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Overview

VIAJES: Introducción al español, First Edition, immerses students in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world without overwhelming them with superfluous material. Designed specifically for two-semester courses and/or courses with reduced contact hours, VIAJES: Introducción al español, First Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of the structures appropriate for first year students without compromising the quality of the communication and the attention to cultures. The embedded culture, solid four-skills approach, and systematic attention to the National Standards combined with robust instructor support and a full technology package make this the ideal program for any introductory Spanish course.

Robert Hershberger, DePauw University

Dr. Robert Hershberger (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Spanish at DePauw University. Before working on PLAZAS, Dr. Hershberger authored Heinle's ¡Tú Dirás! and INTERCAMBIOS CD-ROMs and was the lead author and project manager for the TEMAS CD-ROM. Most recently, Dr. Hershberger served as a co-author on Heinle's second-year Spanish program, RUMBOS. In addition to his teaching at DePauw, Dr. Hershberger is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and a Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology. In 2005, Dr. Hershberger received the Exemplary Teacher Award by DePauw University and the United Methodist Church. In 2008, Dr. Hershberger received the Edwin L. Minar Scholarship Award for exceptional scholarly achievement in the field of foreign language pedagogy.

Susan Navey-Davis, North Carolina State University

Susan Navey-Davis is Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University. She serves as Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses, Supervisor of Second Year Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Director of Undergraduate Advising. She has received numerous awards for teaching, advising, and extension service. She recently received regional and national recognition for advising and has received regional, state, and university awards for excellence in teaching. At North Carolina State University she is a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension and is a past chair of the executive council for the academy. She has been secretary of the board of directors of an organization that provides health care in Nicaragua. In addition to being a co-author of PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Navey-Davis is also co-author of Heinle's intermediate textbook, RUMBOS. She holds an MAT in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Guiomar Borrás A., Glendale Community College

Guiomar Borrás A. received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. She obtained a Master of Arts Liberal Studies in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master in Education from St. Michael's College. Currently she is Professor of Spanish at Glendale Community College and has been working as Business Spanish Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Borrás A. was the Academic Director of the Thunderbird Intensive Language Program in 2001 and coordinated the lower division classes. Her contribution to scholarship includes Heinle's SPANISH FOR LIFE: BUSINESS WORKTEXT; INTERCAMBIOS, Fifth Edition; and PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Second and Third Editions. She has worked and was the president of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA). She received the Thunderbird Student Government Outstanding Professor Award seven times and in 2000 received the Hacker Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research.
  • AN AUTHENTIC PERSONALIZED LANGUAGE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE--Each chapter transports students to a Spanish-speaking country, embedding culture into every aspect of the program to make the activities more interesting and meaningful to students.
  • NATIONAL STANDARDS INCORPORATED THROUGHOUT- The Annotated Instructor's Edition clearly highlights which National Standards are being covered, page by page, to simplify lesson planning and encourage authentic language experiences for students.
  • iLrn™: HEINLE LEARNING CENTER - Everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into the audio- and video-enhanced learning environment, including an audio- and video-enhance eBook, assignable textbook activities, companion videos, assignable voice-recorded activities, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams.
  • MULTIMEDIA TOOLS THAT STUDENTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH ENCOURAGE FURTHER EXPLORATION - Multimedia tools include Google Earth, popular music, and downloadable grammar tutorials and quizzes for mobile devices.
  • ENGAGING, EASY-TO-READ "VIAJEMOS POR…" SECTIONS - These sections offer timely information on the cultural practices, products, and perceptions of the region profiled. Brief readings with each "Viajemos por…" cultural section highlight important people, historical facts, interesting places, occupations, art, and music that relate to the region of focus.
CAPÍTULO preliminar.
Chapter Theme: ¡Mucho gusto!
Goals.
Greet others, introduce yourself, and say good-bye. Exchange personal information (name, origin, address, etc.). Identify quantities of objects. Ask and answer questions.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Greetings and good-byes. Numbers 0 to 30. Interrogative words.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Subject pronouns and the present tense of the verb ser. The verb form hay and numbers 0 to 30.
Culture – Viajemos por.
Hispanic countries and regions. Simón Bolívar. Teotihuacán, México. La Alhambra, España. "Mami me gustó" by Todos Estrellas.
CAPÍTULO 1.
Chapter Theme: "En una clase de español".
Country/Countries of Focus: Bienvenidos a Los Estados Unidos.
Goals.
Identify classroom people and things. Indicate relationships and specify colors. Describe everyday activities. Talk about academic courses and university buildings. Tell time and specify days of the week.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
In the classroom. The colors. Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors. University places and buildings. The time and the days of the week.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Definite and indefinite articles, gender, and how to make nouns plural. Present tense of regular -ar verbs. Telling time and talking about the days of the week.
Culture – Viajemos por.
Jaime Escalante. La escuela de madera, San Agustín, Florida. El dominó. "Cumbia de los muertos" by Ozomatli.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 2.
Chapter Theme: "En una reunión familiar".
Country/Countries of Focus: México.
Goals.
Define and ask about family relationships. Indicate ownership and possession. Describe people and things. Indicate nationality. Describe daily activities at home or at school. Express possession, age, and physical states. Count from 30 to 100.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario,
The family. Physical features and personality. Nationalities. Numbers 30 to 100.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Possession with de(l) and possessive adjectives. Common uses of the verb ser. Agreement with descriptive adjectives. Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. The verb tener.
Culture – Viajemos por.
Felipe Calderón. La civilización maya. Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera. "Labios compartidos" by Maná.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "Una celebración de quinceañera".
CAPÍTULO 3.
Chapter Theme: "El tiempo libre".
Country/Countries of Focus: Colombia.
Goals.
Express likes and dislikes and feelings. Describe leisure-time activities and express plans. State locations and activities in town. Express knowledge and familiarity. Talk about the months, seasons, and the weather.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Sports and leisure-time activities. Places.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Gustar + infinitive and gustar + nouns. Ir a + destination or infinitive. Irregular yo verbs. Saber, conocer, and the personal a. The months,the seasons, and weather expressions.
Culture – Cultura.
Actores y actrices colombianos. El Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Cantantes y músicos colombianos. "Fíjate bien" by Juanes.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 4.
Chapter Theme: "En la casa".
Country/Countries of Focus: España.
Goals.
Describe the features of your home or personal residence. Talk about furniture and appliances. Describe household chores. Make commands. Count from 100 and higher.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Home and furniture. Appliances and household chores. Numbers 100 and above.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e> ie,o> ue,u> ue,e> i). Affirmative tú commands. The verb estar.
Culture – Cultura.
Antonio Gaudí. El Palacio de la Zarzuela. Las tapas. "Bulería" by David Bisbal.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "La casa de Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca.
CAPÍTULO 5.
Chapter Theme: "La salud".
Country/Countries of Focus: Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú.
Goals.
Identify parts of the body. Describe daily routines and hygienic practices. Talk about what you have just finished doing. Talk about illnesses and health conditions. Point out people and things.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
The human body. Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments).
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Reflexive pronouns and present tense of reflexive verbs. Acabar de + infinitive. Ser vs. estar. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
Culture – Cultura.
Operación Sonrisa. Hierbas y hojas de coca. Los Kallawayas. "Tambores paganos" by Grupo Pukaj Wayra.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 6.
Chapter Theme: "¿Quieres comer conmigo esta noche?"
Country/Countries of Focus: Venezuela.
Goals.
Talk about foods and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make comparisons. Order food in a restaurant. Describe past events in detail.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Food and beverages. Dining out.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Comparatives and superlatives. Verbs regular in the preterite and verbs with spelling changes in the preterite. Verbs with stem changes in the preterite.
Culture – Cultura.
El Salto Ángel. Las hallacas. PDVSA. "Amparito" by Maracaibo 15.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "Doña Bárbara" de Rómulo Gallegos.
CAPÍTULO 7.
Chapter Theme: "De compras".
Country/Countries of Focus: Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay.
Talk about shopping for clothing. Talk about singular and/or completed events in the past. Make selections and talk about sizes and other shopping preferences. Describe ongoing and habitual actions in the past.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Clothing and fashion. Shopping.
Structures – Estructuras y uso
Verbs irregular in the preterite. Direct object pronouns. Imperfect tense.
Culture – Cultura
Los gauchos. Ñanduti. Colonia del Sacramento. "Santa María (del buen ayer)" by Gotan Project.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 8.
Chapter Theme: "Fiestas y vacaciones".
Country/Countries of Focus: Guatemala y El Salvador.
Goals
Talk about holidays, events, and activities at the beach and in the countryside. Describe changes in emotion. Inquire and provide information about people and events. Narrate in the past. State indefinite ideas and quantities.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Parties and celebrations. The beach and the countryside.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Interrogative words. The preterite vs. the imperfect. Affirmative and negative expressions.
Culture – Cultura.
Arzobispo Óscar Arnulfo Romero. La cultura maya en América Central. Tikal. "Mojado" by Ricardo Arjona.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "Flores del volcán" by Claribel Alegría.
CAPÍTULO 9.
Chapter Theme: "De viaje por el Caribe".
Country/Countries of Focus: La República Dominicana, Cuba y Puerto Rico.
Goals.
Talk about air travel, other types of transportation, and lodging. Simplify expressions with indirect and double object pronouns. Talk about getting around in the city. Give directions and express desires. Make informal requests.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Airline travel. Hotels.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Indirect object pronouns. Double object pronouns. Prepositions of location, adverbs, and relevant expressions. Formal commands and negative tú commands.
Culture – Cultura.
Puerto Rico, «Estado Libre Asociado». Santo Domingo. Artistas y artesanos cubanos. "Guavaberry" by Juan Luis Guerra.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 10.
Chapter Theme: "Las relaciones sentimentales".
Country/Countries of Focus: Honduras y Nicaragua.
Goals.
Talk about relationships and courtship. Talk about receptions and banquets. Describe recent actions, events, and conditions. Qualify actions.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Personal relationships. Receptions and banquets.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Present perfect. Adverbs and adverbial expressions of time and sequencing of events. The future tense. The conditional tense.
Culture – Cultura.
Rubén Darío. Copán,Honduras. Plantaciones bananeras en Honduras y Nicaragua. "La danza del cielo" by Nicaragua Libre.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "Epigrama V" by Ernesto Cardenal.
CAPÍTULO 11.
Chapter Theme: "El mundo del trabajo".
Country/Countries of Focus: Chile.
Goals
Talk about professions, the office, and work- related activities. Describe the job hunt, benefits, and personal finances. Make statements about motives, intentions, and periods of time. Express subjectivity and uncertainty. Express desires and intentions.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Professions and trades. The office, work, and the job hunt.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Por vs. para. The present subjunctive with statements of volition.
Culture – Cultura.
Michelle Bachelet. Las tribus indígenas chilenas. La Patagonia. "Me gustan los estudiantes" by Mercedes Sosa.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
CAPÍTULO 12.
Chapter Theme: "El medio ambiente y políticas ambientales".
Country/Countries of Focus: Costa Rica y Panamá.
Goals.
Talk about rural and urban locales and associated activities. Express emotion and opinions. Talk about the conservation and exploitation of natural resources. Hypothesize and express doubts and uncertainty.
Vocabulary – Vocabulario.
Rural and urban geography. Conservation and exploitation.
Structures – Estructura y uso.
Subjunctive following verbs of emotion, impersonal expressions, and ojalá. Subjunctive with verbs or expressions of doubt and uncertainty; adjective clauses and time clauses.
Culture – Cultura.
Óscar Arias Sánchez. José Figueres Ferrer,El Servicio de Parques Nacionales. El Archipiélago de Bocas del Toro. "Pablo Pueblo" by Rubén Blades.
Review – Repaso.
Video – ¡A ver!
Reading – ¡A leer! "¿Quién paga la deuda ecológica?".
Grammar Appendix.
Past (imperfect) subjunctive (plus activities). If clauses (plus activities).
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

