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Espacios, 1st Edition

  • Nuria Alonso García Providence College
  • Lynn A. Sandstedt Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ralph Kite Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
  • ISBN-10: 1285052366  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052366
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 182.95
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About

Overview

ESPACIOS is a 2-semester intermediate Spanish program developed to accommodate the diverse needs of today's language learners and educators. ESPACIOS supports the many reasons students take Spanish by presenting grammar, vocabulary, and opportunities for communication within the exploration of a variety of different spaces: personal and public; historic and contemporary; cultural and social. The breadth of themes, countries, and content mediums exposes students to a more informed perspective to each given topic. Through this exploration, students expand on what they know about the Spanish-speaking world in a reflective and informed way. End-of-chapter culminating projects reinforce the mechanics of the language while providing students with a culturally engaging framework in which they connect the language and their daily life interests.

Features and Benefits

  • Theme-Based Chapters: Each chapter begins with a cultural topic, which is discussed in more broad terms with the support of an "Enfoque cultural" reading to provide historical background. The theme is then explored from different angles and in more focus through short film and literature. Photos and graphics provide additional visual reinforcement, as well as the cultural and aesthetic support needed for comprehension.
  • Project-Based Learning: Each chapter ends with a culturally rich "Exploración" section, which invites students to try their own personalized in-depth exploration and expression. The section culminates with a "Proyecto," in which students brainstorm and research in preparation for a technology-based project, such as a mashup, panel discussion, compare-contrast essay, comic strip, interview, brochure, PowerPoint®, written proposal, or oral presentation. The project is explained step-by-step and is often modeled in the actual reading. Collaborating on a meaningful project allows students to move from the more "enclosed" and guided space of grammar and vocabulary to a broader, more personalized space the students create on their own.
  • Skill-Building Strategies: Learning strategies in vocabulary, reading, and viewing/listening allow students to go beyond prescribed skills and lists of vocabulary by giving students the tools to understand and use new words, and build their own vocabulary.
  • Cross-Cultural Approach: The diverse selection of "Espacio literario" readings and "Corto de cine" short films featured in every chapter enables students to experience each theme from a pan-Hispanic perspective and fosters sensitivity to the many cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Relevant Vocabulary: Vocabulary items are tightly woven into the chapter themes, so students know at all times how to say what they mean about the topics. Students learn the vocabulary based on a rich cultural presentation related to the chapter theme, as well as in relation to authentic readings, making the chapters more modular and allowing students to more easily build on what they have just learned.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Students work together using the state-of-the art "Share It!" blog feature in iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center to post, rate, evaluate, and "portfolio" their ideas as they evolve into a project.

Alternate Formats

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  • Looseleaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 1285052498 | ISBN-13: 9781285052496

    List Price = $133.95  | CengageBrain Price = $133.95

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + iLrn™ Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285264177  | ISBN-13: 9781285264172

List Price = $242.95


Bundle: Text + SAM

ISBN-10:  0619234210  | ISBN-13:  9780619234218

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Printed Text + iLrn™ 24-Months Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305528182 | ISBN-13:  9781305528185

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture Instructor's Resource CD-ROM (with Testing Audio CD)  (ISBN-10: 1285054245 | ISBN-13: 9781285054247)

The PowerLecture: Instructor Resource CD-ROM features the full suite of ancillary resources for ESPACIOS, including a testing program with multiple versions of each test, testing audio, answer keys, video and audio scripts for the media assets that accompany the book, and more.

SAM  (ISBN-10: 128505282X | ISBN-13: 9781285052823)

This essential study partner includes additional practice of grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Abundant listening comprehension practice with simulated conversations and pronunciation practice also is included.

List Price = $108.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1285058127 | ISBN-13: 9781285058122)

The SAM Audio program provides you with listening comprehension, oral practice on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.

List Price = $101.95  | CengageBrain Price = $101.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285054350 | ISBN-13: 9781285054353)

This includes multimedia resources such as text and Student Activities Manual audio segments in MP3 format, the iTunes® playlist, video segments, and flash-based grammar tutorials.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

iLrn™ 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285054415 | ISBN-13: 9781285054414)

Study smart, save money, and maximize your course success! iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center has everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course. This online learning system includes a powerful study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You will also have access to an audio- and video-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, brand new video cultural modules, an interactive VoiceBoard with helpful role plays, an online SAM with audio, and numerous grammar tutorial videos. The "Share It!" feature enables sharing and uploading files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. "Share It!" also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material. You can purchase instant access to the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $149.00  | CengageBrain Price = $149.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

Student Supplements

PowerLecture Instructor's Resource CD-ROM (with Testing Audio CD)  (ISBN-10: 1285054245 | ISBN-13: 9781285054247)

List Price = $72.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.00

SAM  (ISBN-10: 128505282X | ISBN-13: 9781285052823)

This essential study partner includes additional practice of grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Abundant listening comprehension practice with simulated conversations and pronunciation practice also is included.

List Price = $108.95  | CengageBrain Price = $108.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.75

SAM Audio CD's  (ISBN-10: 1285058127 | ISBN-13: 9781285058122)

The SAM Audio program provides you with listening comprehension, oral practice on the important points of grammar, and the development of speaking skills. The SAM Audio also can be downloaded in MP3 format from the Premium Website.

List Price = $101.95  | CengageBrain Price = $101.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285054350 | ISBN-13: 9781285054353)

This includes multimedia resources such as text and Student Activities Manual audio segments in MP3 format, the iTunes® playlist, video segments, and flash-based grammar tutorials.

List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

iLrn™ 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285054415 | ISBN-13: 9781285054414)

Study smart, save money, and maximize your course success! iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center has everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course. This online learning system includes a powerful study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You will also have access to an audio- and video-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, brand new video cultural modules, an interactive VoiceBoard with helpful role plays, an online SAM with audio, and numerous grammar tutorial videos. The "Share It!" feature enables sharing and uploading files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. "Share It!" also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material. You can purchase instant access to the iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center at http://www.cengagebrain.com.

List Price = $149.00  | CengageBrain Price = $149.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nuria Alonso García

Contributor Nuria Alonso García is an associate professor and chairperson of Spanish at Providence College Department of Foreign Language Studies, where she teaches courses in Spanish language and culture, linguistics, language methodology and global studies. She graduated from the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain with a degree in Spanish Philology and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid.

Lynn A. Sandstedt

Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the executive director. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

Ralph Kite

Ralph Kite earned a Ph.D. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He spent several years organizing and directing Peace Corps language training programs at New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued to pursue interests in different teaching and learning approaches (film, computers, and theater) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he served as chair for 10 years.