S Seorita! Provides a unique opportunity for students to understand the close connection between the Spanish language and culture. The wide variety of culturally rich illustrations motivates children to experience the language while discovering the beauty of the culture.
This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation of general principles universal to all languages. They all depart from the view that language acquisition can be explained in terms of learning language specific rules, constraints or structures. The different parts into which this volume is organized reflect different approaches that current research has offered, which deal with issues of development of reflexive pronouns, determiners, clitics, verbs, auxiliaries, Inflection, wh-movement, rssumptive pronouns, topic and focus, mood, the syntax/discourse interface, topic and focus, and null arguments.
PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, Eleventh Edition, is part of a three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series that gives you a thorough review of grammatical structures and helps you communicate with confidence in Spanish. You'll quickly hone your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of engaging, culturally relevant activities and exercises for conversation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Spanish Pen Pals Made Easy provides an easy way for pupils to communicate in Spanish with other Spanish speakers. It contains fill-in-the-gap letters, so even pupils just beginning to learn Spanish can have the satisfaction of being able to communicate effectively in Spanish. The format is ideal for non-specialist teachers as it does not require fluency and little or no preparation is required. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas. For the student, Spanish Pen Pals Made Easy is easy to follow, instills confidence and helps to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning.
Up-to-date coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world, are provided in an authoritative, concise dictionary.
This is a guide to Spanish usage for those who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar that cause the most difficulty for English speakers. It takes full account of the differences between European and Latin American Spanish, as well as focusing on questions of style and register that are all too often ignored. Clear, readable and easy to consult, it guides the user through the richness and diversity of this increasingly important world language.
Songs + fun and games = little language learners! What better way to capture children's attention and open their minds to a new language than with catchy tunes, giggle-inducing games, and beloved fairy tales? Award-winning author Ana Lomba presents Hop, Skip, and Sing Spanish for Kids, an interactive program that will help you teach Spanish to children ages two though seven. Based on the author's proven "Easy Immersion" methodology, this audio package offers 25 songs and games that use repetition and active participation to make language learning a snap while encouraging children to sing, play, and act silly for maximum fun.
Build your Spanish vocabulary and learn to communicate like a native speaker! To communicate comfortably in Spanish, you need access to a variety of words that go beyond the basics, as well as a solid foundation in grammar. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary, 3rd Edition provides the tools you need to expand your lexicon and hone both your speaking and writing skills. This updated edition includes new review exercises to help you test your mastery of essential topics covered. Each chapter focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for a burgeoning vocabulary, you will perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence you need to communicate well in Spanish. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary, 3rd Edition features: • New: A review chapter with exercises to test your mastery of essential topics • More than 250 exercises • More than 10,000 vocabulary terms • Concise grammatical explanations • The latest terms used in technology, communications, and media • An answer key to gauge your comprehension • More than 3,300 flashcards online, grouped by level of difficulty LEARN HOW TO SPEAK OR WRITE IN SPANISH ABOUT: Different occupations and jobs • Spanish holidays and traditions • Food and drink • Politics and current events • Your social life • Your family and friends • Business and money • Your favorite entertainment venues • Your family's background . . . and much more