Looseleaf for Con ctate

Author: Darcy Lear
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259150340
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Students of Introductory Spanish learn best when they are connecting—with authentic culture, with each other as a community, and with the language as used in real-world settings. Conéctate sparks the curiosity that builds these connections as students drive toward communicative and cultural confidence and proficiency. The Conéctate program’s distinctive approach is built around the following principles. Focused approach: Conéctate concentrates on what Introductory Spanish students can reasonably be expected to learn, allowing for sustained engagement with the material that respects the natural process of language acquisition. An intentional focus, first on meaning and then on form, puts in action the best practices of second language pedagogy. Plus, Conéctate’s reduced grammar scope leaves more time for the systematic review and recycling of vocabulary and grammar required for students to achieve mastery of first-year skills. Fortifying this process at every turn is LearnSmartTM, a powerful, super-adaptive learning program that guides students on an individualized path toward mastery of all the vocabulary and grammar in Conéctate. Active learning: Conéctate gives students the opportunity to explore language and culture through interactive activities that keep them focused and engaged. Vocabulary and grammar in Conéctate are taught using an active learning approach, nudging students to discover new vocabulary and language rules through a carefully balanced mix of inductive and explicit presentations and hands-on learning. Students are similarly asked to take an active role in an immersive online game, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, designed around a study abroad experience in which they leverage their language and cultural skills to accomplish tasks and solve problems in various real-world scenarios. Integration of culture: Building on the active learning theme, students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they draw personal conclusions about the rich culture presented throughout Conéctate. Culture is embedded within the language activities themselves, included in notes that expand on the activity at hand, and seen through the integrated video that forms the basis for many activities in each chapter of the text. This authentic, unscripted video introduces students to useful chunks of language, real-world Spanish, and a wide range of topics related to cultural themes. Conéctate’s stunning video was shot in Spain, Panama, Miami, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Mexico, and exposes students to a wide variety of people in each country who discuss topics that are familiar and engaging to students. Mobile Tools for Digital Success: The digital tools available in the Connect Spanish platform with Conéctate also successfully promote student progress by providing extensive opportunities to practice and hone their developing skills. These learning opportunities include online communicative activities, instant feedback, peerediting, sophisticated reporting, an immersive game, and an interactive eBook with embedded video and audio. The mobile-friendly platform allows students to engage in the course material anytime and everywhere. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. *Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.

Practical Spanish Grammar

Author: Marcial Prado
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471134466
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you: * A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace * Exercises to reinforce what you've learned * Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures * Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words * Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms

Understanding Business

Author: William Nickels
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259302644
Format: PDF
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Understanding Business has long been the market leader because we listen to instructors and students. With this eleventh edition we are proud to offer a platinum experience, that: Improves Student Performance—Understanding Business puts students at the center. It’s the only learning program on the market to offer proven adaptive technology that increases grades by a full letter through Connect® Business, and the only program to offer the first and only adaptive eBook ever, SmartBook. Enhances your Teaching—The authors are dedicated to supporting your teaching and your student’s learning, which is why they listen to YOU and develop resources based on YOUR suggestions and course needs. This is the only author-team on the market that carefully review each and every resource to ensure cohesion. Accessible to All—This learning program has moved toward tighter compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and provides students the opportunity to learn regardless of learning style or disability. What’s more, it earner a perfect score of 100 points possible by Quality Matters, an independent organization that reviews and certifies the quality of online courses and online components. Choose a platinum experience. Choose Understanding Business.

Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South

Author: Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl
Publisher: African Minds
ISBN: 1928331483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Education in the Global South faces several key interrelated challenges, for which Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen to be part of the solution. These challenges include: unequal access to education; variable quality of educational resources, teaching, and student performance; and increasing cost and concern about the sustainability of education. The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project seeks to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. This volume examines aspects of educator and student adoption of OER and engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in secondary and tertiary education as well as teacher professional development in 21 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The ROER4D studies and syntheses presented here aim to help inform Open Education advocacy, policy, practice and research in developing countries.

Cuadros Student Text Volume 2 Introductory Spanish

Author: Sheri Spaine Long
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111134115X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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CUADROS offers Introductory and Intermediate Spanish students an individualized language learning experience within an easy-to-use, 4-volume, 4-semester framework. Each CUADROS volume sets a realistic pace, seamlessly transitioning students from Introductory to Intermediate Spanish. Preliminary Chapters at the start of Volumes 2, 3, and 4 review and recycle previously covered material to bridge the gap between semesters and prepare students to move on. Volumes 1 & 2 cover Introductory Spanish and Volumes 3 & 4 cover Intermediate Spanish. CUADROS follows a pay-as-you-go model, allowing your students to USE the volume they need, WHEN they need it! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Parallel Structures in Syntax

Author: Grant Goodall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521109161
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book proposes a radical revision in the definition of phrase markers, the fundamental object in the generative theory of syntax. Phrase markers have traditionally been defined in such a way that each node in the phrase marker must satisfy a relation of either dominance or precedence with every other node. Grant Goodall argues convincingly that the dominance and precedence requirement should be dropped. The argument is lucidly articulated and is supported by a comprehensive description and analysis of of coordination in English and of causative and restructuring constructions in the Romance languages. Parallel Structures in Syntax is a significant and thoughtful contribution to syntactic theory, and arguably provides the simplest and most elegant account available of many of the complex phenomena observed in coordination, causatives, and restructuring. It will interest not only theoretical linguists, but also computational linguists and cognitive scientists.

Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World

Author: Stuart Cunningham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113732645X
Format: PDF
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Drawing on comparisons with historical shake-ups in the film industry, Screen Distribution Post-Hollywood offers a timely account of the changes brought about in global online distribution of film and television by major new players such as Google/YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo!, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu.

Answer Key to Sam

Author: Eduardo Zayas-Bazan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131935358
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A separate Answer Key to the Student Activities Manual is available for instructors who want students to check their own work.

Tough Day for the Army

Author: John Warner
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807158046
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The stories in John Warner's Tough Day for the Army move from hilarious and biting to unsettling and sad -- sometimes within the span of a few pages. Mining the absurdities, confusions, and hypocrisies of our contemporary times, these stories raise questions such as: What would happen if Jesus Christ played minor league hockey before he became the Son of God ("Second Careers")? What would you do if a group of poets in search of inspiration appeared on your farm ("Poet Farmers")? Many of the stories upend expectations of the act of storytelling, as in "Corrections and Clarifications," written entirely in the form of newspaper corrections, or "Return-to-Sensibility Problems after Penetrating Captive Bolt Stunning of Cattle in Commercial Beef Slaughter Plant #5867: Confidential Report," which begins as a straightforward account of slaughterhouse operations but quickly devolves into something wholly surprising and different. Warner's relentlessly inventive stories are reminiscent of the works of Donald Barthelme, George Saunders, and Amy Hempel. With comic and tender rambunctiousness, his satirical voice parries and thrusts its way through each narrative, combining a strong wit with a soft heart.