Higher Education

Puentes, 6th Edition

  • Patti J. Marinelli University of South Carolina
  • Lizette Mujica Laughlin University of South Carolina
  • ISBN-10: 1133958788  |  ISBN-13: 9781133958789
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2002
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish.

Features and Benefits

  • Uniquely dynamic "power pacing" and prioritizing allows more practice/time for the points students must master in order to achieve the intermediate level of proficiency and to prepare the way for the advanced level.
  • A class-tested placement exam helps identify the large number of students who fall into the high-beginner category.
  • "Vocabulario temático": The backbone of this vocabulary presentation consists of model questions and answers on everyday topics. Novice-level learners can easily memorize and adapt these key phrases for immediate communication even as they internalize the structural patterns presented. In this edition, the clear new layout of this section helps focus learner's attention on key chunks of information and facilitates classroom presentation of the material. The models have also been slightly shortened to allow for more rapid coverage.
  • "Gramática": Since key grammatical structures are embedded in the "Vocabulario temático" sections, students work with the grammar before practicing it more formally in the "Gramática" sections. In this edition, each grammar explanation is preceded by a model conversational exchange (also recorded) that directs students' attention to the grammar point of study and provides an opportunity for inductive learning. Explanations have been streamlined, with an emphasis on the most common uses; exceptions and more advanced points are provided in annotations.
  • "Ponerlo a prueba": A carefully designed sequence of practice activities follows each vocabulary and grammar presentation. In this edition, particular emphasis is given to providing more opportunities for self-expression and open-ended response in both paired and small-group contexts. Short new readings in every chapter provide informative and entertaining content while serving as a springboard for conversation.
  • "Gramática suplementaria": This section is now located at the end of the textbook. Instructors may pick and choose from these sections to supplement the grammatical content of the course as they wish. Explanations and practices have been completely revamped to provide a closer tie-in to the main body of each chapter.
  • Video program includes two segments for each of the nine chapters. "En la Hacienda Vista Alegre" is an exciting, reality-based storyline video that follows the adventures of five strangers who come together to live and learn in a Spanish-speaking culture. It highlights the chapter themes and grammatical structures, while showcasing the characters, in a variety of real-life situations or conflicts that need to be resolved. The "Imagénes de…" features a video visit to the country featured in each chapter's "Vamos a…" section.

