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Spanish tutor : grammar and vocabulary workshop / Juan Kattan-Ibarra and Angela Howkins.
ISBN:
9781473602373
Publication Information:
London [United Kingdom] : John Murray Learning, 2015.

©2015
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xxx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
"Advanced beginner to upper intermediate"--Cover.

"200+ skill-building exercises. Master essential grammar. Build vocabulary expertise. Improve reading and writing skills. Gain awareness through 'personal tutor' hints and tips"--Cover.
Abstract:
Improve your Spanish with this contemporary interactive workbook, featuring 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, embedded exercises and effective learning features.
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Summary

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Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Spanish?
Master Spanish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Spanish Tutor . This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Spanish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Spanish with clarity and ease.

What will I learn?
The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Spanish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Spanish grammar.

Is this course for me?
The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Spanish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Spanish.

What do I get?
This Spanish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:
-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points
-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice
-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points
-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner

25 short learning units each contain:
-communication goals to guide your studies
-grammar explanations with extensive exercises
-vocabulary presentations and activities
-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning

*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

What other courses are available?
For further study and practice, see Get Started in Spanish (ISBN 9781444174922) and Complete Spanish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444177244).

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years .


Author Notes

Juan Kattan-Ibarra holds degrees in foreign-language teaching from the universities of Chile, Michigan State, Manchester and London. He taught Spanish at Ealing College and Shell International and was an examiner for the University of London School Examinations Board. He now lives and works in Chile.

Angela Howkins, former lecturer in Spanish at Dundee College, has taught students at all levels. She is the author of a number of Spanish learning books including Practising Spanish Grammar and Spanish Grammar in Context .