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Sol y viento: En breve is an exciting new film-based introductory Spanish program that seamlessly integrates the feature-length film Sol y viento into the instructional and learning experience for both students and instructors. This brief version of Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish (McGraw-Hill, 2005) presents a briefer text that is easily managed for programs with fewer contact hours or as an intensive high beginner course.

The movie Sol y viento, created specifically for beginning language learners, was filmed on location in Chile, Mexico, and the United States. The film tells the story of a Chilean family and their winery, threatened by internal deception and external corporate development. A young U.S. Latino businessman finds himself intricately involved with the family and its winery as his company tries to buy their land. Later, as he rediscovers the past he fought to put behind him, he begins to question his own role in the ongoing intrigue. Mystery, romance, and the unexplainable forces of nature all play a part of this spellbinding story as it unfolds.

The Sol y viento: En breve textbook and accompanying ancillaries have been developed with and around this exciting movie, providing students with exceptional input developed specifically for beginning learners. Language is presented within the context of the movie; and linguistic skills are developed through engaging, meaningful activities that encourage students to develop real-world skills and abilities. Both instructors and students alike will find Sol y viento: En breve to be a highly motivating introductory Spanish program designed especially for today’s language learners!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073513195
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.62 (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

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)

Sol y viento Prólogo: Los espíritus
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)

Segunda parteVocabulario: 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)

Tercera parteVocabulario: ¿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)
Lección 1B: Más sobre las actividadesPrimera parte
Vocabulario: ¿Cuándo? (Asking Questions: Summary of Interrogative Words)
Vistazo cultural: Los dialectos Gramática: ¿Dónde vives? (More on Activities and Schedules: Present Tense of Regular –er and –ir Verbs)

Segunda parteVocabulario: ¡Hace calor en junio! (Talking About Times of the Year: Months, Weather, Seasons)
Vistazo cultural: Los días festivos Gramática: ¿Vas a estudiar esta noche? (Expressing Future Events: ir + a + infinitive)

Tercera parte
Vocbaulario: Es un hombre serio. (Describing Personalities: Adjectives)
Vistazo cultural: La personalidad y la cultura Gramática: Es una mujer seria. (More on Describing People: Adjective Placement and Agreement)

Sol y viento Episodio 1: La llegadaEpisodio 2: El encuentroLección 2A: En la universidad y la ciudadPrimera parte
Vocabulario: ¿Cuántos años tiene? (Expressing Age: Numbers 31-100)
Vistazo cultural: La esperanza de vida en los países hispanohablantes 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)
Vistazo cultural: Las universidades en el mundo hispano Gramática: Mi trabajo está cerca. (More on Talking About Where Things and Places Are: More on estar + location; quedar + location)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: Tengo que ir al banco. (Talking About Where you Do Things: Places in the City)
Vistazo cultural: Los mercados y supermercados 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)
Vistazo cultural: Diseñadores hispanos Gramática: ¿Qué dices? (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)
Vistazo cultural: La moneda de los países hispanos Gramática: ¿Qué es esto? (Pointing Things Out: Demosntrative Adjectives and Pronouns)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: De compras (Talking About Buying Things: Vocabulary Related to Shopping)
Vistazo cultural: Los precios y el regateo Gramática: Está bien. (Talking About Expected and Unexpected Qualities: More on ser and estar)

Sol y viento Episodio 2: El encuentroEpisodio 3: A la viñaLección 3A: La familiaPrimera parte
Vocabulario: Mi familia (Describing Families: Members of the Immediate Family; Pets)
Vistazo cultural: Dos apellidos Gramática: Sí, conozco a la familia. ¿Sabes dónde están? (Expressing Knowledge or Familiarity: Saber and conocer; Verbs that End in –zco)

Segunda parte
Vocabulario: Los otros parientes (More on Describing Families: Extended Family Members)
Vistazo cultural: El habla popular Gramática: ¿La conoce? (Eliminating Redundancy: Direct Object Pronouns)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: No es muy alto. (Describing How People Look: Physical Traits)
Vistazo cultural: El mestizaje 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)
Vistazo cultural: El horario de las comidas 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)
Vistazo cultural: Las palabras préstamo 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)
Vistazo cultural: Las comidas regionales Gramática: ¿Le gusta el vino? (Talking About To Whom and For Whom: Indirect Object Pronouns and gustar)

Sol y viento Episodio 3: A la viñaEpisodio 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)
Vistazo cultural: Las fiestas Gramática: Lo pasé muy bien. (Introduction to Talking About the Past: Preterite Tense of Regular –ar Verbs)

Segunda parteVocabulario: El ejercicio y el gimnasio (Talking More About Leisure Time Activities: Vocabulary Related to Sports and Fitness)
Vistazo cultural: El fútbol y otros deportes 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)
Vistazo cultural: Los días festivos en el mundo hispano 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:Vocbaulary Related to Dwellings and Buildings)
Vistazo cultural: ¿Primer piso?
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)
Vistazo cultural: Hogar, dulce hogar Gramática: Ya te lo dije. (More on Avoiding Redundancy: Double-Object Pronouns)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: ¿Te gusta lavar la ropa? (Talking About Domestic Tasks: Domestic Chores and Routines)
Vistazo cultural: Ayudar a mamá
Gramática: ¿Para mí? (Talking About What Something Is For: Introduction to por Versus para)

