Basic Spanish for International Management

Fall 2021 (3 credits)

Co-ordinator: Dr. Ana Alías Martínez
Dr. Ana Alías Martínez

Course Description

This is a one-semester course course restricted to students in the MSc in International Management program with no previous knowledge of Spanish. It aims to offer them a foundation in the language so that they can communicate appropriately at an elementary level in both oral and written Spanish on a variety of relevant topics, and integrate more comfortably into a study environment in which knowledge of a European language other than English is assumed.


Intended Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • understand, make, and respond appropriately to everyday conversational enquiries;
  • understand basic instructions, notices or information;
  • take part in a basic factual conversation;
  • understand short reports or descriptions;
  • take and pass on simple messages;
  • make factual summaries and requests based on notes taken, including times, dates and places;
  • understand and give straightforward opinions and explanations;
  • understand and produce short texts relating to people’s lives and interests;
  • develop basic intuitions about Spanish morphology and syntax and learn basic grammar patterns;
  • demonstrate sufficiently accurate pronunciation and grammatical structure to be understood by native speakers of Spanish;
  • interact in a social situation with awareness of the pragmatic rules involved;
  • understand and appreciate aspects of the cultures of Spain and Latin America related to their study and in business contexts.

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