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  1. Cinema for Spanish Conversation (Fourth Edition)

    Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, and María-Paz Haro

    Cinema for Spanish Conversation (Fourth Edition)

    Cinema for Spanish Conversation, Fourth Edition, engages students in Spanish-language study through the use of feature films from across the Spanish-speaking world. Sixteen films, four new to this edition, motivates students in conversation, writing, and listening skills in addition to providing them with a broad and real-world experience with the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. An electronic (PDF only) instructor's manual for Cinema for Spanish Conversation is available to qualified course instructors who have adopted the text for their course. To request a copy, click hereNorth American and United Kingdom rights only.

  2. Cultura y cine

    Mary McVey Gill and Teresa Méndez-Faith

    Cultura y cine

    Cultura y cine: Hispanoamérica hoy, a Spanish-language textbook designed for students at the intermediate/advanced level, explores contemporary Hispanic America through Spanish-language feature films and authentic cultural texts. Topics covered include politics, education, diversity of people and geography, immigration, religion, indigenous traditions, economic issues (both advantages and challenges), music, art, and family life. Each of the eight chapters focuses on a central theme and a high-interest film and includes interviews providing current perspectives on the topic, one or more articles from periodicals, a literary selection, cultural notes, and a variety of activities including many that will appeal to today’s digital-age students. Five Vistazo panorámico sections provide a visual introduction to course fundamentals. Course Instructors: An electronic (PDF only) instructor's manual is available for qualified adopters. If you have adopted the text, request the instructor's manual here.

  3. El cine documental: Spanish Language and Culture through Documentary Film

    Tammy Jandrey Hertel and Stasie Harrington

    El cine documental: Spanish Language and Culture through Documentary Film

    El cine documental is an innovative intermediate/advanced textbook that provides students with the tools needed to communicate accurately and appropriately in Spanish. Learning is centered on cultural themes related to thought-provoking documentaries from around the Spanish-speaking world. Through the culturally rich and linguistically authentic medium of documentary film, El cine documental provides the experience of listening to many varieties of authentic speech in context, and stimulates conversation and critical thinking by immersing students in the target cultures. Organized to provide scaffolding for students as they develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, each chapter includes five sections: Ver, Leer, Escuchar, Escribir, and Expandir.

    An online workbook for El cine documental is also available, click here for more information about the online workbook. Click here for information about where to watch, rent, or purchase the documentary films covered in the textbook. Click here to request the PDF instructor's manual.

  4. Introducción a la literatura Española

    Antonio Sobejano-Morán and Paolo Bianco

    Introducción a la literatura Española

    This text is part of a Focus series of student editions in Spanish designed for students of Spanish and general readers who are not native speakers. Each book carries the full text, notes, introduction and questions in the manner of Advanced Literature Placement examination questions. All are in Spanish and are designed to help the reader approach the materials with both linguistic, literary and cultural issues.

  5. Introducción a la literatura Latinoamericana

    Antonio Sobejano-Morán and Paolo Bianco

    Introducción a la literatura Latinoamericana

    This text is part of a series of student editions in Spanish designed for students of Spanish and general readers who are not native speakers. Each book carries the full text, notes, introduction and questions in the manner of Advanced Literature Placement examination questions. All are in Spanish and are designed to help the reader approach the materials with both linguistic, literary and cultural issues.

  6. Pronunciación de la lengua española para anglohablantes

    Richard E. Morris

    Pronunciación de la lengua española para anglohablantes

    Written entirely in Spanish, the book is designed to help native English speaking students improve their Spanish pronunciation. Appropriate for those with two years of Spanish on up, the text is ideal for lower level classes to catch bad speaking habits before they set in. For upper level classes the book can serve as a tool to refine pronunciation skills. The book is designed to be completed in one semester and covers specific pronunciation issues common to English speakers and solutions to these problems. Side by side English and Spanish word comparisons are made to allow the student to first pronounce the English and then the Spanish words, providing ear training and articulating exercises. A variety of oral exercises are included which can be practiced in groups. Course Instructors: An electronic instructor's manual is available for qualified course instructors who have adopted this text for their course. If you have adopted the text, click here to request the instructor's manual.

  7. Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España

    Margarita M. Sánchez and Katica Urbanc

    Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España

    Drawing on authentic cultural materials ranging from thought-provoking artwork to classic literature and short contemporary films, Retratos: Arte y sociedad en Latinoamérica y España offers a fresh and inspired approach to the teaching of advanced Spanish Composition. In each of the eight thematically-organized chapters, these primary source materials provide a "portrait" of an historically or culturally important figure in the Latin American and Spanish worlds, offering students rich opportunities to explore cultural differences, learn grammar in context, and complete writing activities directly related to both their own daily lives and the world around them. North American Rights only.

  8. Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories

    Astrid Billat

    Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories

    Three Centuries of Spanish Short Stories invites readers to discover seventeen Spanish short stories written by well-known and also several newly recognized authors from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Authors represented in the anthology include: Juan Valera , Mercedes Abad and Jose Maria Merino. Intermediate and advanced students of Spanish learn about the modern Spanish short story and gain confidence in their literary analysis while strengthening their speaking, reading and writing skills. Numerous pre and post-reading activities for each short story generate classroom conversations. For Spanish language courses in third year or higher, in Spanish literature, the Spanish short story, history of literature, or topics courses where short stories form special topics. 

  9. ¡De Pelicula!

    Mary McVey Gill and Deana Smalley

    ¡De Pelicula!

    Based on the pioneering text Cinema for Spanish Conversation¡De Pelicula! uses recent feature films with a PG or PG-13 rating to build Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, and reading. The text also provides a unique method to explore the cultural concepts depicted in the films. As with the parent text, ¡De Pelicula! provides a context for listening to the film through previewing exercises, background information, vocabulary, cultural material, and post-viewing exercises, including student exercises to be done in small groups. This version covers eight films and may be used as a primary or ancillary text in fourth year high school courses, for community college courses—especially those language courses taught in the evening—or in single-semester courses at most colleges. Course Instructors: An electronic (PDF only) instructor's manual is available for qualified adopters. If you have adopted the text, request the instructor's manual here.

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