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: 7746

‘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.

Speed up your Korean

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

Author: Lucien Brown,Jaehoon Yeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317270509

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

View: 5697

Word order, honorifics, terms of addresses and idiomatic expressions are just some of the areas that cause confusion for students of Korean. Learning how to avoid the common errors that arise repeatedly in these areas is an essential step in successful language learning. Speed Up Your Korean is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains these errors, enabling students to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the Korean language. Key features: Carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors Comprehensive explanations of the most difficult grammar points help learners gain an in-depth understanding of Korean grammar and usage. Exercises throughout reinforce learning and link theory to practice Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your Korean is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of Korean wishing to refine their language skills.

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Yolanda Pérez Sinusía,Marianne David

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136342001

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 1915

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Spanish language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive manuscripts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Key features: Guidance on how to structure a variety of texts: narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, academic, journalistic, legal and scientific. Sequenced exercises on style, writing conventions, word choice, syntax and grammar. Reference lists and tables with specialized vocabulary, transition words and other useful expressions. Strategies and tips for planning manuscripts, brainstorming ideas, vocabulary enrichment, editing and proofreading. Includes original samples, as well as fragments from newspapers, well-known literary works and essays by notable Hispanic authors and journalists. Website with additional activities to reinforce the content of each chapter and a teacher's guide with valuable support materials at: www.developingwritingskills.com Designed as a classroom text, self-study material or simply as a resource on writing, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish is the ideal supplement for all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.

Speed up your French

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

Author: Margaret Jubb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131753283X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

View: 6312

Speed up your French is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains the errors most commonly made by students of French. From false friends to idiomatic expressions and the use of prepositions, each of the nine chapters focuses on an aspect of the language where English speakers typically make mistakes. Full explanations are provided throughout with clear, comprehensive examples, enabling students to acquire a surer grasp of French vocabulary and idiom, as well as grammar. Key Features: carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors extensive exercises and answer key to reinforce learning, link theory to practice and promote self-study use of mnemonic devices, including visual illustrations, to aid understanding Supplementary exercises and answer key available at www.routledge.com/cw/Jubb Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed up your French is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of French wishing to refine their language skills.

Spanish Idioms in Practice

Understanding Language and Culture

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Yolanda Pérez Sinusía,Marianne David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136288562

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 682

Idiomatic expressions are the ‘salt and pepper’ of any language. They give Spanish its colour and imagery, its richness and variety. From set phrases and idioms to metaphorical expressions and proverbs, these essential components allow users to add humour and spice to their language, vividly embodying Hispanic culture while naturalizing their communication style to more closely resemble that of native speakers. Key features: Includes a selection of the most widely used idioms from Spain and Latin America; Idioms are classified into specific and easy-to-reference categories; Creative activities, exercises, mnemonic devices and learning strategies facilitate the acquisition and mastery of idiomatic language; Connections between the Spanish language and Hispanic culture are explained and illustrated; Reference tables at the end of each section highlight similarities between English and Spanish usage of idiomatic language; Original samples, as well as fragments from various Spanish-speaking countries and well-known literary works, are included to help expose students to the use of idioms in journalistic and literary writing. Practical, informative and highly entertaining, this is the ideal text for all intermediate and advanced learners of Spanish.

Contexts of persuasion

Author: Beatriz Penas,Micaela Muñoz,Marta Conejero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 7530

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 8734

Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Intermediate Spanish For Dummies

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470287306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 8298

Need to brush up on your Spanish? Intermediate Spanish For Dummies is your key to success in building your writing skills and bolstering your confidence. It gives you the straight talk and nitty-gritty detail that will see you successfully through any major or minor roadblocks to communicating in Spanish. This friendly, hands-on workbook is loaded with practical examples and useful exercises so you can practice how native speakers use the language. From vocabulary and numbers to juggling tenses, you’ll get a clear understanding of the nuances of Spanish style and usage that will have you writing like a native in no time. Plus, you’ll find multiple charts that provide conjugations for all types of Spanish verbs. You’ll get up to speed with Spanish grammar, master essential differences between Spanish and English language usage, and be able to communicate effectively when traveling or conducting business. Discover how to: Use fundamental Spanish grammar, from nouns, adjectives, and adverbs to pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions Select and conjugate Spanish verbs correctly Understand the importance of grammatical gender in Spanish Avoid the most common writing mistakes Use numbers and express dates and times Name countries and nationalities in Spanish Expand your Spanish vocabulary exponentially Get comfortable with the subjunctive Combine verbs with confidence and competence Sharpen your Spanish-language skills the fun and easy way with Intermediate Spanish For Dummies.

Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners (+ Audio)

Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills

Author: Claudia Orea,Daniel Alvares

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533552570

Category:

Page: 110

View: 5135

An Effective Way to Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills This book makes use of simple yet entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. By covering a diverse range of grammar structures and vocabulary, and supplementing it with audio, you can improve your reading and writing skills, and even practice your listening and pronunciation.No Dictionary NecessaryThis book comes with a Spanish and English glossary embedded within the stories themselves, so there will be no need for a dictionary to help you with words you do not understand..Improve Your Listening Skills in SpanishWith the help of the audio, you can give your listening skills a boost as well as practice your pronunciation. Recorded by a professional voice talent from Madrid, Spain, the stories are narrated using a standard Spanish voice at a slightly slower speed than how actual Spanish people speak.This will allow beginners and low-intermediate learners to grasp the narration properly. Extra care has also been given to the recording of the audio to ensure a pleasurable listening experience for learners.Boost Your Comprehension With Useful Learning Aids and Extra FeaturesAside from the audio material provided, you will also find: Questions at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension. A summary of the story: After each chapter, you are encouraged to write a short summary of the story, and you can compare it to the provided summary to check your understanding. Learn Useful Vocabulary for Everyday SituationsThis book contains a total of ten short stories with themes about everyday activities and ideas. The stories are written using a wide range of vocabulary and diverse grammar structures. The carefully selected combination of dialogue and descriptions is especially suited for beginner to low-intermediate level learners.What to Expect from This Book A total of 1,000 new Spanish vocabulary words including some colloquial terms spoken in everyday Spanish conversations. Highly improved listening skills in Spanish, thanks to the audio material provided. So, whether you are learning Spanish for business or for pleasure, thanks to this book, you can now effectively hone skills that will help you to sound more natural when communicating in Spanish. Technical Details: 1,000 words and expressions in Spanish, translated in English. MP3 (90 minutes in total) Ready to learn Spanish? Grab your copy and get started today!

Spanish Essentials For Dummies

Author: Gail Stein,Mary Kraynak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470649091

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 7684

Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Spanish after time away, Spanish Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory Spanish course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, students will skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Spanish Essentials For Dummies. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical Spanish concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just want to be brush up on the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Durchstarten zum Traumjob

Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507617

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 2596

"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post

Spanish Grammar Drills

Author: Rogelio Vallecillos

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071596542

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 5468

Sharpen your Spanish grammar with skill-building exercises If you want to be proficient in Spanish, you eventually have to clear the bothersome hurdle of grammar. The best way to conquer this obstacle is through hands-on experience. Covering all facets of Spanish grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--Spanish Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics with fun and engaging exercises. This comprehensive book features: 200 drills that demonstrate how the Spanish grammar system works, including review exercises to reinforce your learning An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept Quick reviews bring you up to speed on grammar Topics include: Reflexive verbs * Infinitives and gerunds * Possessive pronouns * Adverbs of frequency * Imperfecto versus indefinido * Comparatives and superlatives * and more

Making a Living in Spain

Author: Anne Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901130836

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 4440

Contains valuable information regarding job prospects and advice about earning a living in Spain.

Kentucky Star

Author: Kate DiCamillo,Sabine Ludwig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423708753

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 123

View: 1924

Rob, who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving, is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger.

The Spanish Language Speed Learning Course

Author: Nishant K. Baxi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537274485

Category:

Page: 76

View: 3367

Speak Spanish Confidently ... in 12 Days or Less is the best training material for you, as you will be held by the hand each step of the way - from the basics up to the complicated topics in Spanish. With pronunciation guides, accurate glosses, and ample examples, you will never have any problem understanding each Spanish word and sentence you'll be encountering, until you'll be able to create your own sentences as well. The best thing is ... You don't need one whole school year or even a semester to train yourself in a language that more than 250 million people speak. 12 days is all it takes to learn how to speak Spanish!

Your Brain Goes to Church

Neuroscience and Congregational Life

Author: Bob Sitze

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566997089

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 6860

The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible explanations about the workings of the human brain. Sitze shows how a congregation's identity and behaviors are shaped by the work of individual members' brains as well as "the collected brain" of the congregation. Study groups will enjoy the "Big Question" Sitze asks throughout the book, as well as the discussion questions and follow-up activities included at the end of each chapter.

A Spanish Affair

Naive Bride, Defiant Wife\Flora's Defiance

Author: Lynne Graham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460383818

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 659

These two powerful Spanish men are impossible to forget! NAIVE BRIDE, DEFIANT WIFE Alejandro Navarro Vasquez has long desired revenge. His wife betrayed him with an act that, by this proud Spaniard's code, was unforgivable. His opportunity for justice comes when the private detective he's hired finally pinpoints Jemima's whereabouts. And now Alejandro will settle the score with his runaway wife! FLORA'S DEFIANCE Flora Bennett is determined to adopt her baby niece, despite Angelo van Zaal's assumption he will have guardianship. And, though Angelo's annoyed with himself for wanting her, Flora annoys Angelo even more by avoiding the shimmer of sexual attraction between them. But there is a way he can make her obey all his wishes….

My Spanish Sweetheart

An International Romance

Author: Frederick Albion Ober

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 260

View: 4653

Spain For Dummies

Author: Neil Edward Schlecht

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470139129

Category: Travel

Page: 552

View: 5909