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ERIC Number: ED249792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Spanish: Familiarization and Short-Term Training.
Arbelaez, Vicente; And Others
The State Department's Foreign Service Institute short-term, intensive course in Spanish language and culture for government employees going to work in Spanish-speaking countries contains an introductory section and 38 lessons and 10 related audio cassettes intended as the basis for a ten-week program with an instructor. The lessons cover these topics: the alphabet and names; classroom greetings and phrases; useful signs, phrases, exchange, and nationality information; hotel language needs and calendar and weather information; restaurants and tipping; babysitters; telephone conversations; asking for directions; taking telephone messages; asking for directions inside a building; dealing with wrong telephone numbers; public transportation; leaving telephone messages; using the familiar form; conversations when meeting people; placing a long-distance call; describing people; calling the physician; social courtesies; greeting visitors; local holidays and related customs; outings; market shopping; sightseeing; sports; housing; grocery shopping; paying a maid or deliveryman; gift shopping; entertainment; banking; directing office workers; dealing with an emergency; and household repairs. Lists of phrases for use with service personnel, body parts and medical terms, important signs and signals, and food and kitchen vocabulary are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Daily Living Skills, Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Interpersonal Communication, Language Skills, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Travel, Vocabulary
National Audiovisual Center, National Archives and Records Services, Order Section, Washington, DC 20409 (text alone is $12.00; text with 10 audio cassettes, $55.00; cassettes alone, $43.00; text and first cassette only, $16.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.