Essential Spanish Grammar: Teach Yourself

Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 596

Is this the right course for me? Essential Spanish Grammar will help you get more out of your study of Spanish. Essential Spanish Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to Spanish grammar. You don't need to know a lot about grammar before you start. Everything is explained simply and there are lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential Spanish Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. If you already know some grammar, then you can use the 'reference grammar' section at the back of the book to look up the points you need. The course consists of 23 units illustrating the various uses to which the language can be put, for example, giving instructions or talking about the recent past. The more traditional reference grammar deals with grammatical structures, such as the imperative or the perfect tense. All grammatical terms are explained in the glossary at the back of the book. Each unit contains exercises for you to practise what you have learnt and there is a key at the back of the book for you to check your answers. The new page design in this edition means that the book is even easier to use and the main headings are in English so that you can find your way around the book quickly. This edition contains a 'taking it further' section which will direct you to further sources of real Spanish. Essential Spanish Grammar will help you to understand and manipulate Spanish grammar with confidence because: - you need no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology to use it; - the approach is accessible and supportive; - the examples are clear and in context; - exercises help you practise every point. Learn effortlessly with a new, easy-to-follow page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. End-of-unit summaries and online tests Summaries and tests to help you keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Spain.

Perfect Your Spanish: Teach Yourself

Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 852

Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write Spanish confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Perfect Your Spanish – Touch & Listen will guarantee success! Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation and conversations within the pages of the books themselves – right where you need them. In the past you used to have to juggle separate books and CDs/MP3s to master listening, speaking, reading and writing. Not anymore. Thanks to the latest enhanced ebook technology, you can learn and practise all four language skills plus grammar and vocabulary from a single ebook that you can read and listen to on your tablet device or smartphone. First, touch the on-screen play buttons and listen to native speakers conversing on scores of current topics. Then rewind. Or pause. Whatever you need to do to make sure you’ve fully understood what you have just listened to. When you are ready, complete the activities with the convenient notes feature. You are in control. It’s that simple. STRUCTURE The course is structured in thematic units based on real-life situations and with an emphasis on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. NOT MUCH TIME? Get started with a 1-minute introduction to the key principles of the language. GRAMMAR Follow easy-to-manage steps to give you a clear understanding of the language. VOCABULARY Use clearly marked lists to make it easy to find and review the most useful vocabulary. DIALOGUES Touch & Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you travel. INSIGHTS Look out for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of teaching experience. FEATURES Make full use of the wealth of convenient ebook features, including highlighting, making notes and a built-in dictionary. PROGRESS Rise to Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. TEST YOURSELF Use the unit tests to keep track of your progress. Teach Yourself Perfect Your Spanish Enjoy the familiarity of a book with the convenience of Touch & Listen technology at home or on the move, and let Teach Yourself and its highly experienced authors guide you every step of the way.

50 Ways to Improve your Spanish: Teach Yourself

Author: Keith Chambers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 217

Do you have a working knowledge of Spanish, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Spanish is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There's even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation. Polish your Spanish with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 ways to improve your Spanish touches all essential bases and is divided into the following easily digestible sections: Only got a minute? A 60-second introduction to Spanish to get you started. Only got five minutes? Get to grips with Spanish and its common pitfalls even if you're short of time. Only got ten minutes? Use your free time wisely to learn something about the Spanish language. Insights Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Keith Chambers' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests online to keep track of your progress. Articles Extra information to keep you motivated. Summaries Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Grammar Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go. Audio Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas - iPod/MP3 compatible. For your free audio download please visit: www.hodder.co.uk/TYLfreedownloads

Spanish Grammar You Really Need To Know: Teach Yourself

Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 695

Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.

Living Spanish

A Grammar-Based Course

Author: R. P. Littlewood

Publisher: John Murray Language

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 662

This new 5th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs. Do you want to learn Spanish or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you. The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains: - clear grammar explanations - vocabulary lists - reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter - questions for speaking practice - exercises - 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning. There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference. The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Spanish, together with model answers. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.

Living and Working in Spain

A Survival Handbook

Author: David Hampshire

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: British

Page: 458

View: 461

-- Essential reading for those who move abroad or are relocated because of business -- Includes chapters on finding jobs, permits & visas, working conditions and accommodations

Get Started in Latin American Spanish: Teach Yourself (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 837

If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Latin American Spanish in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will start to learn the Latin American Spanish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Latin American Spanish into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's Latin American Spanish has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall - 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. - Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself UNIX Shell Programming in 14 Days

Author: Kamran Husain

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 586

Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 14 Days is a true beginning level guide to the Bourne Shell. Everyone who works in UNIX uses one of its three shells. This tutorial shows uses how to exploit the Bourne Shell to optimize their system, increase productivity, and work more efficiently.

