2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO3062 Spanish in an Economic and Business Context
20 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Antonio Martinez-Arboleda
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of SPPO2010 or SPPO2011.
|SPPO2010||Practical Lang Skill Spanish 2|
|SPPO2011||Pract Lang Skills in Spanish 2|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will be able to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing, at the level of a proficient user (C1-C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference) in a number of professional contexts.
The language of business and economics will be acquired and practised through the study of authentic texts from journalistic and political sources and the realisation of real-life professional tasks, both independently and as part of a team.
Students will also gain an insight in the economic and business topics covered.
Enhanced knowledge of specialised business and economics Spanish vocabulary on a number of relevant and up-to-date topics. Professional knowledge of stylistic and formal conventions in economics and business-related communication, both oral and written, in Spanish.
Understanding of economics and business topics such as basic macroeconomics, privatization and nationalisation, energy markets, economic integration, manufacturing, marketing and property.
- Tackling linguistically demanding and extended texts (heard or read) on economics and business topics in Spanish;
- summarising information from various spoken and written sources and reconstructing arguments in a coherent presentation on economics and business topics in Spanish;
- speaking spontaneously, fluently and precisely about a selection of economic and business topics in Spanish, differentiating shades of implicit meaning;
- using Spanish language flexibly and effectively for professional purposes;
- producing clear, well-structured, detailed texts, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices on economics and business topics in Spanish.
This module will introduce students to the use Spanish language in the context of contemporary business and economics topics in the Spanish-speaking world such as the economy of Latin-American countries, commercial and economic integration both in Latin-America and Europe, the energy markets in Latin-America, the manufacturing sector in Spain, marketing and the property market in Spain.
Students will undertake a variety of assessed and non-assessed exercises such as an investment report, a board of directors meeting, a journalistic article, a marketing plan or a business letter.
In addition, the module will prepare students Diploma in Business Spanish of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce Great Britain and the European Business Schools, a prestigious and well-known external qualification. On successful completion of this module, students can apply to be granted the Diploma and obtain an automatic validation of their final result in this module as the mark for the Diploma.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||179.00|
|Total Contact hours||21.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- Preparation for seminars
- Preparation for and completion of assessed work.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAssessed coursework and weekly homework and classroom activities.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Investment report||40.00|
|In-course Assessment||Journalistic article||20.00|
|In-course Assessment||Business letter||15.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||75.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 15 mins||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||25.00|
The oral exam will be recorded and moderated following existing procedures for Final Year orals.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:34
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