9780618556601

El Mundo 21 (Book with CD-ROM)

  • ISBN 13:

    9780618556601

  • ISBN 10:

    0618556605

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/30/2004
  • Publisher: Houghton Miff

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Designed for heritage speaker courses in intermediate Spanish, the content-based approach ofEl mundo 21 hispanoprovides students with a wealth of opportunities to learn about their own country of origin, or that of their ancestors. As students delve into their roots they learn to respect and take pride in their own cultural heritage as well as those of their classmates. Culturally unified approach organizes the 21 Spanish-speaking countries into six logical, geographical units. The Unit opener gives the early history of each geographical region presented. Systematic focus on vocabulary expansion begins inMejoremos la comunicacioacute;n,which presents active vocabulary in a thematic, interactive format.Palabras claves,a vocabulary enrichment section, then teaches students how to derive new words and understand the meaning of key words taken fromMejoremos la comunicacioacute;n. A deductive approach to grammar for Spanish speakers and bilinguals opens each grammar lesson with an activity titledA que ya lo sabes!,in which students quickly realize that they already use correctly the concepts being studied. Notas para bilinguuml;esandNotas para hispanohablantesaddress the specific needs of heritage Spanish speakers. Emphasis on country-specific literature and literary analysis in theY ahora, aacute; leer!sections includes literary readings that represent each of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries and a variety of genres. A superior technology package includes a video, a student multimedia CD-ROM, student and instructor web sites, and an instructor's HM ClassPrep CD-ROM.

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