Module Identifier SP20310  
Module Title LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS 1  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Matthew Richards  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish.  
Co-Requisite SP20130  
Course delivery Lecture   1 per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 per semester  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours written examination  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 3 fortnightly assignments Translations, grammar exercises, comprehension etc.40%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should have:

1) developed their knowledge of the Spanish language to a high level, particularly with regard to their oral and written communicative skills
2) developed confidence in their ability to communicate in front of others and to construct a logical and persuasive discourse in Spanish

Brief description

This module is aimed primarily at students of Business Studies, Accounting and Computer Science, while it is also required to study for Single Honours Spanish students. It offers an introduction to the linguistic registers of business and current affairs and seeks to provide students with practical vocabulary in such areas as accountancy, banking, stock exchange and the organization of business enterprises. Use will be made of authentic current affairs materials and the module aims to develop practical written skills, including the writing of letters, reports and summaries.

1 weekly class for the study of the course book and other selected materials plus four seminars during which students will use materials and resources in the Language Lab.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5