As the best-selling introductory Spanish textbook in the United States, Puntos de partida has long been a favorite of instructors across the country. For this new edition, the authors and editors of Puntos have turned to those very instructors to help formulate a plan that would respond to the needs of a changing discipline. We reached out to more than 275 students and instructors across the country, and the result is a thoroughly revised edition that we are confident will address new needs and preferences while continuing to provide the solid foundation in communicative language development that is the hallmark of Puntos de partida. Puntos de partida is available with CENTRO a portal learning management system through which various digital components, including Quia(t) Workbooks and Laboratory Manuals and Quia e-books, are delivered. This McGraw-Hill exclusive system offers a single log-in authentication for students and a single gradebook for instructors.
With Puntos de partida student and instructors will benefit from several online resources available in CENTRO: For students: Quia e-book Voice Board Quia Workbook Quia Lab Manual (includes the full laboratory audio program) Puntos de partida video program (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Puntos de partida ActivityPak (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Spanish Grammar Tutorials (free with purchase of any of the Quia products) Link to the Online Learning Center: http://www.mhhe.com/puntos8 For instructors: Grammar PPT slides Overhead transparencies of line art from the textbook PDF version of the Instructor's Manual/Resource Kit Customizable Word-file version of the Testing Program Cultural PPT slides of the 21 countries of the Spanish-speaking world Image Bank including more than 100 photos of the Spanish-speaking world
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Author Biography - Marty Knorre
Marty Knorre was formerly Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Coordinator of basic Spanish courses at the University of Cincinnati, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in language, linguistics, and methodology. She received her Ph.D. in foreign language education from The Ohio State University in 1975. Dr. Knorre is coauthor of Cara a cara and Reflejos and has taught at several NEH Institutes for Language Instructors. She received a Master of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary in 1991. Thalia Dorwick has taught at Allegheny College, California State University (Sacramento), and Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Ph.D. in Spanish in 1973. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher by the California Foreign Language Teachers Association. Dr. Dorwick is the coauthor of several textbooks and the author of several articles on language teaching issues. Ana Maria Perez-Girones is an adjunct Professor of Spanish oat Western University, Middletown, Connecticut. She received a Licenciatura en Filologia Anglogermanica from the Universidad de Sevilla in 1985, and her M.A. in General Linguistics from Cornell University in 1988. Her professional interests include second language acquisition and the integration of cultural competence and technology in language teaching William R. Glass is the Publisher for World Languages at McGraw-Hill Higher Education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Spanish Applied Linguistics with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE). He was previously Assistant Professor of Spanish at The Pennsylvania State University where he was also Director of the Language Program in Spanish. He has published numerous articles and edited books on issues related to second language instruction and acquisition. Hildebrando Villarreal is Professor of Spanish at California State University, Los Angeles, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language and linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics from UCLA in 1976. Professor Villarreal is the author of several reviews and articles on language, language teaching, and Spanish for Native Speakers of Spanish. He is the author of !A leer! Un paso mas, an intermediate textbook that focuses on reading skills.