Choose Learning Spanish as the Third Foreign Language!
The project "Choose Learning Spanish as the Third Foreign Language!" offers to learn the Spanish language, which is one of the most popular languages in the world, but is not widely learned in Latvia yet. Though the project started in 1997, its final stage is not being planned, because it depends on the level of pupils` interest. Every year approximately 10 – 15 pupils at ISCED 3 choose to learn Spanish. The learning process is organised according to the programme developed by the teacher. During the course pupils acquire basic vocabulary, grammar constructions and develop communication and listening skills with the help of audio and video materials. At the end of the course many pupils achieve good results, take Spanish for their final exams and look for other opportunities to study and use Spanish in their further lives. Besides, the Spanish language is one of the reasons why pupils choose to learn in our school. The acquired knowledge was also useful when our school took part in Comenius project where a school from Spain was involved and the pupils had a possibility to speak the language. It is planned to continue the project because still there are many ideas, for example, a performance in Spanish and hopefully establishment of a "Spanish Language Club".
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning