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Profe Dulfano Span 4510 Dept. of Languages and Literature University of Utah BUSINESS SPANISH SPAN 4510-090 (3 credits) Instructor: Dr. Isabel Dulfano Mailbox: 1400 Languages and Communication Bldg., Dept. of Languages and Literature Office: 1213 LNCO Bldg. Phone: (801) 581-4605 E-mail: [email protected] (preferred contact) Office hours: Wed 11-12 or by appt online Course Description and Objectives Business Spanish 4510 will enhance your ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial language locally, throughout the United States, and abroad. The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the vocabulary and discourse used in Spanish when dealing with different types of companies; management; banking and accounting; property, the modern business office and communications; and human resources. The course will also develop your geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are essential to being able to conduct business successfully in Spanish. The course, to be conducted primarily in Spanish, will include, but is not limited to, translating and interpretive writing and oral activities, cross-cultural communication skills used frequently in the world of business and of special importance for managers and leaders who must make informed decisions. OBJECTIVES. Business Spanish 4510 seeks to develop your ability to conduct business in Spanish successfully. As such, it is a course in Spanish for Specific Purposes . Within the context of the development of greater cross-cultural awareness and understanding, it will develop the following language skills for professional business purposes: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and translation/interpretation. The course will: Provide a solid foundation in business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, and situational practice that will help prepare the student for success in today’s Spanish speaking business world. Develop cross-cultural communicative competence for business purposes, allowing student to draw on their knowledge of business (concepts and practices) and culture (geographic literacy to high “C” and low “c” culture) and apply knowledge effectively in communicative situations. Hone reading, writing and listening skills regarding basic business practices, management, marketing, macroeconomics and political economy in the Spanish- speaking world.
Profe Dulfano Span 4510 Dept. of Languages and Literature University of Utah Teach students how to become proficient in formal correspondence formats in Spanish for business purposes: business letters, memoranda, e-mails, and other business documents. Teach and practice skills related to employment: hiring, applying, interviewing for future employment.

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