Mastering Spanish through Global Debate

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Mastering Spanish through Global Debate
Nieves Pérez Knapp, Krishauna Hines-Gaither, and Morella Ruscitti-Tovar
Foreword byEmily Spinelli
Building superior Spanish language proficiency through critical engagement with global challenges

Mastering Spanish through Global Debate is a one-semester textbook designed for students with Advanced-level Spanish language skills, moving toward Superior. Over the course of each chapter, students gain linguistic and rhetorical skills as they prepare to debate on broad, timely topics, including environmental consciousness, immigration, wealth distribution, surveillance and privacy, cultural diversity, and education. Discussion of compelling issues promotes not only linguistic proficiency but social responsibility through critical engagement with complex global challenges.

Each chapter includes topic-specific reading texts and position papers by writers from various Spanish-speaking countries. In addition to pre- and post-reading activities, students benefit from lexical development exercises, rhetorical methods sections, and listening exercises with audio available on the Press website. An online instructor's manual provides pedagogical recommendations and an answer key.
Nieves Knapp is teaching professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University.

Krishauna Hines-Gaither has taught Spanish since 1999.Currently, she is the Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Justice at Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles. She is the Past President of the Foreign Language Association of NC, and has chaired committees with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, including the African-American Student Special Interest Group.

Morella Ruscitti-Tovar is assistant teacher professor of Spanish at the Pennsylvania State University.
Reviews
"The unique focus on developing argumentative skills . . . is different from most books out there. . . The chapters are organized in a cohesive and consistent manner. . ."—Florencia Henshaw, Director of Advanced Spanish, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



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Table of Contents
Contenido
Prefacio |
Agradecimientos |
Introducción |
Recursos en línea |
Termas
1. Medio ambiente y economía - Una economía en colores
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
2. Intervencionismo o aislamiento - El dilema de la democracia y el intervencionismo: la historia se repite
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
3. Redistribución de la riqueza o autosuficiencia - La brecha económica: ¿es posible una redistribución justa de la riqueza?
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
4. Conservación cultural o diversidad - Inmigración: ¿amenaza o pluralidad?
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
5. Seguridad nacional o libertad personal - Si vis pacem, para bellum
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
6. Educación formal o experiencia profesional - Claves del éxito: Educación o experiencia profesional
Antes de la lectura |
Estudiando el tema |
Dominio del vocabulario |
Construcción del discurso crítico |
Comprensión auditiva |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso escrito |
Construyendo el argumento: el proceso oral |
Reflexión |
Apéndice A: Structuring a Debate | 165
Apéndice B: Rubric for Writing and Speaking | 169

Contributors
Nieves Knapp is a teaching professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. Krishauna Hines-Gaither is vice president for equity, diversity, and justice at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles. She is a former president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Morella Ruscitti-Tovar is an assistant teaching professor of Spanish at The Pennsylvania State University.