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THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE, Enhanced Second Edition, is a communication manual designed to serve those in the world of business who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, this worktext presents everyday situations that business and accounting students, pre-professionals, and professionals may encounter at their workplace, on business travel, or while communicating with business partners abroad. BASIC SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE, Enhanced Second Edition, introduces essential business vocabulary and "Notas culturales" written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the BASIC SPANISH core text. The iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center provides the capability to complete worktext activities online while accessing the BASIC SPANISH eBook. Diagnostic tests with auto-generate study plans helps students gauge progress and focus their efforts on areas of weakness.
- New! "Más sobre el tema" (Comprehensive Business Vocabulary and Expressions)Appendix. This appendix demonstrates the subtleties of words and expressions by presenting them in meaningful contexts related to the chapter theme.
- New! Integration of the latest version of iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center. The upgraded eBook features note-sharing capabilities, highlighting, and direct video links.
- New! "Más práctica" grammar activities provide plenty of extra practice outside of class, freeing up precious class time for more high-level discussion.
- New! Self-Tests and Study Plan. iLrn's diagnostic tool enables students to test their own knowledge while instructors can track their progress and assign and review practice activities around specific grammar points.
- All-new video content from National Geographic™ along with corresponding activities introduce students to the cultures and landscapes of 21 different Spanish-speaking countries.
- Cultural Focus--Contains "Notas culturales" that highlight Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson.
- Comprehension Checks--Provides comprehension questions on the dialogues in the "Dígame" section that follow the vocabulary lists in each worktext ending with a pair of activities in the "Hablemos" section for immediate reinforcement.
- Convenient Phrasebook--Provides vocabulary words and phrases found in BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG for quick reference.
- Offers diversified business topics and vocabulary, technology-related vocabulary, cultural notes, and activities on business culture and practices--correlated to the cultural notes--to check and reinforce students' business cross-cultural competency.
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- iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center provides the capability to complete worktext activities online while accessing the BASIC SPANISH eBook. Diagnostic tests with auto-generate study plans help students gauge their progress and focus their studies on areas of weakness.
- Applied Presentation--Contains realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in BASIC SPANISH.
- Practical, Specialized Vocabulary--Contains vocabulary essential for communicating in the target language, an audio program for each worktext, and "Un paso más" sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities.
1. El viaje de negocios. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The present indicative of regular--ar verbs. 2. Interrogative and negative sentences. 3. Forms and position of adjectives. 4. Telling time. 5. Cardinal numbers 300-1,000. 6. Uses of hay. Business Communication: Travelling by plane- making plane reservations--arriving in a foreign country.
2. En dos aeropuertos mexicanos. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:1. Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives. 2. The present indicative of regular--er and--ir verbs 3. Possession with de. 4. Possessive adjectives. 5. The personal a. Business Communication: Dealing with immigration officers and custom inspectors. Exchanging dollars for foreign currencies.
3. En el hotel. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. 2. Ir a+ infinitive. 3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar. 4. Contractions. Business Communication: Making hotel reservations. Giving personal and credit card information. Complaining about hotel accommodations.
4. Las comidas. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir. 2. Expressions with tener. 3. Comparative forms. 4. Irregular comparative forms. Business Communication: Dining at a restaurant. Finding information about typical local food. Asking about the ingredients and preparation of food.
5. Comprando para importer. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie). 2. Some uses of the definite article. 3. The present progressive. Business Communication:Importing goods; making an appointment to buy goods abroad; Conducting a subsequent interview. Inquiring about the quality and prices of goods and about payment terms. Repaso (Lecciones 1-5).
6. Vendiendo para exporter. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar:1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue). 2. Affirmative and negative expressions. 3. Pronouns as object of a preposition. 4. Direct object pronouns. Business Communication: Visiting with a prospective client in a Latin American country. Negotiating to sell merchandise to be exported from the United States.
7. Medios de comunicación. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i). 2. Irregular first-person forms. 3. Saber contrasted with conocer. 4. Indirect object pronouns. Business Communication: Inquiring about the availability of communication facilities in a foreign country. How to procure and use communication facilities.
8. El transporte de pasajeros. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Pedir contrasted with preguntar. 2. Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta. 3. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. 4. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together. Business Communication: Using different means of passenger transportation; Taking a bus or a taxi; Renting a car; Requirements for renting and driving a car in a foreign country.
9. El transporte de mercancías. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Possessive pronouns. 2. Reflexive constructions. 3. Command forms: Ud. and Uds. 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms. Business Communication: Transporting merchandise by air, train, or truck; Old problems and new solutions regarding the transportation of merchandise between two countries.
10. Contratando personal. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The preterit of regular verbs. 2. The preterit of ser, ir and dar. 3. Uses of por and para. Business Communication: Conducting an interview when hiring personnel. Repaso (Lecciones 6-10).
11. La contabilidad de la empresa (I). Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Time expressions with hacer. 2. Irregular preterits. 3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u). 4. Command forms: tú. Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants.
12. La contabilidad de la empresa (II). Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. En and a as equivalents of at. 2. The imperfect tense. 3. The past progressive. 4. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect. Business Communication: Dealing with accounting and accountants.
13. El impuesto sobre la renta. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer. 2. Hace meaning ago 3. Uses of se. 4. ¿Qué? and ¿Cuál? used with ser. Business Communication: Preparing an income tax return for a Spanish speaker with limited or no knowledge of English.
14. En la agencia de publicidad. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The past participle. 2. The present perfect tense. 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense. Business Communication: Determining a client''s advertising needs; Working in sales at a department store.
15. Abriendo cuentas. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The future tense. 2. The conditional tense. 3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. Business Communication: Helping customers at the bank. Repaso (Lecciones 11-15).
16. Solicitando préstamos. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition. 3. The absolute superlative. Business Communication: Informing bank customers about different types of loans.
17. Comprando una casa. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive to express emotion. 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions. 3. Formation of adverbs. Business Communication: Advising clients about the purchase or sale of real estate; refinancing properties.
18. Alquilando un local commercial. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence. 3. Diminutive suffixes. Business Communication: Renting commercial space.
19. Vendiendo y comprando seguros. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions. 2. The present perfect subjunctive. 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive. Business Communication: Selling insurance to a Spanish-speaking prospective client.
20. En el bufete de una abogada. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The imperfect subjunctive. 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive. 3. If clauses. Business Communication: Talking about Latin American business; Debating free trade agreements; Using facts to support your arguments. Repaso (Lecciones 16-20).
Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet.
Appendix B: Verbs.
Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions.
NEW Appendix D: Mas sobre el tema.
Appendix E: Weights and Measures.
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Suite of online digital resources for The BASIC SPANISH SERIES. This is an integrated, multimedia package that complements your text and helps you succeed in your course online anytime, anywhere. This includes in-text audio, web search activities, cultural web links, self-grading quizzes, audio flashcards, crossword puzzles, and a glossary as well as a link to a conjugation tool. This site also includes 4 audio phrasebooks that will help you learn key phrases and vocabulary: Getting Along, Law Enforcement and Social Services, Business and Finance, and Medical Personnel and Social Services.