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PL30947: Spanish written and spoken language in the international business context 3A

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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 65%, EX 35%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CW1Written (CW 35%)
  • CW2Spoken (CW 30%)
  • Exam (EX 35%)
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 develop advanced communication skills in written and spoken forms related to the business world;
* To develop skills in critical analysis of business texts and the production of written reports, summaries and analyses;
* To further students' intercultural competence so that they can reflect on and enhance the intercultural skills acquired during their year abroad.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will:
* Be able to show sound communication skills in both written and spoken forms, with an advanced level of fluency, accuracy and appropriateness of language use;
* Have acquired familiarity with different types of business texts (style, terminology and syntactical features);
* Be able to demonstrate mediation skills between the target culture and the culture of origin.


* Precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language;
* Effective communication in the target language;
* Independent learning strategies;
* Employability and transferable skills.


* Written Language: analysis of business texts; summarization, argumentation, essay writing, statistics, surveys and business terminology.
* Spoken language: group debate and discussion, individual presentations on a wide range of economic and political subjects; audio-visual activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30947 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 4)