Kim Potowski, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dicho y hecho is a class-tested introductory Spanish program fully informed by research in second language acquisition and teaching methodology. It focuses on structured input processing and output-based activities and tasks for meaningful and authentic communication. This new edition features redesigned and updated content, with contemporary topics and a wide variety of activities, tools, and strategies to make the teaching and learning experience more rewarding and relevant in any format.
In Dicho y hecho students are encouraged to develop cultural awareness by discovering connections and making cross-cultural comparisons. Updated real-life stories in the forms of readings and videos personalize the intertwining of cultures and invite learners to reflect on their own cultural perspectives.
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