A Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar

A Reference and Practice Book for Students of Spanish

A Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar

A Reference and Practice Book for Students of Spanish

Ana Beatriz Chiquito

© 2012 paperback | 7 3/8 x 9 ½ inches
31 chapters | 550 pages

Description

A Reference and Practice Book for Students of Spanish

Ana Beatriz Chiquito

© 2012 paperback | 7 3/8 x 9 ½ inches
31 chapters | 550 pages

Overview

The Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar combines thorough, accessible explanations with a unique online component that will prove to be an invaluable resource for your upper-level Spanish students for years to come. The text lends itself for use as a standalone textbook grammar text, a companion text for upper-level instruction, or for independent study. The handbook’s contents are in line with the new guidelines by the Real Academia Española. Features include:

  • A topical structure that is simple to navigate and flexible
  • Coverage of all major grammar topics, with all the latest updates from the Nueva gramática, by the Real Academia Española
  • Concise, comprehensive explanations that include tables and examples to illustrate the structure
  • An emphasis on lexical and regional variations
  • An abundance of examples that demonstrate contemporary, real-world usage
  • A glossary of common word combinations
  • An array of activities for students to practice and apply each grammar point with built-in answer key
  • A truly integrated Supersite with all textbook activities online, plus additional auto-graded practice
Contents

Check out the simple chapter organization that offers easy navigation through grammar topics.

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

A Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar

  1. Chapter 1: The Spanish Language
  2. Chapter 2: Nouns
  3. Chapter 3: Adjectives
  4. Chapter 4: Determiners
  5. Chapter 5: The Article
  6. Chapter 6: Quantifiers: Numbers
  7. Chapter 7: Indefinite quantifiers and pronouns
  8. Chapter 8: Demonstratives
  9. Chapter 9: Possessives
  10. Chapter 10: Adverbs
  11. Chapter 11: Comparison
  12. Chapter 12: Prepositions
  13. Chapter 13: Personal pronouns
  14. Chapter 14: Questions and question words
  15. Chapter 15: Relative pronouns and adverbs
  16. Chapter 16: Conjunctions
  17. Chapter 17: The present indicative
  18. Chapter 18: The preterite and imperfect
  19. Chapter 19: The present perfect and the past perfect
  20. Chapter 20: The future
  21. Chapter 21: The conditional
  22. Chapter 22: The subjunctive
  23. Chapter 23: Use of the subjunctive
  24. Chapter 24: The imperative
  25. Chapter 25: Non-finite verb forms
  26. Chapter 26: Verb periphrases and modal verbs
  27. Chapter 27: Reflexive pronouns and verbs
  28. Chapter 28: Passive and impersonal constructions
  29. Chapter 29: To be and to become
  30. Chapter 30: Use of ser and estar
  31. Chapter 31: Indirect discourse
Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Code
ISBN: 978-1-61767-106-7 Paperback
Supersite Plus
ISBN: 978-1-61767-141-8 Code
Supersite with online collaboration tools

For Instructors

Supersite Full Access
Free code to adopting instructors
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools
Sample lesson
Get a feel for the handbook by downloading a sample chapter and related practice activities.
Supersite Technology

See firsthand what we mean by integrated technology. Our Supersite and Supersite Plus offer a wealth of online tools and resources for both teachers and students. Find the best ways to teach and learn—for you. Visit the Supersite Demo to explore all resources.


  • For teachers
  • A gradebook to manage classes, view rosters, set assignments, and post announcements
  • An online quiz for each chapter
  • Voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussions
  • Complete access to the Student Supersite

  • For students
  • All activities from the textbook in an online format
  • 300+ extra practice activities
  • Auto-grading with instant feedback for all activities—great for independent study or teachers who wish to record grades

Supersite Plus includes the Handbook Supersite with oral communication tools


  • Online collaboration
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Instant messaging
  • Application sharing—perfect for online tutoring
  • Online whiteboard
  • Online office hours
Reviews

The best product information often comes from our customers. Here you’ll find independent reviews that have been published in education or related industry publications. They’re not our words, but we sure liked them and thought you’d be interested to know.

A Handbook of Spanish Grammar in the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching

“…clearly a valuable grammar reference book for any student…who wishes to access a source that provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and straightforward description of the grammatical features of the language, as well as traditional activities to practice the grammar, and the option to carry out online tasks with instant feedback.”

Journal of Spanish Language Teaching 1.1 (2014):
119-121 – Ronald P. Leow, Georgetown University