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Épocas y avances: Lengua en su contexto cultural
  • Scott Gravina, Brandeis University
  • Isabel Jaén Portillo, Portland State University
  • Claudia Mendez, University of Pennsylvania
  • Regina Schroeder, Yale University
Intended for intermediate- to advanced-level students, Épocas y avances uses a unique communicative-humanistic approach to second language acquisition. Through a series of original readings and related activities Épocas enhances linguistic proficiency while emphasizing important aspects of the history, literature, art, society, geography, language, and culture of Spain and Latin America. The interdisciplinary content of Épocas is designed to:
  • Provide specific tools to generate optimized language production.
  • Reinforce the main skills of language learning, including oral and written comprehension and production.
  • Enable students to encounter, examine, and acquire new vocabulary and linguistic structures.
  • Show students the importance of some of the major civilizations and social processes throughout history that influenced and shaped the language and culture of Spain and Latin America as we know them today.
  • Offer a complete, intellectually stimulating, and academically challenging tool for awakening a general interest in the humanities and enriching students' personal  interaction with other cultures.

Give students ample opportunity to explore the diversity of other peoples and cultures in   more detail, thus preparing them for their role as global citizens.
Publication Date
June, 2007
Yale University Press
Citation Information
Scott Gravina, Isabel Jaén Portillo, Claudia Mendez and Regina Schroeder. Épocas y avances: Lengua en su contexto cultural. New Haven(2007)
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