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Advanced Spanish

Code 12122
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Letras
Entry requirements Espanhol Avançado I approved.
Mode of delivery Theoretical/practical. Face-to-face, supported in Moodle.
Work placements Not applied.
Learning outcomes - To deepen the grammatical, functional, lexical contents, etc. to achieve a greater and better use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication both oral and written in specific areas: the company and the work.
- Integrate the for communicative skills in order to overcome the basic level and introduce the intermediate (A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
1.1. Lexical competence.
1.2. Grammatical competence.
1.3. Phonological competence.
1.4. Orthoepic competence.
1.5. Semantic competence.
2.1. Linguistic markers of social relations.
2.2. Politeness conventions.
2.3. Expressions of folk wisdom.
2.4. Register diferences.
• Current Spanish socio-cultural reality;
• Panoramic view of the economy of Spain and its surroundings, in its different sectors: business, financial, banking, stock exchange, commerce;
• The company: organization, human resources, financing, marketing and advertising, buying and selling, imports and exports, services, commercial correspondence, relationship with customers and suppliers, business communication;
• The world of work, the search of employment and work protocols: the curriculum vitae, the cover letter, the job interview, the selection of candidates. Students must be able to look for jobs abroad (Spanish speaking countries).
Main Bibliography 1. Main documentary resources
It will be provided a set of self-assembly work materials and documents, elaborated and expressly tailored to the needs of students, by Spanish teachers of the Department of Arts.
These materials will be available for all those enrolled in at the b-learning platform Moodle (, which should be consulted regularly.

2. Further reading / other resources

Margarita Arroyo Hernández (2005): Practica tu español. El léxico de los negocios. Madrid: SGEL.

Aparecida Duarte, Cristina (1999): Diferencias de usos gramaticales entre español / portugués. Madrid: Edinumen.

Fernández Díaz, Rafael (1999): Prácticas de Gramática española para hablantes de portugués. Dificultades generales. Madrid: Arco/Libros (dos niveles).




Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria -
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-15

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