Our Curriculum - Spanish

Teacher: Luisa Plata

Buenos dias y bienvenido to Spanish at Laburnum PS. In Spanish we focus on the communicative approach to learning. With this approach children experience a range of activities relating to speaking, reading, responding and writing in Spanish, with an emphasis on activities which encourage communication in real life situations. This method is ideal for meeting the needs of both upper and lower primary students from varying backgrounds, language abilities and experience. At Laburnum PS we use a variety of resources to support our communicative approach, including software for iPads and laptops.

Our school council chose Spanish as the whole school language as we recognise the important global influence of this widely spoken language. Spanish is an easy language to learn which boosts students' confidence around language learning. Our program incorporates cultural appreciation, language acquisition and global learning. While our students do not leave primary school knowing the language, we believe that Spanish opens door to a variety of languages across the wide variety of secondary schools to which our students transition in Year 7.