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VIAJES: Introduccion al espanol, First Edition, is a perfect fit for introductory Spanish courses in which instructors want comprehensive coverage in one academic year without compromising the authenticity of the interactions and the quality of the content.
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"I believe the 'Build-Review-Expand' approach is excellent. It is necessary to show the material first (input) and then work on the production (output), while requiring the students to take the next step and expand on what they have learned with what they already know (given their own backgrounds and previously learned skills)."

"I believe that from the intro[ductory] chapter [VIAJES] engages students at the onset with real life vocab[ulary] and situations. In my opinion, the text instills every confidence that the student would need to expand his knowledge base and go out and use Spanish on their own."

"I am very happy with the grammar and vocabulary presentations in this textbook. I find the explanations clear and easily understood."

"A good, solid intro text. Good grammar explanations, brief and concise. Nice contextual format—dialogues that use idioms and natural every-day speech to present vocab[ulary] and grammar. Engaging and motivating text for students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133603658
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: National Geographic Enhanced iLRN Solutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 610,197
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Hershberger (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Spanish at DePauw University. Before working on PLAZAS, Dr. Hershberger authored Heinle's Tu Dirás! and INTERCAMBIOS CD-ROMs and was the lead author and project manager for the TEMAS CD-ROM. Most recently, Dr. Hershberger served as a co-author on Heinle's second-year Spanish program, RUMBOS. In addition to his teaching at DePauw, Dr. Hershberger is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and a Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology. In 2005, Dr. Hershberger received the Exemplary Teacher Award by DePauw University and the United Methodist Church. In 2008, Dr. Hershberger received the Edwin L. Minar Scholarship Award for exceptional scholarly achievement in the field of foreign language pedagogy.

Susan Navey-Davis is Director of Undergraduate Advising for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University and Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses. She has received numerous awards for teaching, advising, and extension service. In 2008, she received a Higher Education Teacher of Excellence Award from the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, in 2006 she was named Teacher of the Year in Higher Education by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and she is a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty. Engaged in Extension at North Carolina State and a past chair of the executive council for the academy, she is secretary of the board of directors of an organization that provides health care in Nicaragua. In addition to being a co-author of PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Navey-Davis is also co-author of Heinle's intermediate textbook, RUMBOS. She holds an MAT in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Guiomar Borrás A. received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. She obtained a Master of Arts Liberal Studies in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master in Education from St. Michael's College. Currently she is Professor of Spanish at Glendale Community College and has been working as Business Spanish Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Borrás A. was the Academic Director of the Thunderbird Intensive Language Program in 2001 and coordinated the lower division classes. Her contribution to scholarship includes Heinle's SPANISH FOR LIFE: BUSINESS WORKTEXT; INTERCAMBIOS, Fifth Edition; and PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Second and Third Editions. She has worked and was the president of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA). She received the Thunderbird Student Government Outstanding Professor Award seven times and in 2000 received the Hacker Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research.

