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MindTap Mobile App Spanish for Exploraciones Curso Intermedio, Enhanced 1st Edition

Mary Ann Blitt, Margarita Casas, Mary Copple

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Overview

The MindTap® Mobile App for Spanish: Exploraciones Curso Intermedio, Enhanced, 1st Edition is a supplement to the core course textbook or digital learning tool you use for your course. The vocabulary terms and sentences contained in this app are sourced from the course textbook, and each one has a recording of a native speaker pronouncing it, which students can listen to as often as they would like. The app provides immediate feedback on pronunciation and allows students to go back and listen to their recording so they can better understand where their pronunciation could be improved. This app allows students to track performance and identify specific phrase types that are particularly challenging to them. The MindTap® Mobile App for Spanish provides quizzes focused on specific vocabulary from the core course textbook, audio-enhanced flashcards for vocabulary, and a results screen that shows progress and achievement. Accessible on PC/laptop and on smartphones and tablets. To successfully use the app, instructors must activate the associated MindTap course and share the course code with students. Once activated, instructors may assign and track pronunciation practice in the MindTap course. Alternatively, instructors may simply request that students complete the chapter-specific activities in the app and then take a screen shot of their results screen to email to the instructor. Instructors may have as much or as little oversight of students’ practice experiences in the app.

Mary Ann Blitt, College of Charleston

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 and coordinating the study abroad program at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City for fourteen years, she joined the faculty at College of Charleston in 2014. Mary Ann has studied in Spain, Mexico, France, and Canada and has trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Asunción, Paraguay. She is currently actively involved in professional development workshops.

Margarita Casas, Linn-Benton Community College

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 faculty and Chair of the Foreign Language Department at Linn-Benton Community College. 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 Copple, Kansas State University

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, and foreign language pedagogy. She also works with graduate students in the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) MA degree programs. Working from a usage-based perspective, her research focuses primarily on language acquisition and Spanish linguistics in the areas of language variation and change, and sociolinguistics. She is currently involved in a project that explores how students acquire second language sounds and variation among speakers of different backgrounds.
  • Pronunciation of words and phrases as well as scripted responses.
  • Native speaker pronunciation samples.
  • System feedback on student pronunciation.
  • Recording of student sample.
  • Quizzes focused on vocabulary.
  • Audio-enhanced Flashcards for vocabulary.
  • Results screens show progress and achievement.
CAPÍTULO 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
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 economía: Los tiempos cambian. Comparaciones: De generación a generación. 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).
CAPÍTULO 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: Flashcards and Pronunciation practice.
Traditions, customs, and values.
Video: España ¿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 tradición. Conexiones a la antropología: La lengua como parte fundamental de una cultura. Comparaciones: Los apellidos: tradición y cultura. Cultura: Artesanías del mundo hispanohablante.
Comunidad feature.
Writing.
Ensayo informativo (Explain a tradition common in a Spanish-speaking country).
Video and Literature.
Cortometraje: Rogelio (5 min). Literatura: La zarpa, por José Emilio Pacheco (Mexico).
CAPÍTULO 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: Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
Eating habits, food, diet, and measurement terms.
Video: Nutrición: 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 gastronomía: El pan dulce: ¿una tradición en peligro? Comparaciones: La hora del café. Cultura: La comida y los valores cultural.
Comunidad feature.
Writing.
Descripción (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 Alegría (El Salvador).
CAPÍTULO 4: HÉROES 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
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).
¿Héroes o villanos? Conexiones a la historia: Más figuras controversiales de Latinoamérica. Comparaciones: La Malinche. Cultura: La cultura de los antihéroes--Mortadelo y Filemón y El Chapulín Colorado.
Comunidad feature.
Writing.
La biografía (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).
CAPÍTULO 5 SOCIEDADES EN TRANSICIÓN.
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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
Contemporary society; technology; civil rights and actions.
Video: ¿Cómo es la nueva generación 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 sociología: Los migrantes y las nuevas generaciones. Comparaciones: Las redes sociales en Hispanoamérica. Cultura: Participación social y evolución de la sociedad.
Comunidad feature.
Writing.
Ensayo argumentativo (Write about your point of view about a local, national, international, or societal issue).
Video and Literature.
Cortometraje: Pájaros prohibidos (3 min). Literatura: Imposible escribir con tanto ruido, por Antonio Requeni (Argentina).
CAPÍTULO 6 ENTRETENIMIENTO...¡DE PELÍCULA!
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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
Film and entertainment.
Video: La diversión sobre ruedas en Ciudad de México.
Grammar.
A perfeccionar: Past perfect. Estructuras 1: Past perfect subjunctive. Estructuras 2: Reported speech.
Culture (5Cs).
La industria del entretenimiento. Conexiones a la economía: El fútbol y la industria del entretenimiento. Comparaciones: El entretenimiento y las nuevas generaciones. Cultura: El nuevo cine latinoamericano.
Comunidad feature.
Writing.
La reseña (Write a review of a film).
Video and Literature.
Cortometraje: Ana y Manuel (11 min). Literatura: Telenovela, por Rosario Castellanos (México).
CAPÍTULO 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
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 España y Latinoamérica. 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).
CAPÍTULO 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice Describing and navigating urban and rural areas.
Video: Los peligros de ser peatón 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 organización de las ciudades. Cultura: El grafiti: arte y voces urbanas. Comunidad feature.
Writing.
Comparación 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 García Márquez (Colombia).
CAPÍTULO 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice
Musical instruments and basic terms to talk about music.
Video: Los nuevos sonidos de la música indígena 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).
Música latina. Conexiones a la música: ¿Música latina o música latinoamericana? Comparaciones: Música y poesía. Cultura: Música 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 árbol de la música (15 min). Literatura: El violinista, por Felipe Fernández (Argentina).
CAPÍTULO 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 Flashcards and Pronunciation practice Terms related to literature, types of writing, and reading.
Video: Argentina: la cárcel 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 preservación del idioma. Cultura: El día mundial del libro y la lectura entre los hispanohablantes. Comunidad feature.
Writing.
Una narración (Write a story with an introduction, a climax, and a conclusion).
Video and Literature.
Cortometraje: Ladrón de sábado (10 min). Literatura: XXIX y XLIV, por Antonio Machado (España). Chapter Review Cards.
APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Almanaque.
Appendix B: Acentuación.
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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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Student Activities Manual Audio CD's

ISBN: 9781285768083
The Workbook section of the Student Activities Manual provides reinforcement of the grammar and vocabulary topics presented in EXPLORACIONES: CURSO INTERMEDIO as well as additional writing practice. The Lab Manual section of the Student Activities Manual provides pronunciation and listening comprehension practice that is coordinated with the SAM Audio CDs and audio segments available to students in iLrn™.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Activities Manual Audio CD's

ISBN: 9781285768083
The Workbook section of the Student Activities Manual provides reinforcement of the grammar and vocabulary topics presented in EXPLORACIONES: CURSO INTERMEDIO as well as additional writing practice. The Lab Manual section of the Student Activities Manual provides pronunciation and listening comprehension practice that is coordinated with the SAM Audio CDs and audio segments available to you in iLrn™.