The module is designed for students who have a foundation in business language and focusses on the skills needed for participation in a trade fair. It also aims to develop general language proficiency and to deepen students’ understanding of aspects of contemporary life in the Spanish-speaking countries.
The development of Listening and Speaking skills
Developing the skills to deal with the main situations likely to arise at a trade fair in Spain, from visiting a stand to greeting clients and dealing with queries about products and services. Following the main points of a TV programme and film, narrating the plot and giving opinions.
The development of Reading and Writing skills
Understanding and preparing documentation for participation in a trade fair. Understanding and identifying the main points in a text.Learning the conventions of essay and summary writing and how to paraphrase information in own words. Reporting and giving own opinion on factual information.
Business Language: Trade Fairs
Organising business travelOrganising meeting with clients at trade fairPreparing and understanding business cardsProduct descriptions and presentationsCompany profilesFollow-up correspondence
Grammar and Structures
Subjunctive PassiveSummary writingEssay writing
Life in contemporary Spanish-speaking countries
Aspects of Spanish culture and society, to include education and student life, will be studied through the use of written text, film and Internet resources.
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