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This course is suitable for pupils coping very well with S1/2 French and who have an interest in the Spanish speaking world. It can be combined with French.



Everyone will be studying a language in S3.  Language is at the core of thinking. Learners reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.  The course provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills in listening and talking, reading and writing, which are essential for learning, work and life, to use different media effectively for learning and communication and to develop understanding of how language works.  


The study of a modern language has a unique contribution to make to the development of cultural awareness, as it provides learners with a means of communicating directly with people from different cultures, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of their own. They gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world, and therefore develop a much richer understanding of active citizenship. 

A beginners Spanish Course initially covering the Level 2 Experiences and Outcomes, but then progressing fairly quickly to the Level 3 and 4 Experiences and Outcomes.   


The purpose of these courses is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop reading and listening, talking and writing skills in the modern language and to develop their knowledge of simple or increasingly more complex language in contexts of society, learning, employability and culture.


Everything you need to know before selecting this course


There will be regular learning of vocabulary and grammatical structures required. There will be several formal assessments in all four language skills which the pupils will need to prepare carefully at home. 

How you will be assessed

Work will be assessed through ongoing monitoring of class work and class activities and through formal class assessments. 


Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course


S4 and beyond

National 4 and National 5, leading to Higher and Advanced Higher for those achieving National 5 at an appropriate level, will be offered in the Senior Phase. 


Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Rhianna - S3

I chose this course because I love Spanish. It has been challenging but within my ability and we have done some fun topics and projects. I have improved my pronunciation and my writing. I like the homework tasks we do on Langugenut and I’ve really enjoyed having Helena, our Spanish assistant, here to teach us. 


Oliver - S3

I picked this course because we go to Spain a lot on holiday and it is therefore very useful for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course for it is fairly simple yet challenging at the same time. I also think the course is very creative and have no regrets in taking it. I would recommend taking Spanish to any new S3s. 

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