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PL21005: Spanish written and oral communication in the business context 2

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 40%, OR 20%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 Written (CW 15%)
  • Coursework 2 Oral (CW 10%)
  • Coursework 3 Written (CW 15%)
  • Oral (OR 20%)
  • Exam (EX 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
* 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 broad range of lexis, grammatical structures and syntax;
* Apply accurate and advanced written and spoken communicative skills;
* Demonstrate sound awareness of style and linguistic register appropriate to the word of business and management;
* Show cultural awareness.

* Precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language;
* Effective communication in the target language;
* Independent learning strategies;
* Employability skills;
* Adaptation to life in the target countries (preparation for year abroad).

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

PL21005 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)


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