SPA1001 : Business Spanish
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Josep Cru Talaveron
- Other Staff: Miss Signe Klopper, Ms Gloria Alvarez
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide students with the following:
i. An awareness of the nature of language and language learning.
ii. An interest in the countries where the language is spoken and the people from these countries.
iii. Practice and develop oral skills to communicate in Spanish in a basic business and social context.
iv. Encourage students to work independently by exploiting fully the opportunities of The Language Resource Centre.
This course has been designed for business students at a beginner level (both true and false beginners are welcome) who would like to develop Spanish language skills in a business context. The course will focus on developing key business Spanish vocabulary, practical role-plays, and will work on reading, writing, listening and speaking; the language skills required in business and social situations when travelling around Spanish Speaking countries; or just dealing with people on the internet or on the telephone.
Outline Of Syllabus
Unit 1: En clase de español
Unit 2: Datos personales
Unit 3: El mundo de la empresa
Unit 4: Le presento al director general
Unit 5: De gestiones
Unit 6: Lugares para trabajar, lugares para vivir
Unit 7: Agenda de trabajo
Unit 8: Citas y reuniones
Unit 9: Productos y proyectos
Unit 10: Claves del exito
Unit 11: Viajes de negocios
Unit 12 Formación y experiencia
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||66||1:00||66:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||134:00||134:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Language teaching will focus on communication. Use of the target language will be made as much as possible. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in this module and will be tested equally at the end of the year. Independent learning and learner autonomy are encouraged through the means of portfolio tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Language Resource Centre. Joint study sessions at specific time slots ensure that students follow up taught sessions independently.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Aural Examination||60||2||M||10||This listening exam takes place in Week 10.|
|Case study||1||M||20||class test|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students are tested in the three skills of listening, reading and writing during the final examination. In addition, there is one test to assess their oral competence as well as one class test and coursework to enable students to gain feedback on their performance throughout the year and to develop independent learning skills.
Resits take the form of a written examination (unseen) following the same pattern as the written exam at the end of Semester 2 but counting 100%. There will be no oral component to the resit exam.