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Destinos by Bill Van Patten, Martha A. Marks, Richard V. Teschner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070672604
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Edition description: ALTERNATE
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill VanPatten was, until recently, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was also the Director of Spanish Basic Language. 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. In addition to Sol y viento, he is also the lead author of ¿Sabías que... ?, Fourth Edition (2004, McGraw-Hill) and Vistazos, Second Edition (2006, McGraw-Hill). He is also the lead author and designer of Destinos and co-author with James F. Lee of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen, Second Edition (2003, McGraw-Hill). He is also the author of Input Processing and Grammar Instruction: Theory and Research (1996, Ablex/Greenwood) and From input to Output: A Teacher’s Guide to Second Language Acquisition (2003, McGraw-Hill), and he is the editor of Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary (2004, Erlbaum). When not engaged in academic activities, he writes fiction and performs stand-up comedy.

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 ofWisconsin-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.

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
Vocabulario

Lección 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
Vocabulario

Lección 3 El comienzo

Using Verbs to Talk About Others

Lección 4 Perdido

Describing

Lección 5 La despedida

Using Verbs to Talk About Group Activities

Lección 6 ¿Maestra?

Repaso de los Episodios 1-5

Lección 7 La cartera

Expressing knowing

Lección 8 El encuentro

More about Verbs

Lección 9 Estaciones

More About Talking About Yourself

Lección 10 Cuadros

More About Talking About Group Activities

Lección 11 La demora

Repaso de los Episodios 7-10

Lección 12 Revelaciones

Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 13 La búsqueda

More About Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 14 En elextranjero

More About Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 15 Culpable

More About Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 16 Caras

More About Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 17 Inolvidable

More About Using Verbs to Talk About the Past

Lección 18 Estimada Sra. Suárez

Repaso de los Episodios 12-17

Lección 19 Por fin...

Describing What Was Happening While...

Lección 20 Relaciones estrechas

More About Using the Imperfect

Lección 21 El peaje

More About the Imperfect

Lección 22 Recuerdos

More About Using the Imperfect

LLección 23 Vista al mar

Describing What Someone Was Doing

Lección 24 El don Juan

Additional Uses of Some Preterite Forms

Lección 25 Reflexiones I

Repaso de los Episodios 1-18

Lección 26 Reflexiones II

Repaso de los Episodios 19-24

Lección 27 El rescate

Another Way to Talk About the Future

Lección 28 Atrapados

More About Talking About the Future

Lección 29 ¡Se derrumbó!

Talking About What People Want Others to Do

Lección 30 Preocupaciones

Expressing Your Feelings About Something

Lección 31 Medidas drásticas

Another Way to Talk About the Future

Lección 32 Ha habido un accidente

Telling Someone to Do Something

Lección 33 Si supieras...

Telling Someone to Do Something

Lección 34 Éxito

Talking About What Someone Has Done

Lección 35 Reunidos

Expressing Hope

Lección 36 ¿Qué estarán haciendo?

Repaso de los Episodios 27-35

Lección 37 Llevando cuentas

Talking About What You Wanted Someone to Do

Lección 38 Ocultando la verdad

More About Talking About the Past

Lección 39 La misma sonrisa

More About Talking About the Past

Lección 40 Entre la espada y la pared

Talking About What You Would Do

Lección 41 Algo inesperado

Quoting What Someone Said

Lección 42 Yo invito

Expressing What Would Happen If...

Lección 43 Seremos cuatro

Talking About What Had Happened Before

Lección 44 Una promesa y una sonrisa

More Talking About What Had Happened

Lección 45 ¡Estoy harta!

Talking About What Someone Should Have Done

Lección 46 Las empanadas

Expressing If..., then...

Lección 47 Tengo dudas

Expressing Relationships Between Events

Lección 48 Así fue (I)

Lección 49 Así fue (II)

Lección 50 Así fue (III)

Lección 51 Así fue (IV)

Lección 52 Siempre lo amó

Appendix 1: Answer Section

Appendix 2: Verb Charts

Spanish-English Vocabulary

Index of Characters

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