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Spanish Business Communication

Spanish Business Communication

Code: SPA2LF002
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Language: Spanish
Level: Joint Professional Studies (Language Studies, B1/B2)
Type: Optional

Prerequisites

The student has successfully completed the courses Spanish for Beginners or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is able to communicate using all verbal forms
  • has gained a better command of the formal ways of using Spanish in a job related situation
  • has improved reading comprehension
  • can cope in a job situation
  • is ready to go in exchange or/and do a work placement abroad to interact with native speakers in a position of confidence
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

The main Spanish structures are studied in order to write, read and understand.

Connected text in work related topics

  • Practice the different ways of using the Past tenses in Spanish
  • Talking  about future plans
  • Making offers and requests
  • Giving instructions and commands
  • Discussing hypothetical situations
  • Expressing unfulfilled conditions
  • Writing  letters, reports, faxes, e mails
  • Expressing satisfaction, regret and uncertainty

Cooperation with the business community

Business-based examples and cases.

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company cooperation.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons
Grammar exercises
Written exercises
Reading articles and reports
Role play
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teacher with the main responsibility of the course

Alicia Jaurégui-Renaud

Course materials

Provided by the teacher.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge

The student is fairly acquainted with more advanced language tools (vocabulary and structures) which will enable him/her  to communicate in both general and work-related situations. He/she Is fairly familiar with ordinary situations in business, e.g. phone and e-mails.

The student is well acquainted with more advanced language tools (vocabulary and structures) which will enable him/her to communicate in both general and work-related situations. He/she Is well familiar with ordinary situations in business, e.g. phone and e-mails.

The student is very well acquainted with more advanced language tools (vocabulary and structures) which will enable him/her to communicate in both general and work-related situations. He/she Is very well familiar with ordinary situations in business, e.g. phone and e-mails.

Skills

The student as fairly deepened his/her oral and writing skills. He/she is fairly able to discuss familiar topics in general and work situations. He/she writes and reads fairly everyday life and business related simple texts. He/she has fairly developed awareness of the cultural differences between his/her culture and the cultures of Russian speaking countries. The student has fairly prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the Russian  speaking countries. He/she has fairly broadened the international aspects of his/her studies.

He/she has well deepened his/her oral and writing skills. He/she is well able to discuss familiar topics in general and work situations. He/she writes and reads well everyday life and business related simple texts. He/she has well developed awareness of the cultural differences between his/her culture and the cultures of Russian speaking countries. The student has well prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the Russian speaking countries. He/she has well broadened the international aspects of his/her studies.

He/she has very well deepened his/her oral and writing skills. He/she is very well able to discuss familiar topics in general and work situations. He/she writes and reads very well everyday life and business related simple texts. He/she has very well developed awareness of the cultural differences between his/her culture and the cultures of Russian speaking countries. The student has very well prepared himself/herself for a future working life in one of the Russian speaking countries.
He/she has very well broadened the international aspects of his/her studies.

Competence

The student has fairly reached the language level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can fairly understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. He/she can fairly produce simple connected text or speech on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can fairly describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

The student has well reached the language level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can well understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. He/she can well produce simple connected text or speech on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can well describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

The student has very well reached the language level A2-B1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/she can very well understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. He/she can very well produce simple connected text or speech on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. He/she can very well describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation 30%
Project 30%
Exam 40%
80% attendance is required

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.