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Spanish for Business - Advanced Level

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Spanish for Business (Advanced level):

Thursday 20:00 - 21:00 (optional contact hour)

This certificate is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from all faculties in the university as well as members of the general public. The course can be accessed online, at any time allowing students to study at their own pace and in their own time as well as having the opportunity to attend optional weekly one hour tutor-contact sessions. The optional contact hour with a Spanish tutor will take place every Thursday during term time. Class will begin at 8pm and end at 9pm. See dates below.

Semester 1 Dates - optional contact hour:

Semester 2 Dates - optional contact hour:


Learning outcomes:

The advanced Spanish for Business module consolidates learning, which has already taken place in the first 2 modules.

Topics include: In this module students will use the everyday business terminology in situations through the use of role play and presentations in real situations such as banking, trade fairs, conferences etc. The student is given opportunity not only to learn but also to practice interview situations, negotiating.

Spanish for Business is offered as three modules (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

This certificate is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from all faculties in the university as well as members of the general public. The course can be accessed online, at any time allowing students to study at their own pace and in their own time as well as having the opportunity to attend optional weekly one hour tutor-contact sessions. Each module will be delivered over two semesters.

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What are the course fees?

There are different fees depending on registration type. All course fees are payable on enrolment.
--Student fee: £60.00
--Staff fee: £60.00
--General Public: £120.00

What format does the course take?

This online course is self paced, accessible over two semesters. It is a self-guided course which includes a series of teaching items, interactive activities, dialogues, discussions and quizzes. Within the online discussion forum, you can discuss course content with other students and the course instructor. This course can be completed in full online. However if you prefer, you can avail of weekly support from your tutor via the course discussion forum and as part of group tutorials, which will be face to face or online.

What support is available?

The following support mechanisms, which are entirely optional, are available to all students of this course each Thursday evening from 8-9pm in the Language Teaching Lab (LIB-0G-059), ground floor of The McClay Library:

  1. Face-to-Face Classes Classroom Tutorials will be held throughout the duration of the course. Topics will be based on content taken directly from the online course. (see contact dates in calendar above)
  2. Virtual Classes For those who prefer to avail of tutor time from home, or those wishing to revise topics, an online tutorial will be delivered on the week following the face-to-face class. These live session will revise the content covered in the previous week’s face-to-face class. (see contact dates in calendar above)
  3. Live Q&A Discussion Forum Sessions 1hr Tutor Drop-In scheduled sessions. Your language tutor will be available (in person and online at the same time) to answer your question. Come to class or join in online from home. (see contact dates in calendar above)

How is the course assessed?

This course is continuously assessed online. You will complete a number of online assessment throughout each lesson to test your knowledge as you progress. You will have unlimited attempts to complete assessments before the course deadline, which is early May. For questions which require manual grading (pronunciation questions), your Spanish Tutor will provide you with feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the course on a number of your submissions, to help you perfect your pronunciation ahead of the final due date.

Are these courses accredited?

A Language Centre at Queen's Certificate will be awarded to all students who pass the module. The pass mark is 50% and student submissions are evaluated based on a number of criteria, including pronunciation, accuracy of vocabulary, grammatical an syntactical accuracy, listening competence and comprehension skills.

Note to QUB Students, language modules (Languages for Specific Purposes) now count towards the University's Degree Plus Award (with Route A recognition being awarded for completion of the advanced module). Degree Plus Award is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this!

This certificate is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students from all faculties in the University as well as members of the general public. Students will receive a certificate for completion of each module (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced). Students who complete all three modules will be awarded a Certificate in Spanish for Business, which is recognised under Route A of the Degree Plus program.

How are course materials accessed?

All course materials are accessible online, via desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile. You will receive an email shortly before the course start date, with instructions on how to login to your course.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

Yes, if you feel after your first class that the level of language is too high/low, you can transfer to another class, provided that there is available space.

What's the refund policy?

All refunds must be requested in writing and accompanied by your payment receipt before the start of the course. For all registered students, refunds are not normally paid after the beginning of classes. Any such request must be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion. All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email any queries you have to language@qub.ac.uk

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