¡Anda! Curso intermedio 1/e is the first Intermediate Spanish book conceptualized from the outset to meet the needs of today's language teachers and learners. It covers the last 2 semesters in the 4-semester ¡Anda! program. In the last few years, classroom contact hours have been reduced drastically, class sizes have increased and students' lives have become busier than ever. Instructors don't have time to cover everything that they feel is needed and more is being asked of them with fewer resources. At the same time, language teachers want to spend as much time exposing students to Hispanic culture and practicing communication as they do with grammar. But, there simply isn't enough time or resources. The result: Many instructors end up galloping through their elementary Spanish text at the expense of their Intermediate course to try to give students the broadest grammatical exposure possible. Now they have a new option: ¡Anda!
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Welcome to ¡Anda! Curso intermedio ! Look at the cover of the book. Those footprints are yours as you continue on your journey into intermediate Spanish. The footprints represent your personal odyssey of discovery of the Spanish language and the cultures of the many countries that speak this language. Enjoy your exciting intermediate Spanish experience!About the Author:
Audrey Heining-Boynton is a Professor of Education and Spanish at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has taught Spanish and Education courses for many years. She has won many teaching awards including the prestigious ACTFL Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, the Foreign Language of North Carolina Teacher of the Year Award, and The UNC ACCESS Award for Excellence in Working with LD and ADHD Students. Dr. Heining-Boynton is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, has published more than seventy articles, curricula, textbooks, and manuals, and has won nearly four million dollars in grants to help create language programs in North and South Carolina. Dr. Heining-Boynton has also held many important positions: President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL 2005, The Year of Languages), President of the National Network for Early Language Learning, Vice President of Michigan Foreign Language Association, board member of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, committee chair for Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and an elected Executive Council member of ACTFL.
Jean W. LeLoup is Professor of Spanish at the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Cortland, as well as the Coordinator of Adolescence Education and Graduate Studies in the Department of International Communications & Culture. She holds a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from The Ohio State University, as well as an M.S.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Cortland, she taught Spanish and was a Guidance Counselor at the secondary level in the St. Louis, MO area. Dr. LeLoup is the co-founder/moderator of a listserv called the Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH), and presents and publishes on the integration of culture and the use of technology in foreign language instruction. Dr. LeLoup has won many professional awards including the ACTFL/FDP-Houghton Mifflin Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALL, the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Faculty Service, and several awards from the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers for outstanding publications and service to the profession. She has been a Fulbright Fellow and has also been program director of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is presently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Spanish at the United States Air Force Academy.
Glynis Cowellis the Director of the Spanish Language Program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and an Assistant Dean in Academic Advising, General College and Arts and Sciences, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught first-year seminars, honors courses, numerous Spanish language courses, and team teaches a graduate course on the theories and techniques of teaching foreign languages. Dr. Cowell received her M.A. in Spanish Literature and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Foreign Language Education, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC-CH in August 1994, she coordinated the Spanish Language Program in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. At UNC-CH she has received the university Students’ Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as the Graduate Student Mentor Award for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Dr. Cowell has directed teacher workshops on Spanish language and cultures and has presented papers and written articles on the teaching of language and literature, the incorporation of information technology in language teaching, and teaching across the curriculum. She is the co-author of two other college textbooks.
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