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Communicate profiently in Spanish with ¡AS�!. This Spanish textbook offers a fusion of skill-building and culture with a concise grammar treatment so you'll develop the skills to communicate effectively in Spanish. The "Avancemos" section helps you synthesize the lesson material through listening ("Escuchemos"), reading ("Leamos"), and writing ("Escribamos"). A colorful, high-interest "Mini-gaceta" appears at the end of each chapter and contains cultural, historical, and geographical information relevant to the chapter's country of focus. Includes Audio CD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413014242
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/4/2005
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Levy-Konesky received her Ph.D. from Boston College where she studied with the Graduate School of Education as well as the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She was the 1997 recipient of the John Schmidt award for her research on instructional video design, and she has extensive experience writing, producing, and directing foreign language and culture video programs on both the high school and college level, as well as for broadcast television. Professor Levy-Konesky has taught Spanish and Hispanic culture and literature at the university level for more than 20 years, and also has experience teaching and writing curriculum and materials for high school students. She developed and teaches foreign language methodology courses on the graduate level, and continues to lead teacher-training workshops. She currently teaches Foreign Language Methods with the Teacher Preparation Program at Yale University, and also teach Spanish and Hispanic culture and literature with the Romance Language Department at Tufts University. Her research and experience in foreign language methodology and video production combine to make Professor Levy-Konesky an authority on its use in first- and second- year Spanish language classrooms.

Karen Daggett studied linguistics in the Graduate School of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as Hispanic literature at Boston College. She attended a two-year seminar in Foreign Language Methodology at Harvard University, where she received the Highest Achievement in Teaching Award. Karen has taught Spanish language and Hispanic culture and literature at Boston College for more than twenty years, and has also been involved in middle school and high school foreign language instruction. In addition to Karen's varied classroom experience, she has coordinated and taught elementary, intermediate and third year Spanish and has lead teacher-training workshops around the country. Karen also shares her expertise at many state and national conferences, most recently at the A.C.T.F.L. and A.A.T.S.P. National Conferences. Her most recent area of research and study is in the field of developing foreign language writing and reading skills.

