Conversación y repaso (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Lynn A. Sandstedt; Ralph Kite
  • ISBN-13: 9781285068015 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 352 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 11th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, Eleventh Edition, is part of a three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series that gives you a thorough review of grammatical structures and helps you communicate with confidence in Spanish. You'll quickly hone your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of engaging, culturally relevant activities and exercises for conversation.

Features

  • The "Repaso" section in each unit allows students to review and reinforce the vocabulary and structures covered in order to improve their preparedness.
  • The unit-opening "En contexto" section relates thematically to the corresponding units in CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA and LITERATURA Y ARTE. In this section, students build vocabulary by learning new words in a list ("Vocabulario activo") and by seeing them in context in a dialog recorded on the Text Audio Program.
  • The "Estructura" grammar section comprises the major portion of each unit and provides a solid foundation for communication.
  • The "A conversar" section in each chapter presents and practices strategies for developing effective conversational skills in Spanish.
  • The "Intercambios" section emphasizes the development of communicative skills by incorporating the vocabulary and grammar from each unit in interactive, real-life scenarios.
  • Unit 12 of all three books is designed to reflect the growing Hispanic population in the United States, as well as socioeconomic challenges they face.
  • The Premium Website and the Companion both offer students additional resources to support their learning, including flash-based grammar tutorials and downloadable audio and video.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Lynn A. Sandstedt

    Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the executive director. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

  • Ralph Kite

    Ralph Kite earned a Ph.D. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He spent several years organizing and directing Peace Corps language training programs at New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued to pursue interests in different teaching and learning approaches (film, computers, and theater) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he served as chair for 10 years.

New to this Edition

  • The all-new "Investigación y presentación" section guides students through a series of critical-thinking activities, beginning with the analysis of a geo-culturally focused reading, then leading them to consider relevant cultural comparisons, and culminating with the application of their exploration in a project.
  • The fully revised "Repaso" section reviews all grammar points to ensure a successful transition from introductory to intermediate-level communication.
  • Listening strategies in the "A escuchar" sections provide students with the guidance they need to successfully navigate the nuances of aural comprehension.

Components

Teacher Components

  • DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133956769 | ISBN-13: 9781133956761)
    This video program on DVD accompanies the Intermediate Spanish series and presents specially selected cultural topics relating directly to material covered in Civilización y cultura. Featuring a mix of short film (NEW to this edition), authentic news clips, and other cultural footage, the video program spans the Spanish-speaking world and provides students with a wealth of inputs.
    Price = 41.75
  • SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1133956785 | ISBN-13: 9781133956785)
    The SAM Audio program stresses listening comprehension, oral drill on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.
    Price = 57.50
  • SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133956793 | ISBN-13: 9781133956792)
    The Workbook/Lab Manual has four major divisions: (1) listening comprehension exercises that expose the student to the vocabulary and grammatical structures of each unit in a variety of new situations; (2) oral activities for review and reinforcement of the grammatical concepts presented in each unit; (3) controlled and open-ended written exercises using the same vocabulary and structures; and (4) writing practice. The Answer key for these exercises and the Lab Audio script are on the Premium Website in order to give instructors the choice of offering students the opportunity for immediate self-correction.
    Price = 90.50

Student Supplements

  • DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133956769 | ISBN-13: 9781133956761)
    This video program on DVD accompanies the Intermediate Spanish series and presents specially selected cultural topics relating directly to material covered in Civilización y cultura. Featuring a mix of short film (NEW to this edition), authentic news clips, and other cultural footage, the video program spans the Spanish-speaking world and provides you with a wealth of cultural perspectives.
    Price = 41.75
  • SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1133956785 | ISBN-13: 9781133956785)
    The SAM Audio program provides you with listening comprehension, oral practice on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.
    Price = 57.50
  • SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133956793 | ISBN-13: 9781133956792)
    The essential study partner includes additional practice of grammar, vocabulary, and writing, as well as listening comprehension with simulated conversations and pronunciation practice.
    Price = 90.50