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The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the text audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the Student Activities Manual audio program, the video program, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, the complete VIAJES video program, as well as audio-enhanced flash cards, and more!

SAM Answer Key and Audio Script

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Provided to instructors to share with students at their own discretion, the Answer Key and Audioscript provides answers to all activities in the Student Activities Manual and is accompanied by the printed transcript of the Lab Audio.

SAM

ISBN: 9781133934073
This helpful resource features practice in structures and vocabulary, abundant listening comprehension practice with new dialogues, simulated conversation, and pronunciation models, as well as exercises to test students' comprehension of updated cultural material from the text. The Workbook section also features "Autoprueba" self-tests at the end of each chapter that allow students to assess their mastery of the targeted structures and vocabulary. Video activities in the Workbook section cover cultural, country-focused footage from the corresponding chapter, while video activities in the Lab Manual cover the linguistic and thematic portions of the DVD. Also available on iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

DVD

ISBN: 9781133934103
Closely tied to VIAJES, Second Edition, the Video Program contains three video strands: "En contexto" dialogues model authentic communication that highlights structures presented in the "Estructura y uso" sections. Geocultural clips that correspond to the "Viajemos por…" sections provide an overview of geography and climate, history and culture for each region of focus. The "A ver" storyline video follows the lives of five students as they come together in a Spanish-speaking culture and models the vocabulary, structures, and communicative goals of each chapter. The material is further reinforced through guided practice in the Student Activities Manual. Also available electronically through iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

PowerLecture with Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and Testing CD

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This invaluable instruction companion includes the Instructor's Resource Manual; the complete VIAJES, Second Edition, Testing Program; Vocabulary and Grammar PowerPoint® slides, and the Activity File. The Instructor's Resource Manual provides information on chapter organization and supplements as well as how to teach with them; general teaching suggestions (the four skills and culture, 5 C's, grammar, and classroom management); and syllabi and lesson plans. The Testing Program contains multiple versions of tests for each chapter of the student text as well as comprehensive exams. The Activity File helps students practice and develop proficiency in the five language skills through different activities fostering creativity. Each section features additional level-appropriate activities, which instructors can easily distribute to students.

SAM Audio Program

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The Student Activities Manual Audio program includes dialogues, simulated conversations, and pronunciation practice. Individual tracks are available on the Premium Website. Also available on iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

FOR STUDENTS

Premium Web Site 3-Semester Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781133612438
The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the text audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the Student Activities Manual audio program, the video program, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, the complete VIAJES video program, as well as audio-enhanced flash cards, and more!

SAM Answer Key and Audio Script

ISBN: 9781133934059
Provided to instructors to share with students at their own discretion, the Answer Key and Audioscript provides answers to all activities in the Student Activities Manual and is accompanied by the printed transcript of the Lab Audio.

SAM

ISBN: 9781133934073
This helpful resource features practice in structures and vocabulary and abundant listening comprehension practice with dialogues, simulated conversation, and pronunciation models. The Workbook section features "Autoprueba" self-tests at the end of each chapter that allow you to assess your mastery of the targeted structures and vocabulary. The video activities in the Workbook and the Lab Manual sections are included to help you recall and consider both cultural and lexical information presented in the accompanying DVD. Video activities in the Workbook cover cultural, country-focused footage from the corresponding chapter, while video activities in the Lab Manual cover the linguistic and thematic portions of the DVD. Also available on iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

DVD

ISBN: 9781133934103
Closely tied to VIAJES, Second Edition, the Video Program contains three video strands: "En contexto" dialogues model authentic communication that highlights structures presented in the "Estructura y uso" sections. Geocultural clips that correspond to the "Viajemos por…" sections provide an overview of geography and climate, history and culture for each region of focus. The "A ver" storyline video follows the lives of five students as they come together in a Spanish-speaking culture and models the vocabulary, structures, and communicative goals of each chapter. The material is further reinforced through guided practice in the Student Activities Manual. Also available electronically through iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.