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IGCSE. Working World

About the Course

In the "The World of Work" section of our Spanish language course, students will delve into the essential language skills needed to navigate the realms of education and employment. This will empower them with the vocabulary and phrases necessary to discuss academic and professional environments effectively in Spanish. The section encompasses the following:

  • Education: Students will learn how to discuss various educational settings, from schools to universities, and the education system in general. They will gain familiarity with the Spanish terms for different levels of education and training, classroom-related vocabulary, learning tools, and academic subjects. This will also include language associated with studying techniques and academic life.

  • Work: The course will also cover the professional domain, including different jobs and career paths. Students will acquire the language to talk about various workplaces, job roles, and the nuances of professional life. This will prepare them for conversations about their own work experiences or to engage in discussions related to the job market and professional environments.

By the end of this section, a final examination will be administered to assess the students’ proficiency in the vocabulary and concepts related to education and the world of work. This examination will help ensure that students are able to apply the language skills they have learned to real-world scenarios within the domains of education and employment.

Completion of this section will render students more capable of discussing their educational background and work experiences in Spanish, thereby enhancing their communicative competence in academic and professional settings.


Lesson 1: Introduction to the Working World

  • Topics: Basic concepts of the working world, essential work vocabulary.

Activity: Vocabulary game related to work.

Lesson 2: Continuing Education

  • Topics: Explanation of continuing education, its importance, and how it is carried out in Spanish-speaking countries.

Activity: Research on a continuing education program in a Spanish-speaking country of interest.

Lesson 3: Education and Continuing Training

  • Topics: Distinction between education and continuing training, how they are implemented in the working world.

Activity: Create a fictitious plan for continuing training in a career of interest.

Lesson 4: Careers and Employment

  • Topics: Exploration of different careers and jobs, vocabulary related to job search.

Activity: Create a fictitious resume in Spanish.

Lesson 5: Planning Future Careers

  • Topics: Conversation about long-term goals, career planning, what the future of work looks like.

Activity: Create a 5-year career plan in Spanish.

Lesson 6: Understanding Employment

  • Topics: Labor rights and responsibilities, balancing work and personal life.

Activity: Debate on a labor rights topic in Spanish-speaking countries.

Lesson 7: Language in the Workplace

  • Topics: Specific work vocabulary, difference between formal and informal language at work.

Activity: Role-play using work vocabulary.

Lesson 8: Communication in the Workplace

  • Topics: How verbal and non-verbal communication is carried out in the workplace, importance of active listening.

Activity: Role-play of communication situations in the workplace.

Lesson 9: Language at Work

  • Topics: How to write professionally in Spanish, writing emails and work documents.

Activity: Write and review a work email in Spanish.

Lesson 10: Conclusion and Final Reflection

  • Topics: Reflection on what has been learned, discussion on how this knowledge will be applied in the future.

Activity: Write a final reflection in Spanish on the course and how the learned material will be applied in the future.

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