The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1. Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art.
1.2. Students have a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of Spanish as a language and the many cultures it reflects.
1.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession.
1.4. Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study.
2. Type of knowledge
2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics).
2.2. Students have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of Spanish-speaking nations.
2.3. Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject.
3. Practical skills
3.1. Students are able to read and understand demanding and complicated texts of a variety of types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings.
3.2. Students are able to express themselves fluently and without hindrance (without having to search for terms or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning, even in complex contexts.
3.3. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting.
3.4. Students are able to compose clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various issues.
3.5. Students have displayed their command of words and methods in presenting organised, coherent and easily understandable texts.
4. Theoretical skills
4.1. Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.
4.2. Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study.
4.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession and possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study.
5. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy
5.1. Students are able to understand without difficulty that which they hear or read.
5.2. Students are able to interpret and present conclusions in their area of study.
5.3. Students are able to use modern technology and software in the data processing, knowledge gathering and procurement of information.
6. General learning skills
6.1. Students have developed the necessary learning skills and autonomy to be able to undertake further study in the area of study.
6.2. Students have adopted independence, broad-mindedness and critical thinking, of use in studies and/or at work.
6.3. Students have displayed that they are capable of organising and working on an independent research project and imparting the conclusions in Spanish.