Exploraciones curso intermedio (with iLrn Printed Access Card and Student Activities Manual)

Author:   Margarita Casas (Linn-Benton Community College) ,  Mary T. Copple (Kansas State University) ,  Mary Ann Blitt (College of Charleston)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Edition:   New edition
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9781285193953


Pages:   480
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Replaced By:   9781337393997
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Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with hundreds of students and faculty, EXPLORACIONES CURSO INTERMEDIO is an engaging and accessible solution for your intermediate Spanish course that accommodates the diverse needs and motivations of today's learners at a value-based price. It is a student- and instructor-friendly program that supports today's contemporary students while building proficiency in all the language skills through communicative and contextualized activities. Consisting of 10 thematically based chapters designed to facilitate teaching for cultural and communicative competence, activities are varied, personal, and represent an approach that encourages students to engage at their current level while moving them to do more with their language learning in varied contexts. EXPLORACIONES CURSO INTERMEDIO includes a full suite of learning aids to help students achieve at the intermediate level, including tear-out chapter review study cards, self-quizzes, downloadable flash cards, and more.

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Author:   Margarita Casas (Linn-Benton Community College) ,  Mary T. Copple (Kansas State University) ,  Mary Ann Blitt (College of Charleston)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint:   Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 21.50cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 27.60cm
Weight:   1.066kg
ISBN:  

9781285193953


ISBN 10:   1285193954
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   12 November 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Replaced By:   9781337393997
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Language:   Spanish

