Higher Education

Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication, 5th Edition

  • includes Audio CD and vMentor™ Spanish 3-Semester Printed Access Card
  • Guiomar Borrás A. Glendale Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1413019811  |  ISBN-13: 9781413019810
  • 368 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1995
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $194.00

About

Overview

INTERCAMBIOS: SPANISH FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION is a short, complete introductory language program, designed especially for two- or three-semester courses with fewer contact hours. The main purposes of the program are to develop students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish, and to help students understand Spanish-speaking communities in the United States, in Latin America and in Spain. Highly integrated components in the program provide many opportunities to learn and practice Spanish vocabulary, sayings, phrases, pronunciation, and language structures in culturally authentic situations, and situations relevant to students' lives. High-frequency vocabulary, realistic grammar presentations, and compelling cultural readings combine with powerful multimedia resources to provide an integrated program that can be completed easily in either a semester or quarter system. Plus, the INTERCAMBIOS program includes teaching and learning support that gives you and your students exactly what you need.

Features and Benefits

  • With its high-frequency vocabulary and focus on structures and function, INTERCAMBIOS helps students learn basic concepts fast and practice them throughout the course.
  • A story line, involving diverse characters in real-life situations, weaves through each Paso, or unit of three chapters, giving students a helpful context for learning new functions and structures.
  • Short En contexto dialogues, part of the ongoing story line, model new vocabulary, grammar and functions, and get students into the chapter lessons quickly. Culture is embedded directly into the En contexto dialogues, with Notas de texto footnotes that provide information about the dialogue settings and highlight both high-C and low-c cultural practices and phenomena. The dialogues are now recorded on the Text Audio CD, packaged at no additional cost with every new copy of the text.
  • Vocabulario esencial. Clear, illustrated Vocabulario esencial sections, color-coded in blue are easy to learn from and focus on high-frequency lexical items.
  • Gramática esencial. Written in plain language and containing an abundance of creative Practiquemos activities, the green Gramática esencial sections help your students learn and practice new structures efficiently. The exercises and activities in Practiquemos are graded to move from a focus on form to a focus on function and creative use of the language.
  • Cultura. Cultura boxes offer insight into the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. These boxes pop up wherever they are useful in providing cultural context for surrounding presentations and activities.
  • Perspectivas. Following each Paso, magazine-style Perspectivas sections offer high-interest readings on topics such as using the Internet, ecotourism, and Hispanic marketing in the United States. The specific reading strategies in the ¡A leer! section help students hone their reading skills, and the ¡A escribir! section provides helpful vocabulary, such as linking and transition words, and coaches students through the writing process. Correlations to the Atajo 4.0: Writing Assistant for Spanish further support the ¡A escribir! section. The skills students develop in the Perspectivas reading and writing activities will help them become better readers and writers in any language!

