Perspectivas, 1st Edition
A Cultural Approach
Available Fall 2021
Perspectivas offers a unique focus on the cultural perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world using authentic content throughout the program. Documentary films, authentic audio, and dozens of readings expose students to the target language and culture from a native speakers' point of view.
See how Perspectivas helps your students build intercultural understanding!
In Perspectivas, documentary films provide glimpses into the products, practices, and perspectives of the culture of the lesson’s country or region of focus and its particular variety of Spanish.
Students have an opportunity to learn and appreciate the cultural perspectives woven into rich and authentic literary texts from around the Spanish-speaking world in Perspectivas.
Students have access to a variety of authentic audio materials from radio shows to podcasts. Pre-listening and listening activities activate background knowledge and provide students with strategies to help them understand and process the audio and focus on the key content in the material.
The Artículo section features two readings: the first being an authentic article written by a native speaker of Spanish for native speakers of Spanish. The second Artículo features a leveled, hybrid reading that integrates text with related, authentic video clips.
Provides current, real-world connections to language and culture via authentic articles and videos, and includes pre-, during, and post-reading and viewing activities.
Every section of every lesson of Perspectivas aligns with the principles of the ACTFL 21st-century classroom. Today’s language classroom can only adhere to these principles if students interact with the perspectives of other cultures by examining them through the filter of their own culture.
Perspectivas' SupersiteLearn more about Perspectivas' Supersite
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: • Video Virtual Chat and Partner Chat activities for student communication practice • Authentic video and audio so that students hear how language is used by native speakers • Interactive practice activities serve as a bridge for students to access content and create habitual strategies for developing biliteracy skills • vText, the online Student Edition, is included with all student digital access
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.