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Sol y viento integrates the latest in second language acquisition research with the highest quality, Hollywood caliber feature film available for the Introductory Spanish classroom. The Sol y viento program creates a distinct and captivating cultural experience that motivates students to develop their communication skills. Created specifically for beginning language learners, Sol y viento tells the story of a Chilean family and their winery, and of a young U.S. Latino businessman who finds himself intricately involved with the family as his company tries to buy their land. Mystery, romance, and the unexplainable forces of nature all play a part in this spellbinding story, drawing students in and compelling them to want to communicate about the film and its themes.

For an additional charge you may also purchase access to CENTRO, a portal learning management system, which offers a diagnostic tool that provides students with tailored learning plans to address their specific learning needs. This integrated technology platform delivers a variety of digital components including Quia workbooks, laboratory manuals and an interactive e-book with voice board, allowing professors to deliver a seamless learning experience to students in both seated and virtual sections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385297
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/14/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 145,158
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (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).

Michael J. Leeser is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University, where he is also Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program. Before joining the faculty at Florida State, he taught a wide range of courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels, including courses in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, teacher preparation courses for secondary school teachers, and graduate courses in communicative language teaching and second language acquisition. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. His research interests include input processing during second language reading as well as second language classroom interaction. His research has appeared in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching Research. He also co-authored Sol y viento and Sol y viento: En breve (2008, McGraw-Hill).

Gregory D. Keating is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University. Before joining the faculty at San Diego State, he taught courses in communicative language teaching and Spanish teacher education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. His areas of research include Spanish sentence processing, the role instruction plays in language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and the acquisition of Spanish syntax and vocabulary. He is a recipient of several teaching awards, including one from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his M.A. in Spanish Literature. In addition to teaching and research, he has supervised many language courses and teaching assistants and has assisted in the coordination of technology-enhanced lower-division Spanish language programs. He is also a co-author of Sol y viento and Sol y viento: En breve (2008, McGraw-Hill).

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Table of Contents


  • The numbering system of lessons includes A and B lessons, each of which correspond to an episode of the film. For example, Lecciones 1A and 1B correspond to Episodio 1.
  • The Lección preliminar and Lección 1A provide a comprehensive listing of contents for those lessons, as representative of the other lessons. Lecciones 1B - 9B provide only the vocabulary topics and grammatical structures.

Lección preliminar: ¡Aquí estamos!Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: Me llamo…
    (Meeting and Greeting People: Introductions)
  • Vistazo cultural: Los saludos
  • Gramática: Soy de México.
    (Expressing Origin: Introduction to ser)Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Las materias
    (Talking About Majors and Classes: School Subjects)
  • Gramática: El cálculo y las matemáticas
    (Naming Things: Articles, Gender, and Plurality)Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: En la sala de clase(Talking About People and Things in the Classroom and on Campus: Classroom Objects)
  • Gramática: Están aquí.
    (Expressing Location: Introduction to estar)
  • De Sol y viento
  • Enfoque lingüístico: Two Verbs that Mean the Same Thing? Sol y viento
  • Prólogo: Los espíritusResumen de vocabulario

Episodio 1: La llegadaLección 1A: Sobre los horariosPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Llevo quince créditos
    Talking About Your Course Load: Numbers 0-30
  • Vistazo cultural: Los cursos y los créditos
  • Gramática: ¿Estudio y trabajo?
    Talking About Activities: Regular –ar Verbs
  • De Sol y viento
  • Enfoque lingüístico: The Importance (or Not) of InflectionsSegunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Los días de la semana
    More About Schedules: Days of the Week
  • Vistazo cultural: Los calendarios
  • Gramática: Necesito estudiar.
    Talking about Needing or Wanting to Do Something: Verb + Infinitive
  • De Sol y viento
  • Sol y viento: Enfoque culturalTercera parte
  • Vocabulario: ¿A qué hora?
    Talking About When You Do Things: Telling Time
  • Vistazo cultural: De 0:00 a 24:00
  • Gramática: Es mi libro.
    Talking About Ownership: Unstressed Possessive Adjectives
  • De Sol y viento
  • Vistazo cultural: Los dialectos Sol y viento: A primera vista
  • Antes de ver el episodio
  • Después de ver el episodio
    Resumen de vocabulario

Lección 1B: Más sobre las actividadesPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Cuándo?
    Asking Questions: Summary of Interrogative Words
  • Gramática: ¿Dónde vives?
    More on Activities and Schedules: Present Tense of Regular –er and –ir Verbs
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: ¡Hace calor en junio!
    Talking About Times of the Year: Months, Weather, Seasons
  • Gramática: ¿Vas a estudiar esta noche?
    Expressing Future Events: ir + a + infinitive
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: Es un hombre serio.
    Describing Personalities: Adjectives
  • Gramática: Es una mujer seria.
    More on Describing People: Adjective Placement and Agreement