Table of Contents

Lección preliminar: El mundo hispano.
Language Functions. Greetings. Nationalities. Countries. Communication in the classroom. Vocabulario esencial. Greetings. Nationalities. Countries. Commands for activities in the classroom. Objects in the classroom. Numbers 0-30. Gramática esencial. Definite and indefinite articles. The contractions al and del. Gender and number of nouns. The verb form hay. Sentence negation. Cultura. Spanish around the world.
PASO 1: NUEVOS AMIGOS EN MÉXICO. México.
1. ¡Bienvenida a Monterrey!
Language Functions. Greeting others. Introducing yourself and others. Saying where you and others are from. Describing people. Saying goodbye. Vocabulario esencial. Greetings. Personal introductions. Personal titles. Leave-taking expressions. Gramática esencial. Subject pronouns. Present tense of the verb ser. Agreement of descriptive adjectives. Cultura. Customs for greeting and meeting others. Addressing others: tú and usted.
2. ¿Te gusta estudiar y trabajar en la universidad?
Language Functions. Naming academic subjects. Saying your address. Saying your telephone number. Saying your age. Stating ownership. Indicating relationships. Expressing likes and dislikes. Describing daily activities. Vocabulario esencial. Classmates and friends. Academic subjects. Jobrelated subjects. Home. Office terms. Numbers 30�100. Colors. Idioms with tener (años, calor, frío, hambre, sed, sueño). Gramática esencial. Present tense of the verb tener. Possessive adjectives. Possession with de(l). Present tense of regular -ar verbs. Me gusta + infinitive. No me gusta + infinitive. Cultura. University Life in Spain and Latin America.
3. ¡Necesito una pasantía para junio!
Language Functions. Telling time. Extending invitations. Making appointments. Accepting and declining invitations. Expressing likes and dislikes. Describing daily activities. Expressing wants and intentions. Vocabulario esencial. Telling time. Days of the week. Months of the year. Gramática esencial. Present tense of regular -er and -ir verbs. Present tense of the verb querer. Present tense of the verb ir + a. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Neuter
demonstrative pronouns. Cultura. Twenty-four-hour system of time. Gestures. Perspectivas Imágenes. La etiqueta o "netiquette" en la red. Comercio entre los Estados Unidos y México. ¡A leer! Using background knowledge and organizational features. ¡A escribir! Organizing information and combining sentences.
PASO 2: ECOTURISMO EN CENTROAMÉRICA. Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá.
4. ¡Tenemos que estar de acuerdo!
Language Functions. Naming family members. Describing your family. Describing your house. Describing your recent activities. Discussing your daily activities. Stating location. Expressing physical and mental states. Expressing knowledge and familiarity. Describing how and how often. Vocabulario esencial. Family members. The house. Marital status. Expressions with tener que. Gramática esencial. Some uses of the verb estar. Present tense of other irregular yo verbs. Uses of the verbs saber and conocer. Adverbs and adverbial expressions. Cultura. Hispanic families. Hispanic names.
5. ¿Qué carrera quieres seguir?
Language Functions. Describing your career plans. Describing your work-related activities. Expressing wants and preferences. Stating intentions and obligations. Describing people''s routine activities. Describing weekend plans. Extending an invitation. Describing actions in progress. Vocabulario esencial. Professions. Buildings. Gramática esencial. Present tense of verbs with stem-vowel change (e .ie). Present tense of verbs with stem-vowel change (o .ue, e .i). Present progressive tense. Cultura. Higher education in Spanish-speaking countries.
6. ¡Hace mucho calor en Panamá!
Language Functions. Describing the weather. Commenting on the weather. Commenting on the seasons. Expressing your preferences. Saying the year when you were born. Specifying dates. Describing daily routines. Discussing past activities. Vocabulario esencial. Weather expressions. Seasons of the year. More expressions with tene. Numbers 100 � 2000. Gramática esencial. Present tense of reflexive verbs. Preterite tense of regular verbs. The verb form hace + time. Cultura. Climate around the world. Perspectivas Imágenes. La Ruta Maya. Ecoturismo en la Ruta Maya. ¡A leer! Skimming and scanning for information. ¡A escribir! Writing a narrative.
PASO 3: ¡BUENA ONDA! Chile.
7. ¡Tengo ganas de ir a la playa!
Language Functions. Expressing likes and dislikes. Describing leisure-time activities. Expressing preferences. Discussing past activities. Vocabulario esencial. Pastimes. Sports. Gramática esencial. Preterite tense of irregular verbs. Preterite with stem-changing verbs. Indirect object pronouns with gustar. Por and para. Cultura. Pastimes in Spanish-speaking countries. Sports in the Spanish-speaking world. International recruitment of athletes.
