Higher Education

Cómo se dice...?, 9th Edition

  • Ana C. Jarvis Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Emerita
  • Raquel Lebredo California Baptist University
  • Francisco Mena-Ayllón University of Redlands, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 0547001312  |  ISBN-13: 9780547001319
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2002, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $261.75
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About

Overview

Now in its Ninth Edition, ¿Cómo se dice...? remains one of the top-selling programs due to its founding principles, which have remained consistent throughout every edition. Solid four-skills methodology, unparalleled grammar explanations, flexibility, and ease-of-use are just a few of the hallmarks that have made the program so successful with its loyal followers.

Features and Benefits

  • Unparalleled thorough and concise grammar explanations reflect the author team's combined experience and expertise, presenting Spanish grammar in a way that ensures language mastery among non-native speakers.
  • Reinforcing methodology builds from students' knowledge base while reinforcing their previous knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, or culture.
  • Practical, relevant themes and vocabulary draw on topics that are of interest to today's students while introducing the simple, useful, authentic vocabulary they need for everyday communication.
  • Confidence-building approach focuses on mastery of the most basic language skills, building students' self-confidence by setting reasonable and achievable goals.
  • Integrated Learning Tips provide students with extra support and helpful suggestions for grasping new concepts.
  • Additional reading support for three-semester courses includes a supplementary booklet, Rincón literario, with pedagogical apparatus for instructors who wish to emphasize reading.
  • Multi-tier video features three types of footage to improve listening skills and expand cultural knowledge, including lesson-opening dialogues from the text, geographic footage accompanied by descriptive narratives in Spanish, and grammar points taught by a video instructor.

Table of Contents

Preface: To the Student.
Contents: Scope and Sequence.
Lección 1. Saludos y despedidas.
Lección 2. En la universidad.
Lección 3. Por teléfono.
Lección 4. Costumbres y tradiciones.
Lección 5. Las comidas.
Lección 6. Los quehaceres de la casa.
Lección 7. En un hotel.
Lección 8. Haciendo diligencias.
Lección 9. Una cena de cumpleaños.
Lección 10. Buscando apartamento.
Lección 11. En una agencia de viajes.
Lección 12. El automóvil.
Lección 13. En un centro comercial.
Lección 14. Las carreras universitarias.
Lección 15. Problemas de salud.
Lección 16. Las actividades al aire libre.
Lección 17. El mundo de los negocios.
Lección 18. Teatro… cine… televisión…
Appendixes.
Vocabulary.
Index.
Credits.

What's New

  • New! CL SpanishSPACE with multimedia eBook and eSAM brings to life the features of the book with easy access to interactive online content and course management tools in Eduspace or Quia.
  • New! Redesigned chapter-opening spreads provide a complete overview of chapter content and introduce the cultures and countries to be covered, illuminated by new detailed maps and High C and low c cultural material.
  • New! Supportive, paced activity sets progress from form-focused practice to open-ended communicative activities that provide a framework on which to negotiate meaning.
  • New! Expanded cultural presentation broadens coverage of the Spanish-speaking world by first introducing the target culture in the chapter-opener and then integrating new content at relevant points throughout the chapter.
  • New! Four-skills application-based strategy sections provide clearly articulated strategies for developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills along with specific exercises that guide students in applying those strategies.
  • New! Updated video footage offers new or revised travelogue video segments directly related to the Panorama hispanico cultural sections.

Alternate Formats

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  • Loose Leaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 049580021X | ISBN-13: 9780495800217

    List Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.25

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

Personal Tutor 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428261591 | ISBN-13: 9781428261594)

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

eSAM in Quia Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0547002602 | ISBN-13: 9780547002606)

This electronic version of the Student Activities Manual contains the same content as the print SAM in an interactive environment that provides immediate feedback on many activities. The audio associated with the Laboratory Manual section of the SAM is included.

List Price = $96.00  | CengageBrain Price = $96.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

SpanishSpace with Premium Website Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0547001401 | ISBN-13: 9780547001401)

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

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 0547001398 | ISBN-13: 9780547001395)

The Workbook portion of the SAM provides vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing practice. The Laboratory Manual activities, designed for use with the audio program, focus on pronunciation and listening comprehension.

List Price = $123.95  | CengageBrain Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00

In-text Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0547001320 | ISBN-13: 9780547001326)

Contains recordings of the lesson-opening dialogues, the Vocabulario and Pronunciación sections, dichos, sample verb conjugations, and the reading in the Rincón literario sections. It also includes the recordings to accompany the Al escuchar... and Al conversar... activities.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

iLrn™ 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495902438 | ISBN-13: 9780495902430)

For online purchases only. iLrn: Heinle Learning Center gives you everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course. The dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment includes an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, companion videos, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, an interactive voiceboard, interactive enrichment activities, diagnostic activities that generate your own personalized study plan, and access to a variety of online tutoring services. For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.ichapters.com.

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

Student Supplements

Personal Tutor 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428261591 | ISBN-13: 9781428261594)

List Price = $62.00  | CengageBrain Price = $62.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.00

eSAM in Quia Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0547002602 | ISBN-13: 9780547002606)

This electronic version of the Student Activities Manual contains the same content as the print SAM in an interactive environment that provides immediate feedback on many activities. The audio associated with the Laboratory Manual section of the SAM is included.

List Price = $96.00  | CengageBrain Price = $96.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.00

SpanishSpace with Premium Website Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0547001401 | ISBN-13: 9780547001401)

Cengage Learning’s companion websites provide you with real-life applications, supplemental readings, practice activities, web-based quizzes and other study tools that are specific to the book your instructor has chosen. You can use them for test preparation or with activities your instructor has assigned.

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

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 0547001398 | ISBN-13: 9780547001395)

The Workbook portion of the SAM provides vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing practice. The Laboratory Manual activities, designed for use with the audio program, focus on pronunciation and listening comprehension.

List Price = $123.95  | CengageBrain Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.00

In-text Audio CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0547001320 | ISBN-13: 9780547001326)

Contains recordings of the lesson-opening dialogues, the Vocabulario and Pronunciación sections, dichos, sample verb conjugations, and the reading in the Rincón literario sections. It also includes the recordings to accompany the Al escuchar... and Al conversar... activities.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.75

iLrn™ 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495902438 | ISBN-13: 9780495902430)

For online purchases only. iLrn: Heinle Learning Center gives you everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course. The dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment includes an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities, companion videos, an online workbook and lab manual with audio, an interactive voiceboard, interactive enrichment activities, diagnostic activities that generate your own personalized study plan, and access to a variety of online tutoring services. For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.ichapters.com.

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

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.