Puentes: Spanish for Intensive and High-Beginner Courses (with Audio CD) / Edition 3

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PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish.
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"I would say that the most exciting feature of these chapters is the use of communicative-based activities and many activities are meaningful for authentic communication."

"At the University of Kentucky we have been using Puentes for a year in our Spanish for High Beginners and the reviews by instructors and students are great."

"The progression and cohesion of the chapters is very good and it works in class. The readings and realia are very interesting and they introduce cultural subjects about Hispanic countries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838425916
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/17/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448

Meet the Author


Patti J. Marinelli has had a distinguished career teaching Spanish at the University of South Carolina. The recipient of many university awards, she also was named Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association in 2008. She has extensive experience coordinating the introductory Spanish program and mentoring graduate teaching assistants at the university. Marinelli has authored two other Spanish textbooks, including the best-selling high beginner textbook Puentes. Both her teaching and writing are informed by her experiences as a certified ACTFL OPI tester and her expertise in standards-based instruction.

Lizette Mujica Laughlin, a native of Cuba, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she has been on the faculty for more than 20 years. She is an ACTFL-certified oral and writing proficiency tester/trainer in Spanish/English. Her proficiency training has played a pivotal role in her professional development, for example, as upper-level course coordinator at the University of South Carolina, author, and tester/trainer for ACTFL.

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Table of Contents

Paso preliminar, 1. ¡Así somos!, 2. ¡De viaje!, 3. Entre familia, 4. ¡Buen provecho!, 5. La vida estudiantil, 6. Somos turistas, 7. ¡A divertirnos!, 8. De compras 9. ¡Así es la vida!, Appendix A: Regular Verbs, Appendix B: Stem-changing Verbs, Appendix C: Change of Spelling Verbs, Appendix D: Irregular Verbs, Appendix E: Thematic Functional Vocabulary, Spanish-English Glossary, English-Spanish Glossary, Index.
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