Basic Spanish for Business and Finance / Edition 1

Basic Spanish for Business and Finance / Edition 1

by Ana C. Jarvis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618687467

ISBN-13: 9780618687466

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

This worktext offers diversified business topics and vocabulary, technology-related vocabulary, cultural notes, and activities on business culture and practices—correlated to the cultural notes—to check and reinforce students' business cross-cultural competency.

  • Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions,
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Overview

This worktext offers diversified business topics and vocabulary, technology-related vocabulary, cultural notes, and activities on business culture and practices—correlated to the cultural notes—to check and reinforce students' business cross-cultural competency.

  • Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in Basic Spanish.
  • Practical, specialized vocabulary includes terms essential for communicating in business and financial settings, an in-text audio CD for the worktext, and Un paso más sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities.
  • Cultural focus highlights Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson, in Notas culturales sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618687466
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
The Basic Spanish Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
  • Lección preliminar. Conversaciones breves (Brief conversations)
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Gender and number
    2. The definite and indefinite articles
    3. Subject pronouns
    4. The present indicative of ser
    5. Cardinal numbers 0–39
    Business Communication: Greetings, farewells, and introductions in personal and telephone interaction with other people
  • Lección 1. El viaje de negocios
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
    2. Interrogative and negative sentences
    3. Forms and position of adjectives
    4. Telling time
    5. Cardinal numbers 300–1,000
    6. Uses of hay
    Business Communication: Travelling by plane, making plane reservations, arriving in a foreign country
  • Lección 2. En dos aeropuertos mexicanos
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
    2. The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
    3. Possession with de
    4. Possessive adjectives
    5. The personal a
    Business Communication: Dealing with immigration officers and custom inspectors, exchanging dollars for foreign currencies
  • Lección 3. En el hotel
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
    2. Ir a + infinitive
    3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar
    4. Contractions
    Business Communication: Making hotel reservations, giving personal and credit card information, complaining about hotel accommodations
  • Lección 4. Las comidas
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The irregular verbs tener and venir
    2. Expressions with tener
    3. Comparative forms
    4. Irregular comparative forms
    Business Communication: Dining at a restaurant, finding information about typical local food, asking what some dishes consist of, finding out how dishes are served
  • Lección 5. Comprando para importar
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
    2. Some uses of the definite article
    3. The present progressive
    Business Communication: Make an appointment to buy goods abroad to be imported to the US, conducting a subsequent interview, finding out about quality and other features of the goods, finding out about prices and paying terms and conditions
    Repaso (Lecciones 1–5)
  • Lección 6. Vendiendo para exportar
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
    2. Affirmative and negative expressions
    3. Pronouns as object of a preposition
    4. Direct object pronouns
    Business Communication: Visiting with a prospective client in a Latin American country, negotiating to sell merchandise to be exported from the US
  • Lección 7. Medios de comunicación
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
    2. Irregular first-person forms
    3. Saber contrasted with conocer
    4. Indirect object pronouns
    Business Communication: Inquiring about the availability of communication facilities in a foreign country, how to procure and use communication facilities
  • Lección 8. El transporte de pasajeros
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Pedir contrasted with preguntar
    2. Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
    3. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
    4. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together
    Business Communication: Dealing with the use of 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
  • Lección 9. El transporte de mercancías
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Possessive pronouns
    2. Reflexive constructions
    3. Command forms: Ud. and Uds.
    4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms
    Business Communication: Dealing with the transportation of merchandise by air, train, or truck; old problems and new solutions regarding the transportation of merchandise between two countries
  • Lección 10. Contratando personal
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The preterit of regular verbs
    2. The preterit of ser, ir, and dar
    3. Uses of por and para
    Business Communication: Conducting an interview when hiring personnel
    Repaso (Lecciones 6–10)
  • Lección 11. La contabilidad de la empresa (I)
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Time expressions with hacer
    2. Irregular preterits
    3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
    4. Command forms:
    Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants
  • Lección 12. La contabilidad de la empresa (II)
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. En and a as equivalents of at
    2. The imperfect tense
    3. The past progressive
    4. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect
    Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants
  • Lección 13. El impuesto sobre la renta
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
    2. Hace meaning ago
    3. Uses of se
    4. ¿Qué? and ¿Cuál? used with ser
    Business Communication: Preparing the income tax declaration for Spanish-speaker with no or limited knowledge of English
  • Lección 14. En la agencia de publicidad
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The past participle
    2. The present perfect tense
    3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense
    Business Communication: Dealing with clients in an advertising agency, working in sales at a department store
  • Lección 15. Abriendo cuentas
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The future tense
    2. The conditional tense
    3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en
    Business Communication: Dealing with customers at the bank
    Repaso (Lecciones 11–15)
  • Lección 16. Solicitando préstamos
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The present subjunctive
    2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition
    3. The absolute superlative
    Business Communication: Dealing with bank customers asking for different types of loans
  • Lección 17. Comprando una casa
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The subjunctive to express emotion
    2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
    3. Formation of adverbs
    Business Communication: Dealing with clients who want to buy or sell real estate, refinancing properties
  • Lección 18. Alquilando un local comercial
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
    2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
    3. Diminutive suffixes
    Business Communication: Renting commercial space
  • Lección 19. Vendiendo y comprando seguros
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
    2. The present perfect subjunctive
    3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive
    Business Communication: Selling insurance to a Spanish-speaking prospective client
  • Lección 20. En el bufete de una abogada
    Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
    1. The imperfect subjunctive
    2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
    3. If clauses
    Business Communication: Talking to a client with reference to a civil case
    Repaso (Lecciones 16–20)
  • Appendixes
    A. Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
    B. Verbs
    C. Useful Classroom Expressions
    D. Weights and Measures

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