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Table of Contents

LECCIÓN PRELIMINAR ¡BIENVENIDOS! NORTEAMÉRICA. Así es Mariana: Introducción al mundo de Mariana; ¡Bienvenidos! Saludos y presentaciones. Vocabulario: Greetings and Introductions, Days of the Week, Countries and Capitals, Numbers 0-20, In the Classroom. Forma y función: Meeting and Greeting People, Subject Pronouns, Ser, Interrogative Words, Estar, Hay, Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles and Nouns. Aviso cultural: Greetings. Pronunciación: Spanish Alphabet, Vowels. Mini-gaceta. 1. EN LA UNIVERSIDAD. Así es Mariana: En el campus. Vocabulario: In School and on Campus, -ar Action Verbs, Time Expressions, Antonyms. Forma y función: Present Indicative of -ar verbs, Numbers 21-100, Telling Time, Hacer and ir. Escuchemos. Leamos: La escuela secundaria. Aviso cultural: La Universidad. ASÍ se dice: Getting Along in the Classroom. Pronunciación: B and V. Mini-gaceta. 2. EN CLASE. Así es Mariana: La clase de Mariana. Vocabulario: -ar, -er, and -ir Action Verbs, In the Classroom, Curriculum Content, Feelings. Forma y función: The Present Indicative of -er and -ir Verbs, Adjectives, Agreement of Adjectives, Placement of Adjectives, More about ser, estar, and hay, The Contractions al and del. Escuchemos. Leamos: La historia del arte español. Aviso cultural: Las facultades de la Universidad. ASÍ se dice: Expressing Disappointment and Happiness. Pronunciación: C and CH. Mini-gaceta. 3. NECESITO TRABAJAR. Así es Mariana: El nuevo empleado. Vocabulario: Professions, Action Verbs, The Workplace, Job-related Vocabulary. Forma y función: Present Tense of e>ie and o>ue Stem-changing Verbs, Expressions with tener, Possessive Adjectives, Indefinite and Negative Expressions. Escuchemos. Leamos: ¿Es Ud. adicto al trabajo? Escribamos: Corresponding Formally: Responding to a Classified Ad. Aviso cultural: El puesto perfecto. ASÍ se dice: Looking for a Job. Pronunciación: D. Mini-gaceta. 4. ASÍ ES MI FAMILIA. Así es Mariana: La familia de Mariana. Vocabulario: Family Members, Colors, Places, Events. Forma y función: More Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense, Personal a, Saber and conocer, Weather Expressions, Seasons, Months, and Days of the Week, Numbers Above 100. Escuchemos. Leamos: La quinceañera. Aviso cultural: Los apellidos. Así se dice. Reacting Affirmatively and Negatively. Pronunciación: G and J. Mini-gaceta. 5. ASÍ ES MI CASA. Así es Mariana: La tarea doméstica. Vocabulario: The House, Parts of the House, Furniture and Accessories, Verbs for Housework, Prepositions of Place. Forma y función: Prepositional Pronouns, Present Progressive Tense, Present Tense of e > i Stem-changing Verbs, Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns, Direct Object Pronouns. Escuchemos. Leamos: Las casas del mundo hispano. Aviso cultural: Las afueras o la ciudad. Así se dice: Expressing/Asking for an Opinion. Pronunciación: H and LL. Mini-gaceta. 6. PASANDO EL DÍA EN CASA. Así es Mariana: La tecnología. Vocabulario: Hobbies, Reactions, On the Telephone, Computer Science, Sections of the Newspaper. Forma y función: Indirect Object Pronouns, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Used Together, Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs, Preterite of the Verbs ir, ser, dar, and hacer. Escuchemos. Leamos: La maravillosa Internet. Escribamos: Practicing Freewriting. Aviso cultural: La red. Así se dice: Talking on the Telephone. Pronunciación: S, X, and Z. Mini-gaceta. 7. EN EL RESTAURANTE. Así es Mariana: Un plato cubano. Vocabulario: ¡Buen provecho!, Foods, Drinks, In the Restaurant. Forma y función: Gustar and Similar Verbs, Uses of por and para, Preterite of More Irregular Verbs, Preterite of Stem-changing Verbs. Escuchemos. Leamos: La cocina hispana. Aviso cultural: La propina. Así se dice: Dining Out. Mini-gaceta. 8. ¡QUÉ COMIDA MÍS FRESCA! Así es Mariana: En el supermercado. Vocabulario: In the Supermarket, At the Market, Other Foods. Forma y función: Imperfect Tense, Use of the Preterite and Imperfect, Se to Express an Indefinite Subject. Escuchemos. Leamos: El origen de los caramelos. Aviso cultural: Los nombres de varios tipos de comida. Así se dice: Buying and Selling. Mini-gaceta. 9. ¡TOMA Y PRUÉBATELO! Así es Mariana: Ropa y más ropa. Vocabulario: Clothes and Accessories, Fabrics and Metals, Shopping, Expressions for Trying on Clothes. Forma y función: Reflexive Verbs, Formal Commands with Ud. and Uds., Informal Commands with tú. Escuchemos. Leamos: Diseñadores de moda. Escribamos: Giving Instructions. Aviso cultural: La moda. Así se dice: Shopping for Clothes. Mini-gaceta. 10. EN LA AGENCIA DE VIAJES. Así es Mariana: ¿Dónde está mi boleto?. Vocabulario: At the Airport, At the Travel Agency, Tourism. Forma y función: Present Subjunctive, Present Subjunctive with Impersonal Expressions, Relative Pronouns. Escuchemos. Leamos: El Bazar del Sábado. Aviso cultural: Lugares de interés. Así se dice: Visiting the Travel Agency/Saying Goodbye at the Airport. Mini-gaceta. 11. EN LA GASOLINERA. Así es Mariana: La llanta desinflada. Vocabulario: The Automobile, Traveling by Train, Bus, Boat, and Car, Getting Around. Forma y función: Present Subjunctive in Noun Clauses to Express Emotion, Desire, Doubt, and Influence, Se to Express Unplanned Occurrences, Commands: Nosotros. Escuchemos. Leamos: El día de los muertos. Aviso cultural: Las artesanías. ASÍ se dice: Handling Problems on the Road. Mini-gaceta. 12. BUSCO UN HOTEL QUE TENGA . . . Así es Mariana: Una visita a México. Vocabulario: Checking into a Hotel, Choosing a Room, Hotel Amenities. Forma y función: Present Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses to Express the Indefinite and Nonexistent, Ordinal Numbers, Comparatives and Superlatives. Escuchemos. Leamos: Los mayas de ayer y de hoy. Escribamos: Comparing and Contrasting. Aviso cultural: El alojamiento. Así se dice: Staying in a Hotel. Mini-gaceta. 13. ¡AY, DOCTOR! Así es Mariana: ¡Me duele todo!. Vocabulario: At the Doctor's Office, Medicines, Symptoms and Illnesses, At the Hospital. Forma y función: Past Participle, Present Perfect and the Pluperfect Tenses, Se to Express Passive Action. Escuchemos. Leamos: La medicina natural. Aviso cultural: Las farmacias en el mundo hispano. Así se dice: At the Doctor's Office. Mini-gaceta. 14. LA VIDA DEPORTIVA. Así es Mariana: El gran campeón. Vocabulario: Sports and Players, Staying in Shape, Conjunctions. Forma y función: Future Tense, Adverbs, Present Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses of Time. Escuchemos. Leamos: El béisbol sigue cambiando. . . y de qué manera. Aviso cultural: Algunos deportes populares. Así se dice: Stalling for Time, Filling in, and Clarifying. Mini-gaceta. 15. HAY QUE DIVERTIRSE. Así es Mariana: San Diego y sus atracciones. Vocabulario: Camping, Animals, Nature. Forma y función: Imperfect Subjunctive, Subjunctive in Adverbial Clause of Purpose and Dependency, Sequence of Tenses: The Present and Present Perfect Subjunctive. Escuchemos. Leamos: El Zoológico de San Diego. Escribamos: Giving Directions. Aviso cultural: Los seis países centroamericanos. Así se dice: Getting Around Without Getting Lost. Mini-gaceta.

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