The Ver para creer video program is hosted by an American student who shares her perspective on a real-life cultural experience in the target language. Ver para creer introduces the chapter and the geographic area studied, and presents the chapter’s culture, themes, vocabulary, and grammar. It demonstrates the structure goals of the chapter and models the task that students should be able to produce at the end.
Vocabulary and grammar are presented through meaningful, comprehensible stories and vignettes with structured input-to-output and constant recycling. Learning strategies and tasks are presented throughout the chapter, ending with a final culminating project truly relevant and engaging for the students.
Tarea final is a culminating task that integrates the cultural and language content covered throughout the chapter. These goal-oriented tasks promote authentic language use and provide students with an opportunity to apply the language with a sense of accomplishment.
Students have multiple opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons that allow them to practice real-life skills.
These monthly links with scaffolded activities for students are available on the Supersite. They provide real-world connection to language and culture via carefully curated articles and videos from across the Spanish-speaking world. Instructors can enhance their classroom with authentic and culturally relevant resources focusing on the three modes of communication (interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational).