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Para siempre: Introducción al español, 2nd Edition

  • Marino de León San Antonio College
  • Marta Montemayor San Antonio College
  • ISBN-10: 1133952712  |  ISBN-13: 9781133952718
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.25
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About

Overview

PARA SIEMPRE is an easily accessible, streamlined Introductory Spanish program that focuses on oral production and conversation through modeled dialogs and oral activities. Students are introduced to high-frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures that are necessary for conversing about everyday topics and situations. Presenting grammar as a tool to communicate rather than a set of rules to memorize facilitates active participation in open-ended activities and in-class conversations. The flow of material in each unit is straightforward and easy to follow, and the reachable goals and guidance that students receive as they progress through each unit build a sense of achievement and enjoyment, fostering a continued interest in the study of Spanish at higher levels.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapters are divided into three modules. These modules feature communicative functions within contextualized situations and provide a variety of activities. Because language and culture are inseparable, culture is incorporated into dialogues, readings, and activities throughout the text and its components.
  • Each of the three modules contains two sections: “¡Preparate!” presents new vocabulary and grammar, while “En acción” allows students to practice what they’ve learned through “Conversaciones y más” and “Ya puedes decirlo” activities.
  • Chapter-ending “¡Para siempre!” (Forever) activities reinforce the chapter’s overall theme while expanding students’ communicative abilities. These activities are designed to help students develop the necessary language skills that will stay with them forever--para siempre.

Table of Contents

Preliminar: UNIDAD EN LA DIVERSIDAD.
Communication Objectives. Recognizing cognates and loan words. Recognizing commands. Using expressions of courtesy. Reviewing the Spanish phonological system. Culture Topics. Spanish-speaking countries. The importance of courtesy. Spanish missions in the United States.
1. ¡QUÉ BONITO NOMBRE!
Communication Objectives. Expressing informal and formal greetings. Using titles when addressing someone. Expressing informal and formal introductions. Learning how to ask one’s name and how to answer. Expressing informal and formal farewells. Culture Topics. Academic and other titles. First names and surnames. The calendar in the Spanish-speaking world. Greetings. Music: Agustín Lara. Art: Marina Anaya. Literature: Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez. Sections: Buenos días, Me llamo…, Hasta luego. Vocabulary. Greetings. Titles. Introductions. Farewells. Days of the week. Grammar. Forms of address tú / usted. Subject pronouns. The verb estar with greetings. The verb llamarse. Gender of nouns. Definite articles. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Cambio de nombre. Reading strategy: Recognizing cognates. ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
2. ¡QUÉ FIESTA!
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Hoy es mi cumpleaños, Soy libre como el viento, Soy muy trabajador. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Controversia: el nombre Día de la Raza. Reading strategy: Recognizing cognates(2). ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
3. TODO QUEDA ENTRE FAMILIA.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Una familia distinguida, Un mundo pequeñito, Mi abuela es muy estricta. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! La estrategia del caracol. Reading strategies: Skimming to get the gist of the reading, scanning for specific information. ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
4. EL ÚLTIMO GRITO DE LA MODA.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Las criticonas, Estoy muy nerviosa, Una agencia de publicidad. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! La Feria de Abril en Sevilla. Reading strategy: Using the title amd visual aids to determine meaning. ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
5. ME DUELE MUCHO.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: ¡Ay, ay, ay!, ¿Cómo eres?, Tengo las manos frías. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
6. AQUÍ EMPIEZA TU FUTURO.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Quiero ser arquitecto, Conozco el campus, Mi universidad es la mejor. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas ¡Para siempre!
7. LAS MARAVILLAS DEL MUNDO.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Un viaje cultural, Un viaje de luna de miel, Un viaje de negocios. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
8. MI RITMO DE VIDA.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Todos los días lo mismo, La boda del año, Cuando era niño. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
9. MENTE SANA EN CUERPO SANO
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: ¿Te gusta el fútbol?, ¡Qué bien bailas!, Vamos al cine. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
10. LA MADRE NATURALEZA.
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Visita al zoológico, Viaje ecológico, En contacto con la naturaleza. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
11. ¡QUÉ SABROSO!
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: Una dieta saludable, Vamos a cocinar, Una cena especial. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
12. POR AMOR AL ARTE
Communication Objectives. Culture Topics. Sections: A todo color, ¡Qué original diseño!, Imágenes de poesía. Vocabulary. Grammar. Skills. ¡Vamos a leer! Reading strategy: ¡Vamos a escribir! ¡Vamos a revisar! Voces hispanas. ¡Para siempre!
Reference Materials.
Spanish-English Glossary.
English-Spanish Glossary.
Maps.
Index.

