Spanish for Economics, 2nd part (B1.1 - B1.2)

lespa1332  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Spanish for Economics, 2nd part (B1.1 - B1.2)
5.00 credits
60.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Serey Mendoza Osvaldo (coordinator);
To be able to register for this course, the students should have followed the LESPA1230 course (General Spanish for Economics, 1st part).

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
This learning module is focused on communicative competence. Starting from various types of activities, the communication strategies, and productive, receptive, interactive and mediating skills are developed, taking the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as a starting point.
The themes tackled are: SMEs (starting up and management), the interplay between economics and politics, forced migration, illegal migration, inequality, social mobilization, negotiations (with customers and associates), current events in Spanish-speaking countries in conflict, culture (film, music theatre, ...). One unit is devoted to conducting and attending job interviews.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this learning module, the student should be able to:
  • express themselves clearly and in a detailed fashion on human interest subjects, everyday topics and technical issues belonging to the learner's field of study; develop one's point of view on a current event and explain the advantages and shortcomings of various scenarios, as well as present and defend one's viewpoints (language skill: lexis).
  • communicate spontaneously and take part in an informal conversation (pragmatic skill: discursive competence and thematic development).
  • write ongoing argumentative texts in various registers (essays, reports), developing one's agreement or disagreement about a particular subject (language skill: syntax, spelling).
  • present research results on a subject dealt with in class.
  • express themselves with a degree of fluency; make descriptions and tell stories understandably; be able to continue talking efficiently and without help, even if there are certain hesitations in formulation, pauses and pittfalls (pragmatic skill: functional competence and oral fluidity).
  • explain the main points of an idea or a problem accurately enough so as to be able to express one's ideas (pragmatic skill: functional copmpetence and accuracy).
This learning module aims at developing all the language and communication skills entrenched in a communicative, lexical and grammatical approach.
The methodology is very varied and includes carrying out various assignments (written and oral) throughout the course, linked to the themes tackled. 
Teaching methods
Grammar is tackled using texts as a starting point (grammar-in-use); interactive classes, role-playing, debates on current events.
The acquisition of vocabulary is implemented using the lexical approach.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment.
  • Tests, assignments, presentations, 30% of the final score.
  • Written exam, grammar / vocabulary / listening comprehension: 40% of the final score.
  • Oral exam, 30% of the final score.
  • Written exam, grammar / vocabulary / listening comprehension: 60% of the final score.
  • Oral exam: 40% of the final score.
Depending on the health situation, the examinations could be done remotely.
Other information
We use the Moodle platform: exercises, assignments, teaching material.
Teaching materials
  • Entorno Laboral A1-B1. Edit. EDELSA
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor : Business Engineering

Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics