Business Spanish courses
IH Barcelona offers Business Spanish courses designed to help those who need to use the language in their work.
The aim of these courses is to help improve your level of competence in many typical work-related activities such as participating in meetings, using the telephone for business, negotiating and selling, making presentations, etc.
You are also introduced to a wide range of business vocabulary and gain an insight into the sort of cultural differences that you may encounter while working or doing business in a Spanish-speaking country.
|Timetable||Monday to Friday|
|Number of hours||4 or 6 hours tuition per day
Students who take the 6-hour a day course can choose to take the business exam at the end of the second week.
|Times||4 hours: 09.30 to 13.30, with a twenty-minute break
6 hours: 09.30 to 13.30 & 14.30 to 16.30
|Size of classes||7 average, with a maximum of 10|
|Levels||The minimum level required is Intermediate | Test your level|
|Start dates||July 1, 2013|
Prices (except exam fees) valid until December 31st, 2013.
- 2-week, 40-hour course: €470
- 2-week, 60-hour course: €705
- Exam fees (subject to change): €145
The price of the course includes the pre-course level test, all course materials, our programme of social and cultural activities; and access to all the school's facilities, including free Internet usage.
The school's facilities include free access to our online Spanish courses for the duration of your stay.
Note that there is no registration fee for our courses or any other hidden extras.
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The Business Spanish exam
The exam is organised by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the University of Alcalá. The exams are not obligatory, but students taking the six-hour a day course should expect a significant amount of classroom time to be spent on activities designed to help them prepare for these exams.
The exam is available at two levels, Certificado Básico, and Certificado Superior. The lower of the two levels (Básico) recognises that students have a basic competence in Business Spanish which should allow them to perform routine tasks in a Business context. The second level (Superior) recognises a more advanced level of competence and familiarity with the technical language used in the Business world.
The exams are held in the school on the Friday at the end of the course.
Intensive Spanish Course + Business Spanish course
We also offer an intensive course of 2 or more weeks combined with a Business Spanish course.
The intensive course will help students improve their overall level of competency in Spanish, while the Business course will focus more specifically on developing competency levels in a range of work-related activities.
|Start dates||2 or more weeks before the Business Spanish course begins (see above).|
|Price [excluding exam fees]||2-week intensive + 40-hour Business Spanish course: €880
2-week intensive + 60-hour Business Spanish course: €1,115
Note that students can take the intensive course for additional weeks if desired.
The school will be closed for public holidays on the dates given below. Classes lost are not made up at other times.
2013 January 1, 6; March 29; April 1; May 1, 20; June 24; August 15; September 11, 24; October 12; November 1; December 6, 8, 25, 26.