The book demonstrates the theories and practical applications by which instructors use contemporary film to provide insightful readings on diverse local communities, communities that form the basis of global culture. This collection of essays will serve as a pedagogical tool and resource, offering methods and examples of a communicative approach to analyze and integrate cultural diversities, similarities, and problems in the second language curricula, methods that expose students to different cultural models while scaffolding their critical approach to multiple layers of common and specific values.
This work will encourage a dialogue and long-lasting conversation on methodologies and teaching strategies rethought, reapplied, and remolded to the new learning environments.
Elda Buonanno Foley is an Associate Professor of Italian Studies at IONA College, New Rochelle, USA. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Milan, Italy. She also has an online Certificate in Instructional Technology from the University of Maryland. She has published extensively on teaching methodology, on literature and film and organized several workshops on language performance and effective teaching activities. Her most recent book is La Frantumaglia: Elena Ferrante’s fragmented self.
The Webster's English-Spanish Dictionary is a great resource whether in class or on the road; it is a quick and easy tool to find just the words you need. Half of the dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their Spanish translations, the other half is an alphabetical list of Spanish words and their English translations. They are ideal for every second language learner!
No one should be without a dictionary and our Backpack Dictionaries are designed in a compact size for easy travel. They are a must have for any student! Featuring commonly used words and an abundance of additional information needed in school, every student should collect them all!
Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning success. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and fun, full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to motivate independent study, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.
The first half of the book follows the life of an exchange student experiencing Beijing for the first time. Chinese language students are guided step-by-step through the stages of arriving at the airport, going through customs, and adjusting to Chinese university dormitories. The revised edition includes new lessons on daily life, such as doing laundry and getting a haircut, as well as visiting the zoo, night markets, and the Great Wall. Later lessons discuss recent social and political issues in China, including divorce, Beijing traffic, and the college entrance examination. A New China provides detailed grammar explanations, extensive vocabulary lists, and homework exercises.
Single-volume, user-friendly format
New lessons and vocabulary reflecting daily living in China
Includes China's recent social and political issues
Detailed grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and homework exercises
Uses both traditional and simplified characters