Conversational Spanish

a real-life approach to building oral proficiency

Author: Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Ntc Pub Group


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 9133

Master basic Spanish conversation skills with 18 units covering a wide range of topics and providing all the grammar and vocabulary needed to carry out such practical functions as asking for and giving personal information, describing people and places, asking for and giving directions, talking about likes and dislikes, talking about travel plans, and making suggestions.

Spanish Among Amigos

Conversational Spanish Beyond the Classroom

Author: Nuria Agulló

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071436154

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 5508

One of the biggest hurdles to mastering a second language is learning how to speak naturally. Here is a humorous, one-of-a-kind program that teaches readers how to carry a conversation without sounding stilted or awkward. Spanish Among Amigosallows language learners to eavesdrop on two native speakers and their befuddled English-speaking friend Tom. As they talk about a host of topics, the reader becomes accustomed to conversing naturally in Spanish. Each of the book's 21 units of dialogue includes: A multiple-choice comprehension check A vocabulary quiz Hints on grammar and usage

Conversational Spanish Dialogues

Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories

Author: Lingo Mastery

Publisher: Lingo Mastery

ISBN: 1718709927

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 280

View: 6673

Is conversational Spanish turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea on how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel? If your answer to any of the previous questions was ‘Yes’, then this book is for you! If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this – we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly. ‘How do I get out of this situation?’ many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming. Until now. We have compiled MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED Spanish Stories for Beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well! We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Spanish along the way, obviously), this book is for you! How Conversational Spanish Dialogues works: Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.A Spanish version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying!Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.That’s about it! Simple, useful and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational Spanish book once you have begun reading and studying this one!We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles! So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational Spanish Dialogues and start learning Spanish right now!

Conversational Spanish Quick and Easy

The Most Innovative Technique to Learn the Spanish Language

Author: Yatir Nitzany

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1311674179

Category: Travel

Page: 53

View: 4718

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak Spanish but simply didn’t have the time? Well if so, then, look no further. You can hold in your hands one of the most advanced and revolutionary method that was ever designed for quickly becoming conversational in a language. In creating this time-saving program, master linguist Yatir Nitzany spent years examining the twenty-seven most common languages in the world and distilling from them the three hundred and fifty words that are most likely to be used in real conversations. These three hundred and fifty words were chosen in such a way that they were structurally interrelated and, when combined, form sentences. Through various other discoveries about how real conversations work—discoveries that are detailed further in this book—Nitzany created the necessary tools for linking these words together in a specific way so that you may become rapidly and almost effortlessly conversant—now. If you want to learn complicated grammar rules, or to speak perfectly proper and precise Spanish, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while on a trip to a Spanish-speaking country, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany Method is what you have been looking for. This method is designed for fluency in a foreign language, while communicating in the present tense. Nitzany believes that what’s most important is actually being able to understand and be understood by another human being right away. This is one of the several, in a series of instructional language guides, the Nitzany Method’s revolutionary approach is the only one in the world that uses its unique language technology to actually enable you to speak and understand native speakers in the shortest amount of time possible. No more depending on volumes of books of fundamental, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all with hundreds of pages in order to learn a language. With Conversational Spanish Quick and Easy, all you need are fifty-three pages. Learn Spanish today, not tomorrow, and get started now!

Conversational Spanish for Health Professionals

Essential Expressions, Questions, and Directions for Medical Personnel to Facilitate Conversation with Spanish-speaking Patients and Coworkers

Author: Rochelle K. Kelz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780827367753

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 433

View: 876

This updated and expanded new edition is a useful guide for students in allied health and nursing programs who will need to communicate quickly and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. The book is adaptable to various needs and methods of presentation. It emphasizes the differences among written, formal, and academic Spanish and casual, everyday, and at times, regional Spanish.(dictionary, medical terms, communication, allied health, nursing, Spanish, health occupations/careers, EMS, respiratory care)