Table of Contents

Contents.
Note to Students.
Acknowledgments.
Maps.
P. PASO PRELIMINAR.
Vocabulario temático. En la sala de clase; las instrucciones del / de la profesor(a). El abecedario. Los números de 0 a 100. Para presentarnos. Cómo hablar con tu profesor(a). Gramática. Los sustantivos y los artículos. Cultura. Los números mayas.
1. ¡ASÍ SOMOS! PUERTO RICO.
Cultura y Conexiones A primera vista. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Cómo saludar a los compañeros y a los profesores. Información básica. Gramática Paso 1. Los pronombres personales, el verbo estar y los adjetivos. Los verbos ser, tener, ir. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. La familia y los amigos. Nuestra rutina entre semana. Gramática Paso 2. Cómo indicar la posesión. El tiempo presente de los verbos regulares. Estrategias Paso 2. Previewing a lesson. Vocabulario temático Paso 3. El tiempo libre. Gramática Paso 3. El verbo gustar. Las preguntas. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 3. Los pasatiempos. ¡Vamos a Puerto Rico! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 1. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El presente progresivo. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Deciphering unfamiliar words. Writing: The writing process.
2. ¡DE VIAJE! MÉXICO.
A primera vista. Espíritu aventurero (destinos turísticos). Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Cómo hablar de horarios. Cómo decir la hora. Las fechas, los días de la semana, los meses del año. Para planificar un viaje. Gramática. Las frases verbales. Verbos con cambios en la raíz en el tiempo presente. Cultura y Conexiones. El calendario maya. Estrategias. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. En el hotel. Los números de 100 a 10 000 000. Gramática. Algunos verbos irregulares en el tiempo presente. Estrategias. Memorization tips. ¡Vamos a México! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 2. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El futuro. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Scanning for detail. Writing: Keys to composing social correspondence.
3. ENTRE FAMILIA VENEZUELA.
A primera vista. Siempre conectados (redes sociales). Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Mi familia, otros parientes y las mascotas. Las descripciones personales. Gramática Paso 1. Los adjetivos. Los comparativos y los superlativos. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 1. ¿Qué hacen las familias los fines de semana? Estrategias Paso 1. Managing your learning. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Los cuartos y los muebles. Cómo describir algunas características y condiciones de una casa. Para indicar relaciones espaciales. Gramática Paso 2. Los verbos ser y estar. Vocabulario temático Paso 3. Mi rutina. Los quehaceres domésticos. Gramática Paso 3. Los verbos reflexivos. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 3. Las familias en el mundo hispano. ¡Vamos a Venezuela! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 3. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El participio pasado. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Skimming for the main idea. Writing: Creating paragraphs.
4. ¡BUEN PROVECHO! PERÚ.
A primera vista. La comida en familia. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. El desayuno, el almuerzo, la merienda, la cena. En el restaurante, el cubierto. Gramática Paso 1. Los complementos directos. Estrategias Paso 1. Reclassifying information. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. En el mercado, otras frutas, otros comestibles. Gramática Paso 2. Los complementos indirectos. Dos complementos. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 2. El mercado. ¡Vamos a Perú! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 4. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El presente perfecto. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Anticipating content. Writing: Building longer sentences.
5. LA VIDA ESTUDIANTIL ARGENTINA.
A primera vista. Estudiantes globales. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Cómo hablar de los horarios y las especializaciones. Las asignaturas. Cómo pedir y dar opiniones. Las notas. Las profesiones, los oficios y los planes para el futuro. Gramática Paso 1. Los verbos encantar e interesar. Para hablar del futuro: repaso de las expresiones verbales. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 1. Las universidades hispanoamericanas. Estrategias. Using simpler language. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Cómo hablar del pasado: ¿Que hiciste ayer? Gramática Paso 2. El pretérito de los verbos regulares y de los verbos con cambios ortográficos. Los usos del pretérito y los verbos con cambios en la raíz. Vocabulario temático Paso 3. Cómo hablar de las excursiones académicas. Gramática Paso 3. El pretérito de los verbos irregulares. El presente, el pasado y el futuro: resumen. ¡Vamos a Argentina! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 5. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El condicional. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Understanding a long sentence. Writing: Developing cohesion.
6. DE COMPRAS ESPAÑA.
A primera vista. La ropa habla. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. La ropa. Los pisos. Los colores y otros detalles. Para comprar la ropa. Gramática Paso 1. Más sobre los adjetivos. Otros verbos como gustar: importar, faltar, quedar, y parecer. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Los recuerdos. Para escoger un artículo. Para regatear. Gramática Paso 2. Palabras indefinidas y negativas. Por and para. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 2. El Rastro. Estrategias. Circumlocution. ¡Vamos a España! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 6. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. Las palabras indefinidas y negativas. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Consulting a dictionary when reading. Writing: Consulting a dictionary when writing.
7. ¡A DIVERTIRNOS! COSTA RICA.
A primera vista. Pasión por las artes. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. El tiempo libre: las invitaciones. El fin de semana. Actividades populares. Gramática Paso 1. Repaso del pretérito. Estrategias Paso 1. Tips on sustaining a conversation. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Las estaciones, el tiempo y otras expresiones de tiempo. Los días festivos y las celebraciones. Gramática Paso 2. El imperfecto. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 2. El Día de los Muertos. Vocabulario temático Paso 3. Cómo contar un cuento. Expresiones de interés. Algunas preguntas típicas. Gramática Paso 3. El imperfecto y el pretérito: el primer contraste. El imperfecto y el pretérito: el segundo contraste. ¡Vamos a Costa Rica! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 7. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El pluscuamperfecto. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Summarizing. Writing: Writing a personal narrative.
8. SOMOS TURISTAS ECUADOR.
A primera vista. Viajes sorprendentes. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Unas diligencias por la ciudad. Unos lugares importantes. Para indicar la ubicación. Para pedir y dar instrucciones. Gramática Paso 1. El se pasivo y el se impersonal. Los mandatos formales. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Las partes del cuerpo. Las enfermedades. Los remedios. Gramática Paso 2. Los verbos doler y romperse. El presente del subjuntivo. Cultura y Conexiones Paso 2. Las farmacias. Estrategias Paso 2. Improving your listening. ¡Vamos a Ecuador! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 8. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. Los mandatos familiares. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Recognizing word families. Writing: Editing and proofreading.
9. ¡ASÍ ES LA VIDA! CHILE.
A primera vista. La literatura… reflejo de la vida. Vocabulario temático Paso 1. Las vicisitudes del estudiante. Para dar consejos y para reaccionar a los consejos. Gramática Paso 1. Usos del presente del subjuntivo: cómo influir sobre los demás. El presente del subjuntivo: verbos con cambios ortográficos y verbos irregulares. Vocabulario temático Paso 2. Los grandes momentos de la vida. Otras noticias buenas. Malas noticias. Gramática Paso 2. Usos del subjuntivo: las emociones. El presente del subjuntivo: los verbos con cambios en la raíz. Cultura y Conexiones. El matrimonio. Vocabulario temático Paso 3. Cuéntame de tu vida. Para expresar grados de certeza o duda. Para expresar optimismo y pesimismo. Gramática Paso 3. Usos del presente del indicativo para expresar certeza. Usos del presente del subjuntivo: la duda y la negación. Estrategias Paso 3. Gestures and body language. ¡Vamos a Chile! Un paso más. ¡Vamos a hablar! ¡Vamos a ver! En la Hacienda Vista Alegre, Episodio 9. ¡Vamos a repasar! Gramática suplementaria. El subjuntivo en cláusulas adjetivales. Cuaderno de actividades. Reading: Distinguishing fact from opinion. Writing: Creating more complex sentences.
Gramática suplementaria.
Appendix A: Regular Verbs.
Appendix B: Stem-changing Verbs.
Appendix C: Change of Spelling Verbs.
Appendix D: Irregular Verbs.
Appendix E: Pronoun Chart.
Appendix F: Rules of Accentuation.
Vocabulario español-inglés.
Vocabulario inglés-español.
Vocabulario temático: español e inglés.
Index.
Text Credits.
Photo Credits.

