This grammar is a simple and well-graded book designed to meet the needs of the beginner in an elementary course comprising two to four terms. The amount of grammatical material it contains is limited to the essentials, stops short of the subjunctive, and is developed from a variety of connected readings by means of an amplitude of modern exercises. The book is the outgrowth of careful experimentation and prolonged classroom testing on the basis of representative syllabi. The twofold aim of the authors has been to present the simple principles of the language in an atmosphere that would arouse and hold the beginner's interest, and to leave with them at the end of the course a body of cultural information that will stand them in good stead even if the study of Spanish is no further pursued. This is in harmony with the modern trend toward what is called socialization of content."Beginner's Spanish is planned for the study of reading, understanding, speaking and writing Spanish, with a strong stress on the reading objective."Keywords: Twofold Aim Careful Experimentation Subjunctive Socialization Stead Amplitude Syllabi Grammar Harmony Exercises Atmosphere
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