Puntos de encuentro
Cognella Active Learning
is available with this title.
This text emphasizes the analysis of spoken and written texts drawn from real-world sources, such as journalism, history, literature, and film. Students reflect on language forms and functions in context before using task-based, collaborative activities to process language and content at higher levels by synthesizing information, distinguishing opinions from facts, drawing comparisons, and debating points of view.
The source materials have been carefully selected to introduce students to relevant and engaging issues in the Spanish-speaking world, such as the environment, human rights, indigenism, immigration, and bilingualism. In order to understand these topics better, students are asked to compare Spanish-speaking societies with their own, promoting cross-cultural awareness.
Puntos de encuentro analyses complex, contemporary issues as a means to achieve advanced proficiency in Spanish, which results in more language production, increased multicultural understanding, and enhanced critical thinking skills. This groundbreaking approach makes Puntos de encuentro unique among advanced Spanish textbooks.
Active Learning ISBN: 978-1-5165-2944-5
Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.
Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:
- 150 mini quizzes that can serve as practice material, assignments, or assessments; these mini quizzes challenge students to fill in the blank with the Spanish equivalent of an English word, choose the correct answer in response to multiple choice and true/false questions, correctly conjugate verbs, demonstrate mastery of articles before select words, and more
- 15 videos that discuss a variety of historical and cultural topics and issues that are of importance to Spanish-speaking countries and populations; students are tasked with watching the video and then answering related quiz questions to test their comprehension of the spoken material
- 17 grammatical lessons that help students understand the use of past tenses, the construction of dates, years, and centuries, use of the passive voice, comparisons, use of the subjunctive, relative clauses, indirect speech, and more
- 15 decks of digital flashcards, one for each Cognella Active Learning module, to help students learn and drill key terminology
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