Visit the Saviano-Cress Language Lab in the Music and Languages Innovation Center (MALIC), Jardine Hall, room 313 to work with Rosetta Stone software for Spanish. The lab computers are available when not in use by a class. Contact the Innovation Center at 978-3029 for further details on availability.
Many language books are boring-this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way-by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people-it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang.
Intended to equip learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Latin American Spanish in a broad range of situations, each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with exercises for regular practice.
Courses in over 40 languages (basic & complete lessons available), along with a computerized translation resource. Creating a username and password is optional, but doing so will allow you to pick up where you left off between learning sessions. (Mango)