Module Overview

Spanish for Business 4a

This module is designed to provide students with an overview in the target language of trade between Spain and Ireland, to develop advanced oral and written language skills and to consolidate students’ understanding of life and society in contemporary Spanish-speaking countries.

Module Code

BSST H4020

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The development of Listening and Speaking skills

Discussing contemporary issuesSupporting and sustaining personal viewpoints in conversation. Identifying relevant information in authentic TV, radio and spoken Internet materials.Interacting with clients on the telephone with a degree of spontaneity and fluency

The development of Reading and Writing skills

Reading and locating relevant information, ideas and opinions in long and specialised articles and reports.Producing clear, detailed text on a range of subjects to include all aspects of business correspondence. Writing essays, summaries and commentaries on contemporary issues, giving reasons in support of or against a particular position.

Business Language: Spanish/Irish Trade

Profile of the Spanish economy: key sectors/industries, main economic trends and developments.Analysis of Spanish/Irish trade relationship: identification of main import/export products and markets between Ireland and Spain.Business correspondence relating to import and export.Advanced telephone skills.

Grammar and Structures

Review of SubjunctiveReview of Reported speechReview of PassiveSummary writingEssay writingCommentaries

Life in contemporary Spanish-speaking countries

Aspects of Spanish culture and society will be studied through the use of text, film and Internet resources. Suggested topics include: The environmentTourismThe political system in Spain

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)50
Formal Examination50