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Punto y aparte
Punto y aparte

Punto y aparte, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1259602966 | ISBN13: 9781259602962
By Sharon Foerster and Anne Lambright

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Punto y aparte uniquely synthesizes the lessons learned in first-year Spanish by focusing on seven core communicative functions (called out with icons throughout the program) and the grammatical structures that support them.  These functions are constantly recycled throughout the program to reflect the real-life use of language.  Grammar review may be found at the back of the program, reserving the main chapters for setting up engaging real-world uses of language and rich cultural presentation.  Punto y aparte offers meaningful communicative practice through writing and speaking activities that help put students on a successful path to progress from simple utterances to more extensive discourse, and from sentence-level to paragraph length expression. 

Capítulo 1 Perspectivas


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: David y Ana


Descripción y comparación

Culture: España

Capítulo 2 Conexiones


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: Alberto y Xianix


Narración en el pasado

Culture: El Caribe

Capítulo 3 Pasiones y sentimientos


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: Juan y Verónika


Reacciones y recomendaciones

Culture: México

Capítulo 4 La vida moderna


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: Wálter y Ángeles


Hablar de los gustos y las opiniones

Culture: El Cono Sur

Capítulo 5 El mundo actual


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: Cristina y Estefanía


Hacer hipótesis

Culture: La región andina

Capítulo 6 Hacia el porvenir


Vocabulario del tema

¡Cuéntennos!: Marjorie


Hablar del futuro

Culture: Centroamérica

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About the Author

Sharon Foerster

Sharon Wilson Foerster retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001, where she had been the Coordinator of Lower-Division Courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, directing the first- and second-year Spanish language program and training graduate assistant instructors. She continues to teach in the Spanish Summer Language School at Middlebury College in Vermont. She received her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Texas in 1981. Before joining the faculty at the University of Texas, she was Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain, for four years. She continues her involvement in study abroad through her work as Director of the Spanish Teaching Institute and as Academic Advisor for Academic Programs International. She is the co-author of the following McGraw-Hill titles: Pasaporte: Spanish for High Beginners (2009); Supplementary Materials to accompany Puntos de partida, Eighth Edition (2009); Metas: Spanish in Review, Moving Toward Fluency (2008); Punto y aparte: Spanish in Review, Moving Toward Fluency, Third Edition (2007); Lecturas literarias: Moving Toward Linguistic and Cultural Fluency Through Literature (2007); Metas comunicativas para maestros (1999); and Metas comunicativas para negocios (1998).

Anne Lambright

Anne Lambright is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature in the Hispanic Studies Program at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching focus is on contemporary Latin American Literature, Andean literature, indigenismo, and Latin American women’s writing, topics on which she has published several articles and books. She is the author of Creating the Hybrid Intellectual: Subject, Space, and the Feminine in the Narrative of José María Arguedas and co-author of Unfolding the City: Women Write the City in Latin America (2007), with Elisabeth Guerrero. In addition, she is the co-author of Metas: Spanish in Review, Moving Toward Fluency (2008).


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