This highly accessible, manageable program is user-friendly for both instructors and students. Known for its succinct and precise grammar explanations, its presentation of high-frequency and practical vocabulary, and overall flexibility, Hola, Amigos! First Canadian Edition continues to maintain its appeal with instructors regardless of their preferred methodology. The program is designed to develop students' ability to communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of situations as well as to strengthen cultural awareness and competence. It offers a full scope and sequence and is perfectly suited for Canadian one-semester courses. The Canadian Edition features all-new art and video programs, as well as enhanced integration and presentation of culture. Relevant Canadian examples and illustrations are integrated throughout the text.
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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.
Raquel Lebredo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in education in 1950. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. 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 "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award. Prof. Lebredo is retired.
Francisco Mena-Ayllon, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside, Oberlin College, California State University, Chico, the University of Redlands, and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico Garcia Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quien es quien en las letras espanolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Prof. Mena-Ayllon is retired.
Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has published, among others: Imagen y discurso. El estudio de las imágenes en la obra de Cristina Peri Rossi, which was awarded a Special Mention by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Uruguay in 1998. In 2002, together with Angelo Borrás, she published, a translation of Cristina Peri Rossi Indicios pánicos, Panic Signs. Waterloo: WLU P, 2002. This translation was awarded the Gold Medal for Fiction in Translation by ForeWord Magazine in 2003. In the same year, she published and edition of Cristina Peri Rossi's articles title: El pulso del mundo. Articulos periodisticos: 1978-2002. This book was among the Best Sellers in Uruguay for the first three weeks of August 2003. The second edition of this book has been published by Universidad Autonoma de Mexico with an introduction by Elena Poniatowska, in 2005. In 2008 she co-edited the first Canadian Edition of Hola, amigos! Houghton Mifflin. In 2000, she was awarded the Wilfrid Laurier University Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2005 she was awarded the Faculty Mentoring Award at Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2008, she received the 3M Teaching Fellowship. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and also a member of the Executive Council of 3M Fellows. She has also published articles in national and international journals.
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Book Description Heinle, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11061890106X