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Description - Epocas Y Avances by Scott Gravina

Intended for intermediate- to advanced-level students, Epocas y avances uses a uniquecommunicative-humanistic approach to second language acquisition. Through a series of original readings and related activities Epocas enhances linguistic proficiency while emphasizing important aspects of the history, literature, art, society, geography, language, and culture of Spain and Latin America. The interdisciplinary content of Epocas is designed to: Provide specific tools to generate optimized language production.Reinforce themain skills of language learning, including oral and written comprehension and production.Enable students to encounter, examine, and acquire new vocabulary and linguistic structures.Show students the importance of some of the major civilizations and social processesthroughout history that influenced and shaped the language and culture of Spain and Latin America as we know them today.Offer a complete, intellectually stimulating, and academically challenging tool for awakening a general interest in the humanities and enriching students' personal interaction with other cultures.Give students ample opportunity to explore the diversity of other peoples and cultures in more detail, thus preparing them for their role as global citizens."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300108361
ISBN-10: 0300108362
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Scott Gravina

Scott Gravina graduated from Middlebury College, taught at Yale University and now lives in Massachusetts where he writes full time. Isabel Jaen-Portillo teaches at Yale University and holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Claudia Mendez teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Regina Schroeder teaches at Yale University.