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Business Spanish

A2-Elementary

This course is designed to help you learn practical Spanish used at work and in business situations. Whether you are trying to improve your ability to use Spanish at work, during business trips or communicate better with co-workers, this course will help you achieve your goals.

What Floor?

Let's face it; conversation in the elevator is not always the most sparkling. Still, we can use the short time we have between floors to be civilized, even helpful, in Spanish! In this lesson, we'll learn how to ask what floor, and we'll take a short foray into the world of ordinal numbers....

Topics: greetings, elevator, courtesy, ordinal_numbers

What is Your Job?

Today's big lesson is about introductions, and in our dialog, a model meets someone she suddenly finds irresistible. Learn how to ask what line of work someone's in in Spanish in this lesson about professions....

Topics: introductions, professions

Jet Lag

What time is it back home? Trips to Latin America don't usually need a big adjustment, but if you're going to Spain, you're going to need a jet lag strategy. In today's lesson, we'll talk about jet lag, or as we say in Spanish, "jet-lag."...

Topics: time, jet_lag

Cheers!

Let's all raise a glass! In today's lesson we'll learn a very important skill in Spanish, whether you're in the Spanish-speaking world for business or for pleasure: how to toast! We'll learn the most common way to toast in the dialog; later in the lesson, Lili teaches us a toast that has a little bi...

Topics: toasting

Credit Card

You know what they say, "There's no such thing as a free lunch."  When the meal is over, it's time to ask for the check, the bill, the damage, the bad news...  Whatever you choose to call it, you gotta pay it!  I hope the guy in today's lesson carries some cash with him......

Topics: money, food, Restaurant

Asking for a Raise

When your company isn't forthcoming with extra benefits and an increase in pay, it's time for you to go in and make your own demands. You worked hard and you deserve it, right? Can you ask for a raise in Spanish? Today you can! Go for it and get what you deserve....

Topics: salary, raise

Asking for Vacation Days

The weather is getting warm again! You've got to be thinking "When can I take a vacation!?" Today's lesson discusses vacation time! Learn how to ask for some time off! You deserve it!...

Topics: Vacation

Buying an Airplane Ticket

Sure, you can buy your tickets online, but some times it's worth the convenience and flexibility to go with a travel agent. In today's lesson, we're buying tickets to Vancouver, and we've got some specific dates and times in mind.  We'll get our itinerary squared away, and we'll do it in Spanish....

Topics: travel, dates_and_times

Bank Drama

Tratar con bancos puede llegar a ser muy frustrante, sobre todo cuando hay un malentendido o bien, alguien no hizo su trabajo como debía. A veces los clientes pueden perder el control y ponerse un poco agresivos!...

Topics: bank

Expat

Are you an expat? Do you live abroad? Come and join us in the studio and find out more about the expat community....

Topics: moving

Franquicia

Some people launch startup businesses, but they can be very risky. Others choose to run franchised businesses....

Topics: business

Tasks

Sometimes we are so busy that we need to work as a team. Other times we need to delegate responsibilities. In this podcast learn how to talk about pending issues and work....

Topics: business, work, scheduling

Business Presentation

Today we're giving an important business presentation. Listen to how two executives talk about all the details to be covered in the presentation. Not a thing can be forgotten: not the projector, not the laser pointer and especially not the presentation!...

Topics: business

Open a Business

Opening a business can be very challenging, specially in a foreign country. In this lesson we will talk about the technical terms you're likely to hear while in the process of setting up a new company....

Topics: business, trade

Business Partner

Let's get down to business.  In today's lesson, we'll here a couple of business people running into each other at a power lunch.  Smiles are beamed, hands are shaken, and before you know it, another investor is on board.  Later in the lesson, Lili tells us some important cultural differences you sho...

Topics: business, finance

Interest Rate

Today´s lesson will teach us how to get a new credit card at the bank. What is the interest rates and all of the requirements the bank usually asks for....

Topics: cards, credit

Calling Abroad

Today, we'll be reaching out to contact someone over the phone.  Learn how to ask for a country code in Spanish, as well as how to tell someone to buzz off when they're getting too nosy!...

Topics: communication, telephone

I Resign!

Work can be tough, sometimes we react in a very sudden and negative way. Today we will listen to someone lose their temper...in Spanish! You never know when this type of dialog might come in handy....

Topics: work

Coffee Time

Rough time getting out of bed this morning?  Nodding off a little after lunch?  It must be coffee time!  Today's dialog is based on actual conversations that have taken place in Studio Fiesta; Esti gets up to get coffee, offers to get a cup for Leo.  Not exactly heart stopping drama, but this lesson...

Topics: coffee

Call Waiting

Do you have call waiting at home? Is it something you use often ? Today's lesson will talk about some telephone features....

Topics: telephone