Sol y viento Episodio 4: Otro encuentroEpisodio 5: Un día perfectoLección 5A: La tecnología y yoPrimera parte
Vocabulario: Mi computadora (Talking About Everyday Technology: Vocabulary Related to Computers and Computer Use)
Vistazo cultural: Periódicos hispanos en el Internet 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)
Vistazo cultural: El uso de los teléfonos celulares en Latinoamérica Gramática: Me conozco bien. (Talking About What People Do to and for Themselves: True Reflexive Constructions)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: Mi niñez y juventud (Talking About When You Were Younger: Typical Childhood and Adolescent Activities)
Vistazo cultural: Las muñecas Barbie: Populares y problemáticas en toda América 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)
Vistazo cultural: Fechas importantes en el mundo hispano Gramática: ¿Qué hacías cuando te llamé? (More on Talking About the Past: Contrasting the Preterite and Imperfect)

Segunda parte
Vocabulario: Durante la guerra… (Talking About Historical Events: Important Events and Occurrences)
Vistazo cultural: ¿Un descubrimiento?
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)
Vistazo cultural: Las bodas en los países hispanos Gramática: Tenía 30 años cuando nació mi primer hijo. (More on Talking About the Past: Summary of the Preterite and Imperfect)

Sol y viento Episodio 5: Un día perfectoEpisodio 6: ConfrontaciónLección 6A: Vamos al extranjeroPrimera parte
Vocabulario: Para hacer viajes (Talking About Taking Trips and Traveling: Travel Vocabulary)
Vistazo cultural: Las propinas 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)
Vistazo cultural: ¿A cuántas curvas está?
Gramática: ¡No vuelvan tarde! (More on Giving Instructions: Negative Formal Commands)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: En el restaurante (Ordering Meals in a Restaurant: Dining Out)
Vistazo cultural: En los restaurantes hispanos 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)
Vistazo cultural: Los volcanes Gramática: ¡Ten paciencia! (More on Giving Instructions: Affirmative Informal Commands)

Segunda parte
Vocabulario: El medio ambiente (Talking About the Environment: Environmental and Ecological Matters)
Vistazo cultural: Las islas Galápagos 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)
Vistazo cultural: El ecoturismo Gramática: Es el más guapo de todos. (Expressing The Most and The Least: Superlatives)

Sol y viento Episodio 6: ConfrontaciónEpisodio 7: Bajo el solLección 7A: ¿Cómo te sientes? Primera parte
Vocabulario: Estoy tenso. (Talking About Feelings and Mental Conditions: Describing Emotions)
Vistazo cultural: Las telenovelas 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)
Vistazo cultural: Los hospitales y las clínicas 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)
Vistazo cultural: Las recetas 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)
Vistazo cultural: Pablo Neruda y los sonetos de amor 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)
Vistazo cultural: Don Juan Gramática: Espero que sea divertido. (Talking About Your Wishes and Desires: Introduction to the Subjunctive)

Tercera parte
Vocabulario: ¡Me engañó! (Talking About Good and Bad Relationships: More on Relationships)
Vistazo cultural: Más sobre el engaño Gramática: A menos que no quieras… (Talking About Contingencies and Conditions: Obligatory Subjunctive)

Sol y viento Episodio 7: Bajo el solEpisodio 8: Sin alternativaLección 8A: El dinero y las finanzasPrimera parte
Vocabulario: ¿Cómo manejas el dinero? (Talking About Money: Your Personal Finances)
Vistazo cultural: Los cajeros automáticos Gramática: ¿Qué estás haciendo? (Talking About What You Are doing Now: The Present Progressive)

Segunda parte
Vocabulario: Las deudas (Talking About Payments, Loans, and Debts: More on Personal Finances)
Vistazo cultural: El seguro médico Gramática: ¿Qué harías? (Talking About What You Would Do: Introduction to the Conditional)

Tercera parteVocabulario: La economía (Talking About the Economy: Local and World Markets)
Vistazo cultural: El producto nacional bruto 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)
Vistazo cultural: La programación en español en los Estados Unidos Gramática: ¿Qué pasará? (Talking About the Future: Introduction to the Future Tense)

Segunda parteVocabulario: No me convence. (Talking About the Media and How You Perceive It: Functions of the Media)
Vistazo cultural: Los realities 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)
Vistazo cultural: El voto obligatorio Gramática: ¿Qué quieres que haga? (Talking About What You Want to Happen: Subjunctive of Volition and Desire)

Sol y viento Episodio 8: Sin alternativaSol y viento Episodio 9: Un brindis por el futuro(film wrap-up activities)

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