FUENTES, is a two-volume intermediate Spanish program presenting an integrated skills approach to intermediate Spanish that develops both receptive and productive skills simultaneously. FUENTES is made up of FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA (FCG) and FUENTES: LECTURA Y REDACCIÓN (FLR). Although FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA and FUENTES: LECTURA Y REDACCIÓN are designed to be used together, they can also be used independently of each other. Each chapter in FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA, Fifth Edition focuses on theme, and grammar and vocabulary presentations that are based on language functions. The FUENTES program approach and philosophy: We learn by doing. By using the language to communicate original thoughts, in oral and written form, and by interacting with written texts and recorded conversations, students will acquire a high degree of proficiency. Skill integration promotes language development. Each skill reinforces the others; therefore, students learn to comprehend and produce language while practicing specific strategies for listening, reading, and writing.
About the Author
Debbie Rusch has been the coordinator of Elementary Spanish at Boston College since 1990. She is the author of IMÁGENES, CLARO QUE Si!, ANÍMATE, FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA, and EN PAREJAS 1, 2, 3 Y 4. At Boston College she has taught pedagogy courses. She has been an instructor of Spanish for more than 35 years and has also taught English as a Foreign Language in Spain, where she lived for more than six years. She is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences and conducts workshops for school districts.
Marcela Dominguez is from Argentina. She was also a lecturer and coordinator at Pepperdine University for seven and three years respectively. She also taught at UCLA and USC. She is the author of IMÁGENES, CLARO QUE Si!, ANÍMATE, FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA, and EN PAREJAS 1, 2, 3 Y 4. Marcela frequently presents at conferences at the regional and national levels. Most recently she was invited to do a presentation by the Ministry of Education at the Spanish Embassy.
Lucia Caycedo Garner is from Colombia. She taught language and pedagogy courses for more than thirty years at the University of Wisconsin, Madison before her retirement. She is the author of IMÁGENES, CLARO QUE SÍ! FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA, FUENTES: LITERATURA Y REDACCIÓN, and EN PAREJAS 1, 2, 3 Y 4. She was an ACTFL OPI tester and trainer. She was a frequent presenter at the local, state, and national levels. She was also a contributor to the University of Wisconsin Spanish Placement Exam.
Table of Contents
Fuentes: Conversacion y gramática. Capitulo Preliminar LA VIDA UNIVERSITARIA. Introducing Yourself and Others. Obtaining and Giving Information about Class Schedules. Las materias academicas. Expressing Likes and Dislikes. Gustar and Other Verbs: Describing Classes, Professors, and Students, Testing Your Knowledge of Spanish. 1. NUESTRAS COSTUMBRES. Podcast: Un conflicto de identidad. Narrating in the Present. A. Regular, Stem-Changing, and Irregular Verbs. B. Reflexive Constructions: Discussing Nightlife. La vida nocturna (Vocabulario): Obtaining and Giving Information. ¿Que? and ¿cuál? Avoiding Redundancies. Subject and Direct-Object Pronouns: Más allá. Videofuentes: Book (video comico). Proyecto: Un anuncio publicitario: Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Ir a + Infinitive; Verbs Like Gustar. 2. ESPAÑA: PASADO Y PRESENTE. Podcast: Un anuncio historico: Narrating in the Past (Part One): A. The Preterit B. Narrating in the Past: Meanings Conveyed by Certain Verbs C. Indicating When Actions Took Place: Time Expressions D. Indicating Sequence: Adverbs of Time E. Past Actions That Preceded Other Past Actions: The Pluperfect: Discussing Movies. El cine (Vocabulario): Stating Time and Age in the Past. The Imperfect: Más allá. Pelicula: La lengua de las mariposas: Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Telling Time. 3. LA AMÉRICA PRECOLOMBINA. Podcast: La leyenda del maiz: Narrating in the Past (Part Two). A. Preterit and Imperfect: Part One. B. Preterit and Imperfect: Part Two: Describing People and Things. A. Descripcion fisica (Vocabulario). B. Personalidad (Vocabulario): Describing. A. Ser and estar + adjective. B. The Past Participle as an Adjective: Indicating the Beneficiary of an Action. The Indirect Object: Más allá. Videofuentes: Quiero ser charro (anuncio informativo) Proyecto: La leyenda de la llorona: Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; The Preterit; Time Expressions. 