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Practical Spoken Spanish

Practical Spoken Spanish
Author/Publisher: F. M. Kercheville
Emphasis: Spoken Spanish
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During its long life in print Practical Spoken Spanish has sold more than 50,000 copies, and the demand for it has increased as word of its usefulness has spread. The method employed in this book—the natural method of learning a spoken language—is used by successful language teachers everywhere, in many tongues besides Spanish. Countless admirers have testified to the value of Practical Spoken Spanish in their studies at home, on radio and television, and in the classroom. The author, the late F. M. Kercheville, was a pioneer in the field of Spanish language education and an early advocate of basic principles in language learning that are now widely accepted. His efforts were important in widening the circle of friendship that results from more and more Americans being able to speak and understand the language of their Spanish-speaking neighbors.

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F M Kercheville

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 7th edition (December 1, 1959)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0826300596
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826300591
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Very aptly titled
Practical Spoken Spanish by F.M. Kercheville is exactly what it purports to be: practical. Professor Kercheville, like Mario Pei, Robert Hall and others of his generation, were part of a movement towards teaching the common everyday language rather than starting from a lofty, literary approach.
Instead of discussing sunsets or philosophical questions, you dive right in with the things you need to know most: small talk, ordering food, the weather, where is the restroom?
Also, you learn basic communication before irregular verbs and exceptions to the exceptions, etc.
Despite having been published more than four decades ago, this book remains very practical and very useful for self-study or an adult education group. It is gratifying to see that this classic work is still in print. Kudos to the University of New Mexico Press.


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