- ISBN: 9780135209370 | 0135209374
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 5/1/2018
Recognizing that students enter the Intermediate Spanish course with varying levels in ability, Atando cabos “ties up the loose ends” from first-year Spanish as it exposes students to dynamic new materials. Focusing on the significance of culture and interpersonal communication in learning a foreign language, this text is comprised of high-interest, relevant themes that motivate critical thinking and classroom discussions. Concentrating on the development of basic skills — listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an equal emphasis on fluency and accuracy — this text teaches students to express, interpret, and negotiate meaning in context while learning to analyze, compare, contrast, and appreciate Hispanic cultures
The student text consists of two separate, but coordinated, parts. The first part, the core of the text, contains twelve thematically organized chapters. Each chapter offers contextualized vocabulary presentations, vocabulary development activities, grammatical explanations specific to the second year, communicative activities to review particular grammar points that are contextualized in the reading selection and/or in the vocabulary presentation, a section on the functions of language devoted to developing sociolinguistic awareness, a wealth of readings, and strategies for better reading and writing.
The second part, called Cabos sueltos, is a review of the basic grammatical structures that are usually covered during the first year of study. It prepares students to engage with the second-year grammar topics presented in the core of the textbook. Cabos sueltos provides clear grammar coverage and helps instructors tailor instruction and review to individual students.
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