"Conversemos!" is designed for use in intermediate Spanish courses in conjunction with other texts or as a core text in a conversation course. Its lively, interactive approach develops speaking and listening skills and facilitates student interaction. "Conversemos!" is correlated thematically to the core text "Continuemos!," 7/e, and is easily adaptable for use with other core texts.Practical, high-interest topics motivate students to learn, while problem-solving tasks throughout the text promote the active use of language.A variety of authentic materials throughout the text, such as readings, photographs, and illustrations, provide points of departure for discussion, debate, and cross-cultural comparisons.Expanded practice in the "Antes de conversar" section builds student confidence. After introducing the lesson's core vocabulary the text provides warm-up pair practice.
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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.Language Notes:
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