message it is communicating

 

Optional assessment includes a portfolio for research and skills demonstration of conversations.

Skills

Posted on

September 20, 2018