What's New

  • NEW! Four-Skills Coverage: Each chapter systematically targets all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • NEW! Cultural Coverage: The cultural information embedded and featured in each chapter is complemented by linkages to an end-of book country almanac. This almanac provides basic information about the 21 Spanish-speaking countries. The almanac is enhanced by geo-cultural video footage.
  • NEW! “Voces Hispanas” Interviews: The “Voces Hispanas” interviews with native speakers of Spanish provide unique perspectives on the topics featured in PARA SIEMPRE.
  • NEW! “¡Vamos a revisar!” review section: After every even-numbered chapter, PARA SIEMPRE will now include a review section titled “¡Vamos a revisar!” This section will allow students to review and practice the language acquired by that point by using recorded dialogues titled “¡Vamos a escuchar!”
  • NEW! “Nota lingüística” lexical notes throughout highlight regional variations in the lexicon.
  • NEW! Instructor Resources: New instructor annotations and teaching tips point out usage of 5Cs, emphasize activity scaffolding, and provide a rubric (input vs. output tips) for novice instructors.
  • NEW! Technology Package: Now includes iLrn™: HEINLE Learning Center (eBook and eSAM included) or Premium Website.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133952674 | ISBN-13: 9781133952671)

The video features two types of footage. The “Voces hispanas” interviews with native speakers of Spanish provide unique perspectives on the topics featured in PARA SIEMPRE. The country-specific footage features descriptive narratives in Spanish, which provide background information on geography, history, and culture all over the Spanish-speaking world.

SAM Answer Key and Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 1133952682 | ISBN-13: 9781133952688)

The Answer Key provides answers to all activities in the Student Activities Manual and is accompanied by the printed transcript of the Lab Audio.

Student Activities Manual Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133952658 | ISBN-13: 9781133952657)

The SAM Lab Audio Program reinforces students’ pronunciation and listening skills. It contains the recorded material that corresponds to the Práctica auditiva and Pronunciación sections of the PARA SIEMPRE Student Activities Manual.

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Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133952690 | ISBN-13: 9781133952695)

The Student Activities Manual (SAM) expands the practice of the vocabulary and grammar objectives presented in the textbook. A complete Pronunciación section presents and allows students to practice the Spanish phonological system together with exercises. Each chapter is divided into three sections: Práctica escrita, Práctica auditiva, and Pronunciación.

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iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133952046 | ISBN-13: 9781133952046)

With iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center, everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment, including an audio- and video-enhanced eBook; assignable, integrated textbook activities; companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; an online workbook and lab manual with audio; interactive enrichment activities; and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams.

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PowerLecture with Test Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1133952615 | ISBN-13: 9781133952619)

This instructor resource package consists of a PowerLecture CD-ROM with the complete testing program, related answer keys, and audio scripts as well as other instructor resources. Included in the package is the Testing Audio CD corresponding to the listening comprehension parts of the chapter tests.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133952631 | ISBN-13: 9781133952633)

This Premium Website features tutorial quizzes, web search activities, flashcards, crossword puzzles, as well as grammar video tutorials associated with the grammar objectives for PARA SIEMPRE. The Premium Website also makes it easy to use all the eResources for your textbook, providing access to in-text audio recordings, lab audio recordings, and video clips.

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Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133952658 | ISBN-13: 9781133952657)

The SAM Lab Audio Program reinforces students’ pronunciation and listening skills. It contains the recorded material that corresponds to the Práctica auditiva and Pronunciación sections of the PARA SIEMPRE Student Activities Manual.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133952690 | ISBN-13: 9781133952695)

The Student Activities Manual (SAM) expands the practice of the vocabulary and grammar objectives presented in the textbook. A complete Pronunciación section presents and allows students to practice the Spanish phonological system together with exercises. Each chapter is divided into three sections: Práctica escrita, Práctica auditiva, and Pronunciación.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50

iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133952046 | ISBN-13: 9781133952046)

With iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center, everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment, including an audio- and video-enhanced eBook; assignable, integrated textbook activities; companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; an online workbook and lab manual with audio; interactive enrichment activities; and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams.

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

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133952631 | ISBN-13: 9781133952633)

This Premium Website features tutorial quizzes, web search activities, flashcards, crossword puzzles, as well as grammar video tutorials associated with the grammar objectives for PARA SIEMPRE. The Premium Website also makes it easy to use all the eResources for your textbook, providing access to in-text audio recordings, lab audio recordings, and video clips.

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

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marino de León

Marino de León has taught Spanish in middle school, high school, and at the college level at San Antonio College for 40 years. Besides teaching the traditional grammar-based classes, he has experience teaching conversational Spanish in the classroom and via telecourses. Marino also served as a coordinator of the Foreign Languages Department for seven years. He co-authored the very successful custom published program Cuéntame: Spanish for Beginners, Conversational Approach, which has been used at San Antonio College for eight years. Moreover, this proud ninth generation Texan was a recipient of a scholarship from the Spanish government that allowed him to study in Spain for two years.

Marta Montemayor

Marta Montemayor is ABD in Spanish Linguistics. She studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City and has 30 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a Second Language. At the UNAM, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (where she received her M.A.), and presently, at San Antonio College, she has taught basic through advanced language, semantics, syntax, teaching methodology, and has conducted teacher-in-service training courses, as well as created new courses. She is coauthor of Pido la palabra (level 5) (UNAM. 1991), Estoy listo (level 1) (UNAM. 1994), and Estoy listo (level 3) (UNAM. 2004). These basic instructional texts are widely used in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and other countries. More recently, she coauthored a custom published program, Cuéntame: Spanish for Beginners, Conversational Approach that has been in use at San Antonio College for eight years.