Peace Corps - Spanish Language Lessons - Paraguay
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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: greetings and personal identification; exchange of personal information; discussion of family; food and meals; discussing weather; giving and getting directions, and transportation; describing people and activities; housing; clothing; and telephone usage and invitations. The units are followed by a series of pronunciation exercises and an answer key.
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