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Business spanish

http://www.businessspanish.com/

Business Spanish is a platform that teaches the users how to speak and write business and conversational Spanish by listening and repeating examples and simplified grammar rules. All lessons and each topic contain vocabulary with recorded audio, and they are organized in chapters. This comprehensive site covers more than 100 business themes as well as various cultural aspects and business etiquette of the Spanish speaking countries.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

The Grammar section covers material for levels A1 and A2. There are exercises after each lesson. The system notes if some answer is wrong, but it doesn’t give the correct answer immediately – it offers some hints to the user and gives the opportunity for changing the answer. Some exercises have audio recordings of the correct answer.

The vocabulary section is divided in topics. Each topic contains between 35 and 150 words related to it. Every word in each topic is translated in English and has audio recording by native speaker. It could be used in class or individually for practicing the proper pronunciation. Other suggestion for exercise is to mix the words from different topics and the learners to group them according to the topic.

Pros and cons:
+ Detailed instructions
+ Audio recordings
+ Dialogue examples
+ Online verb conjugator
+ “Cultural notes” – specifics of the Hispanic countries
+ Useful links to international informational sources
N/a

Very useful tool, because apart for the language training it also offers business related vocabulary and dialogues. This is a comprehensive site that covers more than 100 business themes as well as various cultural aspects and business etiquette of the Spanish speaking countries.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content Medium. This site is rather old, and poor both in terms of layout and functionalities. It contains texts and audios only.
Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer
Software requirements No specific software requirements.
Expected technological tendency/trend Low. This tool is old and rather not attractive to students.
Open Source No Access Online
Mobile friendly No Registration required Yes

Additional Information

Level

A1, A2, B1, B2

Access

Online

Language

Spanish

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://www.businessspanish.com/

Target group

Beginners

Topic

Grammar, Speaking + phonetics, Vocabulary extension, Writing skills