¿Como se dice...? Student Text


Author: Ana Jarvis,Raquel Lebredo,Francisco Mena-Ayllon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337104647
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 608
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¿CÓMO SE DICE . . . ? Eleventh Edition's proven four-skills methodology, unparalleled grammar explanations, flexibility, and ease-of-use are some of the many reasons for the success of this renowned introductory Spanish program. The eleventh edition features a new and robust selection of authentic literary spreads and short poems, updated chapter-opener photographs and companion images that highlight culture and geography, updated visuals and descriptions of important cultural figures from the Hispanic world, and new and improved end-of-chapter self-tests for student practice and exam-preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Using Reading to Teach a World Language

Strategies and Activities
Author: Donna Spangler,John Alex Mazzante
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525906
Category: Education
Page: 190
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To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs! Special features: A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.

Family Language Policies in a Multilingual World

Opportunities, Challenges, and Consequences
Author: John Macalister,Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317214293
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 244
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Through case studies from around the world, this book illustrates the opportunities and challenges facing families negotiating the issues of language maintenance and language learning in the home. Every family living in a bi/multilingual environment faces the question of what language(s) to speak with their children and must make a decision, consciously or otherwise, about these issues. Exploring links between language policy in the home and wider society in a range of diverse settings, the contributors utilize various research tools, including interviews, questionnaires, observations, and archival document analysis, to explore linguistic ideologies and practices of family members in the home, illuminating how these are shaped by macro-level societal processes.

Action Research in the World Language Classroom


Author: Mary Lynn Redmond
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 162396203X
Category: Education
Page: 161
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The current thrust in the field of education is to improve teachers’ understanding of how research on best practices can improve student learning. The field of world language education introduces a double, perhaps a triple, bind: teachers must be able to design and deliver instruction that aligns with national expectations for developing students’ language and intercultural abilities for success in the global workplace, yet in schools across America, all K12 students do not have the opportunity to study languages, even though research supports their astonishing facility for acquisition. Schools and teachers without resources, including time to investigate and implement evidencebased best practices, are ultimately held accountable for student performance. If world language teachers are to advocate for languages, they must use their expertise and share evidence of their students’ progress. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recently began development of a national research priorities agenda for grades preK16. Action research, which is classroomcentered and inquirybased, can contribute to our profession’s efforts, as it helps us to increase awareness of the critical need for language study in grades preK16. World language teachers can become teacherresearchers in their own classrooms, gathering deeply meaningful insights into their students’ progress that they can share with others. Teacherresearchers investigate innovative approaches in response to their questions about teaching and learning, which are rooted in daily experience. They engage their students in fresh learning activities, and student feedback helps them to make better decisions about instructional and assessment strategies. Results can be shared with stakeholders, including parents, administrators, school board members, and guidance counselors, as evidence of what all kinds of students can do in languages. At a time in our history when we are striving to prepare teachers for 21stcentury schools that prioritize global competence, Action Research in the World Language Classroom is a timely resource for the profession. It describes a natural, engaging, motivating way to contribute, particularly for preservice teachers who are shaping their views and understanding about world language instruction and the connections between research and best practices. The book includes four studies conducted by preservice teachers during their student teaching internships in North Carolina public schools. The editor hopes that their work and observations will inspire and assist world language educators at all stages of their careers.

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning


Author: Carol A. Chapelle,Shannon Sauro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118914058
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 520
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The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning presents a comprehensive exploration of the impact of technology on the field of second language learning. The rapidly evolving language-technology interface has propelled dramatic changes in, and increased opportunities for, second language teaching and learning. Its influence has been felt no less keenly in the approaches and methods of assessing learners' language and researching language teaching and learning. Contributions from a team of international scholars make up the Handbook consisting of four parts: language teaching and learning through technology; the technology-pedagogy interface; technology for L2 assessment; and research and development of technology for language learning. It considers how technology assists in all areas of language development, the emergence of pedagogy at the intersection of language and technology, technology in language assessment, and major research issues in research and development of technologies for language learning. It covers all aspects of language including grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pragmatics, and intercultural learning, as well as new pedagogical and assessment approaches, and new ways of conceiving and conducting research and development. The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning demonstrates the extensive, multifaceted implications of technology for language teachers, learners, materials-developers, and researchers.

