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Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures: How to Use William Bull's Visual Grammar of Spanish (DVD-ROM)

by M Stanley Whitley and Patricia V Lunn Georgetown Univ Press
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9781589017030
Format:
Dvd 0 pages
Price:
AU$49.99 NZ$50.43
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures is a valuable tool for teachers looking for a way to show students how grammar produces meaning. It makes available in a digital format the full set of 406 posters designed by William Bull to illustrate grammatical contrasts in Spanish. These bold illustrations clarify difficult-to-understand points of grammar such as ser vs. estar, subjunctive vs. indicative, and preterite vs. imperfect. Originally published in 1961, the posters remain remarkably useful for explaining Spanish grammar in visual form. Bull believed that linguistics should be used in the service of language learning, and the success of The Visual Grammar of Spanish was the result of its grounding in linguistic analysis.

This reissue of Bull’s classic posters on DVD-ROM provides versatile JPEG images of all the posters to easily incorporate into Power Point presentations and worksheets. It includes an instructor’s manual on the disk that presents background on the materials, explains the concepts behind the images, and offers suggestions for ways to use them in the classroom.

Language labs that purchase a copy of Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures will automatically receive rights to (a) post an electronic copy of the content on a secure (password-protected) network for use by current students and faculty at their institution; and (b) loan the number of purchased copies to students. For other permissions, please contact the press.

Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures: How to Use William Bull's Visual Grammar of Spanish
M. Stanley Whitley, Patricia V. Lunn
Part I: Introduction
1. VGS: What it is, and what it was intended for
2. Bull's Background
3. Three key ideas in Bull's work
4. The Visual Grammar of Spanish
5. Content vs. Practice: How the baby got thrown out with the bathwater
6. The continued value of VGS with newer teaching methodologies
Part II: VGS Teacher's Guide
2.1 The Use of VGS
2.1.1 Classroom projection
2.1.2 On handouts
2.1.3 Visual learners and visually impaired learners
2.1.4 Heritage learners
2.2. Use of VGS Images: Comments
Appendix: VGS for Reference
References
Index

M. Stanley Whitley is a professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics and coauthor of Gramática para la composición, Segunda edición.

Patricia V. Lunn is a retired professor of Spanish linguistics from Michigan State University, and coauthor of Investigación de gramática, Segunda edición and En otras palabras.