Spanish

Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica, 8th Edition

Available Fall 2021

Aproximaciones has a new home

Aproximaciones is designed to teach students basic skills in literary analysis through readings in Spanish and Spanish-American literature and a variety of exercises. The book is set up in such a way that the individual instructors can develop their own ways of choosing and presenting the materials.

Features

New Short Stories

New short stories, El trote de siempre by Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica) and Dos palabras by Isabel Allende (Chile). Naranjo presents the interplay of reality and fiction in the age of radio, while Allende finds a fascinating and surprising way to introduce the basics (and the mysteries) of language.

New Poetry Readings

Three new poets: Adela Zamudio (Bolivia), Nicanor Parra (Chile), and Elizabeth Acevedo (U.S./Dominican Republic). Zamudio, born in the mid-nineteenth century, argues brilliantly—in Nacer hombre—for the rights of women.

Drama
The section on drama features a new one-act play by Juan Mayorga (Spain) that makes a unique statement on the theme of identity.
New Essay

A new essay Tres héroes by José Martí (Cuba) praises, in deeply expressed sentiments, the accomplishments of the protagonists of the Independence movement in Latin America.

Audio Synch Readings
All literary readings are audio recorded by native talent. The audio is accessible via the vtext and includes a synching function that highlights each sentence or paragraph as the audio plays.
vText
This virtual, interactive student edition provides students with a digital text, plus interactive links to all Supersite activities and media.

Aproximaciones's Supersite

Learn more about Aproximaciones's Supersite
For Students

The Supersite is our easy-to-use, integrated platform—specially built to support language learning. You’ll visit the Supersite to complete homework, practice Spanish, communicate with your class, and find all your scores. The Supersite makes it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources, including:

Audio-synch readings so that students hear how texts are read by native speakers
vText, the online Student Edition, is included with all student digital access
Interactive practice activities serve as a bridge for students to access content and create habitual strategies for developing biliteracy skills.

For Instructors

The Supersite is built for easy course management and allows you and your students to focus on language learning. Deliver a hybrid or online learning experience, or supplement in-class time, with the premier site for teaching languages!

Set-Up Ease: Customize your course and section settings, create your own grading categories, plus copy previous settings to save time.
All-in-One Gradebook: Add your own activities or use the grade adjustment tool for a true, cumulative grade.
Grading Options: Choose to grade student-by-student, question-by-question, or spot check. Plus, give targeted feedback via in-line editing and voice comments.
Accessible Student Data: Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best fit you and your department.
Assessment Builder: raft new quizzes, tests, and exams to your preference, or modify pre-built assessments from the program.

For Students 

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Student Edition

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Supersite Plus with vText
The Aproximaciones Supersite has everything students need to practice and learn the language and culture they
are studying. vText—the virtual, interactive student edition—provides students with a digital text, plus interactive links to all activities and media.

For Instructors

Print
Instructor’s Annotated Edition (IAE)

Online
Instructor Supersite
Robust instructor support includes course management, a complete gradebook, and the ability to customize your course by creating activities and assessments.

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