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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  3rd Semester  ›  Language and Intercultural Competence

Spanish III, Group 5, B1

Course Code:
Elvia Adriana Uhl-Figueroa
Course Type:
Language Courses
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Spanish Semester III, B1
The main objective of the this course is to improve the written and oral language capabilities of the students. By business-orientated exercises the students will extend their vocabulary. Aspects of intercultural negotiation will be part of the course.

a) Grammar:

  • Past tense: Imperfecto
  • Past tense forms’ contrast: perfecto, imperfecto, indefinido
  • Local prepositions and adverbs
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Impersonal sentences
  • “Ser and estar” with certain adjectives and participles
  • Positive and negative imperative and the use of object pronouns (depending of the development of the course)
  • Subjuntive present (depending of the development of the course)

b) Written expression: Reading and analysing of economic texts taken from the book by Schnitzer/Martí.

c) Oral expression: Presentation of topic that will be defined in the initial phase of the course (10 - 15 minutes).

*Any changes in the programme will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Friday, 09/09/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 16/09/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 23/09/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 30/09/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 07/10/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 14/10/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 21/10/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 11/11/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 18/11/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 25/11/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 02/12/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Friday, 09/12/2022
01:45 PM till 04:00 PM
Basic literature:

Castro Viúdez, F. et al.: Nuevo español en marcha 2. SGEL & Hueber (ISBN 978-3-19-364503-6)

Schnitzer, Johannes / Jordi Martí: Wirtschaftsspanisch (ISBN 978-3-486-58413-4)

Additional material will be distributed in class.

Optional literature:

Cámara Hernando, María Luz: Langenscheidt Komplett-Grammatik Spanisch / A1-C2. München & Wien (ISBN 978-3-12-563103-8)

Moriena, Claudia und Karen Genschow: Große Lerngrammatik Spanisch / A1-C1. Hueber (ISBN 978-3-19-104145-8)

Team-work, lecture with discussion, exercise sheets, oral presentation
Written examination (60%), oral presentation assignment (20%), class participation (20%)