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Practical Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) [Paperback]

By Marcial Prado (Author)
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Item description for Practical Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) by Marcial Prado...

This self-paced guide covers all the information offered in an introductory Spanish course. Each of the 15 accessible lessons provides a vocabulary list, a sample dialogue using these terms, and a quick review of the grammar involved.

Publishers Description
The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish
Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you:
* A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace
* Exercises to reinforce what you've learned
* Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures
* Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words
* Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wiley
Pages   354
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 7.52" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 7, 1997
Publisher   Wiley
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0471134465  
ISBN13  9780471134466  

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More About Marcial Prado

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MARCIAL PRADO is Professor of Spanish and International Business at California State University, Fullerton. Born in Spain, he received his Ph.D. in linguistics and Spanish from Georgetown University. He is the author of Practical Spanish Grammar, another Wiley Self-Teaching Guide.

Marcial Prado was born in 1933.

Marcial Prado has published or released items in the following series...
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Mexicana Spanish Instructor's Review of Practical Spanish Grammar  Jan 12, 2008
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A fine book for advancing your Spanish grammar  Feb 19, 2007
I am truly enjoying the exercises in the book. I have seen some typos and there are times a question (rarely) doesn't reflect someting already covered; however, these are minimal. I feel the notes are helpful in rounding out the lessons and giving some flavor to lanuage study. I have yet to start the advance Spanish grammar, but I own it and am looking forward to continuing my studies.
A good intro to Spanish, w/ vocabulary and dialogues  Jan 10, 2007
The title is a little misleading, as this is not just a grammar reference, but a near-comprehensive course for learning elementary Spanish. It consists of dialogues with vocabulary lists followed by exercises that teach you the grammar rules and help you remember the vocab. The only thing that's missing is audio recordings of the dialogues. I haven't worked my way all the way through it yet, but so far it's been pretty useful.
Excellent for self learners  Nov 11, 2006
I have dozens of Spanish books for self-learners and the Practical Spanish Grammar and Advanced Spanish grammar are clearly the best. Each chapter begins with a comprehensive, relevant (to that chapter) list of vocabulary words. The vocabulary list is annotated with footnotes to differetiate how the meanings of some words may vary from Latin America to Spain, etc. Following the vocabulary are grammar rules. After that are self-correcting exercises using the vocabulary and grammar the student has just studied. The book is organized for the student to learn as efficiently as possible.
Languae Learning is a PROCESS  Apr 9, 2006
The problem with any "book" of language learning is that it over looks a very import distinction between language acquisition and language learning. There is a difference and it is not too difficult concept.

Language acquisition is what your child is doing from the age 0-7 years of age long before learning his native tongue. The spoken fluency a child acquires before going off to his first day of formal school is what you as an adult need to be doing long before beginning any sort of formal language "learning" is attempted such as what is in these books.

If you do not engage in language acquisition before engaging in language learning then all you will become is an "exegete" of the language. You will be able to read written text but not be able to speak the language because you never "acquired" the language!

Language acquisition is accomplished in the identical way you learned your native language. True immersion will be the hearing first of hundreds of thousands of repetitions of the target language before any production.

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