Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the World. Business continues to expand globally and the ability for employees to communicate in multiple languages has become a necessity for survival in the marketplace. Strengthen your multicultural team and better support your diverse customer base by learning basic Spanish-speaking skills. Spanish for the General Workplace provides pronunciation, basic grammar, and workplace-related vocabulary to help you communicate in Spanish at the typical place of work. Learn greetings and introductions, how to ask for basic information, common phrases, professional titles, and survival vocabulary. Cultural information is also provided to build contextual reference when speaking with native Spanish speakers. This course includes all 8 smaller courses.
Identify the basic structure and pronunciation of the Spanish language
Recognize common Spanish greetings and their appropriate responses
Identify terminology related to common workplace environments
Recognize Spanish numbers, dates, and time
Comprehend the prinicples of Spanish business culture to faciliate workplace communication
There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.
This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)