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Table of Contents

CAPÍTULO preliminar. Chapter Theme: Mucho gusto! Goals. Greet others, introduce yourself, and say good-bye. Exchange personal information (name, origin, address, etc.). Identify quantities of objects. Ask and answer questions. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Greetings and good-byes. Numbers 0 to 30. Interrogative words. Structures - Estructura y uso. Subject pronouns and the present tense of the verb ser. The verb form hay and numbers 0 to 30. Culture - Viajemos por. Hispanic countries and regions. Simon Bolivar. Teotihuacán, Mexico. La Alhambra, Espana. "Mami me gusto" by Todos Estrellas. CAPÍTULO 1. Chapter Theme: "En una clase de espanol". Country/Countries of Focus: Bienvenidos a Los Estados Unidos. Goals. Identify classroom people and things. Indicate relationships and specify colors. Describe everyday activities. Talk about academic courses and university buildings. Tell time and specify days of the week. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. In the classroom. The colors. Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors. University places and buildings. The time and the days of the week. Structures - Estructura y uso. Definite and indefinite articles, gender, and how to make nouns plural. Present tense of regular -ar verbs. Telling time and talking about the days of the week. Culture - Viajemos por. Jaime Escalante. La escuela de madera, San Agustin, Florida. El domino. "Cumbia de los muertos" by Ozomatli. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 2. Chapter Theme: "En una reunion familiar". Country/Countries of Focus: Mexico. Goals. Define and ask about family relationships. Indicate ownership and possession. Describe people and things. Indicate nationality. Describe daily activities at home or at school. Express possession, age, and physical states. Count from 30 to 100. Vocabulary - Vocabulario, The family. Physical features and personality. Nationalities. Numbers 30 to 100. Structures - Estructura y uso. Possession with de(l) and possessive adjectives. Common uses of the verb ser. Agreement with descriptive adjectives. Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. The verb tener. Culture - Viajemos por. Felipe Calderon. La civilizacion maya. Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera. "Labios compartidos" by Maná. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "Una celebracion de quinceanera". CAPÍTULO 3. Chapter Theme: "El tiempo libre". Country/Countries of Focus: Colombia. Goals. Express likes and dislikes and feelings. Describe leisure-time activities and express plans. State locations and activities in town. Express knowledge and familiarity. Talk about the months, seasons, and the weather. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Sports and leisure-time activities. Places. Structures - Estructura y uso. Gustar + infinitive and gustar + nouns. Ir a + destination or infinitive. Irregular yo verbs. Saber, conocer, and the personal a. The months,the seasons, and weather expressions. Culture - Cultura. Actores y actrices colombianos. El Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Cantantes y musicos colombianos. "Fijate bien" by Juanes. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 4. Chapter Theme: "En la casa". Country/Countries of Focus: Espana. Goals. Describe the features of your home or personal residence. Talk about furniture and appliances. Describe household chores. Make commands. Count from 100 and higher. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Home and furniture. Appliances and household chores. Numbers 100 and above. Structures - Estructura y uso. Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e> ie,o> ue,u> ue,e> i). Affirmative tu commands. The verb estar. Culture - Cultura. Antonio Gaudi. El Palacio de la Zarzuela. Las tapas. "Buleria" by David Bisbal. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "La casa de Bernarda Alba" by Federico Garcia Lorca. CAPÍTULO 5. Chapter Theme: "La salud". Country/Countries of Focus: Bolivia, Ecuador y Peru. Goals. Identify parts of the body. Describe daily routines and hygienic practices. Talk about what you have just finished doing. Talk about illnesses and health conditions. Point out people and things. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. The human body. Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments). Structures - Estructura y uso. Reflexive pronouns and present tense of reflexive verbs. Acabar de + infinitive. Ser vs. estar. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Culture - Cultura. Operacion Sonrisa. Hierbas y hojas de coca. Los Kallawayas. "Tambores paganos" by Grupo Pukaj Wayra. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 6. Chapter Theme: "¿Quieres comer conmigo esta noche?" Country/Countries of Focus: Venezuela. Goals. Talk about foods and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make comparisons. Order food in a restaurant. Describe past events in detail. