Author: Ana María Pérez-Gironés,Anne Becher,Thalia Dorwick,Casilde Isabelli,A. Raymond Elliott
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Foreign Language Study
Take a fresh look at Puntos – it’s everything you wanted and more than you hoped for. Puntos has offered more than a million students a solid foundation to their language studies. The new edition of Puntos maintains its pioneer approach of the development of all four skills with a strong grammar and vocabulary foundation, as well as the teacher tested activities. The new design of Puntos brings to this program the best tradition of excellence and outstanding instructor support adaptable to different teaching and learning styles. Puntos , the most successful Intro Spanish program ever, is now: breaking new ground to meet the changing needs for face-to-face, hybrid, and online Spanish programs. offering students more opportunities to develop their communication skills via TelePuntos, a new integrated video program with corresponding in-text and digital activities. innovating through LearnSmart, a first-of-its-kind adaptive learning system within McGraw-Hill Connect, adjusts to the learning needs of every student This new edition of Puntos provides students with all of the necessary tools to take their second language acquisition from the classroom into their daily lives in an efficient and personalized way. With Connect Spanish, the exclusive digital learning platform from McGraw-Hill, students have access to Mundo interactivo, an immersive, story-based world where they experience the thrill of mastering relevant, task-based communication scenarios in real-world contexts. Also, with synchronous and asynchronous video chat functionality, students can easily engage in communication practice online. Additionally, McGraw-Hill and Blackboard® have teamed up to simplify the instructor and student digital learning experience! McGraw-Hill allows you to manage your course content, assignments, assessments, and grades all from within your institution’s existing Blackboard environment. Puntos – it WILL take you there! *Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.
Author: Ana María Pérez-Gironés,William R. Glass,Thalia Dorwick,Hildebrando Villarreal,Marty Knorre
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Foreign Language Study
As the best-selling introductory Spanish textbook in the United States, Puntos de partida has long been a favorite of instructors across the country. For this new edition, the authors and editors of Puntos have turned to those very instructors to help formulate a plan that would respond to the needs of a changing discipline. We reached out to more than 275 students and instructors across the country, and the result is a thoroughly revised edition that we are confident will address new needs and preferences while continuing to provide the solid foundation in communicative language development that is the hallmark of Puntos de partida. Learn more about the Puntos program at the Online Learning Center - www.mhhe.com/puntos8 or at CENTRO - www.mhcentro.com Puntos de partida is available with CENTRO a portal learning management system through which various digital components, including QuiaTM Workbooks and Laboratory Manuals and interactive e-books, are delivered. This McGraw-Hill exclusive system offers a single log-in authentication for students and a single gradebook for instructors.
Emphasizes listening comprehension activities as well as cultural listening passages with listening strategies. Chapters offer form-focused speaking practice as well as interview and dialogue-based activities, including the Videoteca: Minidramas section in which students first hear a sample dialogue and then play the role of a participant in a similar exchange to apply what they’ve learned. The Prueba corta is a chapter-ending self-quiz that allows students to assess their language development before moving on to the next chapter.
Marty Knorre,Ana María Peréz-Gironés,Maria Sablo-Yates,Thalia Dorwick,Hildebrando Villarreal,William R. Glass
This compilation of materials is filled with imaginative classroom tested ideas to help both teachers and students focus on the real aspects of the language.Every chapter has fun exercises to interest the first-year and conver- sational Spanish student. Short pronunciation practices, listening exercises, grammar worksheets, integrative commun- ication building activities, comprehensive chapter reviews, and language games make this invaluable to the Spanish teacher using PUNTOS DE PARTIDA.
Puntos de partida offers the most teacher- and student-friendly textbook on the market as well as a host of exciting new features, most notably a state-of-the-art Instructor Edition. This Instructor Edition offers more teaching apparatus than any other introductory Spanish book on the market. An enlarged trim size, extensive annotations, and other special features sets Puntos de partida apart from every book on the market, both physically and because of the breadth and quality of the marginal annotations.
This textbook is for three groups of people involved with Spanish: first, for the students enrolled in Spanish/English linguistics courses; second, for college and university librarians; and third, for every Spanish language teacher/professor. We suggest that those who have courses of this type consider this book as a text for those classes. For those that do not have them, we recommend that you offer them and use this book. We also believe that it would also be an ideal book for libraries in which people interested in the topic can go to find out information, since there are no available texts as comprehensive as this one. It is also a book that all Spanish teachers/professors should have on their desks and shelves for reference purposes, being that it contains a lot of information about linguistics and grammar.
