Interacciones

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Cengage Learning, Feb 11, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 544 pages
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Integrated, interactive, and authentic, INTERACCIONES, Sixth Edition, is an all-inclusive intermediate-level text that emphasizes a communicative approach to the teaching of Spanish language and culture. While focusing on the four skills of language learning, INTERACCIONES, Sixth Edition, also teaches students to function within Hispanic culture by providing many opportunities to practice using the language in real contexts. This edition utilizes considerable input and advice from reviewers, instructors, and students and features additional speaking activities, integration of popular music in the text and workbook, a newly organized workbook/video manual/lab manual, and a new video program.
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Contents

To the Student
Acknowledgments
Un autorretrato
Bienvenidos a España
La vida de todos los días
De vacaciones
España
Bienvenidos a México
Bolivia Ecuador y Perú
Bienvenidos a la comunidad hispana en los EEUU
En la agencia de empleos
En la empresa multinacional
La comunidad hispana en los EEUU
Argentina Chile Paraguay y Uruguay
De viaje
Los deportes

En familia
En el restaurante
México
Bienvenidos a Centroamérica Colombia y Venezuela
En la universidad
En casa
Centroamérica Colombia y Venezuela
Bolivia Ecuador y Perú
De compras
En la ciudad
El Cono Sur Argentina Chile Paraguay y Uruguay
Qué me dices? Information Gap Activities Alternate Versions of Drawings
Vocabulary at a Glance
Metric Units of Measurement
The Writing and Spelling System
Verb Conjugations
Spanish English Vocabulary
Index
Credits
Copyright

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Emily Spinelli received her Ph.D. in Spanish from Ohio State University, where she studied Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture, as well as foreign language education and second language acquisition theory. Currently, she is executive director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she taught courses in all levels of Spanish language, literature, language of business, and culture and civilization. Professor Spinelli also coordinated the foreign language teaching-certification program and taught courses in foreign language methodology. In addition to several textbooks, Professor Spinelli has also published many articles and reviews in scholarly journals. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at state, national, and international conferences, and she has consulted with school districts and universities throughout the country on issues related to foreign language education and methodology. Through the years, Professor Spinelli has been very active in professional organizations. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and is a past president of that organization. She also has served as editor of Foreign Language Annals, the official journal of ACTFL, and as the president of the AATSP.

Carmen García, a native of Lima, Peru, received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Spanish, Applied Linguistics, and Pragmatics, Director of the Undergraduate Spanish Language Program, and Coordinator of the Masters in Linguistics Program at Arizona State University. Dr. García is author or co-author of several college-level textbooks. She also has published numerous articles in national and international journals on foreign language teaching, as well as on Spanish pragmatics and cross-cultural communication. In addition, she recently published RESEARCH ON POLITENESS IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at local, regional, national, and international meetings and conferences, and a member of many national language organizations.

Carol E. Galvin Flood has an M.A. in foreign language education from the University of Michigan as well as an M.A. in Spanish language and literature from Wayne State University (Detroit). She retired from the Bloomfield Hills school district, where she taught Spanish and helped develop and implement a program to prepare high-school students for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam. Throughout her career she has taught Spanish at many levels, ranging from early elementary bilingual-bicultural classes to university advanced composition and conversation. She also has been active in professional organizations such as the AATSP and ACTFL throughout her teaching career. Flood currently is serving as Coordinator for Classroom Resources for the AATSP website.

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