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Mosaicos : Spanish as a World Language-Brief - 4th edition

Mosaicos : Spanish as a World Language-Brief (ISBN10: 0131544209; ISBN13: 9780131544208)
ISBN13: 978-0131544208
ISBN10: 0131544209

Summary: Mosaicos' common-sense, communicative approach addresses the realities of the Elementary Spanish classroom--where students come to class with questions about grammar or feel anxious about communicating in a second language--by presenting grammar as well as vocabulary in a communicative context within the main body of each chapter and by offering carefully sequenced sets of activities that build student confidence and provide abundant opportunities for communicative p
ractice. Strategies as well as practice opportunities are provided for listening, speaking, reading and writing, and cultural understanding is developed along with those communication skills. A flexible set of supplemental materials including electronic versions of the Workbook and Lab Manual, a Student Video CD-ROM and Student Audio CD, allow students to learn and practice on their own, outside of class. Media, including Entrevistas, a new video featuring interviews with native speakers of Spanish and Notas, a new text feature that includes songs from across the Spanish-speaking world and accompanying activities, enhance the communicative goals of the course.

Features
  • A visual, thematic presentation of vocabulary in a communicative context.
    • Provides a richly contextualized, culturally authentic framework for learning and practicing new language using a wide variety of images and language samples.
  • A functional grammatical syllabus--Geared to the communicative needs of beginning students. Grammar is integrated into the chapter presentation and is supported with guided communicative activities.
    • Teaches students to communicate effectively and accurately, and encourages personalized exchanges.
  • Guided communicative/interactive pair and group activities--Students use newly-acquired and previously-learned words, expressions, and structures in a variety of contexts.
    • Enables students to comfortably gain and use vocabulary and grammar in communication.
  • Listening activities that simulate authentic spoken discourse.
    • Develops students' ability to understand spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and situations between two or more speakers.
  • A wide variety of high-interest, authentic Spanish texts.
    • Drawn from a variety of sources, both literary and journalistic. Reading is taught as a process with pre-, during-, and post-reading activities.
  • Step-by-step writing assignments consistently accompanied by writing strategies--Ask students to consider various steps in the writing process in order for their writing to be effective as well as easier to execute.
    • Writing tasks relate to each chapter theme allow students to draw on their own perspectives and experiences in their writing.
  • Integration of culture and language.
    • Includes a highly visual Enfoque cultural section that offers students thought-provoking exposure to cultural topics and countries of the Hispanic world.
  • Thoughtful use of media to enhance the communicative goals of the course.
    • Integrated video and music content accompanied by activities and pedagogical support provide students with dynamic, interesting material from which to learn the target grammar and vocabulary.
  • A flexible set of supplemental materials.
    • Allows students to learn and practice on their own, outside of class.
...show more
Summary: Mosaicos' common-sense, communicative approach addresses the realities of the Elementary Spanish classroom--where students come to class with questions about grammar or feel anxious about communicating in a second language--by presenting grammar as well as vocabulary in a communicative context within the main body of each chapter and by offering carefully sequenced sets of activities that build student confidence and provide abundant opportunities for communicative practice. Strategies as well as practice opportunities are provided for listening, speaking, reading and writing, and cultural understanding is developed along with those communication skills. A flexible set of supplemental materials including electronic versions of the Workbook and Lab Manual, a Student Video CD-ROM and Student Audio CD, allow students to learn and practice on their own, outside of class. Media, including Entrevistas, a new video featuring interviews with native speakers of Spanish and Notas, a new text feature that includes songs from across the Spanish-speaking world and accompanying activities, enhance the communicative goals of the course.

Features
  • A visual, thematic presentation of vocabulary in a communicative context.
    • Provides a richly contextualized, culturally authentic framework for learning and practicing new language using a wide variety of images and language samples.
  • A functional grammatical syllabus--Geared to the communicative needs of beginning students. Grammar is integrated into the chapter presentation and is supported with guided communicative activities.
    • Teaches students to communicate effectively and accurately, and encourages personalized exchanges.
  • Guided communicative/interactive pair and group activities--Students use newly-acquired and previously-learned words, expressions, and structures in a variety of contexts.
    • Enables students to comfortably gain and use vocabulary and grammar in communication.
  • Listening activities that simulate authentic spoken discourse.
    • Develops students' ability to understand spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and situations between two or more speakers.
  • A wide variety of high-interest, authentic Spanish texts.
    • Drawn from a variety of sources, both literary and journalistic. Reading is taught as a process with pre-, during-, and post-reading activities.
  • Step-by-step writing assignments consistently accompanied by writing strategies--Ask students to consider various steps in the writing process in order for their writing to be effective as well as easier to execute.
    • Writing tasks relate to each chapter theme allow students to draw on their own perspectives and experiences in their writing.
  • Integration of culture and language.
    • Includes a highly visual Enfoque cultural section that offers students thought-provoking exposure to cultural topics and countries of the Hispanic world.
  • Thoughtful use of media to enhance the communicative goals of the course.
    • Integrated video and music content accompanied by activities and pedagogical support provide students with dynamic, interesting material from which to learn the target grammar and vocabulary.
  • A flexible set of supplemental materials.
    • Allows students to learn and practice on their own, outside of class.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 03/16/2005
International: No

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