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Overview

This highly manageable introductory Spanish program, accessible to instructors, TAs, and students, is designed to develop students' cultural competence and their ability to communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of situations. All components of the program are fully integrated, yet flexible enough to accommodate a range of scheduling factors, contact hours, and ability levels.

  • Unit openers present the thematic topic of the unit and list the communicative objectives for each unit.
  • The lesson-opening dialogues serve as a lively, realistic context in which to learn the lessons' new vocabulary and structures (recorded on the Student Audio CD/Cassette).
  • The Vocabulario section lists new words and expressions along with English translations introduced in the lesson-opening dialogue.
  • Amplíe su vocabulario sections from the end of each unit have been integrated into the unit lessons to more actively promote vocabulary building.
  • Notas culturales have been updated and resequenced to correlate with the new video and a true/false exercise has been added in each lesson to check students' comprehension.
  • Appearing in Lessons 1-7, the Pronunciación section presents and practices the sounds of the Spanish language (recorded on the Student Audio CD/Cassette).
  • Puntos para recordar presents grammatical structures clearly and concisely in English. All explanations include examples of practical use in natural Spanish.
  • The ¡Vamos a practicar! section following each point provides immediate reinforcement through a variety of structured exercises and communicative activities, including illustration-basedexercises. Special Rodeo boxes summarize and review major grammatical topics.
  • Activities following grammar presentations and Y ahora, ¿qué? sections offer opportunities for personalized and pair/group communication practice.
  • The Y ahora, ¿qué? section encourages students to use structures and vocabulary creatively when speaking and writing in Spanish. The Un dicho offers an authentic popular saying in Spanish.
  • Reading skill development is enhanced with a reading, accompanied by reading strategy instruction, at the end of each text unit. Four literary readings, including two new selections, appear in Units IV-VII. New realia-based readings and writing strategy instruction have been added in the workbook.
  • Tome este examen self-tests provide a cumulative review of important unit materials. An answer key is provided in Appendix E for immediate verification.
  • The 60-minute ¡Hola, amigos! Video provides an opportunity for students to develop listening skills and cultural awareness. Activities for pre- and post-viewing and expansion appear in the Workbook/Laboratory Manual/Video Manual.
  • WebCT ePack offers online solutions for the classroom and distributed learning courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133952213
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: National Geographic Enhanced iLRN Solutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 358,759
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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. Presently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis previously 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 "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in education in 1950. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. 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 "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award. Prof. Lebredo is retired.

Francisco Mena-Ayllon, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside, Oberlin College, California State University, Chico, the University of Redlands, and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico Garcia Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quien es quien en las letras espanolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Prof. Mena-Ayllon is retired.

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents. Preliminary Lesson. Conversaciones breves. Unit 1: LOS ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS. 1. En la universidad. 2. Estudiantes y profesores. Unit 2: EN FAMILIA. 3. Los trabajos de la casa. 4. Una fiesta de cumpleanos. Unit 3: ¿QUÉ COMEMOS HOY? 5. ¿Que vas a pedir? 6. En el mercado. Unit 4: PARA DIVERTIRSE. 7. Un fin de semana. 8. Las actividades al aire libre. Unit 5: ¿QUÉ HACEMOS HOY? 9. De compras. 10. Haciendo diligencias. Unit 6: DE VACACIONES. 11. Buen viaje. 12. ¿Donde nos hospedamos? Unit 7 ¿CÓMO TE SIENTES? 13. En la sala de emergencia. 14. Cuatro mensajes. Un poco más. Appendices. Vocabularies. Index. Photo and Art Credits.

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