Charlas de sobremesa Conversación en español Teresa Carballal, Margarita Ribas Groeger

Publication date:
14 Jan 2016
Yale University Press
488 pages: 254 x 178 x 17mm
42 color illus.
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Aimed at third-year students of Spanish, this book fills a need not met by other Spanish conversation textbooks. It facilitates lively and meaningful conversations via a variety of texts, including newspaper and journal articles, short stories, and passages from novels, as well as visual material and detailed guides for three films and novels. The texts have universal resonance and are designed to complement and enrich each other. A wide assortment of creative activities enhances comprehension, analysis, spontaneous discussion, and role-playing. The book includes online resources for each chapter. An online Instructor’s Manual is also available.

Teresa Carballal Doob was senior lector in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University, where she directed the Advanced Conversational Spanish course. Margarita Ribas Groeger is senior lecturer in Spanish at MIT.

“Rather than offering up boilerplate or clichéd readings, the author offers literary/nuanced material. This book represents a significant improvement over the current crop of textbooks geared toward conversation.”—Patricio Boyer, Davidson College

"The work has very varied activities that offer the instructor a lot of flexibility to work with students at different levels of proficiency. There are few books that work well for conversation classes. I believe Charlas de sobremesa will be a great addition."- Maria Cristina Urruela, Stanford University