Fundamental Spanish

by Barbara Bregstein



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781553957805

About the Book

Fundamental Spanish is a clear, concise grammar book for teachers and beginner to intermediate self-learners.

The book is structured so that each chapter becomes the base for the next. Once a lesson is understood, it becomes the basis for the next. The sequence of learning is orderly, logical and clear. There are tons of written and oral exercises to facilitate and guide learning so that self-learners can test their own progress and practice speaking and understanding. A pronunciation chart is provided and pronunciation tips are given throughout the book as reminders that the ultimate goal of this grammar book is not only to be able to read and write Spanish, but also to speak and understand Spanish. For the teachers: Fundamental Spanish is based on the idea of the task chain; the successful completion of one sequence of gramar is dependent on the successful completion of the task before. The book builds the grammatical base lesson by lesson. The order and clarity of the explanations will give you the flexibility to move as quickly or as slowly as you wish as you teach grammar and conversation. It can also be used to review any elements that your particular class requires.

About the Author

Barbara Bregstein, (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A. University of Madrid) has been teaching Spanish in New York City for the past 20 years. She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of Educational Theater of New York and has adapted and directed Socrates on Trial, an adaptation of Plato's dialogues. Barbara has also created and directed three plays for students of English as a Second Language.