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Course Overview


Spanish for Business


CEA Partner Institution: CEA Seville Center
Location: Seville, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Spanish Language & Literature
Instruction in: Spanish
Course Code: SPN305
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: Intermediate Spanish II or the equivalent of at least four semesters of college level Spanish


This advanced Spanish language and culture course will prepare you for successful communication in the Spanish-speaking business world. Learning a second language implies much more than acquiring structures or words. It means developing a series of mechanisms to interact with people of different cultures. Spanish for business targets all aspects of learning a second language, but unlike other classes, language structures will not be the only focus. This course will also emphasize essential business terminology and language situations in business contexts such as writing a commercial letter, holding a meeting, presenting a product, writing a resume, or carrying out a business presentation. You will also gain an understanding of the cultural traits that distinguish the business environment in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world in comparison with the U.S.

The course combines several integrated approaches intended to develop your skills. Most in-class time is devoted to speaking and practicing Spanish through a combination of group-based and individual activities, focusing on business related themes. The course content is presented through the use of varied materials such as newspaper articles, advertising material and short film clips.

Class size never exceeds 15 students so that you have sufficient opportunities to practice your spoken Spanish and receive personal attention from your instructor.
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