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Spanish for Gringos Level Two with 2 Audio CDs

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764194610

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

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The new second edition of Spanish for Gringos, Level 2, has been expanded to include more commonly used Spanish words and phrases than were presented in the first edition. Also, a significant number of exercises and answer keys have been added. The book and two enclosed compact discs, is a follow-up program recommended for those who have completed Spanish for Gringos, Level 1. It's a quick, informal, and easy way to learn the fundamentals of conversational Spanish without having to memorize tedious rules of grammar and parts of speech. Both levels 1 and 2 of Spanish for Gringos are designed to help English-speakers who are in regular contact with Hispanics and need to speak with them and understand them in the workplace as well as in social situations. The enclosed pair of CDs relate to the book's contents and demonstrate correct Spanish pronunciation.

Spanish for Gringos Level Two

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764170126


Page: 240

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Author and unorthodox language teacher William C. Harvey makes learning spoken Spanish easy and painless in both of his Spanish for Gringos books. The new cassettes demonstrate exactly how Spanish's most-often-used words and phrases should sound in ordinary, idiomatic conversations.

Spanish for Gringos, Level 1: with MP3 CD

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438075297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Now in its fourth edition, and featuring additional commonly used words and phrases, this popular and informal self-instruction book offers a quick and easy way to pick up every day, practical Spanish without having to memorize tedious rules. It's designed for English-speakers who are in regular contact with Hispanics and need to communicate with them for both work purposes and social situations. Most-often-used Spanish words and phrases are emphasized and repeated in different contexts. The author also advises on Spanish pronunciation and improving listening comprehension. Includes one audio MP3 CD for even more practice and review.

Spanish for Educators

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764104961

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 403

View: 4673

Approaching language details informally and with a minimum of classroom-style presentation, author and educator Harvey offers practical instruction in Spanish basics. The focus is on conversational Spanish for teachers, counselors, administrators, and other employees at schools where Spanish is the first language of many students. Two opening chapters present fundamentals of Spanish speech and word order, and familiarize readers with often-used words and phrases that relate directly to school situations. The two following chapters pertain to Spanish that is most useful for communicating with younger students (pre-school through elementary grades) and older students (middle and high school grades). Remaining chapters offer help for counseling in Spanish in issues relating to health care, career guidance, college assistance, educational administration, special-needs, and extracurricular activities. A Spanish-English and English-Spanish glossary is also provided to help educators find the right word or phrase for a variety of situations.

Outreach Spanish

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764143236

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 322

View: 6560

"This book gives you all the vocabulary and phrases you'll require in order to communicate with Spanish speakers who are in need-- within your community, across the nation, and around the world"--Cover.

Gringos in Paradise

An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico

Author: Barry Golson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416547835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9102

A Year in Provence meets Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House in this lively and entertaining account of a couple's year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for AARP magazine about Mexican hot spots for retirees longing for a lifestyle they couldn't afford in the United States. A year later, he and his wife Thia were taking part in the growing trend of retiring abroad. They sold their Manhattan apartment, packed up their SUV, and moved to one of those idyllic hot spots, the surfing and fishing village of Sayulita on Mexico's Pacific coast. With humor and charm, Golson details the year he and his wife spent settling into their new life and planning and building their dream home. Sayulita -- population 1,500, not including stray dogs or pelicans -- is a never-dull mixture of traditional Mexican customs and new, gringo-influenced change. Before long, the Golsons had been absorbed into the rhythms and routines of village life: they adopted a pair of iguanas named Iggy Pop and Iggy Mom, got sick and got cured by a doctor who charged them sixteen dollars a visit, made lasting friends with Mexicans and fellow expatriates, and discovered the skill and artistry of local craftsmen. But their daily lives were mostly dedicated to the difficult yet satisfying process of building their house. It took them almost six months to begin building -- nothing is simple (or speedy) in Mexico -- and incredibly, they completed construction in another six. They engaged a Mexican architect, builder, and landscape designer who not only built their home but also changed their lives; encountered uproariously odd bureaucracy; and ultimately experienced a lifetime's worth of education about the challenges and advantages of living in Mexico. The Golsons lived (and are still living) the dream of many -- not only of going off to a tropical paradise but also of building something beautiful, becoming a part of a new world, making lasting friends, and transforming their lives. As much about family and friendship as about house-building, Gringos in Paradise is an immensely readable and illuminating book about finding a personal paradise and making it a home.

Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385410956

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 2836

Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"

Do You Really Know American English

How Truly American are You?

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764128820

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 8699

Teaching everyday conversational "American" English by making abundant use of classic Americanisms, informal one-liners, and old-fashioned expressions, this volume also includes timeless proverbs, childhood rhymes, lyrics of traditional American songs, and well-known quotations from American writers.

Survival Spanish for Educators

Author: Myelita Melton

Publisher: SpeakEasy Spanish

ISBN: 9780971259355

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 87

View: 1740

From items in the classroom to phrases which will motivate students, or help with parent-teacher conferences, "Survival Spanish for Educators" is the daily resource for building relationships with Latino students and their families.

