ERIC Number: ED340230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Conversational Spanish: Quick and Easy.
Saloom, Barbara B.
Prepared for the adult or college student who wants to attain a speaking knowledge of Spanish spoken in Hispanic America, this book places more emphasis on communication and comprehension than on grammatical depth. It does not presuppose a knowledge of Spanish or experience with a second language. Emphasis is on repetition. Each lesson includes the following components: vocabulary to be repeated many times and memorized; informal explanation of grammar in lay terms; descriptions of Hispanic culture; suggestions for impromptu dialogues and conversation and for learning to think in Spanish; and extra vocabulary for enrichment. Chapters cover introductions, family, time and weather, occupations, home, travel, restaurants, shopping, the human body, post office and bank, holidays, supermarkets and open air markets, airports, and entertainment. (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Conversational Language Courses, Higher Education, Latin American Culture, Lesson Plans, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Textbooks, Vocabulary
Barbara B. Saloom, 18 Hollow Tree Road, Boxford, MA 01921 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A