Intermediate Spanish in Cultural Contexts

Author: Sheri Spaine Long

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780618150489

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 409

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Includes chapter annotations with teaching tips and answers to many activities, as well as the Instructor's Guide, an expanded section of front matter that includes additional information about the program and its components, sample syllabi and lesson plans, and the scripts for PowerPoint presentations.

Language for Specific Purposes

Trends in Curriculum Development

Author: Mary K. Long

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626164193

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

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Language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to language courses specific to a content area, such as Business Spanish or French for Engineering. Although around for some time, it has gained increasing interest in the last ten years because of the demand for language programs to provide a "practical skill" and, in many cases, from students wishing to build marketability with their language skills. At most language conferences, LSP sessions are on the agenda in some form. There's also crossover in this area with languages in the community programs (service learning/social justice/heritage learners/etc.). Little research has been done on the topic. Rising from a new biennial conference, this edited volume provides a seminal set of studies that opens dialogue for further development of LSP curriculum--a hot topic. The areas of focus include what research is needed going forward, current curriculum development and where it is going, and what it means to bring language skills into the workplace. Both K12 and higher ed are addressed. The editor has pulled together strong essays to address some key topics in LSP into a volume that will really contribute to the field. TOC includes a who's who in the field. Extra research data as PDFs will be made available on the GUP website for those interested.

The Academic Portfolio

A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service

Author: Peter Seldin,J. Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045428

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 9082


This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios, which may prove to be the most innovative and promising faculty evaluation and development technique in years. The authors identify key issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success, describing the what, why, and how of developing academic portfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-step approach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolio items covering teaching, research/scholarship, and service from which faculty can choose the ones most relevant to them. The thrust of this book is unique: It provides time-tested strategies and proven advice for getting started with portfolios. It includes a research-based rubric grounded in input from 200 faculty members and department chairs from across disciplines and institutions. It examines specific guiding questions to consider when preparing every subsection of the portfolio. It presents 18 portfolio models from 16 different academic disciplines. Designed for faculty members, department chairs, deans, and members of promotion and tenure committees, all of whom are essential partners in developing successful academic portfolio programs, the book will also be useful to graduate students, especially those planning careers as faculty members.


Author: Sheri Spaine Long,Maria Carreira,Sylvia Madrigal Velasco,Kristin Swanson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833249

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 9768


NEXOS, Third Edition's high-interest cultural themes and related activities encourage students to engage in meaningful communication using interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes. NEXOS's realistic pacing of material, easy-to-use grammar, practical vocabulary, plus engaging storyline and authentic video strands that contextualize grammar and vocabulary all work together to help students gain confidence and move quickly toward proficiency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Indian Languages

Cultural and Social Contexts

Author: Shirley Silver

Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 433

View: 8365


This comprehensive survey of indigenous languages of the New World introduces students and general readers to the mosaic of American Indian languages and cultures and offers an approach to grasping their subtleties. Authors Silver and Miller demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these languages while dispelling popular misconceptions. Their text reveals the linguistic richness of languages found throughout the Americas, emphasizing those located in the western United States and Mexico while drawing on a wide range of other examples from Canada to the Andes. It introduces readers to such varied aspects of communicating as directionals and counting systems, storytelling, expressive speech, Mexican Kickapoo whistle speech, and Plains sign language. The authors have included the basics of grammar and historical linguistics while emphasizing such issues as speech genres and other sociolinguistic issues and the relation between language and worldview. American Indian Languages: Cultural and Social Contexts is a comprehensive resource that will serve as a text in undergraduate and lower-level graduate courses on Native American languages and provide a useful reference for students of American Indian literature or general linguistics. It also introduces general readers interested in Native Americans to the amazing diversity and richness of indigenous American languages.

National directory of Latin Americanists

biographies of 4,915 specialists

Author: Inge Maria Harman,Library of Congress. Hispanic Division

Publisher: Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1011

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