Episodio 2: El encuentroLección 2A: En la universidad y la ciudadPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Cuántos años tiene?
    Expressing Age: Numbers 31-100
  • Gramática: Vengo de los Estados Unidos.
    More on Talking About Activities: Verbs that End in –go
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: ¿Está lejos o cerca?
    Expressing Where Things and Places Are Located: Prepositions of Location
  • Gramática: ¿Dónde estás y qué estás haciendo?
    Two Uses of estar
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: Tengo que ir al banco.
    Talking About Where you Do Things: Places in the City
  • Gramática: Puedo caminar.
    More on Talking About Activities: o —>ue, e —> ie Stem-Changing Verbs

Lección 2B: ¡Vamos de compras!Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: La ropa
    Talking About What People Wear: Clothing
  • Gramática: Debo seguir
    More on Talking About People’s Activities: e —>i Stem-Changing Verbs
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Hay doscientas blusas rojas.
    More on Describing: Colors; Numbers 100-1,000
  • Gramática: ¿Qué es esto?
    Pointing Things Out: Demosntrative Adjectives and Pronouns
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: De compras
    Talking About Buying Things: Vocabulary Related to Shopping
  • Gramática: Está bien.
    Talking About Expected and Unexpected Qualities: More on ser and estar

Episodio 3: A la viñaLección 3A: La familiaPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Mi familia
    Describing Families: Members of the Immediate Family; Pets
  • Gramática: Conozco a la familia. ¿Sabes dónde están?
    Expressing Knowledge or Familiarity: Saber and conocer; Verbs that End in -zcoSegunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Los otros parientes
    More on Describing Families: Extended Family Members
  • Gramática: ¿La conoce?
    Eliminating Redundancy: Direct Object Pronouns
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: No es muy alto.
    Describing How People Look: Physical Traits
  • Gramática: Es más alto que yo.
    More on Describing People and Things: Comparisons of Equality and Inequality

Lección 3B: ¡A comer!Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: El desayuno
    Talking About What You Eat in the Morning: Breakfast
  • Gramática: No lo sé tampoco.
    Expressing Negation: Indefinite and Negative Words
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: El almuerzo y la merienda
    Talking About What You Eat During the Day: Lunch and Snacking
  • Gramática: Está muy serio.
    Talking About Conditions and Traits: Ser Versus estar with Adjectives
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: La cena
    Talking About What You Eat at Night: Dinner
  • Gramática: ¿Le gusta el vino?
    Talking About To Whom and For Whom: Indirect Object Pronouns and gustar

Episodio 4: Otro encuentroLección 4A: Cuando no trabajo…Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: El tiempo libre
    Talking About What You Do When You Don’t Study or Work: Pastime Activities
  • Gramática: Lo pasé muy bien.
    Introduction to Talking About the Past: Preterite Tense of Regular –ar Verbs
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: El ejercicio y el gimnasio
    Talking More About Leisure Time Activities: Vocabulary Related to Sports and Fitness
  • Gramática: Volví tarde.
    More on Talking About the Past: Preterite of Regular –er and –ir Verbs
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: ¿Cuándo celebras tu cumpleaños?
    Talking About Special Events: Special Occasions and Holidays
  • Gramática: ¿Qué hiciste?
    More on Talking About the Past: Irregular Preterite Forms

Lección 4B: En casaPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Dónde vives?
    Talking About Buildings and Where People Live:Vocabulary Related to Dwellings and Buildings
  • Gramática: No durmió bien.
    More on Talking About the Past: e—> i, o —> u Preterite Stem Changes
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Es mi sillón favorito.
    Talking About Things in the House: Vocabulary Related to Furniture and Rooms
  • Gramática: Me conozco bien.
    Talking About What People Do to and for Themselves: True Reflexive Constructions
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: ¿Te gusta lavar la ropa?
    Talking About Domestic Tasks: Domestic Chores and Routines
  • Gramática: ¿Para mí?
    Talking About What Something Is For: Introduction to por Versus para

Episodio 5: Un día perfectoLección 5A: La tecnología y yoPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Mi computadora
    Talking About Everyday Technology: Vocabulary Related to Computers and Computer Use
  • Gramática: ¡Me fascina!
    More on Talking About Likes and Dislikes: Verbs Like gustar
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Mi celular
    Talking About Reliance on Technology: Vocabulary Related to Electronic Devices
  • Gramática: Ya te lo dije.
    More on Avoiding Redundancy: Double-Object Pronouns
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: Mi niñez y juventud
    Talking About When You Were Younger: Typical Childhood and Adolescent Activities
  • Gramática: ¿En qué trabajabas?
    Talking About What You Used to Do: Introduction to the Imperfect Tense

Lección 5B: Érase una vez…Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: En 1972…
    Expressing Years: Numbers 1,000 – 2,000,000
  • Gramática: ¿Qué hacías cuando te llamé?
    More on Talking About the Past: Contrasting the Preterite and Imperfect
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Durante la gerra…
    Talking About Historical Events: Important Events and Occurrences
  • Gramática: ¡No lo sabía!
    More on Talking About the Past: More on Using the Preterite and Imperfect Together
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: Me gradué en 2000.
    Talking About Special Events: Personal Events, Triumphs, and Failures
  • Gramática: Tenía 30 años cuando nació mi primer hijo.
    More on Talking About the Past: Summary of the Preterite and Imperfect