Table of Contents

CAPITULO 1: GENERACIONES Y RELACIONES HUMANAS. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss personal relations and cultural values. Improve your ability to narrate past events. Estrategia para avanzar: Marking time with verb endings. Vocabulary and Video. Family and terms related to personal relationships. Video: Abuelos chilenos bailaron porque burlaron a la muerte. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Preterite and imperfect. Estructuras 1: Pronominal verbs (reflexive se and process se). Estructuras 2: Reciprocal verbs. Culture (5Cs). Las nuevas generaciones y el cambio. Conexiones a la economia: Los tiempos cambian. Comparaciones: De generacion a genera-cion. Cultura: Cambia el mapa de familias mexicanas. Comunidad feature. Writing. Un blog (Introduction to and the creation of the first entry in the blog feature that appears in all chapters). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Sirenas de fondo (10 min). Literatura: La foto, por Enrique Anderson Imbert (Argentina). CAPITULO 2: COSTUMBRES, TRADICIONES Y VALORES. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss traditions and celebrations. Describe cultural values and aspects of relationships. Express opinions. Express desires and give recommendations. Estrategia para avanzar: Using circumlocution. Vocabulary and Video. Traditions, customs, and values. Video: Espana ?el ocaso del matrimonio. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Commands. Estructuras 1: Subjunctive with impersonal expressions. Estructuras 2: Subjunctive with expressions of desire and verbs of influence. Culture (5Cs). Cultura, lengua y tradicion. Conexiones a la antropologia: La lengua como parte fundamental de una cultura. Comparaciones: Los apellidos: tradicion y cultura. Cultura: Artesanias del mundo hispanohablante. Comunidad feature. Writing. Ensayo informative (Explain a tradition common in a Spanish-speaking country). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Rogelio (5 min). Literatura: La zarpa, por Jose Emilio Pacheco (Mexico). CAPITULO 3: A LA MESA. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss eating habits. Express your opinions on what is healthy. Express preferences and make recommendations in regards to food. Compare and contrast eating habits across cultures. Estrategia para avanzar: Recognizing and using sentence connectors. Vocabulary and Video. Eating habits, food, diet, and measurement terms. Video: Nutricion: El secreto de la mejor dieta. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Ser, estar and hay. Estructuras 1: Subjunctive with verbs of doubt. Estructuras 2: Subjunctive with expressions of emotion. Culture (5Cs). La cultura de la comida. Conexiones a la gastronomia: El pan dulce: ?una tradicion en peligro? Comparaciones: La hora del cafe. Cultura: La comida y los valores cultural. Comunidad feature. Writing. Descripcion (Describe your eating preferences and a favorite food). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: La suerte de la fea a la bonita no le importa (8 min). Literatura: Tamales de Cambray, por Claribel Alegria (El Salvador). CAPITULO 4: HEROES Y VILLANOS. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss and analyze the role of historical figures from different perspectives. Narrate and describe past events. Estrategia para avanzar: Rehearsing past or future narratives. Vocabulary and Video. Social changes, political terms, national identity. Video: El Salvador no olvida a Romero. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Preterite vs. imperfect II. Estructuras 1: Imperfect subjunctive. Estructuras 2: Subjunctive with adjectives. Culture (5Cs). ?Heroes o villanos? Conexiones a la historia: Mas figuras controversiales de Latinoamerica. Comparaciones: La Malinche. Cultura: La cultura de los antiheroes--Mortadelo y Filemon y El Chapulin Colorado. Comunidad feature. Writing. La biografia (Write a biographical sketch of a person you admire. Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Lo importante (11 min). Literatura: La honda de David, por Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala). CAPITULO 5 SOCIEDADES EN TRANSICION. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss contemporary issues. Talk about what you have done. Discuss opinions and emotional reactions to current and prior events. Estrategia para avanzar: Noticing your mistakes and self-correcting. Vocabulary and Video. Contemporary society; technology; civil rights and actions. Video: ?Como es la nueva generacion de hispanos en EEUU? Grammar. A perfeccionar: Present perfect. Estructuras 1: Present perfect subjuntive. Estructuras 2: Subjunctive with adverbs. Culture (5Cs). Sociedades cambiantes. Conexiones a la sociologia: Los migrantes y las nuevas generaciones. Comparaciones: Las redes sociales en Hispanoamerica. Cultura: Participacion social y evolucion de la sociedad. Comunidad feature. Writing. Ensayo argumentative (Write about your point of view about a local, national, international, or societal issue). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Pajaros prohibidos (3 min). Literatura: Imposible escribir con tanto ruido, por Antonio Requeni (Argentina). CAPITULO 6 ENTRETENIMIENTO...!DE PELICULA! Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Narrate past events with more accuracy. Express and support opinions and experiences about films and other forms of entertainment. Estrategia para avanzar: Watching Spanish language movies to experience how native speakers use various tenses to narrate in the past. Vocabulary and Video. Film and entertainment. Video: La diversion sobre ruedas en Ciudad de Mexico. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Past perfect. Estructuras 1: Past perfect subjunctive. Estructuras 2: Reported speech. Culture (5Cs). La industria del entretenimiento. Conexiones a la economia: El futbol y la industria del entretenimiento. Comparaciones: El entretenimiento y las nuevas generaciones. Cultura: El nuevo cine latinoamericano. Comunidad feature. Writing. La resena (Write a review of a film). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Ana y Manuel (11 min). Literatura: Telenovela, por Rosario Castellanos (Mexico). CAPITULO 7: GANARSE LA VIDA. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss work and finances. Talk about what might happen. Estrategia para avanzar: Distinguishing register. Vocabulary and Video. Work and finances. Video: La carrera de los restaurantes privados en Cuba. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Future tense. Estructuras 1: Conditional tense. Estructuras 2: Future and conditional perfect. Culture (5Cs). El trabajo en Espana y Latinoamerica. Conexiones a los negocios: El alquiler de lavadoras a domicilio genera ganancias. Comparaciones: El desempleo y la juventud. Cultura: El Nacional Monte de Piedad. Comunidad feature. Writing. Una carta de solicitud de empleo (Write a cover letter for your resume). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: La lista (6 min). Literatura: La Pobreza, por Pablo Neruda (Chile). CAPITULO 8: EL CAMPO DE LA CIUDAD. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Compare and contrast rural and urban life. Discuss hypothetical situations. Estrategia para avanzar: Avoiding linguistic breakdown by simplifying the task. Vocabulary and Video. Describing and navigating urban and rural areas. Video: Los peligros de ser peaton en Lima. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Comparisons. Estructuras 1: Si clauses (possible). Estructuras 2: Si clauses (hypothetical). Culture (5Cs). Ciudades latinoamericanas. Conexiones al arte y a la arquitectura: Arte en las ciudades. Comparaciones: La organizacion de las ciudades. Cultura: El grafiti: arte y voces urbanas. Comunidad feature. Writing. Comparacion y contraste (Write a comparison of an aspect of urban and rural life). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: A la otra (5 min). Literatura: Algo muy grave va a suceder en este pueblo, por Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia). CAPITULO 9: SIGUE EL RITMO. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss music preferences. Change the focus of a sentence using a passive structure. Distinguish conditions that are results of an action from passive structure. Estrategia para avanzar: Using music to help increase the speed of your speech. Vocabulary and Video. Musical instruments and basic terms to talk about music. Video: Los nuevos sonidos de la musica indigena latinoamericana: El ritmo combativo del hip-hop mapuche. Grammar. A perfeccionar:Uses of se (passive, impersonal and accidental). Estructuras 1: Passive voice. Estructuras 2: Resultant state vs. passive state. Culture (5Cs). Musica latina. Conexiones a la musica: ?Musica latina o musica de Latinoamericana? Comparaciones: Musica y poesia. Cultura: Musica para el cambio--Manu Chao, Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin. Comunidad feature. Writing. Un poema (Write a haiku poem in Spanish). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: El arbol de la musica (15 min). Literatura: El violinista, por Felipe Fernandez (Argentina). CAPITULO 10: EL MUNDO LITERARIO. Communicative Objective. At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Discuss literary texts. Build interpretation and analysis skills. Estrategia para avanzar: Building your vocabulary to help yourself become an advanced speaker. Vocabulary and Video. Terms related to literature, types of writing, and reading. Video: Argentina: la carcel abre las puertas a la literatura. Grammar. A perfeccionar: Relative pronouns. Estructuras 1: Cuyo and lo que... Estructuras 2: Stressed forms of possessive pronouns. Culture (5Cs). El poder de la literatura. Conexiones a la literatura: El boom latinoamericano. Comparaciones: Las Academias de la Lengua y la preservacion del idioma. Cultura: El dia mundial del libro y la lectura entre los hispanohablantes. Comunidad feature. Writing. Una narracion (Write a story with an introduction, a climax, and a conclusion). Video and Literature. Cortometraje: Ladron de sabado (10 min). Literatura: XXIX y XLIV, por Antonio Machado (Espana). Chapter Review Cards. APPENDICES. Appendix A: Almanaque. Appendix B: Acentuacion. Appendix C: Verb Charts. Appendix D: Additional structures. Appendix E: Grammar Guide. Appendix F: Functional Glossary. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary. Index.

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Margarita Casas was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her bachelor's degree in sciences and techniques of communication in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds two master's degrees from Colorado State University, one in Spanish literature with an emphasis on education, and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language. Currently, she is an instructor of Spanish at Linn-Benton Community College, where she served as Foreign Language Department chair for 11 years. She has collaborated on two textbooks prior to EXPLORACIONES and has published a novel, Italia En Cuatro Estaciones, winner of the first Literature contest of the Universidad de Guadalajara. She is an avid traveler who hopes to inspire her students to travel and see the world by themselves. Mary Ann Blitt began her Spanish studies at the age of 13 while living in Madrid, Spain. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and after spending a year studying at the Universidad de Granada, she returned to the university to obtain a teaching certificate. She later attended Colorado State University, where she received her master's degree in Spanish with interdisciplinary studies in French. After teaching Spanish at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City, and coordinating the Study Abroad Program there for several years, she joined the faculty at College of Charleston in 2014. Mary Ann is actively involved in professional development workshops; she travels whenever possible; and she has studied in Spain, Mexico, France, and Canada. She also has trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Asuncion, Paraguay. Mary T. Copple joined the Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University in 2007; she currently coordinates the Spanish Language Program and teaches courses in linguistics, second language acquisition theory, and foreign language pedagogy. She also works with graduate students in the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) MA degree programs. Working from a usage-based perspective, her research focuses primarily on Spanish linguistics in the areas of grammaticalization, language variation, language change, and sociolinguistics. She is currently researching patterns of use in intensification strategies in Spanish oral discourse. Dr. Copple also works with the Kansas State University Partnerships with the English departments at Kabul University and Balkh University in Afghanistan. As part of this project, she has twice enjoyed traveling to Afghanistan to participate in teacher training, teaching graduate workshops in teaching language through literature, second language acquisition theory, the teaching of advanced reading comprehension, and research methods.

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