Destinos Student Edition w/Listening comprehension Audio CD
By VanPatten, Bill, Marks, Martha Alford, and Teschner, Richard V.
This video-based text for Beginning Spanish underscores McGraw-Hill’s reputation for developing groundbreaking language materials. Based on 26 hours of an engaging video drama that takes viewers around the Spanish-speaking world, Destinos is an effective program that can be used successfully in Spanish classes, as a college course for distant learners, and by individuals studying on their own.


DOI: 10.1036/0072525363

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Author Biography

Bill VanPatten is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign, where he is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and the Advisor for the undergraduate program in Spanish teacher education. He received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. His areas of research are input and output processing in second language acquisition, the impact of instruction on second language acquisistion, and the acquisition of Spanish syntax and morphology. He teaches a wide range of courses from beginning Spanish to doctoral seminars on language acquisition. He has published numerous articles and chapters in books and is the co-author of several McGraw-Hill Spanish textbooks. He is also the designer of Destinos, a television course for PBS.

Martha Alford Marks received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Co-author of ¿Qué tal? and Destinos, a Spanish video course, she also served on the Advisory Board to Boston PBS station WGBH during the development of the Destinos program, which was funded by the Annenberg Foundation. She is widely known as an ACTFL-certified oral proficiency tester and trainer in Spanish and ESL.L.

Richard V. Teschner received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Spanish Linguistics. He has taught at UW-Parkside, the University of Iowa, and (since 1976) the University of Texas at El Paso, where in 1988 he became a full professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics. His publications include four edited anthologies, two book-length bibliographies, a placement exam, and a dictionary of Mexican-American Spanish, along with several editions of seven textbooks such as Español escrito: Curso para hispanohablantes bilingües; Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish; and Analyzing the Grammar of English: A Brief Undergraduate Textbook. He has published four dozen articles in professional journals along with an equal number of papers and keynote addresses. In 1988 he served as president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and also of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.


Destinos Student Edition w/Listening comprehension Audio CD
Author(s): VanPatten, Bill, Marks, Martha Alford, and Teschner, Richard V.
ISBN: 0072525363
DOI: 10.1036/0072525363

Format: hardcover.
Pub date: 31 Dec 2001
Copyright: 2002
$80.00 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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