Experiencias is designed to give students a collection of rich cultural experiences of the Spanish-speaking world, from which they build their own multimodal cultural portfolio of engaging projects. Based on research in second language acquisition, metacognition, and student-centered pedagogy, Experiencias takes a unique and fresh approach, where students are empowered with strategies that encourage them to take charge of their own learning experience.
What sets this program apart?
Deepening students’ understanding of Spanish-speaking world cultures and developing cultural competence are the priorities of this program. Each chapter introduces the students to real people, products, and practices of a specific region, and then asks the students to investigate, explain, and reflect on what they have learned, building a connection to the people and their culture.
Students are asked to engage in interesting, task-based projects throughout each lesson. To do this, students complete three multimodal projects synthesizing what they have learned about each region. Students are also asked to work on a cultural project, a high-interest contemporary project, and a project where they need to do research about their own community.
Digital at your fingertips
The Supersite is our easy-to-use digital platform, fully integrated with the student textbook and built exclusively to support language learning.
Students visit the Supersite to complete their homework, practice Spanish, and communicate with their class. Instructors rely on the Supersite for powerful course management, allowing you and your students to focus on language learning.
|Authors||Diane Ceo-Difrancesco, Kathy Barton, Gregory L. Thompson, Alan V. Brown|