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Salón de Clase: Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals

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Fernando Castro Ortiz, University of Iowa

Giovanni Zimotti, University of Iowa

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: University of Iowa

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ida Day, Associate Professor of Spanish, Marshall University on 4/2/23

The textbook offers a comprehensive practice (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) for students who chose to pursue a career in education. It is divided into 4 modules: 1. immigrant students in K-12 2. bilingual education in the US 3.... read more

Reviewed by Evelyn Nadeau, Professor of Spanish, Clarke University, Clarke University on 12/31/22

This text addresses the subject well for the most part, but those looking for content related specifically to education may not find the first module satisfactory since the focus is on immigration, DREAMers, DACU, and the like. These relate to... read more

Reviewed by María Luisa Ruiz, Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of California on 3/15/22

This intermediate-level textbook includes 4 modules, each related to a specific element related to the field of education. Each module includes a vocabulary list and grammar explanations to help language learners engage with a specific module... read more

Table of Contents

  • I. Los estudiantes inmigrantes en la educación K-12
  • II. La educación bilingüe en los Estados Unidos
  • III. El sistema educativo en los países hispanohablantes
  • IV. El ecosistema educativo

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Salón de clase, Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals is a comprehensive intermediate Spanish open access textbook with reading, listening, speaking, and writing practice for students who have an interest and/or intend to pursue a career in the field of Education (teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, support staff members, paraprofessionals, among others). This Open Education Resource (OER) aims to explore the role of Spanish language and Spanish speakers in the American education system, as well as to improve student communicative abilities in Spanish. Salón de clase integrates interactive activities (h5p), video interviews with Spanish speakers to present authentic materials, and topics related to education. Grammar is not presented as a standalone topic, but it is seemly integrated into all parts of this book.

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Fernando Castro Ortiz - University of Iowa, Spanish and Portuguese


Giovanni Zimotti - University of Iowa, Spanish and Portuguese

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