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Spanish for Business 3 (LL312)


Level: Advanced

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
Main Objectives
  • 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 2: portfolio (20%)

Term 3: one reading/writing test (40%)+ one speaking test(40%)


Susana Jackson-Houlston

Course Text-Book (must be bought by the student)

Francisca Castro, Uso de la gramática española: nivel avanzado (Madrid: Edelsa, 2011) ISBN 978-84-7711-7148
Dossier of texts and articles from newspapers, journals and web-based material. (Provided by tutor).

Learning Outcomes

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

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