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The following is an unofficial translation of the main idea of each of the nine general objectives for the Foreign Language Area in the Primary Curriculum (B.O.E. June, 1994).

Assigning a general objective to WWW activities is not a exact science, and in many cases, there are two objectives for each link. Please feel free to send your comments and/or reflection about this way of organising the links to me personally through email (

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1.                  To comprehend simple oral and written texts related to familiar objects, situations and events.

2.                  To use the oral form in the foreign language to communicate with the teacher and other students in familiar activities within the class.

3.                  To produce short and simple written texts about familiar topics to them, respecting basic rules when using the written form.

4.                  To read comprehensively, short texts related to classroom activities, using the learnerís previous knowledge about the world and with the purpose of obtaining general and specific information desired.

5.                  To recognize and appreciate the communicative value of using the foreign language, and the capacity to demonstrate an attitude of respect towards other languages, their speakers, and their culture.

6.                  To comprehend and use the linguistic and non-linguistic conventions of the foreign language in common situations (greetings, introducing, congratulating, etc) with the aim to making communication easier and more fluent.

7.                  To apply previous knowledge and experience to learn an new language, and to progessively develop strategies toward autonomous learning.

8.                  To recognise the relationship between the meaning, the pronunciation and the graphic representation of some words and simple sentences of the foreign language, as well as recognize the characteristics of sound, rhythm, and tone.

9.                  To use the non-linguistic expressive resources (gestures, posture, onomatopoeic sounds, drawing) for the purpose of understanding and making onself understood with the foreign langauge.






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