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Claro Que Si! with Audio CD

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ISBN-10: 0618872876

ISBN-13: 9780618872879

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Debbie Rusch, Lucía Caycedo Garner, Marcela Domínguez

List price: $128.36
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¡Claro que siacute;!takes a functional, integrated skills approach that helps students develop receptive and productive skills simultaneously. Students acquire communicative skills while gaining an awareness of and appreciation for Hispanic cultures. The program's practical, relevant themes, lively practice, and engaging technology components start learners communicating early and confidently. Consistent recycling of material and a balance of serious and humorous content make learning Spanish enjoyable. New!Revised grammar and vocabulary sequences results in cohesive chapters and an easy-to-use format for both two- and three-semester programs. New!Reorganized grammar sections present new activities after each grammar point for immediate practice and reinforcement. New!Grammar presentations enhanced with new summary charts and communicative activities accommodate different learning styles and clarify more difficult language functions such asser/estarandpor/parathrough the use of drawings, graphics, and color. New!New and expanded vocabulary sections introduce relevant terms, including current technological language, that allow students to converse about topics meaningful to their daily lives. New!Additional controlled and communicative activities provide students with ample opportunities to practice new structures and vocabulary while recycling material from previous chapters. New!Dynamic new art program engages students through humorous, colorful, and culturally accurate drawings created by a young Argentinean artist New!New reading selections expand students' knowledge of target cultures as they learn about cultural practices and modern-day social issues that affect Spanish-speaking populations. Focus on useful communicative language encourages self-expression and motivates students while fostering interaction through pair and group exercises and illustration-based tasks. Clear and concise functional grammar presentation incorporates a variety of learning tools including drawings, timelines, and contrasting examples, and contextualizes grammar through cartoons and video stills. Engaging reading and writing activities with accompanying strategies promote a process approach to the development of these skills. ¿Lo sabiacute;an?cultural notes introduce students to the Spanish-speaking world and encourage cross-cultural comparisons.
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Book details

List price: $128.36
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Debbie Rusch has been the coordinator of Elementary Spanish at Boston College since 1990. She is the author of Im?genes, ?Claro que s?!, Fuentes: Conversaci?n y gram?tica, and En parejas 1, 2, 3 y 4. At Boston College she teaches pedagogy courses. She has been an instructor of Spanish for more than a quarter of a century and has also taught English as a Foreign Language in Spain where she lived for more than six years. She is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences and conducts workshops for school districts.