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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Spanish as an International Language
Subtitle: Implications for Teachers and Learners
Written By: Deborah L. Arteaga
Lucía I. Llorente
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847691712
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

Spanish is spoken in many countries around the world, and like all
languages, different forms of Spanish express different levels of
formality. Taking these variations in Spanish into account, this book
describes the most important linguistic features of the language. The book
is an ideal resource for teachers and students of Spanish, and no prior
linguistic knowledge is assumed.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847691722
ISBN-13: 9781847691729
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847691714
ISBN-13: 9781847691712
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 22.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847691722
ISBN-13: 9781847691729
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847691714
ISBN-13: 9781847691712
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95