Basic Spanish For Business and Finance

ISBN-10: 0495902659
ISBN-13: 9780495902652
Edition: 2nd 2011
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List price: $136.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunci�n and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Currently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis has taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish and is currently at work on a novel. She has been honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camag�ey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education in 1950. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist College, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. She was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist College, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Lecci?n preliminary
Conversaciones breves (Brief conversations)
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of ser
Cardinal numbers 0-39
Business Communication: Greetings, farewells, and introductions in personal and telephone interaction with other people
Lecci?n
El viaje de negocios
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 300-1,000
Uses of hay Business Communication: Travelling by plane- making plane reservations - arriving in a foreign country
Lecci?n
En dos aeropuertos mexicanos
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:1
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a
Business Communication: Dealing with immigration officers and custom inspectors Exchanging dollars for foreign currencies
Lecci?n
En el hotel
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a+ infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Contractions Business Communication: Making hotel reservations
Giving personal and credit card information
Complaining about hotel accommodations
Lecci?n
Las comidas
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms Business Communication: Dining at a restaurant
Finding information about typical local food
Asking about the ingredients and preparation of food
Lecci?n
Comprando para importer
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
Business Communication: Importing goods
making an appointment to buy goods abroad
Conducting a subsequent interview
Inquiring about the quality and prices of goods and about payment terms
Repaso (Lecciones 1-5)
Lecci?n
Vendiendo para exporter
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:1
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
Direct object pronouns
Business Communication: Visiting with a prospective client in a Latin American country
Negotiating to sell merchandise to be exported from the United States
Lecci?n
Medios de comunicaci?n
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns
Business Communication: Inquiring about the availability of communication facilities in a foreign country
How to procure and use communication facilities
Lecci?n
El transporte de pasajeros
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together
Business Communication: Using different means of passenger transportation
Taking a bus or a taxi
Renting a car
Requirements for renting and driving a car in a foreign country
Lecci?n
El transporte de mercanc?as
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
Uses of object pronouns with command forms
Business Communication: Transporting merchandise by air, train, or truck
Old problems and new solutions regarding the transportation of merchandise between two countries
Lecci?n
Contratando personal
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir and dar
Uses of por and para
Business Communication: Conducting an interview when hiring personnel
Repaso (Lecciones 6-10)
Lecci?n
La contabilidad de la empresa (I)
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: t?
Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants
Lecci?n
La contabilidad de la empresa (II)
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect
Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants
Lecci?n
El impuesto sobre la renta
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
?Qu?? and ?Cu?l? used with ser
Business Communication: Preparing an income tax return for a Spanish speaker with limited or no knowledge of English
Lecci?n
En la agencia de publicidad
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The past participle
The present perfect tense
The past perfect (pluperfect) tense Business Communication: Determining a client's advertising needs
Working in sales at a department store
Lecci?n
Abriendo cuentas
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The future tense
The conditional tense
Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en
Business Communication: Helping customers at the bank
Repaso (Lecciones 11-15)
Lecci?n
Solicitando pr?stamos
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative
Business Communication: Informing bank customers about different types of loans
Lecci?n
Comprando una casa
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs
Business Communication: Advising clients about the purchase or sale of real estate
refinancing properties
Lecci?n
Alquilando un local commercial
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes
Business Communication: Renting commercial space
Lecci?n
Vendiendo y comprando seguros
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive
Business Communication: Selling insurance to a Spanish-speaking prospective client
Lecci?n
En el bufete de una abogada
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses
Business Communication: Talking about Latin American business
Debating free trade agreements
Using facts to support your arguments
Repaso (Lecciones 16-20)
Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
Verbs
Useful Classroom Expressions
Weights and Measures
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary

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