Higher Education

Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish, 1st Edition

  • Sheri Spaine Long University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Sylvia Madrigal Velasco
  • Kristin Swanson
  • María Carreira California State University at Long Beach
  • ISBN-10: 111134115X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111341152
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
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About

Overview

CUADROS offers Introductory and Intermediate Spanish students an individualized language learning experience within an easy-to-use, 4-volume, 4-semester framework. Each CUADROS volume sets a realistic pace, seamlessly transitioning students from Introductory to Intermediate Spanish. Preliminary Chapters at the start of Volumes 2, 3, and 4 review and recycle previously covered material to bridge the gap between semesters and prepare students to move on. Volumes 1 & 2 cover Introductory Spanish and Volumes 3 & 4 cover Intermediate Spanish. CUADROS follows a "pay-as-you-go" model, allowing your students to USE the volume they need, WHEN they need it…

Features and Benefits

  • CUADROS' 4-VOLUME CONFIGURATION ALLOWS STUDENTS TO PAY AS THEY GO – BUY WHAT THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED IT…
  • BRIDGE CHAPTER – SELF-EVALUATION AND REVIEW– CUADROS VOLUMES 2, 3, AND 4. CUADROS Volumes 2, 3, and 4 all begin with a Bridge chapter specifically designed to allow students to self-evaluate where they are on material they should have covered at the previous level – it also helps establish a baselines to determine the language topics that should be covered in class.
  • RICH VOCABULARY PRESENTATION. *Relevant themes, colorful illustrations, and video narratives portraying everyday situations provide a context for presenting vocabulary.*The Actividades provide a range of supporting practice, from controlled exercises to communicative activities, and encourage students to build vocabulary and communicate interpersonally in Spanish.*Easy-to-understand explanations in English-where form, "Como formarlo", follows function, "Como usarlo", are presented through a variety of contexts including usage examples, realia, charts, video excerpts and stills.
  • THEMATIC PRACTICE. A range of thematic practice progresses from structured to transitional practice and features two listening-based activities per chapter. This contextualized approach uses everyday situations to present target structures and clearly illustrates the relevance of the language.
  • THREE-TIER VIDEO PROGRAM. The video program connects students to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world while helping develop early speaking skills.
  • AUTHENTIC SHORT-FILMS. Beginning in Volume 2, CUADROS features engaging short films by contemporary Hispanic filmmakers that tie together the culture, vocabulary, and grammar sections of each lesson.
  • ILRN: HEINLE LEARNING CENTER. iLrn: Heinle Learning Center provides students with access to all program components through one easy-to-navigate site. The iLrn program includes and audio and video enhanced eBook (viewable on an iPad), assignable textbook activities, Student Activities Manual with Audio, a Diagnostic Study Tool , and a Video Library.
  • IN-TEXT SUPPORT FOR INSTRUCTORS MAKES LESSON PLANNING EASIER. *Activities are clearly identified as I (input/receptive), M (meaningful/mechanical), or C (open ended/communicative). *Audioscripts are included as marginal annotations for in-text listening activities. *Complete lesson plans for every chapter are offered online and include suggestions for instructors who prefer to introduce some topics earlier in the program.
  • INTEGRATED VIDEO GRAMMAR TUTORIALS for every grammar topic covered in the textbook feature a virtual instructor explaining particular issues or concepts relating to specific grammatical structures. The grammar tutorials are available via iLrn: HEINLE Learning Center or on the Premium Website.
  • ¡EXPLORA Y EXPRESATE! sections help students make the connection between what they have studied and practiced to further cultural explorations and meaningful communication as well as viewing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice.
  • RITMOS DEL MUNDO HISPANO sections point students to music and video links that highlight the rich musical heritage and contemporary creations of the region of focus.
  • FLEXIBLE, INTEGRATED PRINT AND DIGITAL RESOURCES accommodate a range of course presentation styles; for departments that offer multiple course formats.
  • SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING. CUADROS presents diverse cultural perspectives to connect students to the politics, art, science, and all aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • EASY-TO-NAVIGATE CHAPTERS guide students through the material, beginning with compelling chapter openers that introduce a theme, communication and cultural goals, and the chapter's region of focus.
  • RELEVANT CONTEXTUALIZED VOCABULARY PRESENTATIONS, which are linked to the video program's high-interest storyline and characters, help students gain confidence, cultural awareness, and early speaking skills.

