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De Pelicula! : Spanish Conversation through Film

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Based on the pioneering text Cinema for Spanish Conversation, De Pelicula! uses recent feature films with a PG or PG-13 rating to build Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, and reading. The text also provides a unique method to explore the cultural concepts depicted in the films. As with the parent text, De Pelicula! provides a context for listening to the film through previewing exercises, background information, vocabulary, cultural material, and post-viewing exercises, including student exercises to be done in small groups. This version covers eight films and may be used as a primary or ancillary text in fourth year high school courses, for community college courses -- especially those language courses taught in the evening -- or in single-semester courses at most colleges. All films are new to this edition and come from a range of Spanish-speaking countries, All may be easily obtained for classroom viewing or language labs, or for students to purchase or rent on their own.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • Spanish
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • colour illustrations
  • 1585103128
  • 9781585103126
  • 2,428,402

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Designed for high school level courses in Spanish langauge which draw on feature films for conversation topics, culture, and language builiding skills by the authors of the primary text, Cinema for Spanish Conversation.show more

About Mary McVey Gill

Mary McVey Gill has authored and co-authored many widely adopted Spanish textbooks and language references, including "Cinema for Spanish Conversation" and "De Pelicula!" for Focus. Deana Smalley (Ph.D. Purdue University) has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She began to incorporate film into her language, culture and literature classes early in her teaching career.S he is the author of several translations of K-12 social studies books and has written ancillaries for major Spanish textbooks.show more

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