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Diploma in Business Spanish (DipBus)

A Professional Qualification for Professional Participants

The Business Spanish courses aim to produce independent, confident and effective linguists with the language skills required to make a positive and effective contribution to international economic activity.

These programmes are designed to ultimately prepare candidates to sit international examinations for the attainment of the international qualifications of:

  • Basic Certificate in Business Spanish (Europe) at B2 level;
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Spanish (Europe) at C1 level; and,
  • Diploma in Business Spanish (Europe) at Master level (C2).

The Caribbean School of Languages is an official examination centre for internationally recognised qualifications in Business Spanish. 

Overview of the Programme

The Business Spanish courses cover everything the professional business provider needs in the discharge of their duties, including practitioner to client communication, interaction among professionals, research and much more in the foreign language as well as cultural awareness and many other aspects of specialised communication.

Participants do not require any prior knowledge of Spanish or business to start. Our programme prepares participants to exceed expectations in the industry not only in this hemisphere, but also in the international arena.

Our Specialised Teaching Staff

The CSL Staff in charge of the delivery and assesment of these courses are stricly European specialists with ample experience in the field. They are supported by consultants, tutors and assistants in order to ensure the best instruction for our candidates to achieve their goals. 

Structure of the Programme

The CSL offers the following three (3) programmes in Business Spanish. Each programme is one (1) year long full-time and is divided into three semesters.

  • Basic Certificate in Business Spanish (B2 level)
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Spanish (C1 level)
  • Diploma in Business Spanish (C2 – Master level)

Basic Certificate in Business Spanish / Full-time

Advanced Certificate in Business Spanish / Full-time

Diploma in Spanish for Business / Full-time

Part-time option

Participants: Part-time - Intensive (PT)

  • Basic Certificate in Business Spanish
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Spanish
  • Diploma in Spanish for Business

Details:

  • Each qualification is divided into six (6) levels;
  • Levels 1 and 2 in each qualification is equivalent to the first semester of the Full-Time programme;
  • Levels 3 and 4 in each qualification is equivalent to the second semester of the Full-Time programme;
  • Levels 5 and 6 in each qualification is equivalent to the third semester of the Full-Time programme;
  • Each level is eleven (11) weeks long;
  • Each level consists of two-hour classes held every day (Monday to Friday);
  • All courses include the specialised preparation for external examinations leading to the award of the relevant international qualifications.  

NB. For course descriptions, please refer to the Full-Time programmes. For class timetables, refer to Upcoming Courses, and for cost kindly see Fee Structure.

Language of Instruction

  • Spanish

Level of linguistic proficiency and pre-requisites

  • None

Interviews, entrance tests and auditions

  • Entry into this courses does not require an interview or audition.

IT requirements

  • For computers using Windows (minimum system requirement: Windows 10)
  • For computers using Mac (minimum system requirement: OSX 10)
  • For iPad tablets (iOS) (minimum system requirement: iOS 9)
  • For Android tablets (minimum system requirement: Android 5)
  • The use of headphones with working speakers and a microphone is advised.

Start Month

  • September

Application Period

Admission Requirements

  • High School diploma and transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.00 OR
  • Minimum of five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

    *Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

How to apply

Fee Structure

This is a self-funded programme meaning the programme is not GATE funded

Click here to view the Fee Structure

For Private custom, click here to view the fees