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Food and beverages. Dining out. Structures - Estructura y uso. Comparatives and superlatives. Verbs regular in the preterite and verbs with spelling changes in the preterite. Verbs with stem changes in the preterite. Culture - Cultura. El Salto Ángel. Las hallacas. PDVSA. "Amparito" by Maracaibo 15. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "Dona Bárbara" de Romulo Gallegos. CAPÍTULO 7. Chapter Theme: "De compras". Country/Countries of Focus: Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay. Talk about shopping for clothing. Talk about singular and/or completed events in the past. Make selections and talk about sizes and other shopping preferences. Describe ongoing and habitual actions in the past. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Clothing and fashion. Shopping. Structures - Estructuras y uso Verbs irregular in the preterite. Direct object pronouns. Imperfect tense. Culture - Cultura Los gauchos. Ñanduti. Colonia del Sacramento. "Santa Maria (del buen ayer)" by Gotan Project. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 8. Chapter Theme: "Fiestas y vacaciones". Country/Countries of Focus: Guatemala y El Salvador. Goals Talk about holidays, events, and activities at the beach and in the countryside. Describe changes in emotion. Inquire and provide information about people and events. Narrate in the past. State indefinite ideas and quantities. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Parties and celebrations. The beach and the countryside. Structures - Estructura y uso. Interrogative words. The preterite vs. the imperfect. Affirmative and negative expressions. Culture - Cultura. Arzobispo Óscar Arnulfo Romero. La cultura maya en America Central. Tikal. "Mojado" by Ricardo Arjona. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "Flores del volcán" by Claribel Alegria. CAPÍTULO 9. Chapter Theme: "De viaje por el Caribe". Country/Countries of Focus: La Republica Dominicana, Cuba y Puerto Rico. Goals. Talk about air travel, other types of transportation, and lodging. Simplify expressions with indirect and double object pronouns. Talk about getting around in the city. Give directions and express desires. Make informal requests. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Airline travel. Hotels. Structures - Estructura y uso. Indirect object pronouns. Double object pronouns. Prepositions of location, adverbs, and relevant expressions. Formal commands and negative tu? commands. Culture - Cultura. Puerto Rico, «Estado Libre Asociado». Santo Domingo. Artistas y artesanos cubanos. "Guavaberry" by Juan Luis Guerra. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 10. Chapter Theme: "Las relaciones sentimentales". Country/Countries of Focus: Honduras y Nicaragua. Goals. Talk about relationships and courtship. Talk about receptions and banquets. Describe recent actions, events, and conditions. Qualify actions. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Personal relationships. Receptions and banquets. Structures - Estructura y uso. Present perfect. Adverbs and adverbial expressions of time and sequencing of events. The future tense. The conditional tense. Culture - Cultura. Ruben Dario. Copán,Honduras. Plantaciones bananeras en Honduras y Nicaragua. "La danza del cielo" by Nicaragua Libre. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "Epigrama V" by Ernesto Cardenal. CAPÍTULO 11. Chapter Theme: "El mundo del trabajo". Country/Countries of Focus: Chile. Goals Talk about professions, the office, and work- related activities. Describe the job hunt, benefits, and personal finances. Make statements about motives, intentions, and periods of time. Express subjectivity and uncertainty. Express desires and intentions. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Professions and trades. The office, work, and the job hunt. Structures - Estructura y uso. Por vs. para. The present subjunctive with statements of volition. Culture - Cultura. Michelle Bachelet. Las tribus indigenas chilenas. La Patagonia. "Me gustan los estudiantes" by Mercedes Sosa. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! CAPÍTULO 12. Chapter Theme: "El medio ambiente y politicas ambientales". Country/Countries of Focus: Costa Rica y Panamá. Goals. Talk about rural and urban locales and associated activities. Express emotion and opinions. Talk about the conservation and exploitation of natural resources. Hypothesize and express doubts and uncertainty. Vocabulary - Vocabulario. Rural and urban geography. Conservation and exploitation. Structures - Estructura y uso. Subjunctive following verbs of emotion, impersonal expressions, and ojala?. Subjunctive with verbs or expressions of doubt and uncertainty; adjective clauses and time clauses. Culture - Cultura. Óscar Arias Sánchez. Jose Figueres Ferrer,El Servicio de Parques Nacionales. El Archipielago de Bocas del Toro. "Pablo Pueblo" by Ruben Blades. Review - Repaso. Video - A ver! Reading - A leer! "¿Quien paga la deuda ecologica?". Grammar Appendix. Past (imperfect) subjunctive (plus activities). If clauses (plus activities).
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