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ICSE Class 10 Spanish Syllabus for Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25

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ICSE Class 10 Spanish Syllabus 2024-25 Examinations

Spanish is a global language, with almost five hundred million native speakers. The Class 10 ICSE Spanish syllabus provides practical knowledge, and it aims to develop analytical skills in the students. The Spanish syllabus Class 10 will help the students integrate the four language skills; listening, reading, speaking and writing. The Spanish Syllabus for Class 10 is prepared to provide students with all the information required as per their standard.


The Syllabus is outlined to improve intercultural awareness within the students. It will help the students understand the fundamental patterns of the subjects' vocabulary, language, and constructions. Vedantu will provide students with the latest Class 10th Spanish syllabus in PDF format, and students can download it for free from the official website.


Semester 1 

(Marks: 40)

Semester 1 

(Marks: 40)

Portion to Be Covered

Portion to Be Covered

1.

Comprehension

1.

Composition

2.

Grammar

2.

Letter

3.

Dialogue

3.

Translation from the Language into English

Translation from English into the Language


Students who opt for a modern foreign language from Group - I may not choose the same as their modern foreign language from Group - II and Group - III. The entire course is assessed in two parts. The internal assessment contains 20 marks and the external assessment is 80 marks. It is to be written within 3 hours. Now let us look at the pattern of the exam, and various components of the evaluation.

Exam pattern for ICSE class IX and X (Spanish):

1. Composition:

Students have to write a composition explaining a situation or giving directions or describe a picture or drawing. This composition is to be written in Spanish. The examiner may use required props.


2. Grammar:

This segment tests vocabulary, sentence construction, syntax etc. It does not require any expertise in Spanish grammar.


Following are different components of this segment:

  • Nouns: gender singular and plural form

  • Articles: definite and indefinite 

  • Adjectives: agreement position lo plus adjective comparative and superlative: regular and mayor, menor, Mejor, peor demonstrative (Este, ese, aquel) indefinite (Cada, otro, todo, Mismo, alguno) possessive, short and long forms (mi, mío) interrogative (cuánto, qué, dónde etc.) 

  • Time: Use of Desde have with the present and imperfect tense Llevo + time+ gerund Prepositions: common, including personal a uses of por and para 

  • Conjunctions Most common ones including y, pero, Cuando, Porque, Como, sin embargo

  • Numbers 

  • Quantities 

  • Dates

(Please refer the given PDFs for a comprehensive view )


3. Dialogue writing / Translation:

  • Students have to translate a passage from Spanish to English

  • Students have to translate a passage from English to passage

  • Dialogue of around 150 words is to be written in Spanish with the hints given. The subject is daily life events.


4. Comprehension:

An unseen passage of around 150 words is given in Spanish. Students have to read it carefully and answer the questions given below related to the passage. How far can the student understand the language is tested in this segment.


5. Letter:

Students are given a choice between formal and informal letters. They have to write it according to the hints given. In this segment how the student follows the format, vocabulary is tested.


Internal  Assessment Pattern  - 20 Marks:

  • Listening Skills:

A passage of 300 words is read out by the examiner twice. Students have to carefully study the passage and then answer the objective questions given in their paper. The examiner reads the passage at normal reading speed and the students can make a brief note of the passage details.


  • Creative Writing Skills:

The students have to write a passage on their respective assignments. It may include describing a picture, newspaper article, a music piece, film or book review etc.,


  • Speaking Skills:

Every student has to make an oral presentation for 2 minutes and discuss the same with the examiner for 3 minutes. This may include describing a picture, photograph or giving directions to a place. Students are recommended to be given an hour for preparing. They can carry a brief note on a topic of their choice but are not supposed to refer to it often.


Internal Assessment Evaluation:

  • Internal assessment contains 20 marks. The respective subject teacher assesses for 10 marks and the rest are assessed by the external examiner appointed by the head of the school from the same school.

  • The head of the school has to fill in all the marks carefully and send them to the council.

FAQs on ICSE Class 10 Spanish Syllabus for Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25

1. Does the student get an option to choose in the letter-writing segment?

Yes, the student can write either a formal letter or an informal letter. Address format, punctuations, vocabulary are tested by the examiner in this particular segment. Students are recommended to practice the letter format as many times as possible before the exam to avoid confusion and reduce scribblings. They can pick any casual topic and practice letter writing. They can also get mock papers and previous year question papers to search letter writing topics from Vedantu. After practicing they can check and correct themselves but in case of difficulty in correcting a foreign language, they can take the help of their teachers or seniors while practicing before the exam. 

2. Will the student be allowed to carry a note in the internal assessment?

Students are allowed to carry a brief note in some of the segments but they are not supposed to refer to it often. Students might get penalized for using the note often. The note is just to help the student and improve his confidence in the exam. The internal assessment contains 20 marks. The respective subject teacher assesses for 10 marks and the rest are assessed by the external examiner appointed by the head of the school from the same school. Students are allowed to carry a note only for the internal assessment. Anything of such is not allowed in the final external exam which will be held within a strict deadline.  


The head of the school has to fill in all the marks carefully and send it to the council.

3. How many marks are allotted for the subject teacher for his/her assessment?

The subject teacher gives his/her assessment for 10 marks out of the total 20 marks. There will be two examiners, internal and external examiners selected by the head of the school. He can select from their own school who teaches a different class. The internal examiner is their subject teacher. Internal assessment pattern has listening skills where a passage of 300 words is read out by the examiner twice. Students have to carefully study the passage and then answer the objective questions given in their paper. Under creative writing skills, the students have to write a passage on their respective assignments. It may include describing a picture, newspaper article, a music piece, film or book review etc., and also tests speaking skills.

4. What are the subjects for dialogue writing?

Students might be asked to write dialogue on daily life events or general topics. The entire dialogue is strictly to be written in the chosen modern foreign language. It should meet the assigned word limit. Any deviation from the rules will reduce the scores in the exam. Under dialogue writing, 

  • Students have to translate a passage from Spanish to English

  • Students have to translate a passage from English to passage

  • Dialogue of around 150 words is to be written in Spanish with the hints given. The subject is daily life events.

5. What are the subjects for creative writing?

Creative writing segment asks the student to write a short passage on their respective assignments. It may be on a piece of music, audiotape, book or novel review, describing a picture or image. Sometimes students can pick their own topic. It depends on their respective teachers.  It is a part of the internal assessment held for 20 marks. The subject teacher and an external examiner will jointly assess the student. 10 marks are assessed by each. The external examiner is selected by the head of the school from the same school. The head of the school has to carefully fill in the marks in the sheet and send it to the council. Schools are required to maintain a record of all the assessment marks.