Summary: Avance!: Intermediate Spanish is an exciting new program for second-year students of Spanish: a single volume that distills the very best of the highly acclaimed Pasajes series: Lengua, Cultura, and Literatura. The result is a comprehensive yet manageable program that enriches students' language foundation in thematic vocabulary and grammatical structures, with a broad selection of literary and cultural readings. The overall goal of Avance! is the development of func ...show moretional, communicative language ability, accomplished through reinforcement, expansion, and synthesis, through material that is content-rich and interesting to today's students. Edition/Copyright: XXX
- The hallmark of Avance! is its intelligent treatment of topics that speak to students' interests. The chapter topics (such as those dealing with stereotypes, cultural traditions, and beliefs and ideologies) truly promote a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and of Hispanic cultures.
- The text offers a cross-cultural and sociological point of view, challenging students not just to learn about the language and cultures of the Hispanic peoples, but to think about their own culture critically. Thus, learning Spanish with Avance! is a personally relevant activity.
- Contextualized activities that review language and foster skill development provide the core of Avance!
- Cultural and literary texts are included in alternate chapters, responding to the growing interest in cultural competence coupled with the desire to introduce students to literature at the intermediate level.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2004