Based on real Spanish course curricula, Novus Language can help anyone learn to speak Spanish fluently.
Forget the games and gimmicks! We use proven language learning techniques that have been used to teach millions of people to learn a second language.
If you took Spanish in school and would love to reteach yourself, we've got you covered! This course is also ideal for someone with no previous experience. Helpful pronunciation assistance will guide you through this extensive course.
The materials in this book have been developed to present Spanish as a spoken language, and the skills of understanding and speaking are accordingly emphasized. The method of presentation will likely be new to students acquainted with more traditional methods of language teaching. In order to understand the materials, one must first understand the method upon which they are built.
Method of Teaching: The method is known as Guided Imitation. Its goal is to teach one to speak easily, fluently, with very little accent, and to do this without conscious effort, just as one speaks his own language without conscious effort. There are two very important aspects of this method. First, learning a relatively small body of material so well that it requires very little effort to produce it. This is Over-learning. If a student over-leans every dialogue and drill as he goes through this book, he will almost certainly experience rapid progress in learning the language. The second aspect is learning to authentically manipulate the sounds, sequences, and patterns of the language. The important implication here is the reality of both the model and the imitation. The model (teacher, recording, etc.) must provide Spanish as people really speak it in actual conversations, and the student must be helped to an accurate imitation. Above all, the normal tempo of pronunciation must be the classroom standard; slowing down is, in this context, distortion.The complete course consists of sixty units, each requiring some ten class and laboratory hours plus outside study to master. The course is a six-hundred-hours course which may be studied intensively over a period of about six months, or may be spread at the rate of a unit a week over a period of sixty weeks (four college semesters).
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