Foreign Language Skills I: Spanish for beginners without previous knowledge I


  • Professional life in Spain and Latin America
  • Sales and trade, acquisition and sales
  • Communication within companies
  • Applications
  • Cultural studies: sociopolitical and cultural topics (history, political system, educational and health system…)

Learning outcomes
Students will have a good command of

  • listening comprehension: elementary comprehension with standard language and language of the business world, if it is about persons, family, living, life, business relationships and education,
  • reading comprehension: texts in commercial and private letters, description of events and understanding of personal information,
  • coherent speaking: personal introduction, origin, education, experiences and events. Arranging appointments and meetings, introducing yourself and others, describing in simple coherent sentences; shortly explaining information about professional life and describing it,
  • writing: writing short texts and notes about the professional world; summarizing a CV, writing a letter and asking for important information.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Exercise class4 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