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Puntos de Partida

ISBN-10: 0073534420
ISBN-13: 9780073534428
Edition: 8th 2009 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $242.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.410

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," "Puntos de partida" is available with CENTRO a portal learning management system through which various digital components, including Quia(TM) Workbooks and Laboratory Manuals and Quia e-books, are delivered. This McGraw-Hill exclusive system offers a single log-in authentication for students and a single gradebook for instructors. With "Puntos de partida" student and instructors will benefit from several online resources available in CENTRO: For students: Quia e-book Voice Board Quia Workbook Quia Lab Manual (includes the full laboratory audio program) Puntos de partida video program (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Puntos de partida ActivityPak (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Spanish Grammar Tutorials (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Link to the Online Learning Center: http: //www.mhhe.com/puntos8 For instructors: Grammar PPT slides Overhead transparencies of line art from the textbook PDF version of the Instructor's Manual/Resource Kit Customizable Word-file version of the Testing ProgramCultural PPT slides of the 21 countries of the Spanish-speaking world Image Bank including more than 100 photos of the Spanish-speaking world

Marty Knorre was formerly Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Coordinatorof basic Spanish courses at the University of Cincinnati, where she taught undergraduateand graduate courses in language, linguistics, and methodology. She received her Ph.D.in foreign language education from The Ohio State University in 1975. Dr. Knorre is coauthorof Cara a cara and Reflejos and has taught at several NEH Institutes for LanguageInstructors. She received a Master of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary in 1991.

Thalia Dorwick has taught at Allegheny College, California State University (Sacramento), and Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Ph.D. in Spanish in 1973. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher by the California Foreign Language Teachers Association. Dr. Dorwick is the coauthor of several textbooks and the author of several articles on language teaching issues.

Hildebrando Villarreal is Professor of Spanish at California State University, Los Angeles,where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language and linguistics.He received his Ph.D. in Spanish with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics from UCLA in1976. Professor Villarreal is the author of several reviews and articles on language, languageteaching, and Spanish for Native Speakers of Spanish. He is the author of �A leer!Un paso m�s, an intermediate textbook that focuses on reading skills.

Ana Mar�a P�rez-Giron�s is an adjunct Professor of Spanish oat Western University, Middletown, Connecticut. She received a Licenciatura en Filolog�a Anglogerm�nica from the Universidad de Sevilla in 1985, and her M.A. in General Linguistics from Cornell University in 1988. Her professional interests include second language acquisition and the integration of cultural competence and technology in language teaching

Preface Capiacute;tulo Preliminar
Ante Todo Primera parte Saludos y expresiones de cortesiacute;a El alfabeto espantilde;ol iquest;Coacute;mo es usted? Pronunciacioacute;n Las vocales: a, e, i, o, u Segunda parte Los nuacute;meros 0ndash;30; hay Los gustos y las preferencias iquest;Queacute; hora es? Lectura: La geografiacute;a del mundo hispano Introduccioacute;n cultural: Los Estados Unidos
En la universidad Vocabulario: Preparacioacute;n En el saloacute;n de clase Las materias Pronunciacioacute;n Diphthongs and Linking Gramaacute;tica
Identifying People, Places, and Things - Singular Nouns: Gender and Articles
Identifying People, Places, and Things - Nouns and Articles: Plural Forms
Expressing Actions - Subject Pronouns (Part 1); Present Tense of -ar Verbs; Negation
Getting Information - Asking Yes/No Questions Un poco de todo Perspectivas culturales Los Estados Unidos Un paso maacute;s Literatura de los Estados Unidos:Sandra Cisneros Lectura:Las universidades hispaacute;nicas Redaccioacute;n Introduccioacute;n cultural:Meacute;xico y Centroameacute;rica
La familia Vocabulario: Preparacioacute;n La familia y los parientes Los nuacute;meros del 3 tal 100 Los adjetivos Pronunciacioacute;n Stress and Written Accent Marks (Part 1) Gramaacute;tica
Describing - Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position
Expressing to be - Present Tense of ser; Summary of Uses (Part 2)
Expressing Possession - Possessive Adjectives (Unstressed)
Expressing Actions - Present Tense of -er and-ir Verbs; Subject Pronouns (Part 2) Un poco de todo Perspectivas culturales Meacute;xico Un paso maacute;s Literatura de Meacute;xico:Rosario Castellanos Lectura: La unidad familiar: iquest;Perspectivas culturales vaacute;lidas o ester

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