Spanish / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse the structure and organisation of a range of texts, particularly those related to social and informative media, for example, blogs, advertisements and text messages

[Key concepts: register, comparison; Key process: analysing]


  • noticing the conventions of several types of texts in Spanish, such as the use of abbreviations in text messages (tq = te quiero), abreviations in blogging (hola a tod@s), formulaic greetings in telephone conversations (Aquí, Hola, ¿Sí? ¿Aló?), typical phrases for greeting cards ( Muchas felicidades por ....), language in menus (primeros platos, postres, menú del día)
  • experimenting with language appropriate to particular types of texts, such as descriptive language in documentaries, reflective language in diary and journal entries, and persuasive language in advertisements
  • comparing several versions of a news story (such as radio, newspaper and online) to consider how the medium affects the construction and expression of meaning
  • collecting examples of online and print advertisements, and identifying and analysing language features and grammatical structures used to persuade potential consumers, for example, ¡Compre en los almacenes ‘La Moda’ no se arrepentirá!, ¡Pague menos y lleve más!
  • understanding the use of elements that provide coherence at a whole text level, such as cohesive devices (sin, aunque, debido a, según, por otro lado), linked paragraphs, introductions and summaries, and sequencing of ideas
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
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Spanish language

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