María Concepción Lucas Murillo
Black Hawk College
Laila M. Dawson
University of Richmond
Donna Shelton, PhD
Northeastern State University in Oklahoma
!Con brío! is a complete introductory Spanish book presented in a brief format that focuses on communication and culture. Language and culture are presented in comprehensible short stories and conversations emphasizing high-frequency vocabulary and structures, recycling, and a reduction of grammar.
Through the use of cultural videos and readings, students are encouraged to make cross-cultural observations and have meaningful cultural discussions. Each chapter grabs students’ attention with video right from the beginning to introduce its theme, encourage predictions about its content, and motivate cultural discussions.
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