Students in advanced Spanish courses come from many backgrounds, but share a desire to use the language.
Translation"(translation), as used in "In other words", is an activity that combines the intellectual with the practical: to produce an acceptable translation, students must focus their attention on lexical and grammatical details.
This challenging and fun textbook combines incisive grammatical explanation, relevant lexical information and a wide variety of texts and translation exercises.
"In other words, it contains two types of translated texts:
Spanish to be translated into English, and English to Spanish.
Translating into English requires students to understand every detail of the Spanish text, and then decide how best to express these details in English.
Translating into Spanish requires students to recognize how Spanish structures and words parallel those of English.
Both of these activities provide advanced Spanish students with invigorating language training and serve as an effective introduction to the practice of translation.