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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Spanish Language and Business 1
Module Code SP295
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Semester 2: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Autumn: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Module TeachersIker Erdocia Iniguez
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is designed to acquaint learners with specialised language related to socioeconomic, occupational, and corporate topics in Spanish. Students will increase their vocabulary in these areas, develop oral and written skills to discuss a specialised topic, and consolidate grammar structures and communicative functions

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand standard written and spoken language (live or broadcast), on themes related to professions, work placements, job applications and political or economic topics
2. Analyse and interpret a variety of specialised document, including online texts and artefacts, from a range of socioeconomic contexts
3. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and control of the language system (lexical, grammatical, semantic and orthographic) by completing a number of tasks at text and sentence level
4. Express their opinion, ideas and points of view on a specialised topic related to business
5. Produce written short essays in a logical and well organised manner on a variety of social, political or economic subjects
6. Make effective use of digital tools and resources for the purpose of language learning

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion50Completion of tasks set every two weeks and engagement with individual feedback provided by the lecturers
Lecture30Interactive synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Interactive group sessions among students and with lecturers to prepare assessment elements
Class Presentation25Identify and gather information about a certain topic related to business. Organise this material and prepare a group presentation accompanied by an oral commentary
Directed learning40Complete online exercises set. Watch Spanish materials recommended (television series, online series and news). Complete grammar exercises allocated
Independent Study105Further study dependent on individual areas in need of development, to be advised. A focus will be placed on exposure to aural and oral material and engagement with written production and grammar
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative Content and Learning Activities
Topics will cover aspects such as globalization, business, human resources, entrepreneurship, fair trade, environmental issues, COVID-19, etc. Students will engage with aural and written stimuli in order to complete associated tasks. These will include interpreting an infographic, watching videos, answering questions and expressing their opinions in relation to a variety of material. Supplementary online exercises will also be used that students complete in their own time and which give automatic feedback and provide links to additional resources

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activityCompletion of tasks20%n/a
PresentationGroup research and presentation40%n/a
In Class TestReading comprehension and written production40%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Editorial enClave-ELE: 0, Profesionales de los negocios (B1-B2),
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IESAStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
INTBBachelor Business Studies International
SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)

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