4. LLEGAN LOS INMIGRANTES. Podcast: Charla con nuestro nuevo amigo cubano. Discussing Immigration. La inmigracion (Vocabulario): Expressing Past Intentions, Obligations, and Knowledge. Preterit and Imperfect (Part Three): Expressing Abstract Ideas. Lo + adjective and lo que: Expressing Accidental or Unintentional Occurrences Unintentional se, Narrating and Describing in the Past. Summary of Preterit and Imperfect: Discussing the Past with Present Relevance. The Present Perfect: Más allá. Pelicula: Al otro lado: Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; The Preterit; The Imperfect; Time Expressions. 5. LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS: SABROSA FUSIÓN DE CULTURAS. Podcast: Cátedra y comida: Suggesting, Persuading, and Advising: A. The Present Subjunctive. B. Giving Indirect Commands and Information: Decir que + subjunctive or indicative. Giving Direct Commands: A. Affirmative and Negative Commands with Ud. and Uds. B. Affirmative and Negative Commands with tu and vosotros: Discussing Food. La comida (Vocabulario): Informing and Giving Instructions. Impersonal and Passive se: Más allá. Videofuentes: Marca Peru (propaganda comica). Proyecto: Una receta: Recycled Material: The Imperfect; Direct-Object Pronouns; Indirect-Object Pronouns; The Preterit; Stem-Changing and Reflexive Verbs in the Present Indicative. 6. NUEVAS DEMOCRACIAS. Podcast: El otro 11 de septiembre: Expressing Feelings and Opinions about Future, Present, and Past Actions and Events: A. The Present Subjunctive. B. The Present Perfect Subjunctive: Discussing Politics. La politica (Vocabulario): Expressing Belief and Doubt about Future, Present, and Past Actions and Events. The Present Subjunctive: Forming Complex Sentences The Relative Pronouns que and quien: Indicating Cause, Purpose, Destination, etc. Por and para: Más allá. Videofuentes: Los jovenes que preservaron la Memoria (documental) Proyecto: Una vineta politica: Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; The Preterit; Ser and estar + adjective. 7. NUESTRO MEDIO AMBIENTE. Podcast: Unas vacaciones diferentes: Discussing Adventure Travel and the Environment: A. El equipaje (Vocabulario). B. Deportes (Vocabulario). C. El medio ambiente (Vocabulario): Affirming and Negating, Describing What One is Looking For. The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses: Expressing Pending Actions. The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses: Avoiding Redundancies. Double-Object Pronouns: Más allá. Videofuentes: Mineria contaminante a cielo abierto en Colombia (anuncio informativo). Proyecto: Un anuncio informative: Recycled Material: The Preterit and the Imperfect; The Present Subjunctive. 8. HABLEMOS DE TRABAJO. Podcast: Pasantias en el extranjero, Discussing Work. El trabajo (Vocabulario): Expressing Condition, Purpose, and Time. The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses: Reporting What Someone Said. Reported Speech: Negating and Expressing Options. O… o, ni… ni, ni siquiera: Describing Reciprocal Actions. Se/Nos/Os + Plural Verb Forms: Más allá. Pelicula: Volver: Recycled Material: The Preterit; The Imperfect; The Pluperfect; Ir a + Infinitive; The Present Subjunctive; Negation. 9. ES UNA OBRA DE ARTE. Podcast: Arte public: Discussing Art. El arte (Vocabulario): Giving Opinions, Suggesting, Expressing Doubt, etc., in the Past. The Imperfect Subjunctive: Shifting the Focus in a Sentence. The Passive Voice: Using the Infinitive. Summary of Uses of the Infinitive: Using Transitional Phrases. Expressions with por: Más allá. Videofuentes: Ana y Manuel (cortometraje). Proyecto: Comentar un cuadro. Recycled Material: The Preterit; The Imperfect; The Present Subjunctive. 10. LAS RELACIONES HUMANAS. Podcast: Independizarse de los padres: Stating Future Actions, Making Predictions and Promises. The Future Tense: Saying What You Would Do, Giving Advice, and Making Requests The Conditional: Expressing Probability by Speculating and Wondering. The Future Tense and Conditional: Discussing Human Relationships. Las relaciones humanas (Vocabulario): Hypothesizing (Part One). Si Clauses (Part One): Más allá. Pelicula: Valentin. Recycled Material: The Preterit; The Imperfect; The Imperfect Subjunctive. 11. SOCIEDAD Y JUSTICIA Podcast: ¿Coca o cocaina? Discussing Crime and Justice. La justicia (Vocabulario): Hypothesizing (Part Two): A. The Future Perfect and the Conditional Perfect. B. Si Clauses (Part Two): Giving Opinions, Expressing Doubt, etc., in the Past. The Pluperfect Subjunctive: Linking Ideas. A. Pero, sino, and sino que. B. Aunque, como, and donde: Más allá. Videofuentes: Medalla al empeno (cortometraje), Proyecto: Entrevista por un mundo major: Recycled Material: The Future; The Conditional; Si Clauses; The Preterit; The Imperfect; The Present Perfect; The Imperfect Subjunctive. 12. LA COMUNIDAD LATINA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS. Un poema. Narrating and Describing in the Past, Present, and Future (A Review): A. Discussing the Past. B. Discussing the Present. C. Discussing the Future: Recycled Material: All Tenses and Moods.