Spanish for Teachers Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series (with iLrn Printed Access Card) / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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.
About 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. Dr. Jarvis retired from Chandler-Gilbert Community College after a long and distinguished career. Prior to CGCC, she 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 as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Raquel Lebredo was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. She moved to the United States after living in Spain for a period of time. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. 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 as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.
Table of Contents
Preface. Leccion Preliminar: En El Salon De Clase. Communication: Greetings, farewells, and simple classroom conversations. Leccion 1: Conversaciones Con La Maestra. Communication: Talking to parents about their children. Leccion 2: En La Escuela. Communication: In the classroom: taking attendance; answering students' questions about an assignment. Leccion 3: Una Leccion De Lenguaje. Communication: A grammar lesson: explaining grammar to students. Leccion 4: En La Clase De Geografia. Communication: Geography Class: Teaching And Answering Questions About U.S. Geography. Leccion 5: En La Clase De Arte. Communication: Art Class: Explaining An Art Project To Students. Leccion 6: Un Repaso De Anatomia (I). Communication: Anatomy: talking about the human body; teaching students the names of different parts of the Body. Leccion 7: Un Repaso De Anatomia (II). Communication: Anatomy: talking about the respiratory system, the heart, and the blood. Leccion 8: Una Clase De Ciencias. Communication: Science class: talking about animals; vertebrates and invertebrates. Leccion 9: Una Conferencia. Communication: Parent-teacher conference: talking to parents about academic and social issues. Leccion 10: Una Excursion Al Jardin Botánico. Communication: Field trip: dealing with students outside the school setting; talking about plants. Lectura 2: REGLAS DE LA ESCUELA. Repaso (Lecciones 6-10). Leccion 11: Algunas Reglas De Ortografia. Communication: Spelling bee: teaching Spanish spelling and pronunciation rules; talking about spelling. Leccion 12: Una Clase De Historia. Communication: History class: talking about U.S. history; talking about events that happened in the past. Leccion 13: En La Clase De Matemáticas. Communication: Math class: teaching math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division); talking about digits; Roman and Arabic numerals. Leccion 14: Un Repaso De Matemáticas. Communication: Math class: reviewing math terms; talking about fractions; measurements and the metric system. Leccion 15: En La Clase De Ciencias. Communication: Science class: talking about astronomy, physics, and chemistry Lectura 3: UNA CARTA. Repaso (Lecciones 11-15). Leccion 16: Con Los Ninos Del Jardin De Infantes. Communication: Kindergarten: teaching smaller children; dealing with behavioral issues; playing educational games; singing a song. Leccion 17: Una Clase De Geometria. Communication: Geometry Class: Talking About Angles, Shapes, And Three-Dimensional Figures. Leccion 18: Es La Hora Del Recreo! Communication: Recess: Supervising Children During Recess; Mediating Among Children. Leccion 19: La Clase De Educacion Para La Salud. Communication: Health Education: Talking To Children About Nutrition And Personal Hygiene. Leccion 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 and Measures. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary.