Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese. It is the official language of Spain, Equatorial Guinea in Africa and 19 countries in the American continent. It is the 3rd most studied foreign language, since speaking English and Spanish makes a person able to communicate with 80% of the world’s population.
During lessons, importance is given to the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking at all levels whilst tackling intercultural aspects. At Intermediate and Advanced level, cultural themes are dealt with in more depth. The option of studying one literary text at Intermediate level could also be considered, depending on availability. Furthermore, at Advanced level, students are expected to read and appreciate critically a minimum of two literary texts.
Literature – Students will be informed at the start of the course
Culture – Esp@ña, Manual de civilización; ISBN 9788490818008
Language – Students will be informed at the start of the course
Students will be informed at the beginning of the course
The teaching programme is supplemented by:
- Occasional outings to events and institutions related to the language and/or its cultures
- Occasional guest speakers
Further Studies / Career Opportunities
- University of Malta
- Careers in tourism, international business, the diplomatic service and EU institutions, translation and interpretation and education