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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Spanish Language and Business 2
Module Code SP299
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Semester 2: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Autumn: Rosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
Module TeachersRosa Ana Lozano Fulleda
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

This module is offered online to Global Business (EBS) students during the 12 teaching weeks of semester 2, year 2, while they are on their work placement (INTRA). 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. It will also deepen students’ knowledge of business Spanish vocabulary and concepts in preparation for the study of business in Spain.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate good grammatical control in spoken and written production; non-systematic errors and minor flaws may still occur but they are rare and can often be corrected in retrospect.
2. Demonstrate a good range of vocabulary for matters connected to the field of international business.
3. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language.
4. Write about a business-related topic with reasonable precision and fluency.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity11Approximately 11 online, synchronous sessions
Directed learning33Preparation for and review of material covered and activities undertaken during the synchronous sessions
Assignment Completion33Completion of various module tasks
Directed learning40Directed online engagement with the target language
Directed learning133Independent study/tandem language work or similar
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

Focus and Content
There will be a particular focus on business Spanish and business Spanish vocabulary and concepts. 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 activityRegular completion of weekly/fortnightly tasks which will be assessed on a pass/fail basis100%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

  • 0: TEXTBOOK: Profesionales de los negocios (B1-B2), Editorial enClave-ELE, https://enclave-ele.net/ (con distribuidores en Dublín),
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)

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