Destinos

An Introduction to Spanish

Author: Bill Van Patten,Martha Marks,Richard V. Teschner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070672024

Category: Spanish language

Page: 238

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DESTINOS is an innovative beginning Spanish program based on a 26-week television series premiering on PBS in the fall of 1992. The 52 half-hour shows of the series use the powerful appeal of a uniquely Hispanic genre -- the telenovela (soap opera) -- to make language and culture come alive. The situation and context of each episode introduce students to the basic structures, language functions and vocabulary groups of Spanish that are then presented in the print materials. (Most grammar explanations and exercises are in the workbook/study guides.) This complete one-year course is designed to help students develop communicative proficiency -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing -- as well as cultural awareness in Spanish. The plot of DESTINOS is designed to engage student viewers from the very beginning. A wealthy Mexican patriarch, nearing the end of his life, reveals a secret he has kept from his family for many years. His revelation leads to some important questions that must be answered before he dies. Raquel Rodríguez, a Mexican-American lawyer, embarks on a search for those answers, a search that takes her to Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and back to Mexico. Students and viewers can join in the search -- learning Spanish and about the rich and diversified cultural context in which it is spoken throughout the world.
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Student Viewers Handbook Vol. 2 fuw Destinos

Author: Bill VanPatten,Martha Marks,Richard V. Teschner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072497106

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 7847

This video-based text for Beginning Spanish underscores McGraw-Hill& ' s reputation for developing groundbreaking language materials. Based on 26 hours of an engaging video drama that takes viewers around the Spanish-speaking world, Destinos is an effective program that can be used successfully in Spanish classes, as a college course for distant learners, and by individuals studying on their own.
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Destinos Student Edition w/Listening comprehension Audio CD

Author: Richard V. Teschner,Martha Alford Marks,Bill VanPatten

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072525366

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

View: 9982

This video-based text for Beginning Spanish underscores McGraw-Hill’s reputation for developing groundbreaking language materials. Based on 26 hours of an engaging video drama that takes viewers around the Spanish-speaking world, Destinos is an effective program that can be used successfully in Spanish classes, as a college course for distant learners, and by individuals studying on their own.
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Introduction to Spanish Translation

Author: Jack Child

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761848983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7815

This text, designed for a third or fourth year college Spanish course, presents the history, theory and practice of Spanish-to-English translation. The emphasis is on general material to be found in current journals and newspapers, with some specialized material from the fields of business, the social sciences, and literature.
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Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English

Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415116589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 4120

Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.
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The Namesake

A Novel

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547429311

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion. The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise." The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.
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Learn in Your Car : Spanish

Author: Henry N. Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560151418

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Author: Peter Bullions

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 216

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When I Was Puerto Rican

A Memoir

Author: Esmeralda Santiago

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786736860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7862

Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.
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Rosengren's Books

An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

Author: Mary George

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 607

Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."
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The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007179784X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 7418

Master the essential building blocks of Spanish-language fluency with facilidad The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to Spanish fluency. More than just another Spanish verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic Spanish sentences with increased confidence. As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you’ll quickly build your mastery of the Spanish sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using Spanish verbs effectively in key sentence structures. The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of Spanish, The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice gives you: Numerous examples of how Spanish verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary Spanish, including computer and technology verbs Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables
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Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135575347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 8187

Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.
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CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel

Author: Centers For Disease Control and Pre CDC

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190628618

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 4053

THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health challenges posed by travel has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, the CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel is the definitive guide to staying safe and healthy anywhere in the world. The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government's most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. The 2018 Yellow Book also addresses the needs of specific types of travelers, with dedicated sections on: - Precautions for pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, and travelers with disabilities - Special considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees - Practical tips for last-minute or resource-limited travelers - Advice for air crews, humanitarian workers, missionaries, and others who provide care and support overseas Authored by a team of the world's most esteemed travel medicine experts, the Yellow Book is an essential resource for travelers -- and the clinicians overseeing their care -- at home and abroad.
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Theories in Second Language Acquisition

An Introduction

Author: Bill VanPatten,Jessica Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928606

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 1940

The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, written by a leading scholar in the field in an easy-to-follow style – a basic foundational description of the theory, relevant data or research models used with this theory, common misunderstandings, and a sample study from the field to show the theory in practice. This text is designed to provide a consistent and coherent presentation for those new to the field who seek basic understanding of theories that underlie contemporary SLA research. Researchers will also find the book useful as a "quick guide" to theoretical work outside their respective domains.
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Teach Yourself Spanish

Author: Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780071502467

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 2016

A guide to learning Spanish offers lessons on Spanish vocabulary and grammar, with practice exercises, reading selections, and suggestions for students, along with an English-Spanish, Spanish-English glossary.
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The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820324302

Category: Fiction

Page: 942

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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".
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Student viewer's handbook to accompany Destinos

an introduction to Spanish

Author: Bill VanPatten,Martha Marks,Richard V. Teschner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070672741

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 4845

Destinos is an innovative beginning Spanish program based on a 26-week television series that premiered on PBS in the fall of 1992. The 52 half-hour shows of the series use the powerful appeal of a uniquely Hispanic genre - the telenovela (soap opera) - to make language and culture come alive. The situation and context of each episode introduce students to the basic structures, language functions and vocabulary groups of Spanish that are presented in most introductory- and intermediate-level Spanish courses. Both volumes of this Student Viewer's Handbook to Accompany Destinos, Second Edition, is designed to help instructors and students use Destinos as a supplement in a wide variety of courses, at beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of instruction. By using the handbook, instructors and students will enjoy viewing the 52 half-hour episodes of the television series more and get more out of them. Also contained in the second edition of the handbook is additional information about the series characters, cultural information from around the Spanish-speaking world, and process writing tasks, all of which will enhance Spanish instruction at all levels.
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Sadlier Phonics

Level C

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Marie Garman,Patricia Maureen Mount,Patricia Scanlon (Phonics expert)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821579039

Category: Reading

Page: 224

View: 8703

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Puntos de Partida

An Invitation to Spanish

Author: Marty Knorre,Thalia Dorwick,Ana Maria Perez-Girones,William R. Glass,Hildebrando Villarreal

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780079131348

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 4616

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Building an Enriched Vocabulary

Supplementary Exercise and Testing Program

Author: William H. Sadlier Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821575734

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