McDougal Littell Destinos: Destinos Student Edition w/Listening Comprehension Audio CD Grades 9-12 2002 / Edition 2

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This video-based text for Beginning Spanish underscores McGraw-Hill’s reputation for developing groundbreaking language materials. Based on 26 hours of an engaging video drama that takes viewers around the Spanish-speaking world, Destinos is an effective program that can be used successfully in Spanish classes, as a college course for distant learners, and by individuals studying on their own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072525366
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 604,761
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill VanPatten is Professor and Director of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies at Texas Tech University. His areas of research are input and input processing in second language acquisition and the effects of formal instruction on acquisitional processes. He has published widely in the fields of second language acquisition and language teaching and is a frequent conference speaker and presenter. His publications include Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen (with James F. Lee, 2003,McGraw-Hill), From Input to Output: A Teacher’s Guide to Second Language Acquisition (2003, McGraw-Hill), Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Practice (2004, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) and most recently, Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction (with Jessica Williams, 2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). He is the lead author of Vistazos, ¿Sabías que...?, Destinos and Sol y viento.

Dr. VanPatten is the 2007 recipient of the Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, awarded jointly by ACTFL and NYSAFLT.

When not engaged in academic activities, he writes fiction and performs stand-up comedy. He has recently published his first work of fiction, a collection of short stories titled Chicago Tales, published by Outskirts Press (2007).

Martha Alford Marks received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Co-author of ¿Qué tal? and Destinos, a Spanish video course, she also served on the Advisory Board to Boston PBS station WGBH during the development of the Destinos program, which was funded by the Annenberg Foundation. She is widely known as an ACTFL-certified oral proficiency tester and trainer in Spanish and ESL.

Richard V. Teschner received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Spanish Linguistics. He has taught at UW-Parkside, the University of Iowa, and (since 1976) the University of Texas at El Paso, where in 1988 he became a full professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics. His publications include four edited anthologies, two book-length bibliographies, a placement exam, and a dictionary of Mexican-American Spanish, along with several editions of seven textbooks such as Español escrito: Curso para hispanohablantes bilingües; Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish; and Analyzing the Grammar of English: A Brief Undergraduate Textbook. He has published four dozen articles in professional journals along with an equal number of papers and keynote addresses. In 1988 he served as president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and also of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

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Table of Contents

Note: A comprehensive listing of contents for Lección 1 and Lección 2 is provided here, as representative of the other lessons. For Lección 3—Lección 52 only the grammatical structure of focus is indicated. Lección 1 La carta Before Viewing: Preparación After Viewing: ¿Tienes buena memoria? Vocabulario del tema: Los cognados Un poco de gramática: Expressing is/are VocabularioLección 2 El secreto Before Viewing: Preparación After Viewing: ¿Tienes buena memoria? Nota cultural: Las familias hispánicas Vocabulario del tema: Los miembros de la familia Un poco de gramática: Expressing Possession Lectura cultural: La Guerra Civil española Intercambio VocabularioLección 3 El comienzoUsing Verbs to Talk About OthersLección 4 PerdidoDescribingLección 5 La despedidaUsing Verbs to Talk About Group ActivitiesLección 6 ¿Maestra? Repaso de los Episodios 1-5Lección 7 La carteraExpressing knowingLección 8 El encuentroMore about VerbsLección 9 EstacionesMore About Talking About YourselfLección 10 CuadrosMore About Talking About Group ActivitiesLección 11 La demoraRepaso de los Episodios 7-10Lección 12 RevelacionesUsing Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 13 La búsquedaMore About Using Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 14 En el extranjeroMore About Using Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 15 CulpableMore About Using Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 16 CarasMore About Using Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 17 InolvidableMore About Using Verbs to Talk About the PastLección 18 Estimada Sra. SuárezRepaso de los Episodios 12-17Lección 19 Por fin...Describing What Was Happening While...Lección 20 Relaciones estrechasMore About Using the ImperfectLección 21 El peajeMore About the ImperfectLección 22 RecuerdosMore About Using the ImperfectLLección 23 Vista al marDescribing What Someone Was DoingLección 24 El don JuanAdditional Uses of Some Preterite FormsLección 25 Reflexiones IRepaso de los Episodios 1-18Lección 26 Reflexiones IIRepaso de los Episodios 19-24Lección 27 El rescateAnother Way to Talk About the FutureLección 28 AtrapadosMore About Talking About the FutureLección 29 ¡Se derrumbó!Talking About What People Want Others to DoLección 30 PreocupacionesExpressing Your Feelings About SomethingLección 31 Medidas drásticasAnother Way to Talk About the FutureLección 32 Ha habido un accidenteTelling Someone to Do SomethingLección 33 Si supieras...Telling Someone to Do SomethingLección 34 ÉxitoTalking About What Someone Has DoneLección 35 ReunidosExpressing HopeLección 36 ¿Qué estarán haciendo? Repaso de los Episodios 27-35Lección 37 Llevando cuentasTalking About What You Wanted Someone to DoLección 38 Ocultando la verdadMore About Talking About the PastLección 39 La misma sonrisaMore About Talking About the PastLección 40 Entre la espada y la paredTalking About What You Would DoLección 41 Algo inesperadoQuoting What Someone SaidLección 42 Yo invitoExpressing What Would Happen If...Lección 43 Seremos cuatroTalking About What Had Happened BeforeLección 44 Una promesa y una sonrisaMore Talking About What Had HappenedLección 45 ¡Estoy harta!Talking About What Someone Should Have DoneLección 46 Las empanadasExpressing If..., then...Lección 47 Tengo dudasExpressing Relationships Between EventsLección 48 Así fue (I)Lección 49 Así fue (II)Lección 50 Así fue (III)Lección 51 Así fue (IV)Lección 52 Siempre lo amóAppendix 1: Answer SectionAppendix 2: Verb ChartsSpanish-English VocabularyIndex of Characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    So much fun!

    Do you like drama? How about soap operas? If you said yes to either, then you¿ll love this product because it uses a series of 52 Spanish soap operas to teach you Spanish. It may seem silly, but I learned a ton from this program. Here¿s how it works ¿ first you do the exercises in the workbook that they include, then you watch the accompanying episode. There¿s one half hour episode for each chapter. After you watch one, you go back to the written material and review it. I love it! It¿s great when someone can make learning fun. This one is right up there with the Learning Spanish Like Crazy program as far as teaching you in a relaxing and stress free way. You¿ll be surprised at how good the writing and acting are! If you don¿t want to spend the extra money on the episodes, you can watch them free on PBS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    Great way to learn Spanish!

    I've taken several classes to learn Spanish both in the US and in a spanish speaking country. This program with the video tapes is hands down the easiest and most clever way to learn a new language. Highly recommended.

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