Vamos can give you the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills used in the professional world.
Our Spanish for Business courses are aligned to the Common European Framework Reference and designed for students of all levels from beginner to advanced.
Interactive lessons with task-based activities that follow a modern business theme. We use specialist teaching materials including a digital platform and our own specially compiled resources.
At the end of this course I am able to introduce myself; ask and give personal information, nationality, profession, telephone number, address, etc. I can describe members of my team, their physical appearance and their character. I can ask and give an opinion. I can express my likes and dislikes. I can buy something in a shop. I can describe my office, colleagues and directors and our daily work routines.
In grammar, I can conjugate the Present Tense verbs: regular, irregular, reflexive and stem-changing. I can use “ser” and “estar” in different contexts. I know the conjugation of the verb “gustar”. I understand quantifiers (muchos, pocos, bastantes, algunos, ningunos) and I can express frequency (siempre, nunca, a veces, etc). I can differentiate between “tú” y “usted”, identify the gender of nouns and adjectives and I know the numbers from 0 to 1000 and understand question words (cómo, dónde, cuándo, etc).
At the end of this course I can place an order over the phone and select a new product. I can plan a business trip and arrange a job interview. I can talk about the concepts of import and export and the creation of a new company.
In grammar I can conjugate all the Present Tense verbs (irregular, reflexive and stem-changing). I am able to express what I am doing right now. I know the Present Progressive (estar + gerundio). I can make comparisons (más… que / menos… que / tan… como). I can conjugate the Past Tense of “Pretérito Perfecto”. I know the difference between the verbs “saber” and “conocer” and I can use some important prepositions (de, desde, hasta, a, por, en). I know the conjugation of verbs using the Past Tense Pretérito Indefinido and I am able to talk about past work experiences.
I am able to identify the Direct Object Pronouns (lo, la, los, las) and Objeto Indirecto (me, te, le, nos, os, les) and I know the past tense “Pretérito Imperfecto”. I can describe my previous role (verbo “soler”) and give opinions about past events. I understand the difference between the three past tenses: “Perfecto”, “Imperfecto” and “Indefinido”.
At the end of this course I can talk about starting a new job and the recruitment and selection process. I can talk about company franchising and working abroad and the stress that sometimes goes with a busy job. I can talk about company management, telemarketing and digital marketing and also disciplinary and copyright procedures.
In grammar I know the contrast between past tenses: perfecto, indefinido and imperfecto. I know verbs with prepositions “perífrasis” such as “estar a punto de”, “volver a” “dejar de” or “ponerse a”. I know “Imperativo” (affirmative, regular and irregular verbs). I can conjugate verbs in “Futuro Simple” (regular and irregular verbs) and I can conjugate verbs in Conditional to give advice (If I were you, I would…). I know the “Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto” (to describe a past action that occurred previous to another past action) and I can conjugate present subjunctive regular and irregular verbs.
I understand “Subjuntivo” to express wishes, hopes and plans in the future and I can express feelings and emotions. I can refer to what someone has said and express my first impressions about someone. I know the Passive Voice. I can use the Imperative tense with Direct and Indirect Pronouns and I can use the Indirect Speech.
At the end of this course I can write a CV and covering letter and attend a job interview in Spanish. I know what questions to expect and have some key answers for a successful result. I will be able to manage and close deals in Spanish speaking countries and speak about economic and financial matters using the correct vocabulary and expressions. I will have a knowledge of time management and how to solve problems that may appear at work. I will be able to sell a product and express my ideas for setting up a new business.
In grammar I am able to use all the Indicative tenses fluently and I can conjugate all the subjunctive tenses and use them in context. I can use the direct and indirect object pronouns effectively in different grammar structures. Also I will be using the Imperative in its affirmative and negative form to give advise or commands and also will be able to use the passive voice to write formal documents. I will learn how to use multiple sentence connectors to express cause, consequence and condition.