Foreign Language Skills II: Español para economistas II


  • Various current economic topics concerning Spain (banks, labor market, unemployment, labor time, trade unions, employer organizations, national debt, pension scheme, pension reforms, insurance scheme...)
  • Product (characteristics, life cycle, packaging, quality and price), consumption and marketing (consumers and purchase behavior, market research, market strategies)
  • Marketing and advertisement (advertisement analysis)
  • Sales and trade, acquisition and sales (inquiry, offer, order, delivery, delay in delivery, complaints and notice of defects, claims, payment, delay of payment) – technical vocabulary of the respective field
  • New technologies, internet and economy
  • The most important Spanish/Latin American companies
  • Consolidation of word pool in these fields and of the different grammatical topics up to GER-level B2
  • Use of tense and mode (direct and indirect), passive

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students acquired communication techniques in the field of Business Spanish and know the respective terminology. Furthermore, the students are able to apply techniques of translation.

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”), Español para economistas I

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 informationvia lecturer
Performing lecturer
Lecturers of the School of Humanities
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. Bus. Adm.
Preliminary course workObligatory attendance and sufficient participation
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 3