In the eighth edition, users will experience a brand new design. This new four-color design is not only visually exciting, but it also supports the learning experience by improving navigation and organizing information in a way that is clear and easy to find for faculty and students.
Each chapter begins with a reading that supports the chapter theme, models grammar, and serves as a springboard for meaningful discussion. These readings, ten of which are new to the eighth edition, encompass current topics and universal themes from an array of voices in the Spanish-speaking world.
Pre-reading activities and guided comprehension questions are included to guide the reading process and foster active reading, keeping students engaged. Post-reading activities help with the acquisition of new vocabulary, develop interpretation skills, and provide opportunities to discuss personal views.
The level-appropriate, in-depth grammar explanations, combined with numerous examples and activities, are geared toward achieving a true mastery of the Spanish language. In Repase y escriba, eighth edition, the activities have been updated and shortened for easier navigation and more efficient practice.
Word formation, parts of speech, and idioms are presented in Ampliación, and lexical distinctions between commonly used terms in Spanish and English are presented in Distinciones. These sections provide insight into the subtleties of the Spanish language, with ample practice for expanding and reinforcing the vocabulary. The Ampliación and Distinciones sections are largely self-contained, giving instructors the flexibility to assign or omit as desired.
Para escribir mejor deals with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation and written accents, as well as the art of translating and writing narratives, dialogues, descriptions, letters, and reports in Spanish. Students are then presented with Temas para composición, which are topics and guidelines for creative composition. The topics in the eighth edition of Repase y escriba have been updated to match the new chapter themes and include argumentative essay and formal email correspondence.
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).