The University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project (Acceso) is an open-access, digital learning environment designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.
Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español is an introduction to nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It presents Romanticism in the context of nineteenth-century literary and social movements. It is designed as a first anthology for intermediate Spanish students at American universities. Although brief, it includes poetry, drama in verse and short story. The works have been selected for their literary interest and the social importance of their themes. They are all by canonical authors.
New for the Second Edition: over 4000 vocabulary, historical and cultural annotations to facilitate reading and comprehension.
The Prologue and chapter introductions use circumlocution to facilitate comprehension, and include concrete examples of the concepts presented. The author biographies are brief and should not be used as study materials, but rather as starting points for students’ own exploration. Many students prefer following their own interests when researching author biographies, and the internet makes accessible a plethora of bibliographic resources, such as the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, the Centro Virtual Cervantes of the Cervantes Institute, or the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica of the Spanish National Library. Student participation in the selection of topics and sources emphasizes the investigative process and leads to richer class discussions.
An interactive video drama and Spanish course, Mi Vida Loca takes you on an intriguing mystery adventure to Madrid and beyond in 22 episodes, ca 10 min each, covering basic learning points for Spanish absolute beginners.
Welcome learners to Spanish 1, your aid in learning the Spanish language. This course is designed for English speakers. Knowing Spanish will help you succeed and aid you when visiting a Spanish-speaking country or learning another Romance language, such as French, Italian, or Portuguese. Today, 21 countries in Latin America, Europe (Spain) and Africa (Equatorial Guinea) use Spanish as their official language; and in the United States it is offered as a foreign language course in nearly all high schools and, with a growing Hispanic minority, is rapidly gaining ground as a potential second language. Over 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide, and Spanish is an easy language to learn for fluent speakers of English or a Romance language. The Spanish-speaking countries have rich cultures, especially in literature, food, music, and the arts. Throughout this course, you will find fact sections that contain facts about Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.
Welcome to Spanish 2! You've already begun to understand, speak, read and write in Spanish. You've also learned about Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures. In Spanish 2 you'll be using and building what you learned in your first year of Spanish.
While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.