|About the Book|
SPANISH FLUENCY is a unique vocabulary companion written in a contemporary, easy-reading style with an emphasis on humor. This is not your boring grammar book... Whether beginner or advanced, this book is your shortcut to the language and willMoreSPANISH FLUENCY is a unique vocabulary companion written in a contemporary, easy-reading style with an emphasis on humor. This is not your boring grammar book... Whether beginner or advanced, this book is your shortcut to the language and will improve your Spanish by a quantum leap. The first part, Going for Fluency, provides an insight into the four modalities of language learning (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and a broad range of ideas for increasing fluency through todays technology: apps, blogs, ebooks, film, websites, music, media and more. The second part, Cognates, the Twin Words of Language, explores thousands of twin words, (such as interesante and interesting) that exist between Spanish and English. Linguistically, these words are your ultimate cheap trick to language acquisition and are your springboard to fluency. People who are good with languages take great advantage of the extraordinary abundance of twin words at their disposal. Twin words, by virtue of their similarity, make memorization a snap and make picking up the language exponentially easier. These twin words are presented in an engaging, readable way, first through grammar, (nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.) and then through categories (People, Food, Travel, etc.) SPANISH FLUENCY unlocks your language skills by showing you a multitude of words, that you knew, but didnt know you knew. The third part, Essential Vocabulary, explores the 1000 most essential Spanish vocabulary words critical for everyday, fluent speech, through a variety of inspirational quotes, pithy quips and laugh-out-loud zingers. The author has a Bachelors degree in Spanish Literature from George Washington University and a Masters degree in Italian Literature from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She has taught Spanish, French and Italian and has been privileged to live in various parts of Spain, Italy and Germany.