- Publish Date: 1997-05-23
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Faith Mendez
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This widely used introductory language program presents basic grammar, introduces the culture of the contemporary Hispanic world, and develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with a range of communicative activities. Key Features Each chapter provides a highly integrated language experience, focusing on a theme and a particular country or region of the Spanish-speaking world or a Hispanic community in the United States. Three to five grammar topics in each chapter are introduced by a mini dialogue, a brief reading passage, or a piece of realia showing the structure in a natural context. In turn, concise grammar explanations are followed by a broad spectrum of activities, from controlled to open-ended. Para escribir and Para escuchar sections reflect each chapter's theme and reinforce the grammar functions in writing and listening activities. Within each chapter, Para comunicarnos introduces survival Spanish and provides many opportunities for interactive practice.