Spanish for Teachers: Basic Spanish Series / Edition 2

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As a component of The Basic Spanish Series, 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 may encounter at work settings such as public and private elementary, middle, and high schools when dealing with Spanish speaking students and parents/guardians in the United States. BASIC SPANISH FOR TEACHERS introduces practical vocabulary, everyday on-the-job situations, and culture notes (Notas culturales) written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495902409
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Series: Basic Spanish Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 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. ACTIVIDADES ESCOLARES? REPASO (LECCIONES 16-20). APPENDIX A: INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH SOUNDS AND THE ALPHABET. APPENDIX B: VERBS. APPENDIX C: USEFUL CLASSROOM EXPRESSIONS. APPENDIX D: WEIGHTS ANDMEASURES. SPANISH-ENGLISH VOCABULARY. ENGLISH-SPANISH VOCABULARY.
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