"Teach Yourself: Improve Your Spanish" is the ideal way to extend your language skills if you already have some knowledge of Spanish. Whether you've completed "Teach Yourself Spanish" or any other beginners' Spanish course, either by yourself or at evening class, this course should help you build on your existing knowledge and improve your spoken and written language. The book covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Spain and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Spanish. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Spain today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording.
Table of Contents
Cosas del diario vivir; tiempo de ocio; a trabajar!; de vuelta al colegio; de vacaciones; un lugar donde vivir; por donde se va?; servicios y comunicaciones; usted, el consumidor; estar en forma; el mundo que nos rodea; ellos y ellas; transcripts; Spanish-English vocabulary; English-Spanish vocabulary; Taking it further.
Juan Kattan-Ibarra was born in Chile and lived in Spain for a number of years. He has degrees in foreign language teaching from the University of Chile, Michigan State University, Manchester University and the Institute of Education, London University. He taught Spanish at Ealing College and Shell International, and was an examiner in Spanish for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the University of London School Examinations Board. He is now a full-time author.