29.3017, Books: The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula: Brown, Thompson, Lacorte

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Subject: 29.3017, Books: The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula: Brown, Thompson, Lacorte

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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:01:09
From: Jackie Beilhart [jb594 at georgetown.edu]
Subject: The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula: Brown, Thompson, Lacorte

 


Title: The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula 
Subtitle: Designing Higher Education Programs for Diverse Students 
Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
	   http://www.press.georgetown.edu
	

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/changing-landscape-spanish-language-curricula 


Author: Alan V Brown
Author: Gregory L Thompson
Author: Manel Lacorte

Hardback: ISBN:  9781626165731 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 112.5
Online resource: ISBN:  9781626165755 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 37.5
Paperback: ISBN:  9781626165748 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 37.5


Abstract:

As Spanish language study grows, the field seems to be in the midst of a
curricular identity crisis. During this growth, Spanish has become a second,
rather than a foreign, language in the US. This leads to unique opportunities
and challenges for curriculum and syllabus design, materials development,
individual and program assessment, and classroom pedagogy. In their book,
Brown and Thompson try to address the challenges with each of these topics and
propose ideas for development and further study. 

This book will provide a must-read in-depth analysis of the state of Spanish
postsecondary education by presenting unique data that reflect the growth and
change of Spanish programs in the US, and by critically reflecting on what
issues may ensue and how to deal with them. They worked with data from the
College Board and ETS, and conducted their own survey of almost 700 Spanish
language educators and present it here. Connecting social, linguistic, and
pedagogical trends in contemporary Spanish language education to programmatic
and curricular innovation at the postsecondary level is the driving force
behind this book. Among the topics they will address are: Heritage learners,
service learning, Spanish for specific purposes, assessment, Spanish-speaking
community context, teacher training, online and hybrid teaching, and the idea
of national standards.
 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                     Language Acquisition
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Sociolinguistics
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

See this book announcement on our website: 
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=129373




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