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PL31006: Spanish written and spoken language in the international business context 3

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 40%, OR 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 Written (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 Oral (CW 10%)
  • Coursework 3 Written (CW 15%)
  • Oral (OR 20%)
  • 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 develop advanced communication skills in written and spoken forms relevant to the international business context;
* To develop skills in critical analysis of business texts and the production of written reports, summaries and analyses;
* To consolidate students' intercultural competence in order to prepare them for social and professional interaction in a globalized world.

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 cultural, political, social subjects; audio-visual activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL31006 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)