Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting falsos amigos (a.k.a., false cognates) are just a few of the blunders English-speaking Spanish-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your Spanish Blunders, veteran Spanish teacher Jean Yates identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. You will discover how grammar patterns of Spanish differ from those of English and why trying to translate word for word, structure for structure, from English, can lead to big trouble.
You will learn to break bad habits and correct your mistakes while developing a much more natural feel for Spanish language patterns with the help of:
Jean Yates Ph.D., is an experienced educator and teacher of Spanish at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is also a successful author of learning materials for Spanish and English for Spanish speakers.
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Audio content, available for download, provides clear pronunciation models for the 26 dialogues throughout the book, as well as selected audio exercises.
Hunting blindly through a bilingual dictionary for the right word can be a real pain. That's where Must-Spanish comes in. This thematic vocabulary guide gives you instant access to thousands of Spanish terms. It features 4,000 words arranged in 12 self-contained thematic sections. From current affairs to shopping, medicine to relationships, you will find what you need to know fast and easy.
Better Reading Spanish offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged.
Better Reading Spanish is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.
When you want to get a job done right, you do it yourself. With DIY Spanish, you can build your Spanish language skills on your own without the distraction of minor details. This part-workbook/part-reference gets straight to the point, offering useful structures, model sentences, essential vocabulary and grammar to get you communicating in a basic, functional manner.
Your Spanish language-learning toolbox includes:Power Tools Focuses on how to communicate basic wants, desires, future plans, likes & dislikes, and needs Hand Tools Essential for describing and identifying your surroundings and yourself Nuts & Bolts Covers common structures like commands and past tenses The Tool Shed A comprehensive reference and review of the important tenses, telling time, possession, irregular verb charts, and 13 theme-based vocabulary sections with the essential “fill-in” words, common verbs, cognates, and adjectives
Nervous that you’re not ready to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you’ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you:Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations Expand your vocabulary Get clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Improve your pronunciation through audio dialogs and exercises, via app and online
Before you know it, you’ll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!