Professor Dee L. Eldredge's Teaching Spanish, My Way is a treasure trove of information and a resource manual of over 370 pages to aid Spanish teachers / professors in their efforts to help students learn Spanish. It contains the author’s philosophy of teaching; suggestions for course and class preparation; principles of teaching that he follows; general linguistic, syntax, lexical, phonetic, and morphological explanations; Spanish language rules; Spanish historical, cultural, and geographical information; handouts that have been used a lot by the professor; and cards that have been utilized with great success to teach Spanish, especially at the beginning of classes. Would you like to read information about how to take charge of a class and more about the responsibilities of a teacher? Chapter 1 of the book gives the reader the author’s philosophy of teaching and much information on his perspectives relating to a teacher’s responsibilities. Topics such as being in charge of the class, being prepared for everything, grading practices, using time efficiently during class, presenting grammar, implementing oral drills, students speaking as much Spanish as possible during the class and before / after class with the teacher, being courteous, and others will help you be a better teacher / professor. Would you like to be better organized and run your classes more smoothly? Chapter 2 details many subjects important to course organization, class preparation, and class instruction. As part of course organization, syllabuses, schedule of classes, handouts, marking up textbooks, folders, copies, tests, and examining classrooms are discussed. Appertaining to class preparation, planning of the activities for the next class, grading, recording and placing papers in folders, handouts, and tests are explained. Concerning class instruction and activities, the following topics are presented: directing a class, starting a class, reviewing homework, asking questions, presenting new grammar, practicing new grammar, presenting new homework, reading, using handouts, giving tests/exams, grading and reviewing tests, and ending class. Would you like to have some excellent rules that would help you teach your classes more suitably? Chapter 3 lists the many rules that the author follows in teaching his classes. Some deal with the interaction with students, others with the organization of the classroom, others with the preparation of classes, and others with the way he organizes everything. Would you like to have explanations of grammar and linguistics that very much help you teach more competently? Chapter 4, which is by far the longest, gives explanations of many items in linguistics that can greatly aid Spanish teachers---such as synthetic and analytic languages; declensions; syntactical notation; thematic relations and relators; complementation; arguments; vocalic and consonantal languages; adverbials; markers; a sentence; moods; voices; raising; pro-forms; noun phrases; cases with pronouns; pronouns after prepositions; clitics; leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo; relative pronouns; clitic doubling; determiners; homonyms; verb phrases; verbal complementation; verbal particles; verbal aspect; verb forms; the English “dummy it”; usage comparison of auxiliary verbs in English and Spanish; prepositional phrases; prepositional complementation; modifiers; position of modifier adjectives; conjunctions; multiple meanings of English and Spanish verbs and other words; affirmative and negative words; question words; false cognates; Spanish and English verb problems; the silent h and u; juncture; phonemes; diphthongs; phonetic stress; vowels and consonants; representatives of sounds; spelling problems; cognates; and usage of linguistics in the classroom. This chapter aids the teacher to deliver the whys and wherefores to many grammatical problems—as for example, why the h became silent in Spanish, where the name California came from, and why the Spanish chose habla
María de los Ángeles Gómez González,Teresa Sánchez Roura
Author: María de los Ángeles Gómez González,Teresa Sánchez Roura
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology for Spanish-speaking learners of English. It combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, and also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach. Written by two experienced teachers and researchers, this book and its companion website will appeal to all Spanish-speaking students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.
Spanish is a pluricentric language, meaning that it has several centers of prestige (e.g., San Juan, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Lima). Moreover, Spanish, like all languages, evinces socio linguistic variation, in that levels of formality are expressed through the use of different structures. Given this variety, students of Spanish will inevitably come into contact with variation in Spanish. This variation in Spanish adds layers of complexity to the learning and instruction of the Spanish language; therefore, a linguistic understanding of variation is crucial for our students to achieve communicative competence. This unique work, which provides an overview of the most important linguistic aspects of Spanish within a context that recognizes variation, assumes no prior linguistic knowledge and is appropriate as a valuable resource manual for teachers and learners of Spanish alike.