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Colloquial Spanish : The Complete Course for Beginners

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Colloquial Spanish: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Spanish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Spanish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Spanish is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: * A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills * Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar * An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises * Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations * Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Spain * An overview of the sounds of Spanish Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Spanish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Spanish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 20.32mm | 400g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138960322
  • 9781138960329
  • 335,866

About Untza Otaola Alday

Untza Sale has been a Spanish lecturer at FCO Language Group since 1992. She has taught a large number of students posted to Spain and Latin America on a one to one basis and has also run many courses from intensive to pre-exam courses. She studied Modern Iberian and Latin American Studies at UCL and did an MA in the teaching of Modern Languages at the Institute of Education. She is also a specialist in testing and has worked for Language Testing Associates since 1991.show more

Table of contents

ContentsAbout this book 1  Encuentros  Meeting people  2  Â¿De dónde eres?  Where are you from?  3  Â¡Taxi! Taking a cab  4  Direcciones  Directions  5  Viajando  Travelling around  6  Comiendo en un restaurante  Eating out  7  Una visita al médico A visit to the doctor 8  Buscando piso  Flat-hunting  9  Al teléfono  On the phone 10  En la oficinaAt the office  11  Problemas familiares Family problems 12  Escribiendo a casa Writing home 13  Un robo A robbery 14  Esperanzas para el futuro Hopes for the future 15  Una invitación An invitationshow more

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