In the "Preface" to this, the first edition of Épocas y avances: Lengua en su contexto cultural, the authors immediately state the goal and scope of the text: "Designed to present a broad spectrum of content-rich materials for the study of language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, Épocas y avances offers a communicative-humanistic approach to second language acquisition." . The accompanying Cuaderno de trabajo is equally well contextualized and includes an audio CD for oral practice. Further, like the textbook, the Cuaderno includes a variety of exercises including inventive, open-ended writing assignments, sometimes with cues and sometimes requiring library or Internet research; and the Instructor's Edition is filled with useful teaching tips and techniques designed to make the most of the package.
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Hoffman, Joan M., "Review of: Épocas y avances: Lengua en su contexto cultural, and Cuaderno de trabajo to accompany 'Épocas y avances: Lengua en su contexto cultural'" (2009). Modern & Classical Languages. 12.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Spanish language--Study and teaching (Secondary)--English speakers; Spanish language--Textbooks for foreign speakers
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Gravina, Scott. Épocas y avances