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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Spanish Language and Business 2
Module Code SP296
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Semester 2: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Autumn: Iker Erdocia Iniguez
Module TeachersIker Erdocia Iniguez
Paula Alvarez
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is designed to deepen students’ specialised language related to business in Spanish. Students will further develop their fluency, vocabulary, oral and written skills. They will also consolidate grammar structures for communication and interaction. The module seeks to introduce and understand sociocultural differences between Hispanic countries and Ireland in the area of business.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and interpret a variety of specialised document, including online texts and artefacts, from a range of socioeconomic contexts
2. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and control of the language system (lexical, grammatical, semantic and orthographic) by completing a number of tasks
3. Reflect on sociocultural differences between Spain and Ireland
4. Hold a debate on a relevant topic related to business with peers in which meaning is expressed and negotiated
5. Produce written material in support of or against a particular point of view in a logical and well organised manner and using appropriate vocabulary and correct grammatical structures

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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 trade relations, entrepreneurship, business communication, marketing, bank sector, 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. The purpose of this module is to increase fluency and accuracy in speaking and writing Spanish, with a particular focus on business vocabulary. The module will build on the grammar work carried out in module SP295 by consolidating students understanding of core grammar topics and introducing new grammar elements.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Completion of online activityCompletion of tasks20%n/a
PresentationDebate with peers40%n/a
In Class TestAudiovisual 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), 9788416098163
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