Caminos, Third Edition, promotes and inspires language learning by exposing beginning Spanish students to the diversity of cultures and language in the Spanish-speaking world. Caminos fosters speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within a highly motivating and content-rich cultural context. Meaningful and useful vocabulary and grammar provide structural and thematic frameworks, which spiral throughout the Caminos program. The program's systematic pacing and recycling of material supports students as they advance their capabilities from description to narration to analysis and argumentation in Spanish. Students of varying backgrounds and ages as well as those who have different learning styles all experience linguistic growth and cultural acquisition through both written and oral activities.
Joy Renjilian-Burgy is a tenured professor at Wellesley College and former Foreign Language Director, Mellon Instructional Technology. She has served as Supervisor of Practice Teachers of World Languages, for state certification for Wellesley and Harvard, and spends much of her time teaching at Harvard University Extension School as a Visiting Lecturer in Spanish & ESL.
Ana Beatriz Chiquito holds a C. Ph. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Oslo, and a C. Magisterium in Social Sciences and Economy and a Pedagogical/Teacher Certificate from the University of Bergen, Norway. She currently teaches at MIT and the University of Bergen. She has taught ESL, all levels of Spanish language, courses in romance linguistics, and courses in Hispanic history and culture.
Susan Mraz holds a BA in Spanish and Biology from Thiel College and an MA in Foreign Languages from West Virginia University. She is currently the Spanish coordinator at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has taught ESL, EFL, and all levels of Spanish language at a variety of institutions of higher education. Mraz has been in the publishing field for more than ten years.
Preface. Unidad P. Unidad preliminar. Unidad 1. En la universidad. Unidad 2. En la ciudad. Unidad 3. De viaje. Unidad 4. La vida diaria. Unidad 5. Vacaciones en la playa. Unidad 6. El tiempo libre. Unidad 7. De compras. Unidad 8. Salud y bienestar. Unidad 9. La tecnologia. Unidad 10. Tradiciones y artes. Unidad 11. Temas de la sociedad. Unidad 12. Del pasado al presente. Reference Section. Appendix A: Verb Charts. Appendix B: Prefixes and Suffixes. Appendix C: Classroom Expressions. Appendix D: Video Expressions. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary. Index. Credits.