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Description - Puntos De Partida by Marty Knorre

What's the Puntos story? The truth is, Puntos de partida sparked a revolution. When it first published, it changed the way instructors taught Spanish and the way students learned Spanish. Puntos introduced the idea of organizing chapters around themes and connecting vocabulary to these themes, and also introduced the idea of systematically developing all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It was a pioneer in its activity types, too -- Puntos moved the focus of classroom work from drills to communicative activities. It was truly a revolutionary book that spread like wildfire. And while Puntos has been on the market for quite some time now, that does NOT make it an outdated and old-fashioned book. Not at all. In fact, just this past year, Puntos won the prestigious McGuffey Award which is awarded to a select group of textbooks that have been incredibly successful over a long period of time. One of the judges for the McGuffey Award said it best: It's a "truly excellent textbook package that has withstood the test of time while moving forward".Puntos has the best of both worlds: It is fresh and contemporary, but it is built on a long-standing tradition of excellence. There are many good reasons why it's the best-selling introductory Spanish textbook! Puntos is: the Market Leader: Best-selling text for Intro Spanish! a pioneer in the development four-skills practice and the integration of culture designed with a purpose: 2-column grammar presentations with colored font, special activity designs, and "Highlighting' for vocabulary full of classroom- and teacher-tested activities really work available with innovative media supplements and outstanding instructor support flexible: adaptable to different teaching and learning styles

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780073534428
ISBN-10: 0073534420
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 205mm x 30mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.