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Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners

Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Spanish the fun way!

By Olly Richards

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  • £10.99

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.

"Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.

What does this book give you?

- Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
-Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
-Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
-Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
-Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including

A glossary for bolded words in each text
Full plot summary
A bilingual word list
Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners will make learning Spanish easy and enjoyable.

Biographical Notes

Olly Richards speaks eight languages and is the man behind the popular blog: I Will Teach You A Language. He started learning his first foreign language at age 19, when he bought a one-way ticket to Paris...

With no exposure to languages growing up, and no special talent to speak of, he had to figure out how to learn a foreign language from scratch. Fifteen years later, Olly has studied ten languages and has decided to reveal how he accomplished his goal of learning foreign languages quickly.

Although he started the I Will Teach You A Language blog in order to document his latest language learning experiments, his useful and actionable writing quickly transformed the blog into one of the most popular sources of language learning advice on the web. He now produces language books and courses across a variety of mediums with the goal of helping other people to successfully learn a new language.

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  • ISBN: 9781473683259
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: John Murray Learning
As researchers in language acquisition, we need to study people like you. — Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California
Olly's advice on language learning is the real deal, and I recommend you pay attention to what he has to say! — Benny Lewis, Fluent in 3 Months
When we wanted to create a free online course on how to learn a language we asked Olly to write it with us. — Dr Tita Beaven, The Open University
Learning a language is challenging, but it's one of the best things you can do for your brain and your learning skill set... Olly Richards is doing some seriously incredible work to empower more and more people to rise to the challenge. — Jonathan Levi
Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning. — Anthony Metivier, Magnetic Memory Method
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Authors:
Michel Thomas

Looking for a course to rapidly improve your German and fit in with your busy lifestyle? Already completed Michel Thomas Total German? Take your German to the next level with this acclaimed Perfect German intermediate course, the perfect follow-on to the Michel Thomas Method Total Course.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct complex phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly. What's in the Course?Perfect German with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 11 hours of audio on CD and a practice CD-ROM with interactive activities and assessment which should be done after the course and as a means of review. It also includes the complete Vocabulary Builder+ 5-hour course. *Note that this course contains the same learning as the previously entitled Advanced course and previous editions of the Perfect Course. The CD-ROM is a new addition. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.Where do I go next?Insider's German phase 2 Michel Thomas course is ideal for intermediate learners looking to improve their conversational German, grammar and vocabulary in authentic contexts.