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PL20946: Spanish written and oral communication in the business context 2B

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 40%, OR 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 15%)
  • Oral (OR 30%)
  • Exam (EX 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To further enhance the production of authentic and accurate written and spoken Spanish especially in economic, business and professional contexts;
* To consolidate student's knowledge of more complex grammatical structures;
* To apply advanced skills to the production of a variety of Spanish texts;
* To develop in depth communication skills;
* To progress further in oral proficiency and aural comprehension.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* Manipulate a broader range of lexis, grammatical structures and syntax;
* Apply more accurate and advanced written and spoken communicative skills;
* Demonstrate more sound awareness of style and linguistic register appropriate to the word of business and management;
* Show better cultural awareness.

The following skills will be developed further from semester one:
* Precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language;
* Effective communication in the target language;
* Independent learning strategies;
* Adaptation to life in the target countries (preparation for year abroad).

Written language:
* Selected advanced grammar points, essay writing techniques, summary, reports, statistics, surveys and business terminology.
Spoken language:
* Audio-visual material, presentations, debates, role plays, conversation, interview techniques.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL20946 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)