Essays in World Languages and Cultures

Stereotypes and the Challenges of Representation
Author: Yves-Antoine Clemmen,Margit Grieb,Will Lehman
Publisher: BrownWalker Press
ISBN: 162734621X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 202
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This volume consists of 16 papers selected from the 22nd Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films held on February 25-27, 2016 on the campus of Stetson University in Celebration, Florida. The shared focus of the essays is to examine how writers, filmmakers and language educators address stereotypes in their representations of diverse cultural paradigms by using, deconstructing or displacing these stereotypes. The fourth section of this publication includes 4 experimental poems by the artist Susanne Eules.

¿Como se dice...? Student Text


Author: Ana Jarvis,Raquel Lebredo,Francisco Mena-Ayllon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514756
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 608
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¿CÓMO SE DICE . . . ? Eleventh Edition's proven four-skills methodology, unparalleled grammar explanations, flexibility, and ease-of-use are some of the many reasons for the success of this renowned introductory Spanish program. The eleventh edition features a new and robust selection of authentic literary spreads and short poems, updated chapter-opener photographs and companion images that highlight culture and geography, updated visuals and descriptions of important cultural figures from the Hispanic world, and new and improved end-of-chapter self-tests for student practice and exam-preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Informing Practice Practice Informing Research

Innovative Teaching Methologies for World Language Teachers
Author: David Schwarzer,Mary Petrón,Christopher Luke
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617353922
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 239
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“Research Informing Practice—Practice Informing Research: Innovative Teaching Methodologies for World Language Educators” is an edited volume that focuses on innovative, nontraditional methods of teaching and learning world languages. Using teacherresearch projects, each author in the volume guides readers through their own personal journey and exploration of teaching methods, novelty, risktaking, and reflection. Chapters include guiding questions, vignettes, and thick descriptions of classroombased research in an assortment of instructional settings. Theoretical issues and an array of practical applications are presented, as well as additional research opportunities and guidelines for implementation in a variety of teaching and learning venues. While not professing to be a panacea for world language learning, this book provides various lines of theory, research, and practice as they interact with each other through teacherresearch narratives. As a wellknown African proverb asserts, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a village to develop a master teacher, and it takes a community to create an exceptional classroom. Throughout this volume, authors share their voices, experiences, and expertise as a means of strengthening the village. They then invite readers to embark on their own methodological journeys. The text thus serves as a stimulus for further discussion and pedagogical development in world language settings. Teachers and researchers are challenged to think critically and reflectively about world language education, encouraged to design innovative methods, approaches, and techniques for their world language classes, and ultimately asked to share their findings with students, parents, peers, communities, and the village.

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote


Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324302
Category: Fiction
Page: 942
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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Voces de Hispanoamerica


Author: Raquel Chang-Rodriguez,Malva E. Filer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133702600X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 704
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VOCES DE HISPANOAMÉRICA, the market-leading anthology, features the most distinguished authors of Spanish-American literature from the pre-colonial period to the present. Introductory essays and literary selections, combined with many historical and literary references, make this text an invaluable resource. Through detailed essays that focus on each historical period, this 5th edition provides the necessary background information for you to effectively study, analyze, and evaluate literary works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

