Experience Spanish: Un mundo sin limites, presents vocabulary and grammar in action through culture. With emphasis on the 5C's, the Experience Spanishprogram delivers dynamic opportunities for communicative practice in all course delivery formats built upon the following principles:
Culture is core: Culture is infused throughout the program. The students' cultural experience and exposure is not limited to special cultural sections,but rather embedded in presentations as well as in vocabulary and grammar practice. The dedicated cultural sections are rich and varied: Entrada cultural,Expresiones artisticas, Notas culturales, Notas interdisciplinarias, Lectura cultural, Concurso de videoblogs, Conexiones culturales en vivo, and Conexiones culturales. These readings, videos, notes, and fine art presentations offer students extensive cultural perspectives and promote cross-cultural comparisons and connections.
Language in action: Vocabulary in Experience Spanish is presented visuallythrough colorful, engaging illustrations, and put into action with personal and communicative activities. Grammar points are introduced with contextualized short dialogues or cultural readings that immediately illustrate the concepts inaction, allowing students to experience the structures in context before focusingon the forms and rules.
Personalized experience: No two students are alike. Why should their learning paths be? LearnSmart uses revolutionary adaptive technology to build a learning experience unique to each student's individual needs. Students engage in targeted vocabulary and grammar practice so they are prepared to practice communication in the classroom. To further the personalized experience, we're excited to announce the interactive 3-D game, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad,that immerses students in a virtual study abroad experience in Colombia. Practice Spanish, accessible on laptops and mobile devices, allows students to practice real world language in a game environment that integrates culture, grammar, and vocabulary.
Experience Spanish everywhere: Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
*Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.