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Spanish for the Professions

(First Edition)
Marta Boris Tarré and Lori Celaya
©2016, 438 pages
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    Spanish for the Professions is written for students who plan to pursue careers in a professional, Spanish-speaking setting within the United States or abroad. The exercises engage the learner in actual, substantive, and relevant content. This is a one-of-a-kind textbook intended for the intermediate to advanced student of Spanish who wishes to apply his or her language skills in a professional context within the Hispanic business and professional world.

    Each chapter is organized into areas that introduce key infrastructural and cultural readings that encompass a different Latin American country. The student centered approach includes in-class presentations, dialogues, case studies, grammar, and vocabulary for professionals in the legal, public health, information technology, real estate, human resources, and banking and finance fields. The material is rooted in sound research and concrete practices that meet learning objectives in the classroom and the real world. In addition to mastering a new language, students learn cultural appropriateness and how to navigate specific aspects of their professions of choice in other countries. The final chapter, Los recursos humanos focuses on understanding and preparing the student for a job interview as a Spanish speaking professional.

    The skills presented in Spanish for the Professions prime learners to successfully compete on a global scale as Spanish-speaking professionals. The book is appropriate for immersion courses at the intermediate and advanced levels.

    Lori Celaya, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Idaho, where she continues to teach and publish on Latin American and United States Latino literature and culture as well as Spanish for the professions. Dr. Celaya is the author of Mexico visto desde su literatura norte: identidades propias de la transculturacion y la migración and coauthor of Nos pasamos de la raya/We Crossed The Line, an anthology of border texts.
    Marta Boris Tarré, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Iberian studies at the University of Idaho, where she teaches Iberian literature and cinema, courses in Spanish for the professions, and Spanish for medical providers. She is the author of several articles that deal with immigration and gender, human traffic for sexual exploitation, and cultural perceptions between the West and the Muslim world in literature and cinema.
    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:

    • 9 unique learning modules that correspond to specific professional areas including the legal system, social services, dental health, medicine, banking and finance, law enforcement, housing and property, information and technology, and human resources
    • 9 decks of digital flashcards, one for each learning module, to help students learn and drill key terminology
    • 9 quizzes, one for each learning module
    • 19 engaging videos in Spanish from a variety of sources that correspond to the topical area of each module; students are provided with a list of vocabulary words and phrases that are used in the video to sharpen their listening and comprehension skills; each video also includes discussion questions that can be used as assignments or independent comprehension practice
    • 7 matching games that challenge students to match key terms and phrases to their English counterparts
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    Adopting instructors will receive an instructor's manual that helps educators understand the organization of the book and it features and also contains the answers to the book’s questions and exercises; 7 PowerPoint presentations, one for each chapter of the book; a sample syllabus with learning outcomes, objectives, and suggestions for assignments and group work; and 3 handouts instructors can provide to students as additional assignments or in-class work.