Prerequisite: prior knowledge of Spanish:
- Successful completion of Spanish Business 2 or Language Centre level 6 equivalent module
- A C1.1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
- A good A level or equivalent + 2 years of further study
- Or equivalent
- To build on previous years of language learning by maximising accuracy and range of expression in written and oral Spanish
- To expand command of business vocabulary through the study of texts covering business, economic and financial issues, together with their social impact.
- To achieve a high degree of competence in the practical use of language required to function successfully in Spanish speaking parts of the international business community.
- To work towards C1.2/2 standard of the CEFR (Common European Framework
30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS.
Teaching and Learning
One weekly session for 21 weeks, organised as:
One weekly two-hour face-to-face session delivered on campus.
Some independent study will also be set.
If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online.
Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages out at over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.
Term 1: one reading/writing test
Term 3: one reading/writing test + oral test
Course Text-Book (must be bought by the student)
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Express ideas and opinions orally, with fluency and spontaneity, using the appropriate register, vocabulary and style.
- Present and respond to complex lines of argument convincingly and with precision, covering a range of business, economic, financial and social topics.
- Draft reports, essays, e-mails and letters in Spanish with a high degree of accuracy.
- Master the reading comprehension of long and complex texts.
The module is delivered in Spanish and the syllabus will include at least some of the following:
- Impact of climate change
- Gender equality
- Managment and leadership
- Artificial Inteligence
- Ethical obligations in business
Consolidation and extension of existing language skills.
Subject-specific and transferable skills
- Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
- Strategies to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in Spanish
- Intercultural Awareness, Professionalism, Digital Literacy, Teamwork, Problem-solving, Critical thinking
- Can count towards the Warwick AwardLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window