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Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish

3rd Edition

By: Bill VanPatten , Michael Leeser , Gregory D. Keating

© 2012

Published: January 11, 2011

The Sol y viento textbook is firmly framed in communicative-oriented language teaching. Completely meaning-based and drill-free, it uses an input-to-output approach for the presentation of vocabulary and grammar. The annotated Instructor’s Edition contains detailed suggestions for carrying out activities in class as well as answers to exercises. It also offers options for expansion and follow-up. Sol y viento integrates the latest in second language acquisition research with the highest quality, Hollywood caliber feature film available for the Introductory Spanish classroom. The Sol y viento program creates a distinct and captivating cultural experience that motivates students to develop their communication skills. Created specifically for beginning language learners, Sol y viento tells the story of a Chilean family and their winery, and of a young U.S. Latino businessman who finds himself intricately involved with the family as his company tries to buy their land. Mystery, romance, and the unexplainable forces of nature all play a part in this spellbinding story, drawing students in and compelling them to want to communicate about the film and its themes.