Teach Yourself - English Language, Life, and Culture

Author: Anne Fraenkel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 216

Teach Yourself Language, Life, and Culture titles delve into the customs and ways of their featured countries, taking a respectful yet lively point of view. Topics include government, arts, language, work, leisure, education, festivals, and food. Each title explains the role of language in shaping culture and provides practical information for travelers. Find out about traditional Chinese medicine, English fish and chips, the Welsh red dragon, and even Christmas in Japan.

Live & Work in Spain and Portugal

Author: Elisabeth Roberts

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 351

View: 600

A detailed survey of the opportunities for living and working in Spain and Portugal from Madrid to the Costa del Sol and from Lisbon to the Algarve.

Spain

Author: Graham J. Shields

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 231

Annotation. In less than 20 years, Spain has emerged from repression and dictatorship to become a largely stable and sophisticated modern industrial economy. This reference provides annotated entries on works dealing with the history, geography, economy, politics, people, culture, customs, religion, and social organization of this fascinating country. Also addressed are current living conditions, including housing, education, the media, the arts, and industry. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Teach Yourself Life at 50 - For Women

Author: Bernice Walmsley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 312

Make the most of your 50s If you are feeling daunted by the milestone of entering the sixth decade of life, Teach Yourself Life at 50--for Women offers helpful advice on dealing with such matters as health, menopause, relationships, career, money, and leisure interests. Interactive material includes checklists and plans of action, so you can maximize your potential.

Live & Work in Spain and Portugal

Author: Jonathan Packer

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN:

Category: Americans

Page: 319

View: 935

A large proportion of the millions of British holidaymakers who have visited Spain and Portugal wonder if and how they could settle there. This guide surveys the possibilities of employment and living in Spain and Portugal from San Sebastian to Oporto. It advises those who are hoping to find a short or long-term job, start a business, buy a holiday home or retire in either country.

Spanish Language

3 in 1 Bundle: Spanish for Beginners, Spanish Short Stories, Spanish Language Lessons

Author: Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: White Flower Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

View: 211

Hola! If you are looking to learn Spanish in a fast, simple and easy way without entering a classroom, then you have chosen the perfect audiobook. Spanish Language is the perfect guide for Beginners that allows you to learn Spanish while in your car or Working out with the purpose to reach a native-level fluency in no time. Through this audiobook, you will learn conversational Spanish for beginners through lessons that will help you develop your vocabulary and grammar, as well as simple phrases useful for travel in Spain, Mexico or Latin America! It's time to begin the adventure of learning Spanish through simple and quick lessons you can listen to in your car! Estas pronto? Here's what you'll learn from the Spanish For Beginners book: Chapter 1: Learning Strategies Chapter 2: The Fundamentals of Spanish Chapter 3: Numbers, Colors, Time, and Date Chapter 4: Nouns and Articles Chapter 5: Pronouns Chapter 6: Verbs Chapter 7: Adjectives Chapter 8: Prepositions, Adverbs, and Conjunctions Chapter 9: Forming sentences Chapter 10: The Subjunctive & Imperative Mood Chapter 11: Making comparisons Chapter 12: Conversational phrases And much more! Here's what you'll learn from the Spanish Short Stories: The Spanish language is rich, full of small differences between the different countries. Things that might be one way in Argentina might be different in Spain or Mexico. But don’t worry, with this book, you will have a firm grasp on the language, and you will be able to understand and have a conversation with any Spanish speaker. In this book, I will give you 20 short stories that will range from science fiction to romance, everything in between and sometimes even more. These stories will give you an entire picture of the Spanish language, and how to appreciate the subtlety of the language. After each story, there will be a questionnaire section where you will answer questions about the stories in Spanish. I really suggest to grab a blank page, and write down the answers, or the small assignments that you will be given (don’t worry, they won’t be long!). Remember to write them in Spanish, so you can practice and use the language. Also, in this section, you will find grammar and fun facts not just from the stories themselves, but from the inspirations behind them, and facts about living in a Spanish country. All these stories are written from my heart, and I deeply hope that you will find them funny, mysterious, romantic, or at least entertaining. Here's what you'll learn from the Spanish Language Lessons book: Traveling in Spanish countries can be hard. Believe me, I’m a frequent traveler, and I’ve been all around the world. I’ve been in Europe, Asia, and South America, and I have to say that of all the places that I’ve been, I’ve never found more caring and lovely people than in Spanish countries. Maybe it is their past, maybe is their language, but they are always available to give you a hand, talk to you, have fun, grab a drink, and generally have a good time. But the language barrier might be hard. You might find yourself trying to say something, and the interlocutor understanding another thing entirely. It might be quite frustrating, and then you end up using your fingers or pointing to what you want, and to be honest, it’s quite ridiculous and a bit childish. That’s why I’m writing this book, to help you on your travels, so if you want to take a trip to a Spanish Country, you won’t find it hard to express yourself. And I will not just explain you some phrases in Spanish to ease your life in your trip, I will also teach the differences between countries, and how to travel from one place to another. So, if you were planning a trip, or maybe you are already in one and found yourself in a problem, this is the book for you. I hope it helps you with anything that might arise on your trip. get your copy today