Everybody has busy lives! When do we have time to do anything except work, take care of children, wait in traffic, cook dinner, sit at soccer games and all the other ten thousand things we have to do? When do you have time for yourself? I’m retired now from teaching but when I was working, I would Just Say No. “No, I can’t do that.” Why? “Because I don’t have time.” Time is an extremely valuable commodity. Every day, everybody has the same amount. We need to use it wisely to get the most out of it. I recommend that people use some of their time with their busy lives on themselves. It will make you a better person and then you will be in a stronger state of mind to do your job, help others and everything else you need to do. With busy lives we need to set aside some time each day for ourself and decide how you’re going to use it. It doesn’t need to be much time. If you’re an extremely busy person, start with fifteen minutes a day if that’s all you can afford.
Spanish-speaking people who are learning a second language and would like to become a US citizen can greatly benefit from using Fisher Hill’s series English for the Spanish Speaker. This series has lessons to learn English and also to learn about US history and government. If you’re a busy person and can only afford fifteen minutes a day to yourself, this would be a good way to use those fifteen minutes. Everyday for fifteen minutes practice your English with these workbooks.
Each book in the English for the Spanish Speaker series has eight lessons. In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities. In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government. The print in the workbooks is large. The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level. The books get progressively more difficult. The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level. Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English. The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English. There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. There is a CD available for each workbook so the student can listen to the vocabulary lists, conversations and stories in English. This series has been very popular with adult education classes.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English for the Spanish Speaker series.