Spanish Grammar in Context

Author: Juan Kattan Ibarra,Angela Howkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317813774

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 290

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Spanish Grammar in Context provides an accessible and stimulating approach to learning grammar. Authentic texts are used to illustrate and explain the key areas of Spanish grammar, followed by a range of exercises to help students reinforce and test their understanding. An answer key is also presented at the back of the book. Features include: A rich variety of texts sourced from all over the Spanish-speaking world, including excerpts from contemporary literature, magazines and newspapers Texts carefully selected to cover topical issues and themes relevant to contemporary Spain and Latin America Clear, user-friendly and comprehensive coverage of grammar, aided by a list of grammatical terms An abundance of exercises designed to thoroughly build up grammatical understanding and effective comprehension and communication skills Free companion website featuring an assortment of extra exercises for additional practice This third edition has been revised and updated throughout and offers new exercises and fresh texts. Spanish Grammar in Context will be an essential resource for intermediate to advanced students of Spanish. It is suitable for both classroom use and independent study.

Grammar in Context

Author: Sandra N. Elbaum

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781424079018

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 466

View: 9324

National Geographic Learning's best selling grammar series now has more of what works for students and teachers!a a Students learn more, remember more, and use language more effectively when they learn grammar in context. Grammar in Context, Fifth Edition presents grammar in interesting, informative readings and then recycles the language and context throughout every activity. The fifth edition of Grammar in Context has MORE! MORE visual support including an exciting, new four-color design to help students navigate through the program. MORE connection between grammar and writing, demonstrated through writing models and enhanced by more editing practice for relevant application of target grammar points. MORE technology support for the teacher and student: Online Lesson Planner offers time saving solutions for the busy instructor. Online Workbook features additional exercises that learners can access in the classroom, language lab, or at home. MORE contemporary and relevant readings and topics like the Hudson River plane-landing, President Obama, social networking, and more! MORE accessible and contextualized grammar charts and presentations provide added clarity.

Speed Up Your Spanish

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Marianne David,Olga Núñez Piñeiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135232202

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 7799

‘Excellent book. The chapters put together and systematise a lot of material that is often taught in an anecdotal or haphazard sort of way, if at all. Students will learn a great deal from the book and have their confidence in using Spanish considerably boosted as a result.’ – Jonathan Thacker, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK ‘An invaluable, highly original and methodically sound approach to correcting and eliminating common, yet difficult-to-eliminate errors.’ – Manuel Delgado, Bucknell University, USA ‘The user-friendly format and page layout makes Speed Up Your Spanish a highly practical reference source for students and teachers.’– Ma Victoria García Serrano, University of Pennsylvania, USA False friends, idiomatic expressions, gender and capitalization are just some of the areas that cause confusion for students of Spanish. Learning how to avoid the common errors that arise repeatedly in these areas is an essential step for successful language learning. Speed Up Your Spanish is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains such errors, thereby enabling students of Spanish to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the Spanish language. Each of the nine chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes in Spanish. Each chapter is divided into sections that classify the concepts and errors into subcategories. Full explanations are provided throughout with clear, comprehensive examples and exercises to help the learner gain an in-depth understanding of Spanish grammar and usage. Key features: carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors exercises throughout to reinforce learning shortcuts and mnemonic devices providing vital learning strategies a Companion Website available at www.speedupyourspanish.com providing supplementary exercises as well as audio files. Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your Spanish is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of Spanish wishing to refine their language skills. Javier Muñoz-Basols is an Instructor in Spanish at the University of Oxford. Marianne David teaches Spanish at the Trinity School in New York. Olga Núñez Piñeiro is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Westminster.

2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context

Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases

Author: Lingo Mastery

Publisher: Lingo Mastery

ISBN: 1986340236

Category:

Page: 265

View: 3395

Have you been trying to learn Spanish and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary? Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand? Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts? If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2000 Most Common Words in Spanish, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen. Did you know that — according to an important study — learning the top two thousand (2000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84% of all non-fiction and 86.1% of fiction literature and 92.7% of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers! In this book: A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learningA list of 2000 of the most common words in Spanish and their translationsAn example sentence for each word – in both Spanish and EnglishFinally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tipsDon’t look any further, we’ve got what you need right here! In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a Spanish speaker… …are you ready to get involved in becoming one?

Basic Spanish

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Carmen Arnaiz,Irene Wilkie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134256175

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 170

View: 6450

Presenting twenty individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Spanish is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Beginning with the simpler aspects of Spanish and progressing on to more complex areas, each chapter contains grammar points that are followed by examples and exercises selected to reinforce the topic. A first-class introduction to the language, features of this practical book include: * authentic reading texts to encourage an understanding of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries * reference to Latin American usage where appropriate * abundant exercises with full answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Spanish provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.

A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar

Author: Jacques De Bruyne

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631190875

Category: Education

Page: 685

View: 3967

A definitive grammar for all students of Spanish. Covers topics from basic pronunciation and the use of the noun, to particular problem areas such as difficulties with verbs and word order. Attention is paid to regional diversity within the language and in particular to Latin American variations.

Academic Language Mastery: Grammar and Syntax in Context

Author: David E. Freeman,Yvonne S. Freeman,Ivannia Soto

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506337813

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 2439

By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, Margarita Calderon, and Noma LeMoine to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language. The subject of this volume is grammar and syntax. Here, David and Yvonne Freeman shatter the myth that academic language is all about vocabulary, revealing how grammar and syntax inform our students’ grasp of challenging text. With this book as your roadmap, you’ll learn how to: Teach grammar in the context of students’ speech and writing Use strategies such as sentence frames, passives, combining simple sentences into more complex sentences, and nominalization to create more complex noun phrases Assess academic language development through a four-step process Look inside and discover the tools you need to help students master more sophisticated and complex grammatical and syntactical structures right away. Better yet, read all four volumes in the series and put in place a start-to-finish instructional plan for closing the achievement gap.

Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Christopher Pountain,Juan Kattan-Ibarra,Christopher J. Pountain,Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113448254X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 472

View: 8099

Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 4358

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Colloquial Spanish in Context

Beyond Subjunctive Barriers

Author: Gunnar Anderson

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761826569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 151

View: 7390

Colloquial Spanish in Context examines subtle and difficult grammar points as they naturally appear: in normal, everyday Spanish as seen in comic strips.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7223

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Grammar in Context

Basic

Author: Sandra N. Elbaum,Judi P. Peman

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781413066913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 2791

Practising Spanish Grammar

A Workbook

Author: Christopher J. Pountain,Teresa de Carlos

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340662236

Category: Spanish language

Page: 259

View: 6754

"Practising Spanish Grammar" has been designed to complement the highly acclaimed second edition of "A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish". The exercises in the book draw on a wide range of texts, including popular literature and press material.

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John B. Butt,John Butt,Carmen Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444137905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 2594

For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.

L2 Spanish Pragmatics

From Research to Teaching

Author: Domnita Dumitrescu,Patricia Lorena Andueza

Publisher: Routledge Advances in Spanish Language Teaching

ISBN: 9781138279940

Category: Pragmatics

Page: 278

View: 4238

L2 Spanish Pragmatics is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into pragmatics and Spanish language teaching. It presents the research on the teaching of pragmatics and Spanish language as a multifaceted discipline. Written by an international cohort of scholars, the breadth of topics includes innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish, such as genre analysis, discourse markers, politeness and impoliteness, nonverbal communication, irony, and humor, as well as web-based pragmatics resources. Key features: An overview of new trends in Spanish pragmatics research and the growing need for instruction in intercultural communication; Insights derived from important theoretical and empirical works that may contribute to integrate pragmatics in the teaching of the language; Explanations with great clarity, plenty of examples and references, as well as connections to language teaching and learning; Tasks and activities that can help teachers move from a traditional curricular approach to a more innovative and engaging one; Descriptions of numerous activities or guidelines for the classroom, supplemented with additional materials; A bilingual glossary of terms in pragmatics that will help teachers in their implementation of activities to teach L2 Spanish pragmatics. L2 Spanish Pragmatics constitutes a reference book on current research on learning and teaching Spanish pragmatics. It will be of interest to university lecturers, researchers, and graduate students. It will also be an excellent resource for language educators and K-16 teachers willing to expand their knowledge and apply the teaching of pragmatics as an integral component in the teaching of the Spanish language.

Grammar in Context 3B

Author: Sandra N. Elbaum

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781424080939

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

View: 9219

Heinle's best selling grammar series now has more of what works for students and teachers! Students learn more, remember more, and use language more effectively when they learn grammar in context. Grammar in Context, Fifth Edition presents grammar in interesting, informative readings and then recycles the language and context throughout every activity.

English Words Abroad

Author: Manfred Görlach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902727522X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

View: 8536

English Words Abroad summarizes the methods developed for the innovative multilingual Dictionary of European Anglicisms (Görlach 2001, OUP) which combines data on English loanwords in sixteen European languages (four each for Germanic, Slavic, Romance and others). This summary allows us to quantify for the first time the extent of the lexical impact of loanwords on individual languages and cultures. The author discusses the elicitation of data from informants with a high linguistic awareness; criteria for inclusion; problems of integration on graphemic, phonological, morphological and semantic/stylistic levels; and speakers’ reactions (purism, language, legislation). He then explores the possibilities of applying these methods to dictionaries of gallicisms and germanisms. The book includes a survey of the most recent dictionaries of anglicisms in European languages.

1000 Spanish Verbs in Context

A Self-Study Guide for Spanish Language Learners

Author: Alex Forero

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508697237

Category:

Page: 210

View: 6843

You're about to discover over one thousand Spanish verbs exemplified in Spanish & English sentences. Learning a new language is never an easy task but it doesn't have to be hard. By learning the one thousand most used verbs in a language you give yourself a fantastic foundation to start building upon to your road to fluency. In my book, 1000 Spanish Verbs in Context, I give you over one thousand of the most common Spanish verbs used today. You are given the verb in Spanish and English with examples of the verb in a sentence, also in Spanish and English. No more confusion about how to use the verb. One thousand words are a perfect number to aim for. It is important to give yourself goals to stay motivated and to keep yourself learning. Imagine if you learnt ten words a day. Five in the morning and five at night. After only a hundred days ( that's just over 3 months) you would have access to a thousand verbs in your vocabulary. That really is quite a lot and would give you an excellent grasp of the language. Far too many people expect to be speaking a new language far too quickly without putting in the time or effort. As a language teacher I can testify to seeing this too many times. I can also say that by exposing yourself to a new language daily you will surely learn it. It does take time and effort but ten words a day will give you a massive boost. If you prefer a slower pace then you could set yourself different goals. The key to learning new vocabulary is to see it in context, that means in use. Seeing how it's used will help you remember the word a lot better. It is also important to understand how that word should be used in a sentence. As a FREE bonus I have included the top one hundred most used words in Spanish. Yes, I really want you to learn this beautiful language.