3rd foreign language - "Spanish" as an offer for pupils from year 8 onwards

Spanish as a course from year 8

As at comprehensive schools, secondary schools also offer the opportunity to learn a third foreign language. At our school, we offer Spanish as a subject from year 8 - which is taught for 2 hours per week. Class tests are written in this subject.

What do I need to bear in mind?

Pupils who French since year 6 can learn another language if they are interested.

Students who have only taken English so far - and may later wish to attend the upper secondary school -  would then have already laid an important foundation, as a second foreign language is required for the Abitur. Spanish would then have to be continued in year 11. We have already agreed the continuation with the comprehensive school in Wulfen.

What prerequisites should children who want to start Spanish in year 8 bring with them?

It goes without saying that students should be interested in and enjoy learning a language. This also includes sufficient diligence in vocal learning and an understanding of grammatical structures.

Another important prerequisite is that the student is enrolled in both E-courses, if possible, and that their overall school performance is in the good range.

What do you need to do if you want your child to take Spanish from Year 8?

Please give feedback to the respective class teacher or write an email to info@neueschuledorsten.de

What should you do if you do not want your child to take Spanish?


For your information - Children who do not choose Spanish receive supplementary lessons - primarily in the so-called main subjects

What else is important?

In order for students* to achieve the Abitur, the second foreign language can also be chosen and taken in the upper school. The transition to the sixth form is also only possible with English as a foreign language.

Invitation to digital conference

We will also provide information on this topic at a digital conference on Monday, 10 May 2021 from 19:00 to approx. 19:30. Parents will receive the link via the class teachers

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