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National 4 Spanish (Course Code: C769 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Spanish?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.

Spanish is useful for both business and travel. Around 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish, especially in South American countries such as Mexico and Venezuela. Spain is a beautiful country rich in history and culture, making it a popular holiday destination for British people. And, Spain is also an important trading partner of the UK. Many companies need employees who are fluent in one or more European languages. So, learning Spanish gives you many options for your future career.

The skills you develop in Spanish are useful in many different career areas such as travel and tourism, languages, teaching and in trade and industry.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course gives you the chance to improve your skills in reading, listening, talking and writing in Spanish, important for learning, work and life. You will also learn to understand how language works and how to get across information and ideas.

You will study a wide range of different types of texts in different media. You will also learn to think critically and creatively and develop cultural awareness.

The course has two compulsory units and an Added Value Unit:

Spanish: Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Spanish: Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Spanish Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your teacher or tutor will assess your work on a regular basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units plus the added value unit to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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