- Code: SPA4LE008
- Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
- Timing: 1st Semester
- Language: Spanish
- Competence level: A2
- Level: core studies
- Type: elective*
*required of students who have chosen compulsory Spanish
Intermediate Spanish or equivalent, e.g. secondary school Spanish.
The course objective is to learn to use the most demanding of Spanish structures in different situations and learn the basic vocabulary of Business Spanish.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student
- understands texts written in ordinary language.
- knows the most demanding structures of language
- gains the skills to produce text on topics relating to basic vocabulary of Business Spanish and the cultures of different Spanish spoken countries
Lots of oral and written exercises. Practice in the use of the indicative and subjunctive in everyday situations, both orally and in writing. This course offers a solid foundation on Spanish grammar! Students write essays during the course.
Focus on the:
- passive structures and singular subjects
- subjunctive, imperative and future
- different forms of the subjunctive and conditionals
- basic vocabulary of Business Spanish
Teaching and learning methods
The course consists of contact hours and independent study, totaling 81 hours of study time.
Contact hours 32 h (2x2 h/week) including a written examination 2 h
Independent study 48 h
Self-assessment of learning 1 h
Mandatory attendance 80 %
Class exercises must be completed before the exam.
Alternative ways to complete the course
One alternative available to students is that they complete all of the coursework and take the final exam, without attending the actual contact hours.
Recognition of prior learning
A student can demonstrate his or her equivalent language skills relating to the course objectives and content. This must be agreed upon with the teacher no later than two weeks before the course begins. Each student may attempt this only once in the period prior to the giving of the course. Evaluation is on a scale of 1-5.
Pedro Beltrán Herrera, Pasila
Amate, Iñaki & Puranen, Pasi, 2010. Colegas – Työelämän espanja. Espanjan jatko-oppikirja. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi, Helsinki.
Turk, Phil - Zollo Mike 2005, ¡Acción Gramática! A new Spanish grammar.
2nd edition, Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Mäkinen, Matti 2003. ¡Claro! Lyhyt espanjan kielioppi. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi, Helsinki.
Mäkinen, Matti - Torvinen, Maarit 2003. ¡Claro! Harjoitukset. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi, Helsinki.
Hämäläinen Tiina 2002. Espanjan kielioppi, Finn Lectura, Tampere.
Hämäläinen Taina - Virkkunen Sonja 2003. Espanjan kielioppi-harjoituskirja. Finn Lectura, Helsinki.
Español Uno and Dos guide, Finn Lectura and Taina Hämäläinen’s Espanjan kieliopin harjoituksia, Finn Lectura.
Assessment criteria/scale 5-1.
|5 excellent||3 good||1 satisfactory|
Written exam 80 %
Continuous assessments 20%
The self-assessment of learning assignment does not impact your grade. The
assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used
also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in