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Spanish for Getting Along Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd Edition

  • Ana C. Jarvis Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Emerita
  • Raquel Lebredo California Baptist University
  • Francisco Mena-Ayllón University of Redlands, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 128505217X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052175
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2000
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

As a key component of The Basic Spanish Series, BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG is a communication manual designed to serve those who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, this worktext presents everyday situations that students may encounter when traveling or living in Spanish-speaking countries or when dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the United States. BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG, Enhanced Second Edition, introduces essential vocabulary and 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. When used in combination, BASIC SPANISH and BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG, Enhanced Second Edition, create a perfect introductory conversation class at the college level or in adult education classes. 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.

Features and Benefits

  • The Basic Spanish Online Resource Center offers a plethora of student and instructor assets including in-text audio MP3s, cultural activities, video-based grammar tutorials, chapter quizzes, audio flashcards, handy phrasebooks, in-text answer keys, and much, much more!
  • 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 Spanish, a downloadable audio program for each worktext, and "Un paso más" sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities.
  • 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 Audio Phrasebook--Provides downloadable audio vocabulary words and phrases found in BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG for quick reference.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Preliminar I. Conversaciones breves. Structures: 1. Greetings and farewells. 2. Cardinal numbers 0-39. 3. The alphabet. 4. Days of the week. 5. Months of the year. 6. Colors. Communication: Greetings and farewells--Polite expressions--Days of the week--Months of the year. Culture: How to address and greet people--Names and surnames.
Preliminar II. En el club. Structures: 1. Gender and number. 2. The definite and indefinite articles. 3. Subject pronouns. 4. The present indicative of ser. 5. Uses of hay. 6. Cardinal numbers 40-299. Communication: Answering the phone--Inquiring about origin--Discussing quantities. Culture: Different ways to answer the phone according to countries--How to address adults with respect.
1. En el restaurante Don Pepe, en Madrid. Structures: 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. Communication: How to order a meal--Asking for the check and discussing method of payment. Culture: España. Eating habits in Spanish-speaking countries--Methods of payment.
2. ¡Feliz aniversario! Structures: 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. Communication: More restaurants and eating out. Culture: México.--Mealtime customs--Godparents.
3. Navidad en Guatemala. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. 2. Ir a+ infinitive. 3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar. 4. Contractions. Communication:
How to describe people and circumstances--Exchanges at a party--How to discuss plans
Culture: Guatemala. Family ties--Celebrations--Salsa.
4. En el hotel. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir. 2. Expressions with tener. 3. Comparative forms. 4. Irregular comparative forms. Communication: Discussing accommodations and prices at a hotel--Getting additional information. Culture: Honduras y El Salvador. Types of hotels in Latin America--The naming of children.
5. De vacaciones en Managua. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie). 2. Some uses of the definite article. 3. The present progressive. 4. Ordinal numbers. Communication: How to discuss prices and accommodations at a boarding house--Errands and excursions while travelling. Culture: Nicaragua. Meals--Boarding houses in the Hispanic world. Repaso Lecciones 1-5.
6. En una pensión en San José. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue). 2. Affirmative and negative expressions. 3. Pronouns as object of a preposition. 4. Direct object pronouns. Communication: Commenting on accommodations at a boarding house--Making plans. Culture: Costa Rica. Living arrangements for students--Pharmacies in the Hispanic world.
7. ¡Buen viaje! Structures:1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i). 2. Irregular first-person forms. 3. Saber contrasted with conocer. 4. Indirect object pronouns. Communication: How to make travel arrangements and get information about travelling. Culture: Puerto Rico. Travelling to Cuba.
8. Los deportes y las actividades al aire libre. Structures: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. Communication: Planning outdorr activities and talking about sports. Culture: República Dominicana. Soccer and baseball in the Hispanic world.
9. Un día con Adela y Mario. Structures: 1. Possessive pronouns. 2. Reflexive constructions. 3. Command forms: Ud. and Uds. 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms. Communication: How to talk about daily routine--At the hairdresser--Getting ready to go out. Culture: Venezuela. Women in Hispanic countries--American products in Spain and Latin America--Popular forms of entertainment.
10. Los quehaceres de casa. Structures:1. The preterit of regular verbs. 2. The preterit of ser, ir and dar. 3. Uses of por and para. 4. Seasons of the year and weather expressions. Communication: How to talk about what took place--How to talk about household chores. Culture: Colombia. Coffee in social situations--Markets and supermarkets in the Hispanic world. Repaso Lecciones 6-10.
11. Hoy tenemos mucho que hacer. Structures: 1. Time expressions with hacer. 2. Irregular preterits. 3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u). 4. Command forms: tú. Communication: How to talk about the preparation of meals--More about household chores. Culture: Ecuador. Women''s and men''s roles--Nicknames.
12. Un matrimonio peruano va de compras. Structures: 1. En and a as equivalents of at. 2. The imperfect tense. 3. The past progressive. 4. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect. Communication: Shopping for clothes. Culture: Perú. Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world.
13. En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz. Structures: 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. Communication: More about shopping: clothes, shoes, jewelery. Culture: Bolivia. Stores in Hispanic cities.
14. Problemas con el coche. Structures: 1. The past participle. 2. The present perfect tense. 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense. Communication: How to deal with situations related to automobiles. Culture: Paraguay. The use of the automobile in the Hispanic world.
15. Alquilando un coche. Structures:1. The future tense. 2. The conditional tense. 3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. Communication: How to discuss car rental. Culture: Chile. The metric system--Driving in Spain and Latin America. Repaso Lecciones 11-15.
16. De viaje. Structures:1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition
3. The absolute superlative. Communication:Travelling by train and by bus. Culture:
Argentina. Seasons and climates.
17. En la sala de emergencias. Structures:1. The subjunctive to express emotion. 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions. 3. Formation of adverbs. Communication: How to talk about medical emergencies and doctor''s recommendations. Culture: Uruguay. Hospitals and medical care in the Hispanic world.
18. En la Universidad. Structures: 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence. 3. Diminutive suffixes. Communication: How to talk about college life. Culture: Los puertorriqueños. The educational system in Spain and Latin America.
19. La señora Duarte está enferma. Structures: 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions. 2. The present perfect subjunctive. 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive. Communication: How to discuss health problems with the doctor. Culture: Los mexicanoamericanos. More about health care in the Hispanic world.
20. Haciendo diligencias. Structures: 1. The imperfect subjunctive. 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive. 3. If clauses. Communication: At the post office and at the bank. Culture: Los cubanoamericanos. National currencies of different Spanish-speaking countries.
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.
Spanish-English Vocabulary.
English-Spanish Vocabulary.

What's New

  • New! "Más sobre el tema" (Comprehensive Vocabulary and Expressions) Appendix. This appendix demonstrates the subtleties of words and expressions by presenting them in meaningful contexts related to the chapter theme.
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  • 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.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ana C. Jarvis

Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunción and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Dr. Jarvis retired from Chandler-Gilbert Community College after a long and distinguished career. Prior to CGCC, she taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Raquel Lebredo

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. She moved to the United States after living in Spain for a period of time. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Since then, she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Francisco Mena-Ayllón

Francisco Mena-Ayllón, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside; Oberlin College; California State University, Chico; the University of Redlands; and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico García Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quién es Quién en las Letras Españolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Professor Mena-Ayllón is now retired.