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BASIC SPANISH FOR TEACHERS is a career manual designed to serve those in the teaching professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents everyday situations that teachers could encounter in various work settings (public and private elementary, middle, and high schools) when dealing with Spanish-speaking students and parents/guardians in the United States. This second edition introduces practical vocabulary, everyday on-the-job situations, and culture notes (Notas culturales) written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text.
- The iLrn™ Language Learning Center provides the capability to complete worktext activities online while accessing the Basic Spanish eBook.
- The upgraded eBook features note-sharing capabilities, highlighting, and direct video links. Diagnostic tests with auto-generated study plans help students gauge their progress and focus their efforts on areas of weakness.
- Más Práctica grammar activities provide plenty of extra practice outside of class, freeing up precious class time for more high-level discussion.
- Video content from National GeographicTM, along with corresponding activities, introduces students to the cultures and landscapes of 21 different Spanish-speaking countries.
- Escuchemos! activities encourage students to listen to the dialogues and check their comprehension.
- Vocabulario sections highlight the most important communications tools needed for teaching professionals. Conversaciones breves activities practice the chapter's vocabulary.
- Notas culturales give students insight into Hispanic culture and tradition related to the chapter theme.
- Vamos a practicar activities review the grammar topics before proceeding to the next chapter.
- Casos activities establish professional situations such as conversations between a teacher and a student, a teacher and a parent, or two teachers. The whole class can participate in open-ended role-playing activities.
Lección Preliminar: En El Salón De Clase.
Communication: Greetings, farewells, and simple classroom conversations.
Lección 1: Conversaciones Con La Maestra.
Communication: Talking to parents about their children.
Lección 2: En La Escuela.
Communication: In the classroom: taking attendance; answering students'' questions about an assignment.
Lección 3: Una Lección De Lenguaje.
Communication: A grammar lesson: explaining grammar to students.
Lección 4: En La Clase De Geografía.
Communication: Geography Class: Teaching And Answering Questions About U.S. Geography.
Lección 5: En La Clase De Arte.
Communication: Art Class: Explaining An Art Project To Students.
Lección 6: Un Repaso De Anatomía (I).
Communication: Anatomy: talking about the human body; teaching students the names of different parts of the Body.
Lección 7: Un Repaso De Anatomía (II).
Communication: Anatomy: talking about the respiratory system, the heart, and the blood.
Lección 8: Una Clase De Ciencias.
Communication: Science class: talking about animals; vertebrates and invertebrates.
Lección 9: Una Conferencia.
Communication: Parent–teacher conference: talking to parents about academic and social issues.
Lección 10: Una Excursión Al Jardín Botánico.
Communication: Field trip: dealing with students outside the school setting; talking about plants.
Lectura 2: REGLAS DE LA ESCUELA.
Repaso (Lecciones 6–10).
Lección 11: Algunas Reglas De Ortografía.
Communication: Spelling bee: teaching Spanish spelling and pronunciation rules; talking about spelling.
Lección 12: Una Clase De Historia.
Communication: History class: talking about U.S. history; talking about events that happened in the past.
Lección 13: En La Clase De Matemáticas.
Communication: Math class: teaching math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division); talking about digits; Roman and Arabic numerals.
Lección 14: Un Repaso De Matemáticas.
Communication: Math class: reviewing math terms; talking about fractions; measurements and the metric system.
Lección 15: En La Clase De Ciencias.
Communication: Science class: talking about astronomy, physics, and chemistry
Lectura 3: UNA CARTA.
Repaso (Lecciones 11–15).
Lección 16: Con Los Niños Del Jardín De Infantes.
Communication: Kindergarten: teaching smaller children; dealing with behavioral issues; playing educational games; singing a song.
Lección 17: Una Clase De Geometría.
Communication: Geometry Class: Talking About Angles, Shapes, And Three-Dimensional Figures.
Lección 18: ¡Es La Hora Del Recreo!
Communication: Recess: Supervising Children During Recess; Mediating Among Children.
Lección 19: La Clase De Educación Para La Salud.
Communication: Health Education: Talking To Children About Nutrition And Personal Hygiene.
Lección 20: ¡Trabajemos Juntos!
Communication: Cooperation Between School And Parents: Talking To Parents About School Rules; Soliciting Parent Support To Enforce School Rules.
Lectura 4: ¿CÓMO PUEDEN LOS PADRES PARTICIPAR EN LAS.
Repaso (Lecciones 16–20).
Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet.
Appendix B: Verbs.
Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions.
Appendix D: Weights and Measures.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
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This is an integrated, multimedia package that complements the Basic Spanish text and helps your students succeed in your course anytime, anywhere. Student resources include in-text audio, web search activities, cultural web links, self-grading quizzes, audio flashcards, crossword puzzles, and a glossary as well as a link to a conjugation tool. This site also includes 4 audio phrasebooks that will help you learn key phrases and vocabulary: Getting Along, Law Enforcement and Social Services, Business and Finance, and Medical Personnel and Social Services. Make it easier for your students to use all the eResources you select using this one-stop online portal. Instructor resources include in-text audio scripts, answer keys for in-text activities, answer keys for in-text self tests, vocabulary PowerPoint for each chapter, and situation cards.
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Suite of online digital resources for The BASIC SPANISH SERIES. This is an integrated, multimedia package that complements your text and helps you succeed in your course online anytime, anywhere. This includes in-text audio, web search activities, cultural web links, self-grading quizzes, audio flashcards, crossword puzzles, and a glossary as well as a link to a conjugation tool. This site also includes 4 audio phrasebooks that will help you learn key phrases and vocabulary: Getting Along, Law Enforcement and Social Services, Business and Finance, and Medical Personnel and Social Services.