This module is designed to develop the student’s language proficiency, in particular in the area of companies in Spanish-speaking countries. It also explores themes relating to culture and society in the Spanish-speaking world.
The development of Listening and Speaking skills
Asking and giving information about a company. Delivery of a company presentation. Identifying key information in pieces of authentic spoken language.
The development of Reading and Writing skills
Reading texts consisting mainly of high frequency everyday and work-related language. Identifying specific information in a variety of texts.Describing departmental role and responsibilities.
Business Language Topics
Spanish companies in Ireland. Company profiles / departmental roles and activities. Working conditions in Spanish-speaking countries. Phone skills: organising an appointment, leaving a message, and understanding pre-recorded messages.
Grammar and Structures
Past tenses: Preterite and Perfect Direct and indirect object pronounsDeber + infinitive / tener que / haber que + infinitiveRelative pronounsRevise: Immediate Future and Conditional (me gustaría)
Life in contemporary Spanish-speaking countries
Aspects of Spanish culture and society, to include important dates throughout the year, will be studied through the use of written text, film and Internet resources.
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