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Spanish Business Language II

Code

GBE-SPA3

Version

2.1

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for the Global Business Engineering Programme.

For international students at least 3 years of Spanish at high school level or an equivalent background. I.e. Level B1 (formerly “Inicial”), DELE[45] certificate. Documentation is required.

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop the students’ language ability so that they will be able to communicate fluently in Spanish on business and/or technical subjects. Students should also be able to negotiate in Spanish and have the necessary knowledge of business etiquette and protocol. Besides, students should be able to make product/company presentations.
 

Knowledge

After the course the students should have knowledge and reflect on
  • the Spanish language, including syntax, phonetics, grammar, and semantics
  • have knowledge about Spanish industry and business life
  • have knowledge about intercultural affairs and business protocol in Spain and/or Spanish-speaking countries
  • have knowledge about how to make presentations.

Skills

After the course, the students should be able to:
  • read, understand and discuss texts in Spanish on social, business and engineering issues
  • be confident in using appropriate terminology within subject areas discussed in class
  • negotiate with Spanish-speaking cooperation partners
  • make presentations in Spanish
  • express themselves orally in Spanish with a rather high level of accuracy.
 

Competences

After the course, the students should, to a high extent, be able to:
  • communicate in a clear language, orally and in writing, in international contexts
  • function and cooperate with people with different educational, language, and cultural back-grounds
  • structure own learning in an effective way and critically acquire new knowledge within relevant engineering areas
  • put the knowledge of the language and the Spanish society and the Spanish-speaking countries into practice in an international context.

 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The semester workload (5 ECTS) corresponds to approx. 137 hours of student work for the student comprising compulsory written and oral assignments, compulsory presentations of self-studied subjects as well as various grammar exercises.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
44 hours - 32 %
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Excursions
  • Project guidance
  • Laboratory work
  • Exams and tests
 
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
46 hours - 34 %
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Project and group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Evaluation of the teaching
 
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
3 hours - 3 %
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Project work
  • Study groups
  • Literature search
 
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students 
Initiated by students
44 hours - 32 %
  • Debate meetings
  • Study guidance
 

Resources

To be informed.

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
 
Mandatory course activities completed
Mandatory assignments handed in before deadline and accepted
Course assignment handed in before deadline.
 

Examination

Oral Examination

Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.

Preparation time 30 minutes.

Allowed tools: All

External examiner

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Examinations account for  100 % of final grade

Additional information

Responsible

Marianne Lippert

Valid from

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Language and Communication

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