Table of Contents

PRELIMINAR 2 Mi identidad.
6. ¿Adónde vas?
7. ¿Qué pasatiempos prefi eres?
8. ¿Cómo defi nes tu estilo?
9. ¿Qué te apetece?
10. ¿Dónde vives?
REFERENCE MATERIALS.
Appendix A: KWL Chart.
Appendix B: Repaso y preparación Answer Keys.
Appendix C: Spanish Verbs.
Appendix D: Maps.
Appendix E: Grammar Review.
Spanish-English Glossary.
English-Spanish Glossary.
Index.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text, Vol. 2 + Student Activities Manual, Volume 2 + Premium Web Site Printed Access Card, Volume 2

ISBN-10: 1133290450  | ISBN-13: 9781133290452

List Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • Student Activities Manual, Volume 2
    List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.25
  • Premium Web Site Printed Access Card, Vol. 2
    List Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.00


Bundle: Text, Vol. 2 + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Printed Access Card, Vol. 2

ISBN-10:  1133291287  | ISBN-13:  9781133291282

List Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Printed Access Card, Vol. 2
    List Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $68.25
  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75


ePack: Cuadros Student Text, Volume 1 of 4: Introductory Spanish + Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2 of 4: Introductory Spanish + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285996968  | ISBN-13:  9781285996967

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 1 of 4: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access Code, Vol. 2
    List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00


ePack: Cuadros Student Text, Volume 1 of 4: Introductory Spanish + Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2 of 4: Introductory Spanish + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305521927  | ISBN-13:  9781305521926

List Price = $300.95  | CengageBrain Price = $300.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $226.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 1 of 4: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access, Vol 1
    List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access Code, Vol. 2
    List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00


Printed Text, Vol 2 + Student Activities Manual + Premium Web Site Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305528638 | ISBN-13:  9781305528635

List Price = $153.95  | CengageBrain Price = $153.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cuadros Student Text, Volume 2: Introductory Spanish
    List Price = $113.95  | CengageBrain Price = $113.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75
  • Student Activities Manual, Volume 2
    List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.25
  • Premium Web Site Instant Access Code
    List Price = $36.00  | CengageBrain Price = $36.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Student Activities Manual, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 1133311628 | ISBN-13: 9781133311621)

This essential component follows the organization of the main text and provides additional reading, writing, viewing, listening, and pronunciation practice outside of class plus practice with vocabulary and structures.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.25

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access, Vol 1  (ISBN-10: 1133435955 | ISBN-13: 9781133435952)

This dynamic all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system saves you time and enhances your students' language-learning experience. Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online system, including an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, a trackable diagnostic study tool, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows students to comment and rate their classmates' uploaded material. Another key feature is the volume-level diagnostics tool: Comprehensive, volume-level pre- and post-volume tests discretely test students on the concepts learned in each 5-chapter volume. This allows students and instructors to pinpoint concepts that need more study and assess which concepts students know well. For instructors, iLrn™ features solutions organized around quick and easy execution of administrative tasks such as setting up an entire term's work in minutes, managing students' varying skill levels, assigning audio-enhanced tests and activities, accessing students' grades, and more.

List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00

Instructor's Resource Testing CD-ROM with Test Audio CD for Cuadros' Volumes 1 and 2: Introductory Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1111343500 | ISBN-13: 9781111343507)

This resource houses the robust testing program as well as its corresponding answer keys, audioscript, and audio files which relate to the tests' listening comprehension section. Three pedagogically distinct philosophies are reflected in three different testing strands, allowing instructors to test their students in the way they feel is best. Along with the testing program, additional resources provide instructors with supplemental class time and homework activities that help students crystallize vocabulary and grammar concepts learned in each chapter. Additionally, volume-level oral assessments allow instructors to gauge students' success and achievement with the program's proposed communicative goals.

