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Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace

Course Category: 
Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

30 hours (16 weeks).

Dates: 

December 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand culture and etiquette in Spanish-speaking countries, particularly as it applies to the workplace; comprehend basic greetings, numbers, and dates in Spanish; recall Spanish grammar rules; express preferences in Spanish; use Spanish vocabulary for professions, office buildings, equipment and technology; write job applications, resumes, CVs, cover letters, and business communications in Spanish; understand basic Spanish in interviews, meetings, and office conversation; and deliver a business presentation in Spanish fluently and using proper vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

Instruction: 

Major topics include:culture and etiquette in Spanish-speaking countries; introductions and salutations in Spanish; numbers and payment in Spanish; customer service in Spanish; appointments and dates in Spanish; talking about time in Spanish; professions in Spanish; office buildings in Spanish; office tasks and errands in Spanish; expressing preference in Spanish; leisure activities in Spanish; Spanish terms for technology; job applications and interviews in Spanish; business communication in Spanish; work and benefits in Spanish; negotiations and meetings in Spanish; and office roles and positions in Spanish.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in General Education, Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, or Spanish (12/16).

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