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Spanish for Business

When it comes to business opportunities, speaking your client’s language is a huge asset. The ITSalamanca Spanish for Business course will provide you with the necessary tools to read, understand and effectively communicate in your foreign language. You can learn how to write a business letter or professional e-mail, how to prepare a marketing bulletin or newsletter, and even how we negotiate in Spain! Doing business is more than just selling your products! And at ITSalamanca we know what it takes!

Course programme

Estimated hours/week: 10 hours
Timetable: Flexible
Duration: monthly

Price: 600 €

1. The company

- What is a company?
- Types of registered companies (Unipersonal company, Limited liability company, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) – i.e. the Spanish PYMES…)

- Structure and objective of a company (organisational structure, business objectives , etc.)
- Multinationals  (characteristics,  legal basis, holdings, operations, etc..)

2. Human resources

- An overview of the Spanish job market
- The different types of contracts of employment, the 2013 reform
- Curriculum vitae
- Job interviews

3. Banking and finance

- The Spanish banking system
- The EU financial system  (EU financial institutions)
- Banking operations  (terminology and practical exercises)
- Forms of payment   (cheques, transfers, letters of credit…)
- The financial system
- The stock market
- Shares, bonds, etc.
- Types of financial market

4. The tax system

- Types of taxes
- Direct / indirect  (Spanish income tax, VAT) taxes
- Tax evasion and its consequences

5. Business communications

- Different types of business communication formats:
- Business letters: queries, requests for quotes, formal claims ...
- Other formats:  e-mails, adverts...

6. Marketing: Advertising

- Marketing rules for businesses
- Positioning , ranking
- The target audience
- Factors and contextual framework for marketing campaigns

7. Insurance companies

- Contracting an insurance policy
- Types of insurance / insurance policies
- Insurance companies / insurance brokers

8. Economics and legal basics

- An introduction to the socio-economical foundation of  Spain and Latin America
- An introduction to the key legal aspects of the company’s  activities and its life cycle.

9. Business documents

- Invoices, electronic signatures
- Cheques
- Waybills

10. Telephone communications

- Business talks
- Talking to the bank
- General talks

There is no rigid schedule in this course; the time spent on each chapter may vary depending on whether individual topics need to be covered in depth or not.

** Each chapter includes a theoretical introduction ,  texts , reading comprehension, and practical exercises.






“I have done a 2 months online course at IT Salamanca. The quality of the instruction is superb. I have studied Spanish for 20 years, including several years at the University of Leiden and one year in Granada, Andalusia. I have never encountered such a dedicated and skilled teacher as Charo. She helped me finally understand the subjunctive, and corrected errors I've been making for years. Charo is very talented in writing personal exercises that exactly match with your individual level of Spanish. She is also funny, kind, patient, and punctual. IT Salamanca (ITS) is a highly recommended school. Paul van der Meer, Leiden, The Netherlands
“Os comunico una buena noticia: he aprobado el DELE Superior. Nuevamente os quiero agradecer a todos vosotros de ITS y especialmente a mis profesoras, vuestro apoyo y consejos Masami Yokota, Japón preparación a DELE, mayo 2003.
“Recomiendo ITS a mis compañeros traductores e intérpretes en Holanda. Así pasarás una buena temporada en España y ganarás puntos para el famoso “Registro” (en mi caso 40). Además te saldrá mucho más barato que los cursos costosos en Holanda Coby Heijnsdijk, Holanda Cursos de traducción, septiembre 2012
“Ik heb een tekst uit het Spaans in het NL vertaald (een tekst met veel spreektaal), en voor de rest alles uit het NL in het Spaans, waaronder een aantal semiwetenschappelijke artikelen uit het blad Quote. Erg leuk. Het programma is echter ook heel intensief.... Ik heb echt het gevoel dat ik qua vertalen NL – Spaans een groot stuk vooruitgang heb geboekt, en daar was het natuurlijk ook allemaal om te doen! Ingrid Riper, Holanda Cursos de traducción, junio 2011
“Quiero darles las gracias porque ya tengo mis resultados del DELE y estoy muy muy contenta porque he aprobado. No hubiera podido aprobar con estas notas sin vosotras. Muchísimas gracias. No podéis imaginarse lo feliz que soy con mis resultados. Gracias por todo Aurélie Tinel, Bélgica preparación a DELE noviembre 2005
“En ITS me ofrecían la posibilidad de estudiar interpretación con cursos “a la carta”, es decir, que se adaptan en número de horas y nivel de conocimiento a las necesidades y características del alumno/a Olivia Potel, Francia Cursos de interpretación, febrero 2013

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