When God Says War Is Right

The Christian#s Perspective on When and How to Fight
Author: Darrell Cole
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307553191
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Across the centuries, how have Christians who follow the Prince of Peace responded to the recurring reality of war? And what guidance do they offer for believers today–in the midst of global conflict? In When God Says War Is Right, Dr. Darrell Cole offers thorough and highly readable answers. His expert examination focuses on these topics: ·Relating the character of God with the use of force ·Determining when and how Christians ought to fight ·Understanding why Christian virtues are vital when using force ·Using nuclear weapons for deterrence ·Learning lessons from World War II, Vietnam, and the 1991 Gulf War ·Responding to today’s war against terrorism Dr. Cole focuses on Romans 13, where Paul commands us to “do what is right” (or “good” or “noble”) in regard to our governing authorities, who have legitimate war-making authority. In the case of war, what is “right” for the Christian? This book answers that essential question. In today’s war-stricken world, Dr. Cole provides timely, trustworthy, and vitally needed guidance for Christians. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Como Se Dice Dice Se Dice

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Author: Ana C. Jarvis,Raquel Lebredo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618103683
Category: Foreign Language Study
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Offers additional practice of grammar and vocabulary. Answer Keys are provided so students can monitor their progress.

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Mezzofanti's Gift


Author: Michael Sears
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715647024
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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Multilingualism is on the rise - in the coming decades, as many as two billion people will learn English as a second language. The next stage up from multilingualism is the domain of the 'hyperpolyglot' or 'superlearner': someone who claims to know at least six languages. But what does it mean to 'know' a language? Can a person claim to speak a language fluently if it isn't their mother tongue? What role does culture play in learning languages? In this accessible and enthralling book, Michael Erard discusses the upper limits of the brain's capacity to learn languages and sheds light on the 'hyperpolyglot' phenomenon, from the Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak as many as seventy-two languages, to the 'superlearners' of the 21st century.

Claro que si!


Author: Lucia Caycedo Garner,Debbie Rusch,Marcela Dominguez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111829675
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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CLARO QUE SI! Seventh Edition, takes a functional, integrated skills approach specifically designed to help students develop receptive and productive skills simultaneously that are critical in learning Spanish. When using CLARO QUE SI! students acquire communicative skills while gaining an awareness of Hispanic cultures. The program’s practical, relevant themes, lively practice, and engaging technology components get learners communicating early and confidently. The exciting new seventh edition will contain a greater focus on the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and have two new video blogs in each chapter to provide input of chapter functions and vocabulary. CLARO QUE SI! will keep students motivated as they learn and explore the many cultures of Spanish-speaking world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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All Is Well New Modalities in Web-Enhanced Language Learning
Author: Ute S. Lahaie
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595306926
Category: Education
Page: 108
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This publication is a record of the sessions presented during the annual conference of the South Central Association for Language Learning Technology (SOCALLT) held at the University of Texas at Arlington on March 7-8, 2003. All authors are current members of the organization. The articles of these proceedings focus on a variety of issues, such as new technologies for language learning, the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum, the role of technology in the teaching and learning process, language media development, professional development, and language center management.

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics


Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111825726X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 704
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language

Mosaicos

Spanish as a World Language
Author: Matilde Olivella de Castells,Elizabeth Guzman,Patricia Rush,Suzanne De Castell,Carmen Garcia
Publisher: Pearson College Div
ISBN: 9780132375870
Category: Design
Page: 465
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Built on a foundation of interaction, communication, and culture, "Mosaicos" transforms the Spanish classroom into a dynamic forum for linguistic and cultural interchange. Lively and practical in approach, this book combines the very best elements of contemporary approaches to foreign language instruction. This book has presentation of vocabulary in context and concise grammar explanations supported by contextualized pair and group activities that progress in complexity gradually to aid students and, prepare them to communicate freely; scope and sequence dictated by the communicative needs of "beginning" students; frequent comprehension checks; pre-, during- and post-reading activities; process writing activities; an in-book listening component; numerous authentic documents; and cultural notes on the Spanish-speaking world. For readers interested in the Spanish language.

Diccionario Español-inglés


Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877791652
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 846
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"A bilingual, bidirectional guide to Spanish and American English with extensive coverage of Latin-American Spanish. More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations. Includes introductory sections in both Spanish and English. Abundant word-use examples."