Para siempre: A Conversational Approach to Spanish

Author: Marta Montemayor,Marino de Leon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547142390

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 3873

PARA SIEMPRE is an easily accessible, streamlined introduction to Spanish Conversation program that focuses on oral production and conversation through modeled dialogs and oral activities. Students are introduced to high-frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures that are necessary for conversing about everyday topics and situations. Presenting grammar as a tool to communicate rather than a set of rules to memorize facilitates active participation in open-ended activities and in-class conversations. The flow of material in each unit is straightforward and easy to follow, and the reachable goals and guidance that students receive as they progress through each unit build a sense of achievement and enjoyment, fostering a continued interest in the study of Spanish at higher levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conversational Spanish in 20 Lessons

Author: R. Diez De La Cortina

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805014969

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 390

View: 1618

Step By Step, these twenty lessons, with charming and helpful illustrations, will enable you, regardless of previous language training, to read, write and speak Spanish in the shortest possible time. The Cortina Method has been time-tested and is the quick, easy and natural way to learn a language. It has received the approval of teachers, students, schools, colleges and business firms all over the world. Guide To Pronunciation And Spelling Explains how to pronounce the sounds, words and phrases of the language through simple phonetic symbols based on English spelling. Rules of spelling are also explained. Twenty Conversational Lessons These lessons include useful vocabularies and everyday conversations. Alongside of each word and sentence is given the correct pronunciation and English translation. Easy-to-understand grammatical footnotes are combined in this Method to make your language study effective and interesting. Complete Reference Grammar Provides a complete and clear explanation of every rule of structure. It is cross-referenced with and adds to the explanation in the conversational lesson footnotes. Bi-Lingual Dictionary Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary contains all useful words and terms you need to know, so you can locate them easily. Over 2,500,000 Cortina Method language books have been sold.

Conversational Spanish Grammar for the Hospitality Classroom

Author: Matt A. Casado

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470073403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8752

Be understood Latinos are the fastest growing workforce in the hospitalityindustry, and with all of the inherent challenges of running anefficient hospitality business, managers and employees can't affordmiscommunication among the staff. Conversational Spanish Grammarfor the Hospitality Classroom is the perfect learning tool forstudents and employees, as well as a powerful communicationresource for industry managers. This easy-to-use guide shows how to combine technical vocabularycommonly used by Spanish-speaking workers with fundamental grammarprinciples to effectively converse in real-world situations thatpertain to hotel and restaurant operations. Packed with valuableexercises and proven teaching tools, Conversational Spanish Grammarfor the Hospitality Classroom is ideal preparation for a successfulcareer in today's multicultural industry. Includes a companion Web site with helpful tips and answers toexercises and quizzes!

Conversational Spanish for Beginners and Travel

Learn Spanish Phrases and Important Latin American Spanish Vocabulary Quick and Easy in Your Car Lesson by Lesson

Author: Authentic Language Books

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723966309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 6675

This book was created with the listener in mind. Purchase the audiobook version of this book for the best and most effective learning experience! Conversational Spanish For Beginners and Travel If you are looking to learn Spanish in a fast, simple way without entering a classroom then you have chosen the perfect book. Conversational Spanish for beginners and travel is a comprehensive and simple program for learning Spanish in fast, simple and interactive lessons that will help you learn Spanish in your car and reach native-level fluency in no time . Learning Spanish can be a daunting experience. When you travel abroad not knowing the language can be scary and dangerous. Through this book you will learn Conversational Spanish for beginners through lessons that will help you develop your vocabulary and teach you simple phrases useful for travel. Through these book's lessons you will learn basic interactions in different and useful topics for travel. The following book on conversational Spanish will give you the necessary tools for survival abroad in simple and quick lessons. It's time to begin the adventure of learning Spanish, through simple and quick lessons you can listen in your car . Inside You Will Find How to greet, introduce yourself and to ask for things politely How to communicate that you don't speak Spanish or require assistance To understand and ask for the time and currency How to order in Restaurants in Spanish How to ask for directions and to get places Learn quick Spanish understand vocabulary and interactions and learn correct pronunciation through this simple audio lessons Get this book NOW, embrace these simple, yet effective language lessons that will have you speaking Spanish like a native in no time!

Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers and Supervisors

Basic Language Skills for Daily Operations

Author: Matt A. Casado

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6442

Indispensable for hospitality managers who need to communicate effectively with their Spanish-speaking employees, this unique book gives you the basic Spanish language skills you need at work every day. You'll quickly learn Spanish phrases, questions, and instructions that you can use immediately--in all the areas of your daily operations. This concise but comprehensive book gives you all the tools you need: * Common dialogues in Spanish for the full range of hospitality occupations, including housekeeping, restaurant, kitchen, and engineering * Useful phrases, including greetings, introductions, time, numbers, the calendar, and more * Position descriptions and hotel and restaurant operating procedures in Spanish * Interviewing vocabulary and general personnel office dialogues * A brief overview of Spanish grammar basics and an easy-to-use pronunciation guide * A model Spanish-language employee manual * Handy, English-Spanish/Spanish-English hospitality dictionaries

Conversational Spanish For Adults

Seeing What You're Hearing! Level II

Author: Susan Ann Roemer

Publisher: Totalrecall Publications

ISBN: 9781590956397

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 2303

Conversational Spanish For Adults Espanol Conversacional Para Adultos es-pa-NYOL kom-ber-sa-sio-NAL PA-ra a-DUL-tos Seeing What You're Hearing! Viendo Lo Que Esta Escuchando! BIEN-do LO KE e-STA es-ku-CHAN-do People learn their languages by hearing words and then understanding what they mean. A child learns words, strings them together in phrases, and is later corrected by his or her parents. Imagine if a 4-year-old in saying a sentence were forced to say the complete conjugation of the verb before going on to the next phrase! Yet many people think that to learn a new language they need to learn all the conjugations before they continue. This method is in essence a "mapping of sounds." The students are taught a phrase, what it means in English, and what the sounds look like through a phonetic transcription that is unique to this method. Spanish language learners may practice the sounds without the need of an instructor being present. The advantage is clear: it is one thing to hear the sounds and repeat the words; it is quite another thing to have a visual image of what the sounds look like. Recent research confirms what many have long suspected -- most people are a combination of visual and auditory learners. It only makes sense that a teaching approach should be directed at both modalities in addition to some kinesthetic activities to reinforce the learning. The students will be able to take what was spoken in the classroom and easily reinforce it at home through additional practice. In music some people can produce music "by ear" while others need to read the music. The printed page also describes the cadence and scales, whole or half notes, etc. In some ways this approach can be compared to sheet music rather than to music produced by ear. It is helpful to have written instructions to complement the initial practice regardless of whether one is trying to communicate the same sound in music or in language learning. This gives more detail and allows the producer to repeat the message more accurately. The four modalities of learning any language are reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Research has shown that a person can master any concept in any language after being exposed to it a total of ten times. It can be a language concept, a scientific theory, or a mathematical theorem, but the important point is the need for repetition. The goal of this approach is to make learning the Spanish language repetitive without being boring! Simple phrases are repeated in multiple contexts. Students are able to reproduce the phrases outside the classroom setting in situations where they feel comfortable. Since it is usually impossible to transport students to a Spanish-speaking environment, the method by definition needs to be vicarious. Of course the more they use the phrases taught in class and reproduced outside the classroom, the faster they learn the language. With repetition in and out of class their speed and pronunciation will improve; their words and sounds will all flow together. In this method the three steps of each concept are (1) the structure; (2) an example; and (3) a given practice task for the student with a partner. In the military the same steps are implemented to teach a task -- structure, example, and practice. It only stands to reason that the more opportunities the student has to practice a given task, the more efficient the learning will be in the student's memory bank. As the old adage goes, "Practice makes perfect." "