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This course is designed for students who are interested in international business as well as for those interested in enhancing communication with Hispanic clients and consumers in the U.S. Business Spanish presents a pragmatic, “real world” introduction to the Spanish language through the lens of the Hispanic business environment. Through intensive practice, beginning students will become comfortable with ‘need-to-know’ language and be able to apply it in a professional context. Language learning in this course will focus on elementary communication skills, basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. All language skills will be practiced: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be required to practice weekly speaking and listening skills in real time over the Internet with the instructor and the teaching assistant. Students should be available for 40 minutes for oral practices scheduled between 7:00-9:00 PM EST at least twice a week. Special accommodations will be made for army students. Students who do have advanced knowledge of Spanish can not take this course.
Note: This course incorporates web conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate. Students taking this course must have access to a computer that meets the minimum technological requirements which are described in the information for setting up Blackboard Collaborate. Before enrolling, students should know how to successfully use or have tested the web conferencing service on their computer. Students are encouraged to participate in ESC’s Blackboard Collaborate Student Training.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Foreign Language.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Foreign Language-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 2. Fall 1.
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