Belvedere College - Spanish



“El estudio de las lenguas extranjeras nos permite descubrir aquello que está más allá del perímetro de nuestro pensamiento. Nos abre las puertas a un mundo de diversidades tradicionales y filosóficas” Eddie Machín, Escritor

Spanish Department – Staff

Ms. M. Siggins
Ms. L. O'Sullivan

Subject Overview

The aims of learning Spanish at Belvedere College are the following:

  • To contribute to pupils' awareness of language as a system of communication
  • To give pupils an awareness of another culture, and thus a more objective perspective on aspects of their own culture
  • To contribute to the development in pupils of the capacity to engage in fruitful transactions and interactions with others
  • Through the above, to contribute to pupils' overall personal and social development.

The general communicative aims of Spanish include:

  • Enabling the pupils to cope with the normal classroom use of the target language
  • Equipping pupils with a competence in the target language, which would enable them to provide themselves with basic necessities.
  • Furnishing pupils with linguistic skills making it possible for them to pursue aspects of their general interests through use of the target language
  • Through these aims ensuring that competence in the target language is conducive to the fulfilment of the general educational aims.

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