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Spanish for Business

starts TBA
Katherene Moseley-Holder, MA

Increasingly, successful managers need sound oral and written skills in foreign languages as well as a clear understanding of various cross cultural communication issues. This course is designed to help build your skills and confidence as a communicator in Spanish both in the course as well as in your career.

The course is designed to:

(1) introduce course participants to the world of Spanish as a second language;

(2) develop the skills of the course participant as a speaker in business Spanish contexts;

(3) develop the reading and listening comprehension skills of course participants for better communication with the Spanish speaking business community; (4) introduce participants to the Latin American business culture.

 Topics covered include:-

  • The Basics
  • Spanish greetings
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Time
  • Identifying gender and number(Nouns)
  • Definite and indefinite Articles
  • The use of “AHAY”
  • —The Verb “AIR” - To Go
  • Regular Verbs
  • Possessive Adjectives
  • Describing People and Objects
  • Introduction to Spanish Listening Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension Practice
  • Indicating location of people, place and objects
  • ”SER” vs “ESTAR”
  • The verb “GUSTAR” - Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Interrogative Words
  • The verbs “SABER” and “CONOCER”
  • The Present Progressive Tense
  • Describing daily routines
  • Reflexive Verbs
  • Making Future Plans
  • ”IR”,  “A” and Infinitive
  • Future Tense
  • The Preterit Tense
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Creation of Spanish Advertisements
  • Spanish Business Culture
  • Dress, body language, telephone manner etc.
  • Letter and Memo Writing
  • Interview Practices
  • Practice of Spanish used in various business situations (Oral).