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Conversational Spanish for Business and Leisure



If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide! Think how many more employment options that gives you! And if you want to take a trip to Spain or Latin America, a little knowledge of Spanish will go a long way.

The Spanish programme comprises Part 1 and 2. Part 1 consists of 3 modules – Basic, Lower and Upper Intermediate. Part 2 consists of Spanish for Business Communication Units I and II.



Module 1 – Basic Spanish

This module is designed to introduce practical vocabulary and grammar constructions for communication at a basic level with native speakers. Learning activities include listening, reading, writing, speaking and role play.

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Course Outline

Spanish in Trinidad, the Caribbean and around the world.

  • Spanish alphabet and phonetic systems.
  • Greetings, Introductions.
  • Speaking about oneself.
  • Speaking about one’s family.
  • Numbers and time.
  • Shopping.
  • Days, Months, Years.
  • Key words and phrases.
  • Nouns, Pronouns, Prepositions.
  • Adjectives.
  • Verbs – Present/Present Continuous/Simple Future.

Modules 2 & 3 – Lower & Upper Intermediate Spanish

Participants will be expected to engage in more advanced conversation with tutors and/or native speakers. There will be emphasis on advanced grammatical structures, such as adverbial clauses and the past and future tenses.

Course Outline

  • Shopping
  • Health, making appointments at the Doctor’s office.
  • Food, the Restaurant/Meals.
  • Sightseeing, Touring, Pastimes.
  • Public Transport.
  • Communication-Telephone, Internet.
  • Money, Banking.
  • Adjectives, Adverbs.
  • Negative constructions.
  • Verbs – Future/Past/Imperfect Tenses.

Spanish for Business Communication comprises two modules. Additional modules can be arranged for corporate groups or individuals who wish to be comfortable negotiating business with native Spanish-speakers.

Based on the needs of the company at which the programme is being delivered, language use for that industry, may be specifically developed for:

  1. Oil and Gas
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  4. Business Services
  5. Companies with links to Latin America

Module 5 – SPANISH FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION I

The modules in Spanish for Business Communication are geared toward participants who are interested in making business contacts in Spanish-speaking countries. Learning activities include conversation, listening and practical exercises, letter-writing and role playing. Secretaries, Receptionists and Marketing Staff will benefit from the exposure offered at the Business 1 level.

Course Outline

  • Describing an organisation.
  • Describing Organisational Structure.
  • Describing a product.
  • Making enquiries and plans.
  • Making travel arrangements.
  • Basic Translation.
  • Imperfect/Conditional Tenses.
  • Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns, Prepositions, Pronouns.
  • Writing Letters, e-mails, faxes.

Module 6 – SPANISH FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION II

Business Communication II offers more detailed vocabulary and verb forms in order to deal with the more involved areas of International trade. This allows persons who are interested in making business contacts in Spanish-speaking countries to make practical use of their new skills in Foreign Languages. Learning activities include conversation, listening and practical exercises, letter-writing and role playing.

Course Outline

  • Marketing the product.
  • Describing the product and process.
  • Setting up a Factory.
  • Discussing Terms of Trade.
  • Socialising.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Making complaints and apologising.
  • Banking, Insurance and Transport.
  • Writing letters, e-mails, faxes.
  • Basic Translation.
  • Imperfect/Conditional Tenses.
  • Adjectives, Adverbs, Nouns, Prepositions, Pronouns.
  • Subjunctive Mood.


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Duration and Entry Requirements

PROGRAMME DURATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Part 1(Modules 1, 2 + 3) 6 months Open Entry. Students who have Spanish Grade 1 or 2 may be able to start at module 2.
Part 2(Business I and II) 4 – 6 months

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