SPAN3028

Spanish for business and intercultural communication

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

SPAN2002. Spanish II.2

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course
This is a Spanish for Specific Purposes course which aims at preparing students to effectively interact with Spanish-speaking companies and institutions. It is a CLIL course which combines the learning of specific linguistic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) at a B1 level with the study of cultural and socio-economic aspects that are relevant for the development of commercial and intercultural relations between Spanish-speaking and East-Asian countries. Topics discussed in this course include trade negotiations, etiquette, banking transactions, product promotion and publicity, commercial fairs, the current state of relations between Spanish-speaking and East-Asian governments and organizations, and opportunities for the promotion of business partnerships between companies in East Asia and the Spanish-speaking world. Guest speakers from Spanish-speaking institutions and companies located in Hong Kong are regularly invited to the classes.

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