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Prentice Hall, Jul 1, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 608 pages
This lively and practical book combines the very best elements of contemporary approaches to foreign language instruction, skill building, and practice--in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It gives learners the opportunity to understand the relationship between culture and language throughout the Spanish speaking world, to make connections with other discipline areas and distinct viewpoints, and to compare English and Spanish at both the cultural and language levels. Lecciines include Los amigos hispanos, Activadades y planes, La familia, La casa y los muebles, La ropa y las tiendas, El tiempo y los deportes, Fiestas y tradiciones, El trabajo, La comida y la nutriciin, La salud y los medicos, Las vacaciones y los viajes, Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos, Cambios de la sociedad, and La ciencia y la tecnologia. For individuals who are just starting to learn the Spanish language--and appreciate and understand The Hispanic culture, in Spanish speaking countries and America.

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JUDITH LISKIN-GASPARRO earned her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently Associate Professor and Director of the General Education Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa. She is also Co-Director of FLARE (Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education), which operates an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition. Her research interests include discourse strategies of second language learners, language acquisition during study abroad, and the acquisition of narrative skill in a second language. She has published extensively on oral proficiency testing, language curriculum and program development, and second language acquisition. Since 1999 she has served as the Associate Editor for Reviews of the "Modern Language Journal," In 1994, she was honored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the "Modern Language Journal" with the Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education. In 1999 she received ACTFL's Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education. Dr. Liskin-Gasparro is co-author of the first level Spanish textbook "Entradas," published by Heinle & Heinle. PALOMA LAPUERTA graduated from the University of Salamanca, Spain and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University and a faculty member of the Summer Institute for Teachers of Spanish at CCSU. She has 20 years of teaching experience at higher education institutions around the world, including Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, and the United States. She has taught Spanish language, culture, and literature at the University of Geneva, University of Salamanca, University of Natal, University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and Middlebury College Spanish School in both Spain and the United States. She has been awarded several Connecticut Quality Partnerships to organize seminars for Connecticut Teachers of Spanish on the integration of culture in the language classroom. Dr. Lapuerta is co-author of the first level Spanish textbook "Mosaicos," and the Spanish composition text "La escritura paso a paso," both published by Pearson. ELIZABETH GUZMaN holds a BA in English from the University of Santiago, a Master's degree in English as Second Language from West Virginia University, and she is close to completing her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at St. John's University/College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, where she has been responsible for redesigning the core curriculum and coordinating the language program. She has extensive experience teaching Spanish and English (to foreigners), Spanish Linguistics, and Foreign Language Education at the university level both in Chile and the United States. She co-directed the Spanish language program at The University of Michigan (3 years) and directed the Spanish program at Yale University (5 years). For approximately 10 years, she taught and coordinated the elementary summer language program at Middlebury College, one of the most successful and renowned language immersion programs in the world. Professor Guzman is co-author of the first level Spanish textbook "Mosaicos," published by Pearson.MATILDE OLIVELLA DE CASTELLS received her Ph.D. from the University of Havana. She has over 25 years of teaching experience at Rutgers University and California State University, Los Angeles where she received the University's Outstanding Professor Award and Merit Award and where she is currently Professor Emerita. She was also the coordinator of second level Spanish at the Middlebury Spanish Summer Language School, a member of the Spanish Development Committee of the College Entrance Examination Board, and Chairperson of the Advanced Placement Committee. She has given presentations at the AATSP and ACTFL conventions and conducted numerous workshops at universities around the country. Professor Castells has authored and co-authored several Spanish texts, including "La lengua espanola" and the first level Spanish textbook "Mosaicos, "both from Pearson.

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