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Spanish to Negotiate in Professional Contexts
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Spanish Intermediate and Advanced Spanish 1 20 Two to three semesters of college level Spanish is recommended

OBJECTIVES

• For students to widen their linguistic and communicative competency in Spanish within professional contexts

• For students to learn and practice linguistic and communicative strategies more suited to a wider variety of contexts within the professional world.


COURSE CONTENT
1. Different professional contexts and language variation (formal, semi-formal and informal contexts)

2. How to take turn in speaking and how to let someone else take his/her turn in a professional conversation.

3. Formulas and efficient constructions for basic client service.

4. Telephone communication in professional contexts.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

CASSANY, D. (2003): “La lectura y escritura de géneros profesionales en EsFE”. Actas del II Congreso Internacional de Español para Fines Específicos. (2003): http://www.ciefe.com/
GILBERT, M. A. (1999). Cómo convencer: guía práctica para triunfar en una discusión. Bilbao: Ediciones Deusto.
GÓMEZ DE ENTERRÍA, J. La comunicación en las reuniones de trabajo. Madrid: Arco/Libros.
HOOFT, A. Van y KORZILIUS, H. (2002). La negociación intercultural: Un punto de encuentro. La relación entre uso de la lengua y los valores culturales”. Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Español para Fines Específicos.










 
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