8. ¡Salud y buen provecho!
Language Functions. Naming common foods. Stating preferences. Ordering a meal. Referring to specific things. Referring to things already mentioned. Vocabulario esencial. Common foods. Restaurant expressions. Gramática esencial. Direct object pronouns. Double object pronouns. Imperfect tense. Cultura. Hispanic restaurant customs. Mealtimes in Latin America and Spain. Tapas bars.
9. ¿Vacaciones de verano en diciembre?
Language Functions. Naming gifts you have received. Naming gifts you need or want. Suggesting what gifts to buy. Expressing negative ideas. Expressing likes and dislikes. Describing childhood experiences. Vocabulario esencial. Jewelry. Electronic equipment. Sport equipment. Other common gifts. Gramática esencial. Affirmative and negative expressions. Preterite tense vs. imperfect tense. Verbs with different meanings in the preterite and imperfect. Cultura. Religious holidays in Spanish-speaking countries. Perspectivas Imágenes. Los pasatiempos en Chile. Centro de ski El Fraile. ¡A leer! Guessing from context and printed clues. ¡A escribir! Editing your writing.
PASO 4: DE COMPRAS. Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia.
10. ¿Desea algo más?
Language Functions. Naming fruits and vegetables. Specifying preferences. Expressing likes and dislikes. Expressing grocery needs. Comparing and contrasting. Expressing opinions. Giving advice. Making requests. Vocabulario esencial. Fruits. Vegetables. Shopping expressions. Gramática esencial. Informal (tú) commands. Comparatives. Superlatives. Formal (usted) commands. Cultura. Specialized grocery stores. Open-air markets. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
11. ¡Vamos de compras! ¡Qué chévere!
Language Functions. Stating preferences. Discussing what to wear. Speaking with salesclerks. Talking about future plans. Persuading others. Expressing wants. Expressing intentions. Vocabulario esencial. Clothing. Clothing accessories. Colors. Shopping expressions. Numbers over 2000. Gramática esencial. The future tense. Present subjunctive following the verb querer. Cultura. Carolina Herrera. American vs. European clothing sizes.
12. ¡Qué delicioso el café!
Language Functions. Discussing personal money management. Communicating with a bank teller. Expressing your emotions. Discussing travel plans. Giving advice and suggestions. Expressing your opinions. Vocabulario esencial. Common business transactions. Money management and banking terminology. Gramática esencial. Introduction to the present subjunctive. Present subjunctive following other verbs of volition. Present subjunctive following expressions of emotion and impersonal expressions. Cultura. Coffee in the Spanish-speaking world. Changing money abroad. International Monetary Fund. Perspectivas Imágenes. De compras. Parque Nacional del Café. ¡A leer! Summarizing a reading passage. ¡A escribir! Writing a summary.
PASO 5: ¡BUEN VIAJE! Spain, U.S.A.
13. ¡Te esperamos en Galicia!
Language Functions. Specifying your lodging needs. Complaining about a hotel room. Describing a vacation trip. Expressing doubt and indecision. Expressing confidence and certainty. Extending an invitation. Describing your travel plans. Expressing cause and- effect relationships. Vocabulario esencial. Lodging (hotel). Gramática esencial. Present subjunctive following verbs and expressions of uncertainty. Present subjunctive in purpose and time (adverbial) clauses. Cultura. Finding lodging in Spain. Traveling around Spain.
14. ¡Lo siento, pero no me siento bien!
Language Functions. Communicating with medical personnel. Giving advice on health care. Describing past wishes and emotions. Stating previous uncertainties. Describing childhood experiences. Speculating on future actions. Vocabulario esencial. Common medical problems. The human body. Gramática esencial. Past (Imperfect) subjunctive. Conditional. Cultura. Taking medical precautions abroad.
15. ¿Qué podríamos hacer nosotros por nuestro medio ambiente?
Language Functions. Expressing opinions. Discussing possible solutions. Expressing environmental concerns. Describing possible scenarios. Giving ecological advice. Making recommendations. Vocabulario esencial. Environmental problems. Solutions to environmental problems. Other global concerns. Gramática esencial. "If" clauses. Infinitive versus subjunctive uses (summary). Indicative versus subjunctive uses (summary). Cultura. Education without borders. Noise pollution. Perspectivas Imágenes. La población hispana en los Estados Unidos. Si es Goya¿ ¡tiene que ser bueno! ¡A leer! Reading critically. ¡A escribir! Writing persuasively.