Lab Audio Program 4-Semester for Cuadros Volumes 1 and 2: Introductory Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1111352445 | ISBN-13: 9781111352448)

The Lab Audio program includes dialogues, simulated conversations, and pronunciation practice.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.75

Video Program for Cuadros Volumes 1 and 2: Introductory Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1133435947 | ISBN-13: 9781133435945)

The Video Program reinforces vocabulary, themes and structures presented in the lesson dialogues. DVD available for instuctors only; students can access the video via the Premium Website or ILrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access Code, Vol. 2  (ISBN-10: 1428276114 | ISBN-13: 9781428276116)

Succeed in your introductory Spanish course access to the dynamic audio and video-enhanced learning environment of the online iLrn Heinle Learning Center. Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture and master vocabulary and grammar with the audio- and video-enhanced eBook (viewable on iPad), Video Grammar Tutorials, Student Activities Manual with Audio, a Diagnostic Study Tool, a Video Library, and more.

List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428276092 | ISBN-13: 9781428276093)

Designed to help you succeed in your Spanish course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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

Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 1133311628 | ISBN-13: 9781133311621)

This essential component follows the organization of the main text and provides additional reading, writing, viewing, listening, and pronunciation practice outside of class plus practice with vocabulary and structures.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.25

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Cuadros Volumes 1: Introductory Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1133435939 | ISBN-13: 9781133435938)

Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online learning system, including a powerful diagnostic study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You'll also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material.

List Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $68.25

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access, Vol 1  (ISBN-10: 1133435955 | ISBN-13: 9781133435952)

Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online learning system, including a powerful diagnostic study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You'll also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities, partnered voice-recorded activities, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material.

List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00

Lab Audio Program 4-Semester for Cuadros Volumes 1 and 2: Introductory Spanish  (ISBN-10: 1111352445 | ISBN-13: 9781111352448)

The Lab Audio program includes dialogues, simulated conversations, and pronunciation practice.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.75

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 6-Month Instant Access Code, Vol. 2  (ISBN-10: 1428276114 | ISBN-13: 9781428276116)

Succeed in your introductory Spanish course access to the dynamic audio and video-enhanced learning environment of the online iLrn Heinle Learning Center. Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture and master vocabulary and grammar with the audio- and video-enhanced eBook (viewable on iPad), Video Grammar Tutorials, Student Activities Manual with Audio, a Diagnostic Study Tool, a Video Library, and more.

List Price = $91.00  | CengageBrain Price = $91.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428276092 | ISBN-13: 9781428276093)

Designed to help you succeed in your Spanish course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sheri Spaine Long

Sheri Spaine Long (Ph.D. UCLA) is Editor of Hispania – A journal devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese, the scholarly journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Formerly a faculty member, department chair, and study abroad program director, Dr. Long rose to the rank of Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Most recently, Dr. Long served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a specialist in language teaching and learning. A regular presenter and invited speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Long delivered over 100 talks from Havana to Beijing and across the United States. She actively engages the field and continues to publish on the integration of leadership development and language learning, the language profession, and Madrid in literature. Dr. Long published more than 50 articles, chapters, and reviews and her recent co-authored textbooks published with Cengage include Nexos. Introductory Spanish, 4th ed., and Alianzas. Intermediate Spanish., 2nd ed., Cuadros. Introductory and Intermediate Spanish., among others. She received the prestigious Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in 2009.

Sylvia Madrigal Velasco

Sylvia Madrigal, a Yale graduate, has been in the foreign language publishing field for about 20 years. She has worked at Houghton Mifflin and at D.C. Heath, where she helped develop and write activities for the award-winning Dimelo CD-ROM series. She has authored a variety of educational materials, including video scripts for HM's TravelTour video and Caminos del jaguar.

Kristin Swanson

Kris Swanson has an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. She has been in the foreign language publishing field for about 15 years. She currently works as a consultant and freelance writer, editor, and project manager.

María Carreira

María Carreira is Associate Professor of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Carreira has written linguistic notes, profiles of well-known Hispanics, and heritage learner annotations. She is active in issues relating to heritage learners.