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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2003

SPN 327 B • Advanced Grammar and Composition BUSINESS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44945 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
BAT 318

Course Description

The main objectives of this course are 1) to become proficient in the Spanish language within a business context 2) to become familiar with the business and cultural practices used in the professional Hispanic world. Students will be introduced to Spanish vocabulary and terminology used in different business scenarios. We will also focus on the analysis of Spanish grammar and the acquisition of business vocabulary by listening to interviews with Latin American professionals. The interviews illustrate excellent examples of Spanish grammar and syntax and provide students with examples of how Spanish native professionals really speak. Although special attention is paid to improving students written Spanish skills within different scenarios, improving oral proficiency is also an important component of this course. Therefore, in addition to writing a variety of business reports, students are expected to give formal oral presentations and to actively engage in oral activities and class discussions during the semester. Finally, this course promotes critical thinking and teamwork so students are expected to work in group assignments.

Grading Policy

4 Pruebas 40% Individual Business Reports 15% Casos Practicos 15% Lecture Presentation 15% Homework/Participation 10% Attendance 5%.


Required: 1) Kelm, Orlando R. Aspectos de un dia tipico de trabajo. Packet available at Speedway Copy, Dobie Mall. 2) Exito Comercial. Packet Available at Speedway Copy. Recommended: Kaplan, Steven M. Business Dictionary, 1996. Wiley & Sons.


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