NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and native New Yorker John DePonte has published Speakening®: English and Spanish for Serious Students, an 83 page book that teaches students of both English and Spanish the sentence structures needed for fluency in these languages in the way that we learn our mother tongue: through conversation. It is a dual language approach that not only makes English and Spanish accessible to speakers of any language, but accelerates the process for English and Spanish speakers via word-for-word translations.
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While there are many books on the market for teaching English and Spanish, John DePonte presents a unique course that takes the student to the level of fluent speaker through the same process we employ in the acquisition of our first language. The student need only practice the Exchanges in the same way an actor practices the lines of a role in a play or movie. The author clearly explains how to do this in three simple steps. The Exchanges include all the sentence structures commonly used in the English language. These structures are then translated into idiomatic Spanish. Word-for-word English translations of the Spanish sentences remove the need to consult a glossary or dictionary, thereby accelerating the learning process.
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