The New Oxford Picture Dictionary (English-Spanish Edition)
(41 customer reviews)
Published in 1988, this dictionary continues to be a favorite of many teachers.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #11520 in Books
- Published on:
- Original language: Spanish
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.00" h x .35" w x 7.99" l, .76 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 152 pages
Text: English, Spanish
Most helpful customer reviews
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent simple approach for the very busy person teaching
By Danna S. Palmer
The BEST feature of the New Oxford Picture Dictionary is that the workbook and textbook pages are correlated. It is SO much easier to teach a class of non-English speaking clients and SO much easier for them to experience success. They LOVE the format and the information is pertinent, with necessary language skills taught first. The pictures are EXCELLENT, and the content superb. Because I teach for 8 hours a day before teaching an English as Second Lang. class, I have little time to prepare. This series offers a simple, direct approach that is easy to reference, and easy to work with independently for the novice English speaker. BEST picture dictionary/workbook on the market. Please publish one in Norwegian! I will buy it!!!!!
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
A "Must" For ESL Classes
By A J Risser
I'm relatively new at teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish speaking adults. Over the past year I've learned that this book is the first one I reach for when having trouble communicating with my students. Better yet, it is the first book the students reach for when trying to understand or with communicate with me.
This book addresses conversational English giving the student a way to communicate in an English speaking country. The words and pictures are pertinent to everyday living and very descriptive.
I have researched other books, but have not found anything which comes close -- at any price! -- to this picture dictionary.
If you only purchase one book of this type, this is the one to buy. If you are going to buy mulitple books on this subject, this should be the first one!
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
The New Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Spanish
By A Customer
It's impossible to overstate how useful this book is to students struggling to learn English. Although many entry-level learners have no patience with using a standard bilingual dictionary, they are reluctant to put this book down.
The scenes from daily life (with the possible exception of outer space) are extremely helpful, particularly those dealing with work situations and vehicles.
I have only two criticisms of this book: 1) Adding relevant verbs to the actions in each scene would be very useful (granted, this is asking a lot from a dictionary); 2) Phonetic transcriptions, particularly of the English words, would help enormously in pronunciation.
For someone able to buy only one self-study book, I would say, "This is the one!"See all 41 customer reviews...