Higher Education

Basic Spanish 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: 1285052080  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052083
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2000
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.75
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Overview

THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES ENHANCED SECOND EDITION offers a more dynamic teaching and learning experience than ever before with advanced online tools designed to address the needs of today's students and professionals requiring a working knowledge of Spanish. This flexible, concise introduction to Spanish grammar and communication offers an extensive technology program, which now features outstanding video footage from the incomparable National Geographic collection, additional interactive grammar practice, as well as note-sharing and highlighting capabilities. This state-of-the-art technology combined with a focus on applied Spanish for everyday use gives students the advantage they need to be successful in the workplace and beyond!

Features and Benefits

  • Applied Presentation--Clear, concise grammar explanations in English with examples, translations, and charts in Spanish. "Vamos a practicar" activities reinforce grammar materials presented. Communication skills are honed with personalized questions, situational role-plays, and group activities.
  • Practical, Specialized Vocabulary--Contains vocabulary essential for communicating in Spanish and downloadable audio demonstrates proper pronunciation. "Palabras y más palabras" and "En estas situationces" sections offer additional vocabulary practice.
  • Cultural Focus--Contains "Notas culturales" that highlight Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson.
  • Comprehension Checks--"¿Cuánto sabe usted ahora?" Self-tests appear after every five lessons and test students' progress.
  • Convenient Audio Phrasebook--Provides downloadable audio vocabulary words and phrases that apply to the worktexts.

Table of Contents

Preface.
I. Communication: You will learn to greet people and exchange some polite questions and answers, exchange phone numbers, talk about days and dates, and describe colors.
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.
II. Communication: You will learn about cognates and some simple vocabulary related to the classroom. 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.
1. Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to restaurants and cafeterias.
Country highlighted: España. 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.
2. Communication: You will learn additional vocabulary relate to restaurants.
Country highlighted: México. 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.
3. Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to the family. Country highlighted: Guatemala. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. 2. Ir a+ infinitive 3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar. 4. Contractions.
4. Communication: You will learn vocabulary pertaining to hotels. Countries highlighted: Honduras and El Salvador. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir. 2. Expressions with tener. 3. Comparative forms. 4. Irregular comparative forms.
5. Communication: You will learn vocabulary about typical activities related to traveling in a foreign country. Country highlighted: Nicaragua. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie).
2. Some uses of the definite article. 3. The present progressive. 4. Ordinal numbers: Cuanto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 1-5.
6. Communication: You will learn more vocabulary related to situations encountered while traveling. Countries highlighted: Costa Rica and Panama. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue). 2. Affirmative and negative expressions. 3. Pronouns as object of a preposition. 4. Direct object pronouns.
7. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to travel arrangements. Countries highlighted: Puerto Rico. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i). 2. Irregular first-person forms. 3. Saber contrasted with conocer. 4. Indirect object pronouns.
8. Communication: You will learn vocabulary to sports and other outdoor activities.
Countries highlighted: Cuba and Republica Dominicana. 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.
9. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to daily routine and personal grooming.
Country highlighted: Venezuela. Structures: 1. Possessive pronouns. 2. Reflexive constructions. 3. Command forms: Ud. and Uds. 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms.
10. Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to housework, shopping and weather.
Country highlighted: Colombia. 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.
¿Cuánto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 6-10.
11. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to everyday life. Country highlighted: Ecuador. 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.
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.
14. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to automóviles. Country highlighted: Paraguay. Structures: 1. The past participle. 2. The present perfect tense. 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense.
15. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to transportation. Country highlighted: Chile. Structures: 1. The future tense. 2. The conditional tense. 3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. ¿Cuánto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 11-15.
16. Communicaton: You will learn vocabulary related to traveling by train. Country highlighted: Argentina. Structures: 1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition. 3. The absolute superlative.
17. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to hospital care in emergencias.
Country highlighted: Uruguay. Structures:1. The subjunctive to express emotion. 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions. 3. Formation of adverbs.
18. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to collage life. Nationality highlighted: Los puertorriqueños. Structures: 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence. 3. Diminutive suffixes.
19. Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to health problems and visits to the doctor''s office. Nationality highlighted: Los mexicanoamericanos. Structures: 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions. 2. The present perfect subjunctive. 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive.
20. Communication: You will learn vocabulary to running errands. Nationality highlighted: Los cubanoamericanos. Structures: 1. The imperfect subjunctive. 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive. 3. If clauses.
¿Cuánto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 16-20.
Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet.
Appendix B: Verbs.
Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions.
Appendix D: Weights and Measures.
Spanish-English Vocabulary.
English-Spanish Vocabulary.
Supplements-List Supplements for the new edition.

What's New

  • New! Integration of the latest version of iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center. The upgraded eBook features note-sharing capabilities, highlighting, and direct video links.
  • 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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + Spanish for Medical Personnel Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Spanish for Medical Personnel

ISBN-10: 1285270169  | ISBN-13: 9781285270166

List Price = $412.95  | CengageBrain Price = $412.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $310.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $212.95  | CengageBrain Price = $212.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.75
  • Spanish for Medical Personnel Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Spanish for Medical Personnel
    List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75


Bundle: Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + Spanish for Getting Along Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Spanish for Getting Along

ISBN-10:  1285270177  | ISBN-13:  9781285270173

List Price = $412.95  | CengageBrain Price = $412.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $310.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $212.95  | CengageBrain Price = $212.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.75
  • Spanish for Getting Along Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Spanish for Getting Along
    List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75


Bundle: Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + Spanish for Business and Finance Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series, 2nd + iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card for Spanish for Business and Financ

