Foreign Language Skills I: Español para economistas I


  • Labor, occupations, environment and economy, tourism
  • Globalization, crisis and unemployment
  • Professional life in Spain and Latin America
  • Information about corporations
  • Sales and trade, acquisition and sales – technical vocabulary of the respective fields
  • Sales: types of corporations and their structure
  • Cultural studies: socio-political and cultural topics (history, political system, educational and health system, parties and trade unions…)
  • Spain and the EU
  • The economic condition of Latin America
  • Consolidation of word pool in these fields and of different grammatical topics up to GER-level B1/B2

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students improved their listening and reading comprehension as well as their basics of language competencies. The students know a well-founded vocabulary and have a broaden cultural and economic knowledge.

Necessary prerequisites
At least 3 years of Spanish in high school with good results (respectively Level B2 of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”; the selection is made with the help of a language test).

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Exercise class2 SWS4 SWS
ECTS credits2
Graded yes
Languageother foreign language
Form of assessmentWritten and/or oral exam, also where appropriate a paper. The examiner will determine the exact form in accordance with the requirements of the module element.
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationFSK info session during first semester
Performing lecturer
Lecturers of the School of Humanities
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. Bus. Adm.
Preliminary course workObligatory attendance and sufficient participation
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 3