Overview

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Spanish is taught at beginners' and intermediate (post-Leaving Certificate) level to students embarking on the B. Corp. Law degree. This three-year degree programme involves the study of a range of law subjects along with key elements of business. There is also the option to take a modern language in each year of the course. At the end of second year, students may opt to join the B. Corp. Law International programme which involves spending third year at a university in mainland Europe. Students then return to complete their degree programme in Galway, in fourth year.

On completing the first two years of the degree in Galway, students can opt to transfer to Spain for a year, where they are enrolled in one of the universities with which we exchange students on this degree course. There they follow courses in Spanish language and in business and legal studies.

The final year is spent in Galway, where Spanish is studied to degree level in conjunction with courses in B. Corp. Law.

In Spanish, classes are shared with B. Comm. International students throughout the degree course.

 

Contact:

Should you wish further information, please contact: 

Ms Begoña Sangrador-Vegas,
Spanish, NUI, Galway
Phone: 091 493719
Fax: 091 494580
E-mail: begona.sangrador-vegas@nuigalway.ie
Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie/spanish

Course Description

First Year

The beginners' course covers the basic elements of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. The intermediate course offers practice and consolidation in the spoken and written skills already acquired.
A Grade C3 or higher in Leaving Certificate Spanish (or equivalent) is required to enter the intermediate course.

Second Year

Regular exercises in written Spanish and weekly spoken language and lab sessions develop an active command of the language with an emphasis on the business world. The course is an introduction to business matters in Spanish such as marketing, banking, Human Resources, company structure and management.

Third Year

In the Third Year students follow courses in Spanish and in the area of business and legal studies at a University in Spain. Their studies are supervised by the relevant Discipline in NUI, Galway and by co-ordinators in Spain. Students find the year in Spain stimulating and enjoyable; working side by side with Spanish students they benefit greatly, both intellectually and personally, from the experience. Students may be attached to either the University of Granada or the University of Salamanca.

Final year

Studies in Spanish promote the written and spoken abilities developed during the year in Spain while dealing with a range of topics relevant to the business world and current affairs in Spain.

 

Contact:

Should you wish further information, please contact: 

Ms Begoña Sangrador-Vegas,
Spanish, NUI, Galway
Phone: 091 493719
Fax: 091 494580
E-mail: begona.sangrador-vegas@nuigalway.ie
Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie/spanish

Careers

The B. Corp. Law programme aims to prepare students for employment in the legal division of a company or business organisation, or for law-related positions in banking, insurance or other corporations. Graduates may continue their legal education by proceeding directly to the final year of the LLB Programme in NUI Galway. This one-year LLB enables B. Corp. Law graduates to acquire the remaining core law subjects necessary for the entrance examinations of the professional bodies. For graduates of B. Corp. Law with Spanish, the added bonus of the language can facilitate employment in Spanish multinationals in Ireland such as the insurance company Mapfre, and of course in international Irish companies that deal with Spanish and Latin American customers. Spanish also opens up employment possibilities both in Spain and Latin America.

Contact:

Should you wish further information, please contact: 

Ms Begoña Sangrador-Vegas,
Spanish, NUI, Galway
Phone: 091 493719
Fax: 091 494580
E-mail: begona.sangrador-vegas@nuigalway.ie
Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie/spanish