Conexiones4eis a contemporary new take on a consistent favorite: every aspect of every chapter has been re-imagined, revitalized and renewed to appeal to today's Spanish student. Building on its recognized strengths, Conexiones4eretains all the hallmarks of the title: a unique and thorough grammar scope and sequence, careful progression of activities for all skills, and a focus on student involvement, participation and exchange. The new edition, however, introduces exciting new chapter themes and new takes on familiar themes, a new Conéctatesection focusing on the 5Cs of the National Standards, and a completely new and fully-integrated video component, all within a fresh new design.
Eduardo Zayas-Bazán is a native of Camaguey, Cuba. He holds an M.S. in foreign languages from Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS, and a Doctor en Derecho degree from Universidad Nacional José Martí, Havana, Cuba. He is a Professor Emeritus in Foreign Languages from East Tennessee State University, where he was chair of the Foreign Language Department from 1973 to 1993. Over the course of his distinguished career, Zayas-Bazán has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional achievements and has held noteworthy positions within many organizations dedicated to teaching Spanish. In addition to writing numerous articles in regional and national journals, he is the co-author, co-editor, and translator of seventeen books, including Conexiones, an intermediate Spanish textbook published by Prentice Hall.
Susan M. Bacon earned her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and Spanish Linguistics from The Ohio State University. She is a professor Emerita at the University of Cincinnati where she was Professor of Spanish and Acting Director for the Institute for Global Studies and Affairs. She has been Project Director of a four-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Fulbright-Robles Scholar in Mexico. She has published extensively in the area of foreign language acquisition and methodology, particularly in the use of authentic listening and reading text. In addition to Conexiones, she has co-authored ¡Arriba! and Leyendas del mundo hispano.
Dulce Garcia, PhD Georgetown University, is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the City College of New York, CUNY, where she specializes in late Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature, Spanish linguistics, critical theory, and foreign language pedagogy. She is the director of the CCNY-Spain Summer Program, and received CCNY's “Outstanding Teaching Award” for 2007.