Spanish for the Professions

(First Edition)
Marta Boris Tarré and Lori Celaya
Perforated Paperback, 438 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-0407-7 ©2016
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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.
    Adopting instructors will receive an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabus and handouts.