Higher Education

¡Imagínate!: Managing Conversations in Spanish, 3rd Edition

  • includes Audio CD
  • Kenneth Chastain University of Virginia
  • Gail Guntermann Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0838416411  |  ISBN-13: 9780838416419
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1991, 1987
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.75



¡IMAGÍNATE! moves students from "textbook" Spanish to more authentic, natural, and flowing speech with practical conversational strategies and useful expressions.

Table of Contents

Preliminary: Introduction to Conversational Strategies and Listening Comprehension.
1. Initiating and Closing Conversations.
2. Initiating and Building Topics.
3. Description and Circumlocution.
4. Requesting and Providing Information.
5. Planning and Organizing.
6. Recounting Events, Listening to Anecdotes.
7. Managing Requests, Complaints, and Disagreements.
8. Giving and Receiving Advice.
9. Expressing and Reacting to Feelings.
10. Managing a Discussion.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"Quite frankly, I think that ¡Imagínate! is the best program on the market. Its strengths are the semi-scripted conversations, wealth of conversational activities, and useful expressions."

— Eileen Glisan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"I have found nothing that compares to the logical layout and topics included in ¡Imagí­nate!"

— Julie Sellers, University of Wyoming


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Student Supplements

¡Imagínate!: Managing Conversations in Spanish (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 083841642X | ISBN-13: 9780838416426)


List Price = $172.95  | CengageBrain Price = $172.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.75

Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 0838416446 | ISBN-13: 9780838416440)

NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY. The ¡IMAGÍNATE! audio CD provides listening comprehension reinforcement of structures and vocabulary that are presented in the student textbook; improving pronunciation.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kenneth Chastain

Professor Chastain was a Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia in Applied Linguistics and author of several well-respected books on second-language acquistion.

Gail Guntermann

Professor Guntermann is a Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University and Associate Chair of the department.