Mi Segunda Lengua el Español Brings New Approach To Teaching and Learning Spanish

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A step-by-step, phonetic teaching method from acclaimed author, Bertha L. Albornoz, that makes teaching and learning Spanish easier than memorization methods and much more fun for educators, readers, students and parents.

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Learning Spanish as a second language just got a whole lot easier and much more fun for teachers, students, and parents with Mi Segunda Lengua el Español. The book, authored by Bertha L. Albornoz, presents a logical step-by-step phonetic method that quickly assists students in North America and Europe to easily comprehend the language and is intended to expose English-speaking children to time-tested methods with which generations of native Spanish speakers have learned to read and write Spanish. Mi Segunda Lengua el Español can also be used by Spanish-speaking parents to assist their children to have a better grasp of the Spanish language.

The 252-page book emphasizes communicating in a meaningful simple language from the start without memorization. The key is learning basic phonetic elements and then building upon these in a clear and simple way to register the beauty and simplicity of the Spanish language upon minds, young and old, in a way that is truly unforgettable.

Mi Segunda Lengua el Español is a comprehensive textbook and needs no supplemental materials. Teachers and parents will find in using the book a wide variety of ways to present the material. Simple childlike drawings encourage students to learn, while suggested teaching ideas for teachers and parents make the language come to life.

The book sets itself apart from mainstream Spanish instruction books in that it provides:

  •     Perfect academic order for beginners.
  •     Provides 36 pages of phonetics after which the student can begin reading and writing simple words and sentences before entering the third chapter.
  •     Teachers provide classes according the learning of each particular group of students.
  •     The book is complete. Students need only have a notebook on hand.
  •     Each page in the book captures students' interest as they read stories, customs, poetry and songs.
  •     Little preparation is needed to present to classes.

Never before has a book provided a Spanish-teaching method that has proven to show such outstanding results from a single book or methodology like Mi Segunda Lengua el Español.

Mi Segunda Lengua el Español is available at Trafford Publishing (http://www.trafford.com). For information, contact:

Betty Albornoz
410 446 6605

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About the Book:
Mi Segunda Lengua el Español is 252 pages; spiral coil; catalogue #05-2084; ISBN 1-4120-7189-5; US$22.77, C$22.77, EUR15.55, £11.76. Contains: phonetics, Latin American customs, common expressions of courtesy, readings, guessing games, recipes, numbers, brief history of important people or events of Latin America, stories, songs, poems, vocabulary, etc.

About the Author:
Bertha L. Albornoz has taught Spanish at various levels including at: Mount St. Joseph High School, Loyola High School, Friends School, St. Mark's Elementary School, St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School, and Father Kolbe Elementary School - all in the Baltimore, Maryland area. She has also been active in providing individual tutoring to students and has taught adult educations courses at the Berlitz School of Language. In 1994 The Baltimore City Commission for Women inducted the author into the Women's Hall of Fame.


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