ISBN-10:  1285270185 | ISBN-13:  9781285270180

List Price = $412.95  | CengageBrain Price = $412.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $310.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Basic Spanish Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $212.95  | CengageBrain Price = $212.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $159.75
  • Spanish for Business and Finance Enhanced Edition: The Basic Spanish Series
    List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75
  • iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 4 term (24 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Resource Center 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495902624 | ISBN-13: 9780495902621)

Suite of online digital resources for BASIC SPANSIH FOR TEACHERS. This is an integrated, multimedia package that complements the text and helps your students succeed in your course anytime, anywhere. Student resources include in-text audio, web search activities, cultural web links, self-grading quizzes, audio flashcards, crossword puzzles, and a glossary as well as a link to a conjugation tool. This site also includes 4 audio phrasebooks that will help you learn key phrases and vocabulary: Getting Along, Law Enforcement and Social Services, Business and Finance, and Medical Personnel and Social Services. Make it easier for your students to use all the eResources you select using this one-stop online portal. Instructor resources include in-text audio scripts, answer keys for in-text activities, answer keys for in-text self tests, vocabulary PowerPoint for each chapter, and situation cards.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Getting AlongiLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 24-Months Instant Access Code for Spanish for Getting Along  (ISBN-10: 0495902713 | ISBN-13: 9780495902713)

Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this audio enhanced learning environment, including: an eBook; assignable and integrated worktext activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams. For you, iLrn offers solutions organized around what you do day-to-day, saving you time on course set up and administrative tasks!

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Spanish for Law Enforcement: Basic Spanish Guide Series  (ISBN-10: 0495902535 | ISBN-13: 9780495902539)

As a component of The Basic Spanish Series, BASIC SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, is a career manual designed to serve those in law enforcement professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents typical everyday situations that pre-professionals and professionals may encounter when dealing with Spanish speakers in the United States at work settings such as police stations, prisons, and on the street. BASIC SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, introduces practical vocabulary, everyday on-the-job situations, and culture notes (Notas culturales) written from a cross-cultural perspective. It 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.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Business and Finance  (ISBN-10: 0495902748 | ISBN-13: 9780495902744)

Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this audio enhanced learning environment, including: an eBook; assignable and integrated worktext activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams. For you, iLrn offers solutions organized around what you do day-to-day, saving you time on course set up and administrative tasks!

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Medical Personnel  (ISBN-10: 0495902691 | ISBN-13: 9780495902690)

Everything your students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this audio enhanced learning environment, including: an eBook; assignable and integrated worktext activities; assignable, partnered voice-recorded activities; and a diagnostic study tool to better prepare students for exams. For you, iLrn offers solutions organized around what you do day-to-day, saving you time on course set up and administrative tasks!

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Student Supplements

Resource Center 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495902624 | ISBN-13: 9780495902621)

Suite of online digital resources for The BASIC SPANISH SERIES. This is an integrated, multimedia package that complements your text and helps you succeed in your course online anytime, anywhere. This includes in-text audio, web search activities, cultural web links, self-grading quizzes, audio flashcards, crossword puzzles, and a glossary as well as a link to a conjugation tool. This site also includes 4 audio phrasebooks that will help you learn key phrases and vocabulary: Getting Along, Law Enforcement and Social Services, Business and Finance, and Medical Personnel and Social Services.

List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Getting AlongiLrn™ Heinle Learning Center 24-Months Instant Access Code for Spanish for Getting Along  (ISBN-10: 0495902713 | ISBN-13: 9780495902713)

Save time with this all-in-one online companion to BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG With iLrn:™ Heinle Learning Center, everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio enhanced learning environment, including: an interactive diagnostic study tool that helps you prepare for exams. Plus, an online worktext with audio allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work. This learning center also gives you access to an audio enhanced eBook, integrated worktext activities, partnered, voice-recorded activities.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Spanish for Getting Along  (ISBN-10: 0495902721 | ISBN-13: 9780495902720)

Save time with this all-in-one online companion to BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG With iLrn:™ Heinle Learning Center, everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio enhanced learning environment, including: an interactive diagnostic study tool that helps you prepare for exams. Plus, an online worktext with audio allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work. This learning center also gives you access to an audio enhanced eBook, integrated worktext activities, partnered, voice-recorded activities.

List Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.75

Spanish for Law Enforcement: Basic Spanish Guide Series  (ISBN-10: 0495902535 | ISBN-13: 9780495902539)

BASIC SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT offers diversified business topics and vocabulary, technology-related terms, cultural notes, and activities on business culture and practices – correlated to the cultural notes – to check and reinforce students' business cross-cultural competency.

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iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Business and Finance  (ISBN-10: 0495902748 | ISBN-13: 9780495902744)

Save time with this all-in-one online companion to BASIC SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE With iLrn:™ Heinle Learning Center, everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio enhanced learning environment, including: an interactive diagnostic study tool that helps you prepare for exams. Plus, an online worktext with audio allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work. This learning center also gives you access to an audio enhanced eBook, integrated worktext activities, partnered, voice-recorded activities.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

iLrn™ Heinle Learning Center, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access for Spanish for Medical Personnel  (ISBN-10: 0495902691 | ISBN-13: 9780495902690)

Save time with this all-in-one online companion to BASIC SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE With iLrn:™ Heinle Learning Center, everything you need to master the skills and contents of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio enhanced learning environment, including: an interactive diagnostic study tool that helps you prepare for exams. Plus, an online worktext with audio allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work. This learning center also gives you access to an audio enhanced eBook, integrated worktext activities, partnered, voice-recorded activities.

List Price = $145.00  | CengageBrain Price = $145.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00

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.