Las Puertas Retorcidas billed as "The Scariest Way in the World to Learn Spanish!" is an exciting book and audio CD that teaches Spanish by capturing and immersing students into an intriguing mystery. The author, Dr. Kathie Dior, has created this bilingual 46-chapter mystery adventure with line-by-line Spanish-English text while uniquely integrating Spanish vocabulary, grammar, expressions, tests and answers into each chapter. The multi-illustrated book is accompanied by an audio book CD narrated by a native Spanish-speaking university instructor. Created for beginning and intermediate students ages 12 and up and adult self- learners, The Twisted Doors is currently being taught by the author at Purdue University’s Gifted Education Resource Institute.
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Whoever heard of curling up on a nice, soft, warm couch to actually enjoy learning Spanish? The first chapters are a warm-up, but you must learn them well or else! Then, hang on tight to your pillow, for this will be the scariest way in the world to learn Spanish!From the Inside Flap:
Professor Woodward, North Harris College: "As an educator, I see your book as one of the absolute best language learning tools I have ever seen. It appeals to a wide audience and is so well written..."
Gerald Ericksen, Spanish about.com guide: “Who says learning a foreign language can't be fun?... Las puertas retorcidas is one of the most entertaining Spanish textbooks we've seen in quite a while...Dior obviously believes that learning a foreign language doesn't need to be boring, and she does a skillful job at keeping the story frighteningly tense enough that language students will be drawn into it rather than viewing it as merely another exercise.” Gerald placed the book and audio CD in the following categories: Top self-learning books, top instructional books for learning Spanish, and top instructional audio.
As reported online in Education Week: “Students learning French or Spanish can now delve into their chosen language while being intrigued, and possibly frightened, at the same time...”
Laura K. Lawless, spanish.allinfo-about.com Spanish correspondent: “The Twisted Doors is so unique...because it’s a Spanish-English bilingual book, grammar book, and audio book all rolled into one.”
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Book Description Dior Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0971022720 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0543053
Book Description Dior Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110971022720