Episodio 6: ConfrontaciónLección 6A: Vamos al extranjeroPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Para hacer viajes
    Talking About Taking Trips and Traveling: Travel Vocabulary
  • Gramática: Vuelva Ud. mañana.
    Giving Instructions: Affirmative Formal Commands
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: ¿Cómo llego?
    How to Get from Here to There: Giving and Receiving Directions
  • Gramática: ¡No vuelvan tarde!
    More on Giving Instructions: Negative Formal Commands
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: En el restaurante
    Ordering Meals in a Restaurant: Dining Out
  • Gramática: ¡Lo he pasado muy bien!
    Taking About What Has Happened: Introduction to the Present Perfect

Lección 6B: La naturaleza y el medio ambientePrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Cómo es el paisaje?
    Talking About the Natural World: Geography and Geographical Features
  • Gramática: ¡Ten paciencia!
    More on Giving Instructions: Affirmative Informal Commands
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: El medio ambiente
    Talking About the Environment: Environmental and Ecological Matters
  • Gramática: ¡No me hables!
    More on Giving Instructions: Negative Informal Commands
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: De vacaciones
    More on Talking About Trips: Activities to Do While on Vacation
  • Gramática: Es el más guapo de todos.
    Expressing The Most and The Least: Superlatives

Episodio 7: Bajo el solLección 7A: ¿Cómo te sientes? Primera parte

  • Vocabulario: Estoy tenso.
    Talking About Feelings and Mental Conditions: Describing Emotions
  • Gramática: ¿Cómo se siente?
    Talking About Reactions and Changes of Emotion: Pseudo-Reflexive Verbs
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Estoy un poco enfermo.
    Talking about Health: Parts of the Body and Physical Health
  • Gramática: Estaban contentos, ¿no?
    More on Talking About States of Being in the Past: Review of the Imperfect
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: Me duele la garganta.
    Telling the Doctor How You Feel: In the Doctor’s Office
  • Gramática: Hace dos años que se me rompió el brazo.
    Talking About When Something Happened: Hacer in Expressions of Time

Lección 7B: Los demás y yoPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Te tengo mucho cariño.
    Talking About How You Feel About Someone: Vocabulary Related to Feelings
  • Gramática: Se conocen bien.
    Talking About What People Do to and for Each Other: Reciprocal Reflexives
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Eres muy romántico.
    More on Describing People’s Traits: Describing People
  • Gramática: Espero que sea divertido.
    Talking About Your Wishes and Desires: Introduction to the Subjunctive
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: ¡Me engaño!
    Talking About Good and Bad Relationships: More on Relationships
  • Gramática: A menos que no quieras…
    Talking About Contingencies and Conditions: Obligatory Subjunctive

Episodio 8: Sin alternativaLección 8A: El dinero y las finanzasPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Cómo manejas el dinero?
    Talking About Money: Your Personal Finances
  • Gramática: Ver es creer.
    Progressive Versus Infinitives
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Las deudas
    Talking About Payments, Loans, and Debts: More on Personal Finances
  • Gramática: ¿Qué harías?
    Talking About What You Would Do: Introduction to the Conditional
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: La economía
    Talking About the Economy: Local and World Markets
  • Gramática: Si tuviera más dinero…
    Expressing Hypothetical Events: Contrary-to-Fact Statements; Introduction to the Imperfect Subjunctive

Lección 8B: Los medios de comunicaciónPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: ¿Cómo te informas?
    Getting Information: Talking About Current Events
  • Gramática: Te llamó por teléfono.
    Talking About How You Do Something: Por and para: A Summary
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: No me convence.
    Talking About the Media and How You Perceive It: Functions of the Media
  • Gramática: Dudo que lo sepa.
    Expressing Disbelief: Subjunctive of Doubt, Denial, and Uncertainty
    Tercera parte
  • Vocabulario: La responsabilidad cívica
    Talking About Being a Valuable Member of Society: Civic Duty and Citizenship
  • Gramática: ¿Qué quieres que haga?
    Talking About What You Want to Happen: Subjunctive of Volition and Desire

Episodio 9: Un brindis por el futuroLección 9A: Obligaciones, responsabilidades y expectativasPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Los animales
    Talking About Our Relationships with Animals: Pets and Other Animals
  • Gramática: Quiero un perro que sea obediente.
    Expressing What You Are Looking for in Someone or Something: Subjunctive with Indefinite and Nonexistent Antecedents
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: En el trabajo
    Talking About Work Responsibilities: Vocabulary Related to Work Behaviors
  • Gramática: Se trabaja tarde cuando…
    Talking About What One Does: Impersonal and Passive se

Lección 9B: Lo que nos esperaPrimera parte

  • Vocabulario: Las profesiones
    Talking About Jobs and Professions: Vocabulary Related to Professions
  • Gramática: ¿Qué pasará?
    Talking About the Future: Introduction to the Future Tense
    Segunda parte
  • Vocabulario: Mis metas personales
    Talking About Goals and Aspirations: Vocabulary Related to Future Aspirations
  • Gramática: No estaré contento hasta que…
    More on Talking About the Future: Subjunctive with Future Time Events
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