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Your complete guide to writing Spanish-language documents
You have learned to communicate in Spanish but you still lack experience in writing the language. Whether you are planning to study in Mexico City, conducting business with a company in Madrid, or just sending an e-mail to a friend in Buenos Aires, you must familiarize yourself with the conventions used in the many different types of personal, professional, and academic documents you are likely to encounter.
Emphasizing the challenges faced by nonnative Spanish speakers, How to Write in Spanish provides you with the practical skills and confidence you need to write such Spanish-language documents as:
- Applications and cover letters
- Curricula vitae
- Business and bank documents
- Personal and business e-mails
- Personal letters, greeting cards, and postcards
Combining the features of a reference and a workbook, How to Write in Spanish is organized around eight concise, quick-study units, each of which provides clear English-language instructions, at least one example of each type of document, vocabulary guidelines, a checklist for common errors, numerous writing exercises, self-evaluations, and correction guidelines.
How to Write in Spanish is an indispensable resource for Spanish-language learners and fluent speakers alike who want to expertly navigate their way through the Spanish-speaking world.
Emphasizing the challenges faced by nonnative Spanish speakers, How to Write in Spanish
instructs Spanish learners--from advanced beginners to fluent speakers--in the conventions used in writing common Spanish-language documents, including resumes and curricula vitae; official forms and documents; college, job, and housing applications; business correspondence; personal letters; E-mail; and even greeting cards and postcards.
Combining the features of a reference and workbook, it provides a sample of each type of document, vocabulary hints, a checklist for common errors, and dozens of writing exercises, selfevaluations, and correction guidelines.
Providing the know-how necessary for non-native Spanish speakers to write many important kinds of documents, this material is divided into ten units, each focusing on a different type of writing.
About the Author
Ligia Ochoa has taught Spanish to both native and nonnative students. She is an associate professor at the National University of Colombia as well as a doctoral candidate in classical languages at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and has conducted extensive research in the area of written communication.