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Mastering Spanish through Global Debate

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.

About the Authors

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.


"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
Georgetown University Press
Mastering Global Debate

9781647122911 : mastering-spanish-through-global-debate-knapp-knapp-hines-gaither
Paperback / softback
136 Pages
$49.95 USD