Credit-point Courses - Spanish for Economists

There are a total of four separate Economic Spanish courses (A-B-C-D) within the scope of the Economic Spanish credit-point courses.  Only one course (A or B or C or D) is offered on a rotating basis each semester.

  1. Bachelor students in their study year of consolidation and specialization (s. PO §8).
  2. Online registration for the chosen course during the stipulated registration time (30.03.2020 until 09.04.2020).  Registration is on a ‘first come first served’ basis. After the online registration for Spanish for Economists Credit-Point Courses has ended, a later e-mail registration is only possible for students of our Faculty who have in the past already successfully completed one of our Spanish for Economists Credit-Point Courses, and, of course, if there are any vacant places available on these courses.
  3. Only in summer semester 2020: an official document proving language abilities (B2.2 Certificate), or a pass grade in the final examinations of a previous Bachelor Credit-Point Course in Spanish for Economists.


The target of this course corresponds to level C1.1 according to the Common European Reference Framework on Languages (CEFR).


Due to the decision made on the coronavirus by the cabinet of the Hessen State Government, the Foreign Languages for Economists Department has decided to cancel the qualifying test for the 2020 summer semester.

Lessons will commence from 20 April onwards.

You will be required to present an official document proving your language abilities (B2.2 Certificate) when registering. Students will not be able to register without one of the above certificates.


    Introduction to the socio-economic and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries
    Introduction to intercultural competence through the analysis of cultural differences
    Development of intercultural competence through the analysis of cultural differences
    Development of specialist linguistic competence in economic policy
    Development of specialist vocabulary in economic policy

    TRAINER Giselle Zenga-Hirsch

    DATES Tu. 16:30 - 18:45, Start: 21.04.2020, Room: see LSF!


      Savings and investment. The Spanish bank and finance
      Banks and their economic and political function
      Central banks. The European Central Bank
      Latin American banks and finance
      The World Bank and international credit institutions
      The financial system, the stock market, bonds
      International money transfer

      TRAINER Giselle Zenga-Hirsch


        The company, characteristics
        Job hunting: applications and interviews
        Job contracts
        Trade unions and companies
        Economic migration

        TRAINER Giselle Zenga-Hirsch


          Development of a marketing plan
          Social, political and economic environment of a company
          Target audience
          Advertising: cultural and intercultural analysis

          TRAINER Giselle Zenga-Hirsch


          The exam consists of a written part and an oral part. The written exam takes 120 minutes (80% of the final mark) and takes place at the end of the course. In order to be eligible to take the exam, the previous written registration at the start of the semester to the Examination’s Office is required.

          The oral examination is 20% of the total mark. The oral exam consists of a presentation with a pre-arranged topic. The oral exam takes place in the last week of the semester.

          Credit points: All participants receive 5 credit points upon the successful completion of the Economic Spanish Credit-point Courses: Spanish for Economists.

          For each passed exam, an internal C1.1 certificate is awarded. The certificate indicates the exam result and the individual marks for each exam. The certificate can be picked up at SSIX approximately 3 weeks after the written exam.