¡Anda! Curso elemental, 1/e is the first Elementary Spanish book conceptualized from the outset to meet the needs of today's language teachers and learners. 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, omitting interesting cultural lessons, to try to give students the broadest grammatical exposure possible. Now they have a new option: ¡Anda!
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¡ANDA! is the first college-level Spanish program conceived from the outset as a four-semester sequence of materials. it has been developed to provide a practical response to the challenges today's Spanish instructors are facing. Its innovations center around three key areas:
As you use ¡ANDA! CURSO ELEMENTAL, you will find that ¡ANDA! is ready to go!
It's got more of what you need ... less of what you don't!About the Author:
Audrey L. Heining-Boyton
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.
Glynis Cowell is 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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