Spanish for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0618567879
ISBN-13: 9780618567874
Edition: 2006
List price: $101.95
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List price: $101.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Presenting vocabulary and themes essential to social services professionals or those planning a career in this field, this worktext presents situations along with key current vocabulary, practical reference information, written from a cross-cultural perspective. Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in Basic Spanish. Practical, specialized vocabulary includes terms essential for communicating in social services settings, an in-text audio CD, and Un paso maacute;s sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities. Cultural focus highlights Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson, in Notas culturales sections. Comprehension checks begin with comprehension questions on the dialogues in the Diacute;game section that follows the vocabulary lists in the worktext, and end with pair activities in the Hablemos section for immediate reinforcement. Convenient Phrasebooks provide vocabulary words and phrases found in the worktext for quick, on-the-job reference.

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camag�ey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education in 1950. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist College, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. She was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist College, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Preliminary Contents Leccioacute;n preliminar
Conversaciones breves(Brief conversations) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Greetings and farewells
The alphabet
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
The present indicative ofser
Cardinal numbers 039 Communication: Greetings, farewells, and simple conversations Leccioacute;n
En el Departamento de Bienestar Social (I) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of regular -arverbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time Communication: At the Department of Social Welfare: assisting with filling out a form Leccioacute;n
En el Departamento de Bienestar Social (II) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The present indicative of regular -erand -irverbs
Possession withde
Possessive adjectives Communication: At the Department of Social Welfare: screening people applying for financial aid Leccioacute;n
En el Departamento de Bienestar Social (III) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbsir, dar,andestar
Uses of the verbsserandestar
Ir a+ infinitive Communication: At the Department of Social Welfare: asking questions about family, helping people apply for welfare Leccioacute;n
En la Oficina del Seguro Social Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbstenerandvenir
Expressions withtener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms Communication: At the Social Security office: processing a new social security number, serving people applying for a work permit Leccioacute;n
Una entrevista Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive Communication: At the Department of Social Welfare: Interviewing people applying for welfare Lectura
Subsidios adicionales de asistencia puacute;blica Repaso (Lecciones 15) Leccioacute;n
Al antilde;o siguiente Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Direct object pronouns Communication: At the Department of Social Welfare: re-evaluating welfare recipients Leccioacute;n
Estampillas para alimentos Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Indirect object pronouns Communication: Foodstamps: explaining the food-stamp program Leccioacute;n
En el Departamento de Servicios Sociales Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Special construction withgustar, doler,andhacer falta
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together Communication: Helping someone apply to the foodstamp program Leccioacute;n
El programa de empleo y entrenamiento (I) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:
Possessive pronouns
Command forms:Ud.andUds
Reflexive constructions
Uses of object pronouns with command forms Communication: Explaining a work-and-training-program to an unemployed person Leccioacute;n
El programa de empleo y entrenamiento (II) Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit ofser, ir,anddar
Uses ofporandpara Communication: Assisting an unemployed mother improve her chances of finding work Lectura
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