Spanish for the Construction Trade

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764199103

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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(back cover) Contractors and subcontractors . . . carpenters . . . plumbers . . . electricians . . . painters . . . and everyone else who works in today's construction industry " If you need to communicate with fellow workers in Spanish, here's the help you've been looking for! " If you work in any of the building trades, and if you need to speak with and understand Spanish-speaking workers, this book is for you! You won't find tedious grammar rules to memorize. Instead, you're given useful sets of terminology, ready-to-use phrases, and the pronunciation of every word. The focus is on everyday words and phrases that apply to the building trades and to the related skills and professions.

Gods, Gachupines and Gringos

A People's History of Mexico

Author: Richard Grabman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981663708

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 7982

A complete, accessible, and nonacademic history of Mexico for general readers, this volume is a solidly researched introduction to a surprisingly multicultural, multifaceted nation. Presenting Mexico as it is and often with a refreshing wit and humor, this history puts flesh and bones on the dusty figures of the past while shedding light on the common humanity of the uncommon humans who created this unique country and its culture. From Mayans and Spanish conquistadors to guerillas and tourist invasions, the full thread of Mexican history is told here in a fresh, lively, uncompromising narrative for scholars, general readers, and generations to come.

Hunger of Memory

The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Author: Richard Rodriguez

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553898833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1373

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation — from his past, his parents, his culture — and so describes the high price of “making it” in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. From the Paperback edition.

Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 3373

A proven grammar-based approach that gives you a real mastery of the Spanish language Use Advanced Spanish Step by Step's progressive, grammar-based approach to conquer intermediate and advanced Spanish-language topics. This step-by-step approach gives you real confidence and the tools you need to achieve a high Spanish proficiency. You'll get a quick review of the key grammar basics, then move on to more advanced topics that you need for true mastery of the language. With complete coverage of verb tenses beyond the present and past, irregular verbs, sentence structure, parts of speech, and more, this book gives a thorough overview of advanced grammar topics. It also introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words that are reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context.

Learn Italian (italiano) the Fast and Fun Way

Author: Marcel Danesi,Heywood Wald

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764125300

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 1738

Learn Italian for most everyday situations, from meeting and greeting people to asking directions and handling simple business transactions.

The Autumn of the Patriarch

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140157536


Page: 229

View: 6160

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¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish

Visit New Places and Make New Friends

Author: Judy Martialay

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9780991132409

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 30

View: 2584

Pete the Pilot whisks the children away to Mexico Aboard the plane, readers learn some basic Spanish. Then they learn more Spanish when they meet Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean, and follow him on his adventures. Back home, children can practice Spanish with friends and family. Activities include: performing a skit with friends; learning about the culture of Mexico; singing a catchy piñata song: making a traditional Mexican mask with dried beans. Audio is free and downloadable from

How the Gringos Stole Tequila

The Modern Age of Mexico's Most Traditional Spirit

Author: Chantal Martineau

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749082

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 2610

Once little more than party fuel, for years tequila in the U.S. market was dominated by a crude hybrid, aptly called "mixto," but of late, it has graduated to the status of fine sipping spirit. Now growth in sales of real tequila, made from 100 percent agave, is outpacing that of the cheap stuff by some threefold. But there's more to the story of tequila than its popularity, and How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit's evolution in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. Author Chantal Martineau immersed herself in the world of tequila over the last five years—traveling to visit distillers in Mexico, attending tastings and seminars around the United States, and meeting with tequila experts and even academics who have studied the spirit—and the result is a book that offers readers a glimpse into the social history and ongoing impact of this one-of-a-kind spirit. In addition to discussing the history and politics of Mexico's popular export, this book also takes readers on a colorful tour of the country's tequila trail as well as bringing in expert opinions and cocktail suggestions from some of New York's top mixologists.

Official Guide to Costa Rican Spanish

English and Spanish Edition

Author: Christopher Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781881233879

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

View: 1127

Ingles Para Latinos-Level 1

Author: William C. Harvey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1438065132

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

View: 933

INGLES PARA LATINOS LEVEL 1 is designed to teach Hispanics in the United States and Canada a practical working knowledge of English. Updated with additional commonly-used phrases, new questions and answers for practice and review, and listening aids such as find-the-word boxes, jumbled words, and crosswords, the new edition of this informal language-learning program has been created to give Hispanics in the United States and Canada a practical working knowledge of English. Author William Harvey bypasses the dull rules of grammar, and instead familiarizes readers with often-used phrases, including a series of informal conversations among speakers in idiomatic American English. It also features tables that present commonly-used English verbs and verb tenses. Emphasis on correct pronunciation includes helpful tips and advice on pronunciation and listening comprehension. The supplemental downloadable audio uses spoken dialogues and coaching to emphasize correct pronunciation of informal American English.

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