More Information on US Peace Corps Spanish Courses
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-introduct... Read Full Description
This guide, entirely in Spanish, is designed for language training of Peace Corps workers in Paraguay and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 10 thematic instructional units, each targeting 2 to 7 specific language A table of contents outlines the units, competencies. competencies, and related grammar points and constructions. Each unit contains a brief dialogue and vocabulary list (with English translation) for each targeted competency, grammar notes, and a series of completion, fill-in-the-black, matching, and translation exercises. Unit topics include: greeting... Read Full Description
This text, intended for Peace Corps volunteers, aims to train them in the Spanish linguistic and communicative skills they would need to perform their specialized tasks effectively and expeditiously. The text contains two sections. The first is a series of units to be used by all students and is designed to teach basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. The units contain the following features:
(1) practical conversations, drills, and linguistic situations;
(2) pattern drills;
(3) cultural notes on aspects of Latin culture; and
(4) grammatical notes.
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This dictionary is for Peace Corps volunteers and others working in countries which speak Spanish. The problem of communication can be enormous and embarrassing. This guide is designed to help avoid some of these problems. Common local names for a variety of items have been left out due to the different Latin American dialects. The 4,300 terms listed appear in two glossaries. One in English-Spanish and the other is for Spanish-English. It is the hope that these glossaries will alleviate instructional problems in the field with the Peace Corps volunteers in Latin America.
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