Spanish - B2.1 B2.2 levels

lespa1532  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Spanish - B2.1 B2.2 levels
5 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 LESPA1332 course.

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
Economic and social ethics, the advent of neo-liberalism in the emblematic example of Chile, the privatization of state enterprises in Argentina, Chile and Peru, the privatization of the retirement-benefits system, the education system, the expropriation of land, social habitat, illegal migration, fiscal paradises, cities and business, social inequality in Spanish-speaking countries.
The course aims at developing the student's autonomy, more specifically in speaking and writing skills.
The student will have to take part in several activities that will enable them to develop their communication skills in everyday situations. Special attention will be paid to the mastering of the morpho-syntactic basics of the language learned previously and to the broadening of one's vocabulary. This course is essentially practical.

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:
  • talk fluently about subjects belonging to their field of study as well as about a broad array of general subjects; express an opinion on a current events subject; express the advantages and shortcomings of various options.
  • understand the main gist of concrete or abstract subjects in complex texts; have a technical discussion on a subject related to their filed of study.
  • communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluidity.
  • present interactively research results on a subkject dealt with in class
  • write clear and detailed texts on various themes, as well as defend a viewpoint on topics of general interest.
This learning module aims at dealing with the most salient social problems in Spanish-speaking countries.
Objectives and contents: mastering of specialized vocabulary and grammar, fluid communication, writing, receptiveness to Spanish and Latin-American cultures.
Personal accompaniment of the student. They essentially have to become the actors of their own learning.
This course is based on communication and uses the communicative approach. Notions of code are not acquired through the learning of vocabulary lists or an exclusively structural approach to grammar. These are integrated into meaningful contexts and grouped according to functional content. They are subsequently practised in the form of excercises requiring the development of a global communicative competence.
The didactic materials include very detailed grammatical referencing and drilling exercises common to the structural approach, but the typology of the exercises and the basic materials are very heterogenous : newspaper articles, debates, songs, role-playing, documentaries, films, etc.
Teaching methods
The course follows the communicative notional-functional method.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation is continuous: various research works, individual and group presentations will be requested throughout the course.
  • Continuous evaluation: 30% of the final score.
  • Final written exam, grammar / vocabulary / listening comprehension: 40% of the final score.
  • Oral final 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.
  • Etica económica y social. Teoría de una sociedad justa. Van PARIJS, P., ARNSPERGER, C. (2002) Paidos Ibérica
Teaching materials
  • Entorno empresarial, Editorial EDELSA
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor : Business Engineering