Spanish (Business/Tourism)

  • Spanish (Business/Tourism)
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Title: Certificate in Spanish for Business Spanish Keyboard
Level/Module:
  • Spanish for Business- Beginner
  • Spanish for Business- Intermediate
  • Spanish for Business- Advanced
Duration: 20 weeks for each module (over 1 year)
Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to join this course at beginners level.

Spanish for Business is offered as three modules (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).  This certificate is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from all faculties in the university as well as members of the general public.  The course can be accessed online, at any time allowing students to study at their own pace and in their own time as well as having the opportunity to attend optional weekly one hour tutor-contact sessions.

Beginner
This course provides an Introduction to Spanish for Business.  Key topics include: alphabet and numbers; personal details; formal and informal greetings; daily routines; dates and times; reservations and travel; and grammar and pronunciation.

You will develop your linguistic skills with particular reference to business contexts as the course equips you with the language you need to operate in a range of basic business situations.  Each topic makes extensive use of oral exercises to help with pronunciation and vocabulary, along with the related grammatical points.

Depending on how you learn languages, you can spend more time on one exercise and less on another.  You decide, but it is very important that you attempt each lesson in full, as each exercise or dialogue will slowly build up your knowledge of this new language and help you become familiar with the sounds, expressions and uses of the Spanish language in a business context.

Prerequisites: This is an introductory course designed for students who wish to get started with Spanish. There are no prerequisites. This course is aimed at those with very little or no prior knowledge of Spanish.

Intermediate

The Spanish for Business Intermediate course covers a range of key topics, to include: Spanish business vocabulary; pronunciation; alphabet and numbers; formal and informal greetings; comprehensive personal details; daily routines, date and times; professional working environments; organising events; reservations and travel; interview preparation; phone communications; banking; and grammar (level B1), including present, past and future tenses.

This course will allow you to strengthen your language skills with a particular focus on a professional working context.  There are a range of activities and exercises which will reinforce new areas of language, grammar and vocabulary.  It is important at this level that you improve not only your speaking competence, but also your listening, reading and writing skills. 

Depending on how you learn languages, you can spend more time on one exercise and less on another.  You decide, but it is very important that you attempt each lesson in full, as each exercise or dialogue will slowly build up your knowledge of this new language and help you become familiar with the sounds, expressions and uses of the Spanish language in a business context.

Prerequisites: This is an intermediate course designed for students who have completed the beginners' Spanish for Business course or for students that have a post-beginners' understanding of the Spanish language and are ready to begin working towards a B1 level of Spanish competence.

Advanced

The advanced Spanish for Business module consolidates learning, which has already taken place in the first 2 modules.

In this module students will use the everyday business terminology in situations through the use of role play and presentations in real situations such as banking, trade fairs, conferences etc. The student is given opportunity not only to learn but also to practice interview situations, negotiating.