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Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asuncion and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Presently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis previously taught at Mesa Community College, the University of California, Riverside, San Bernardino Valley College, Brigham Young University, and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Raquel Lebredo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in education in 1950. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award. Prof. Lebredo is retired.
Francisco Mena-Ayllon, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside, Oberlin College, California State University, Chico, the University of Redlands, and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico Garcia Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quien es quien en las letras espanolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Prof. Mena-Ayllon is retired.
Preface: To the Student. Contents: Scope and Sequence. Leccion 1. Saludos y despedidas. Leccion 2. En la universidad. Leccion 3. Por telefono. Leccion 4. Costumbres y tradiciones. Leccion 5. Las comidas. Leccion 6. Los quehaceres de la casa. Leccion 7. En un hotel. Leccion 8. Haciendo diligencias. Leccion 9. Una cena de cumpleanos. Leccion 10. Buscando apartamento. Leccion 11. En una agencia de viajes. Leccion 12. El automovil. Leccion 13. En un centro comercial. Leccion 14. Las carreras universitarias. Leccion 15. Problemas de salud. Leccion 16. Las actividades al aire libre. Leccion 17. El mundo de los negocios. Leccion 18. Teatro… cine… television…. Appendixes. Vocabulary. Index. Credits.