What's New

  • Revised cultural readings with new more relevant and interesting questions for students about the readings.
  • New All-in-One text companion called WorkFiles includes the Workbook, the Lab Manual, Vocabulario suplemental activities, Gramática suplemental activities, Práctica comunicativa activities, and Realidades en video activities that are tied to the all new, reality television-based Intercambios Video. There is a greater emphasis on comprehension exercises, interactive and communicative activities.
  • vMentor online tutoring is now included with every new copy of INTERCAMBIOS. With vMentor, students gain access to online tutoring help from a Spanish teaching expert who has a copy of the text and significant experience. When students get stuck on a particular concept, they need only log on to vMentor™ where they can talk (using their own computer microphones) to tutors who will skillfully guide them through their questions using the interactive whiteboard for illustration. To view a vMentor demonstration, visit academic.cengage.com/spanish.
  • The brand new INTERCAMBIOS Video, available on VHS or DVD, will captivate learners as they follow the lives of five strangers brought together to live and learn in a Spanish-speaking culture. Dialogue of the characters in the video models the vocabulary, structures, and functions corresponding to the chapters in INTERCAMBIOS.
  • Writing tasks throughout the text and the WorkFiles are now accompanied by Atajo 4.0 CD-ROM: Writing Assistant for Spanish icons with specific correlations, reminding students that writing help is only a keystroke away.
  • Every chapter of the textbook invites students to listen to a specific, thematically or grammatically appropriate song from Putumayo's Nuevo Latino Music CD.
  • Accompanying each En contexto, Vocabulario esencial and Gramática esencial presentation, Recursos boxes point students to the appropriate WorkFiles components, as well as corresponding Web exercises and activities for further practice and support.
  • Dialogues. The dialogues in the En contexto sections have been reviewed to make them more linguistically and culturally authentic. Within each dialogue, new idiomatic expressions have been added to teach students how different Hispanics speak Spanish. These dialogues have also been recorded on the new Text Audio CD, and relevant track numbers have been indicated in each En contexto section. The Notas de texto sections have been updated to provide concise cultural notes on the featured country, or on a related topic that will help students understand cultural differences. After the En contexto reading and in the ¿Comprendió usted? section, personalized questions are now included which relate to students' lives and experiences.
  • The Gramática esencial sections have been revised to provide more concise grammar explanations, additional examples, and new exercises and activities. In addition, some of the language structures have been presented either earlier or later in response to instructors' feedback.
  • In the Practiquemos section, exercises and activities have been revised to make the progression from mechanical to meaningful to personalized and open-ended more relevant and clear. The Situaciones exercises in each chapter have been revised to encourage productive student interaction.
  • At the end of each Paso, the Perspectivas sections have also been updated to present engaging readings, relevant to students' lives, on topics such as etiquette to be used on the Internet, ecotourism in Central America, shopping on-line, and Hispanic businesses in the United States. The Perspectivas section also contains reading (¡A leer!) and writing (¡A escribir!) subsections to teach students specific reading strategies and develop writing skills through a process approach. In the Fifth edition, these ¡A escribir! sections also boast useful correlations to the Atajo 4.0: Writing Assistant for Spanish.
  • Information in the Cultura sections has been updated, and new Cultura sections have been added. The cultural notes are now in Spanish, beginning with Lección 4. The Reto cultural section continues to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained about Hispanic culture in general, and about the particular country in which the corresponding Lección is set. In this section, students face a particular challenge in a culturally authentic situation, such as mealtime, banking, shopping, or holiday celebration, which they have to solve by using what they've learned throughout the Lección.

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DVD Video  (ISBN-10: 1413020259 | ISBN-13: 9781413020250)

The new Realidades en video footage is incorporated into the activities in the new video section of the WorkFiles. Realidades en video chronicles the lives of five Spanish-speaking students as they come together and live in a Spanish-speaking country. There are corresponding pre-, during, and post-viewing activities, which students may complete independently or in pairs.

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The brand new WorkFiles function as an extension of the textbook with activities and exercises that are cross-referenced at specific points in both the student text and the Annotated Instructor's Edition. The WorkFiles empower you to customize the program to fit both your specific teaching needs and your students' varied learning styles. Simply choose from one of the many sections to suit your curriculum goals, teaching style, or the learning styles of your students. WorkFiles now include the Workbook, the Lab Manual, Vocabulario suplemental activities, Gramática suplemental activities, Práctica comunicativa activities, and Realidades en video activities that are tied to the all-new reality-television based Intercambios video program.

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INTERCAMBIOS: SPANISH FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION is a short, complete introductory language program, designed especially for two- or three-semester courses with fewer contact hours. The main purposes of the program are to develop students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish, and to help students understand Spanish-speaking communities in the United States, in Latin America and in Spain. Highly integrated components in the program provide many opportunities to learn and practice Spanish vocabulary, sayings, phrases, pronunciation, and language structures in culturally authentic situations, and situations relevant to students' lives. High-frequency vocabulary, realistic grammar presentations, and compelling cultural readings combine with powerful multimedia resources to provide an integrated program that can be completed easily in either a semester or quarter system. Plus, the INTERCAMBIOS program includes teaching and learning support that gives you and your students exactly what you need.

List Price = $414.95  | CengageBrain Price = $414.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $312.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Guiomar Borrás A.

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.