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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: Camino al espaƱol
Subtitle: A Comprehensive Course in Spanish
Written By: Consuelo de Andres Martinez
Eugenia Ariza Bruce
Christine Cook
Isabel Diez-Bonet
Anthony Trippett
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521824036
Description:

This intensive course is expressly designed to lead the adult beginner to a
comprehensive knowledge of Spanish, giving balanced attention to the four
key language skills. The course includes quality audio materials recorded
by native speakers, grammar-acquisition exercises which facilitate
independent study, and authentic written materials to develop important
receptive skills and encourage the transition to independent reading. It
also features an abundance of pair and group activities ideal for classroom
use, as well as teacher's guidelines. Based on a style of Spanish easily
understood by most speakers, the course clarifies the main differences
between peninsular and Latin American forms and usage.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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