|Title:||Certificate in Spanish for Business|
|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 through CAN-8, the computer-based language-learning platform in the University's multimedia Language Centre, allowing students to study at their own pace and in their own time as well as having the opportunity to attend weekly one hour tutor-contact sessions. Each module will be delivered over two semesters.
This module is aimed at those with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. It develops students’ linguistic skills with particular reference to business contexts and equips them with a range of basic business situations.
Topics include: alphabet, numbers, telephoning, greetings, socialising. Each topic makes extensive use of oral exercises to help with pronunciation and vocabulary along with the related grammatical issues.
This module will build on linguistic competence gained in the introductory module. More complex linguistic structures will be introduced to enable students to cope in a wide range of business situations.
Topics include: presentations, curriculum vitae, conversation skills, banking, interviews, legal issues, and international relations.
The advanced Spanish for Business module consolidates learning, which has already taken place.
Topics include: 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.