Colloquial Spanish

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Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 328 pages

COLLOQUIAL SPANISH is easy to use and completely up to date!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Spanish. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes COLLOQUIAL SPANISH your best choice in personal language learning?

Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice

Clear – concise grammar notes

Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide

Complete – including answer key and reference section

Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Spanish this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-46200-6 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs: 978-0-415-46306-5

eBook: 978-0-203-88066-1 (available from Please note this does not include the audio)

MP3s: 978-0-415-55080-2 (available from

Pack: 978-0-415-46307-2 (paperback and CDs)


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1 Encuentros Meeting people
2 De dónde eres? Where are you from?
3 Taxi Taking a cab
4 Direcciones Directions
5 Viajando Travelling around
6 Comiendo en un restaurante Eating out
7 Una visita al médico A visit to the doctor
8 Buscando piso Flathunting
12 Escribiendo a casa Writing home
13 Un robo A robbery
14 Esperanzas para el futuro Hopes for the future
15 Una invitación An invitation
Readyreference grammar
Key to exercises
SpanishEnglish glossary
EnglishSpanish glossary

9 Al teléfono On the phone
10 En la oficina At the office
11 Problemas familiares Family problems

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About the author (2012)

Untza Sale has been a Spanish lecturer at FCO Language Group since 1992. She has taught a large number of students posted to Spain and Latin America on a one to one basis and has also run many courses from intensive to pre-exam courses. She studied Modern Iberian and Latin American Studies at UCL and did an MA in the teaching of Modern Languages at the Institute of Education. She is also a specialist in testing and has worked for Language Testing Associates since 1991.

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