Spanish Beginners


This is a Stage 1 (Year 11) course that is also offered to Year 10 students.

Course details

  • Prerequisites SACE eligibility criteria apply to the subject, see downloads
  • Further study This course prepares students for studying Spanish Beginners at the Stage 2 level

About the subject

In this subject Students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and use information and communication technologies, to create and engage effectively with a range of spoken, written, and multimodal texts in Spanish. Students explore the three interconnected themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Spanish speaking Communities’.

Students develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills by:

  • interacting with others in Spanish in interpersonal situations
  • creating texts in Spanish for specific audiences, purposes, and contexts
  • analysing texts that are in Spanish to interpret meaning
  • comparing languages and how they work as a system
  • reflecting on the ways in which culture is created, expressed, and communicated through language.

Bilingual dictionary (Spanish to English, English to Spanish) is highly recommended.


Students will undertake 5 assessment tasks from the following 3 assessment types:

  • Type 1: Interaction (Individual or in pairs)
  • Type 2: Text Production (Writing)
  • Type 3: Text Analysis (Read texts in Spanish and answer questions in either English or Spanish as required)

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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