Languages @ UCLan
 
Combined (Hons) Business Spanish/Spanish* (with year abroad option)

(*major/joint/minor)

The use of contemporary written and spoken language of your choice is central to the course, so you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your language skills whether you are in the class or at your own self-managed time. We have designed our modules so that they have clear practical applications, whilst at the same time ensuring that our teaching is not devalued by an excessive concentration on narrowly vocational outcomes.
At level one you will develop your language skills, taking an active part in discussions, role-play and presentations in your chosen language as well as reviewing grammatical points.

Moreover, you will learn about Europe and contemporary society depending on the language you've chosen to study. At levels two and three you can choose to specialise more on aspects such as in the society of your interest and its environment, i.e. Spanish culture, literature, language or business. For students having followed the major/joint routes in any of the above language courses they will spend their third year on either a study or work placement in an equivalent country of their language of study, i.e. Spain or Mexico.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment
There are no formal end-of semester or end-of year examinations in the first two years.
Assessment for the language modules is by take-home assignments, in-class oral, aural and written assignments and practical oral tests at chosen points throughout the year. In the final year there is an unseen examination for the language module. In the optional modules assessment takes the form of take-home essays, seminar presentations and in-class tests, either in English or in the foreign language. Emphasis is always put on transferable skills.

Entry Requirements
Standard entry requirements include at least two A2 level subject plus one single award Advanced VCE, or, one double award Advanced VCE, or, two single awards Advanced. Spanish is taught from Specific entry requirements involve an A2 level passed Spanish. and ab initio level for Spanish

Course Dates and Fees

Starting period: September 2006
Fees for overseas: £ 7950 FT
EU: £ 3000 FT

How to apply
Applications for all full-time undergraduate courses are made via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For more information please visit www.ucas.com and look for the following information:

Institution code name: CLANC
Institution code: C30
UCAS Code: Y003
Subject Code: SPA
Award: Major, Joint or Minor

Contact:

Esther, LOPEZ (BA, MA)
Subject Leader Spanish & Business Spanish
University of Central Lancashire
Department of Languages and International Studies
Preston
PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893138
Fax: +44 (0)1772 892909
Email: ELopez-figueroa@uclan.ac.uk