"Basic Spanish for Getting Along" is a communication worktext that applies the grammar learned in Basic Spanish and puts it to practical use. The worktext presents realistic situations a learner could encounter in everyday life with dialogue completions, role plays, and realia-based activities. "Basic Spanish for Getting Along" contains two Lecciones preliminares(preliminary lessons), twenty lessons and four review sections (Repasos) to correlate with the Basic Spanish core text in structure and content. The second edition boasts a rich media package that allows students to access everything they need for their Spanish course. The Basic Spanish Resource Center houses a plethora of student and instructor assets including in-text audio MP3s, cultural activities, video based grammar tutorials, chapter quizzes, PowerPoint slides, in-text answer keys and much, much more! Also new to the second edition is the Basic Spanish for Getting Along iLrn Learning Center. This invaluable product lets students complete worktext activities online while accessing the Basic Spanish eBook. iLrn offers diagnostic tests with auto-generate study plans so students can gauge their progress and focus their studies on their weak areas.
Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asuncion and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Dr. Jarvis retired from Chandler-Gilbert Community College after a long and distinguished career. Prior to CGCC, she taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Raquel Lebredo was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. She moved to the United States after living in Spain for a period of time. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Since then, she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.