"Obtaining real language, spoken by real people has always been a challenge for the language professor. It is this type of speech that our students need to hear more of, instead of the 'prepared' listening activities found in most textbooks."—Pilar Munday, coordinator for the Spanish Language Program, Sacred Heart University A unique interactive tool to help students learn about Spanish culture while increasing vocabulary and listening skills. Students experience the program through a series of video segments in which fifteen residents of Sevilla—of varying ages and sociocultural backgrounds—define the same ten concepts.
There is also a free, online instructor's manual. The content is presented entirely in Spanish and plays on both PCs and Macs, using the free program QuickTime. Visit www.press.georgetown.edu to view sample screen shots and a demo.
Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret is the director of the Language Resource Center at Wesleyan University. Ana Perez-Girones is an adjunct associate professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Wesleyan University.
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