Spanish for Business and Finance Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series / Edition 2

Spanish for Business and Finance Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series / Edition 2

by Ana Jarvis, Raquel Lebredo, Francisco Mena-Ayllon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1285052234

ISBN-13: 9781285052236

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE, Enhanced Second Edition, is a communication manual designed to serve those in the world of business who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. This worktext introduces essential business vocabulary and "Notas culturales" written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with

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THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE, Enhanced Second Edition, is a communication manual designed to serve those in the world of business who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. This worktext introduces essential business vocabulary and "Notas culturales" written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the BASIC SPANISH core text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285052236
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Enhanced
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
405,647
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Leccion 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 about the ingredients and preparation of food. 5. Comprando para importer. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie). 2. Some uses of the definite article. 3. 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). 6. Vendiendo para exporter. 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 United States. 7. Medios de comunicacion. 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. 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: 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. 9. El transporte de mercancias. 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: Transporting merchandise by air, train, or truck; Old problems and new solutions regarding the transportation of merchandise between two countries. 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). 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: tu. Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants. 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. 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. ¿Que? and ¿Cuál? used with ser. Business Communication: Preparing an income tax return for a Spanish speaker with limited or no knowledge of English. 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: Determining a client's advertising needs; Working in sales at a department store. 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: Helping customers at the bank. Repaso (Lecciones 11-15). 16. Solicitando prestamos. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition. 3. The absolute superlative. Business Communication: Informing bank customers about different types of loans. 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: Advising clients about the purchase or sale of real estate; refinancing properties. 18. Alquilando un local commercial. 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. 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. 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 about Latin American business; Debating free trade agreements; Using facts to support your arguments. Repaso (Lecciones 16-20). Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet. Appendix B: Verbs. Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions. NEW Appendix D: Mas sobre el tema. Appendix E: Weights and Measures. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary.

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