Students join CP Riverside having mixed experiences of learning a Modern Foreign Language. Some will have been taken out of MFL lessons for intervention sessions, others will have started to learn other languages. Our intention is to show students that learning Spanish is not just about memorising vocabulary and grammar rules but also about finding out a little more about different countries and traditions and at the same time giving them confidence in their own ability to communicate as well as fostering curiosity and understanding of the world.
Spanish is a phonetic language that makes the reading and writing components more accessible to students of all ability levels and builds up their resilience and communication skills. Above all we want students to enjoy their learning whilst building up awareness and tolerance of different cultures.
The FCSE course encourages students to gain a basic knowledge of the Spanish language, which is the 2nd most spoken language in the world. Having the ability and confidence to speak and understand even a small amount of Spanish gives students greater opportunities and valuable experiences when travelling and in the job market. Learning a second language allows students to gain essential employability skills such as confidence, communication and resilience and develops global citizens who have awareness and tolerance of other cultures. We decided to offer Spanish, as it is a phonetic language that makes the reading and writing components more accessible to students of all ability levels.
Concentrating on relevant grammar areas throughout the course means that learning goes beyond memorising vocabulary and allows students to problem solve and understand the mechanics not only of Spanish but also of English. The skills developed in learning a second language, which also includes recall, memory and language awareness can be transferred to other curriculum areas to further develop literacy skills.
Please click on the link below to view the Spanish Annual Curriculum Plan 2021/2022