Peace Corps - Uruguay Spanish Manual
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This guide is designed for Spanish language training of Peace Corps workers in Uruguay, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 11 instructional units, each addressing four to seven specific language competencies. A table of contents outlines the targeted competencies and content for each unit. The units contain several brief texts and/or dialogues, vocabulary and phrase lists, grammar notes, pronunciation notes, and a series of completion and pattern drill exercises. Topics within the units include greetings and introductions, numbers, professions, self-introduction, describing family, food, money, community services, daily activities, expressing time, transportation, expressing likes and dislikes, weather, health and wellness, giving and getting directions, invitations and social behavior, housing, clothing, and telephone usage.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
El Salvador: 1962-1980, 1993-present
Nicaragua: 1968-1979, 1991-present
Peru: 1962 - 1974, 2002 - present
Ecuador: 1962 - present
Dominican Republic: 1962 - present
Bolivia: 1962 - 1971, 1990 - 2008; Currently Inactive
Uruguay: 1963-1973, 1991-1997; Currently Inactive
Mexico: Technology Transfer, Environmental Education and Natural Resource Management
Guatemala: Health, Youth Development, Environment, Agriculture
El Salvador: Community Economic Development, Agriculture, Environmental Education, Health, Youth Development
Honduras: Community Economic Development, Food Security, Health and Youth Development
Nicaragua: Business, Environment, Health. Education
Peru: Youth Development, Small Business Development, Health, Environment
Ecuador: Community Development, Education, Health
Dominican Republic: Community Development, Health, Education, Environment, Business
Bolivia: Currently Inactive
Uruguay: Currently Inactive
Spanish also called Castilian (castellano), is a Romance language that originated in Castile, a region in Spain. There are approximately 407 million people speaking Spanish as a native language, making it the second-most-spoken language by number of native speakers after Mandarin. It also has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur. Spanish is the most popular second language learned by native speakers of American English. From the last decades of the 20th century, the study of Spanish as a foreign language has grown significantly, facilitated in part because of the growing population demographics and economies of many Spanish-speaking countries, growing international tourism and the search for less expensive retirement destinations by North Americans and Europeans.
Spanish is spoken in: Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea
Spanish is also called: Castellano, Castilian, Castillan, Español