Spanish - annotated exemplars level 1 AS90910

Interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations (1.3)

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This annotated exemplar is intended for teacher use only. The student work shown does not always represent a complete sample of what is required. Selected extracts are used, focused on the grade boundaries, in order to assist assessors to make judgements at the national standard.

Low Excellence

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For Excellence, the student needs to interact using effective spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. Thisinvolves successful use of a range of language that is consistently fit for the context, and skilful selection from a repertoire of language features and strategies to support the interaction. Interaction is not hindered by inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified appears on the right in Interactions 1 and 2.

There is skilful selection of language features by asking questions, such as ‘¿cómo se puede ir?’, ‘¿hay algo gratis para hacer?’ and ‘¿qué hiciste el fin de semana y con quíen?,’ as well as responding to what has been said, for example ‘Qué rollo!, qué guay!, ah bien, qué bien!’

This student is able to communicate beyond the immediate context by talking about about past and future events, for example ‘comeremos, bailaremos y escucharemos música, fui a la play y comí un helado, me divertí, saldré con mis amigos, iré de compras con mi madre.’

She is able to communicate her own opinions and reasons for the opinions, and volunteers extra information, for example ‘tengo direcciones de mi agente de viaje, estoy pasando una semana en la isla sur, me divertí mucho, porque es mi cumpleaños’.

Inconsistencies, for example ‘qué hay hacer en Auckland, una más cosa, mucho más otra gente’ do not hinder communication.

For a more secure Excellence, there could be additional evidence of language features and strategies, for example in the party interaction the student could use language to link some of her ideas together.

Further, there could be additional evidence of language strategies other than simply questioning and answering.

High Merit

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For Merit, the student needs to interact using convincing spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. This involves use of a range of language that is fit for the context, and generally successful selection from a repertoire of language features and strategies to support the interaction. Interaction is not significantly hindered by inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified appears on the right in Interaction 3.

The student demonstrates convincing Spanish by maintaining the interactions, such as giving responses and asking questions, e.g. ‘¿puedo traer algo?’, ‘¿a qué hora comenzará?’ ¿qué estudias?’, ‘¿qué hiciste el fin de semana?’ and ‘¿quíen más va?, pues bien, qué guay, qué interesante’.

There is evidence of an ability to communicate beyond the immediate context as the student makes reference to past and future events, for example ‘fui a un rancho y vi muchos animales, iré al cine con mi amigo, ¿qué se hace en la fiesta?’

To reach Excellence, there needs to be additional evidence of successful selection from a repertoire of language features, for example in the interaction about the party the student could show strategies other than questioning, such as showing agreement/disagreement, negotiating meaning, acknowledging the other speaker.

Additional evidence of a range of language would be needed to reach Excellence, for example the student could offer up information about her own school or expand on her opinions about school.

Further, for Excellence, inconsistencies will not hinder communication, e.g ‘iré con mi amigo, iremos al centro comercial y vimos una película’, and ‘¿es diverti?’ instead of ‘¿te divertiste?’ or ‘¿fue divertido?’

Low Merit

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For Merit, the student needs to interact using convincing spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. This involves use of a range of language that is fit for the context and generally successful selection from a repertoire of language features and strategies to support the interaction. Interaction is not significantly hindered by inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified appears on the left in Interactions 1 and 3.

This student uses a range of conversational language strategies, e.g. natural language fillers,  and the interactions are maintained at all times in a very natural way, e.g ‘¡Qué interesante!’, ‘¡qué guay!’, ‘¡qué emocionante!’, ‘sí’ and ‘¿con quién?’  The student is able to ask for additional information e.g ‘¿sabes dónde está?’, ‘¿necesita algo más?’  and ‘¿qué vamos a hacer en la  fiesta?’

There is some evidence of communicating beyond the immediate context, for example ‘toma la segunda calle, podrías ir a la playa, me encantaría ir’. The language used is appropriate for the context.

For a more secure Merit, there could be further evidence of a range of interactional strategies, for example in the school interaction the student could lead some of the interaction rather than just answering questions.

Further, inconsistencies will have less impact, such as missing verbs from sentences, e.g. ‘podría al torre de cielo?’ and ‘se puede cualquier zapatos’, and attempts could be made to ask questions,e.g ‘cuál tiempo que están aquí?’ and ‘quién con va?’

High Achieved

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Student 4 Part 1

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For Achieved, the student needs to interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. Communication is achieved overall despite inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified appears on the left in Interaction 2 and on the right in Interaction 3.

This student uses language that reflects Level 6 of the NZC with some success.

The conversational language used is fit for the purpose and the context for each of the interactions. She responds to various situations, e.g ‘¡qué guay! and ¿Qué te parece ir?, no sé, yo también’, asks some questions, e.g ‘¿qué hiciste con tus amigos?’, and seeks clarification, e.g ‘¡repite por favor!’

While some of the questions are misunderstood, she is able to realise some of her responses and laughs, showing understanding and the ability to respond naturally to a funny situation, for example ‘en mi colegio no se puede comer chicle’ to which her response is’ !qué guay¡’ and laughter.

There is some evidence of communicating beyond the immediate context, e.g ‘en mi colegio se puede comer, no se puede, hay que llevar, fui al cine’.

To reach Merit, inconsistencies will not significantly hinder communication, for example misunderstandings, pronunciation, long pauses and missing language such as ‘mi uniforme sería nada, porque muy fácil, cuando recordas tu fiesta, tres meses en un gimnasio’.

For Merit there would need to be more consistent evidence of generally successful selection from a repertoire of language features, e.g. the interaction around school could move from a rigid question/answer pattern.

Low Achieved

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Student 5 Part 1

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For Achieved, the student needs to interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. Communication is achieved overall despite inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified speaks first in Interactions 1 and 2, and speaks second in Interaction 3.

This exemplar shows some evidence of being able to communicate beyond the immediate context, for example ‘en mis vacaciones fui a (…) donde mis abuelos viven, nadé y bailé, fue muy doloroso’.

Also, there is some evidence of interactive strategies, for example ‘qué es horrible! ¿cómo fueron tus vacaciones?¿por qué?’

For a more secure Achieved, this student would need to show further evidence that she is able to use interactive strategies such as negotiating meaning, seeking clarification and initiating and maintaining the interaction.

Further, for a more secure grade, inconsistencies in use of language features and pronunciation would have less impact on communication, e.g ‘puedo ir a pie, vamos a parer, tengo ideo’ and there would be interference from English in the last two conversations.

High Not Achieved

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For Achieved, the student needs to interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations. Communication is achieved overall despite inconsistencies.

The student being exemplified speaks second in Interaction 1, third in Interaction 2 (she is the one being invited to the party) and second in Interaction 3.

There is some evidence of communicating beyond the immediate context, such as ‘hemos llegado en invierno, fui a esquiar, creo que iré a ver a mi hermano’, as well as sharing basic information, for example ‘tengo mucho frío, hay que escuchar en la clase, me gustaría ir pero mis padres no me dejan.’

There is some attempt to communicate by asking questions, for example ‘¿Qué tal las vacaciones?, ¿cuáles son tus planes? ¿qué traemos?’

To reach Achieved, further evidence of the characteristics of interaction (Explanatory Note 3) is needed, for example the interaction around school would move from the student waiting for the question to be asked, then giving a short answer followed by ‘¿y tú?’, to an interaction where the student shows additional evidence of being able to maintain and sustain the conversation.

Further evidence of mastery of language at the required level is needed to reach Achieved.

To reach Achieved, inconsistencies will not hinder communication, e.g ‘puede tu madre conduciste me?, pero todos los derechos, soy bien’.

 
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