What's New

  • New! "A Primera Vista" sections. In odd chapters, focus is placed on the application of the 5Cs to music, social media, study abroad, art, and literature. In even chapters, the focus is communicative and cultural and will feature three video interviews, which serve as models for end-of-chapter video projects.
  • New! Video interviews with Spanish-speakers. These videos relate and speak to students by focusing on topics that are of interest to them.
  • New! "Vocabulario temático" section will now include recorded audio and supporting images to support its goal of providing vocabulary and language functions in context.
  • New! Additional listening activity per chapter helps reinforce and practice the chapter presentation.
  • New! "Vamos a..." (+ country) contains a small map, beautiful photographs, and interesting information on topics related to the chapter theme, the country of focus's history, and its culture. This presentation is accompanied by an all-new travelogue-style video program.
  • New "Vamos a repasar" offers a plethora of review activities, including a Jeopardy-style game, that recycle structures from previous chapters in order to prepare students for the coming chapters.
  • New! Integration of the latest version of iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center. The upgraded eBook features note-sharing capabilities, highlighting, and direct video links.

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SAM Answer Key & Audioscript  (ISBN-10: 1133958737 | ISBN-13: 9781133958734)

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The video to accompany PUENTES, Sixth Edition, includes two segments for each chapter, "En la Hacienda Vista Alegre" and "Imagénes de…," a video visit to the country featured in each chapter's "Vamos a…" section. The "En la Hacienda Vista Alegre" footage follows the lives of five strangers brought together to live and learn in a Spanish-speaking culture and is featured in the "¡Vamos a ver!" section of the textbook. The country footage in the "Vamos a…" section of the text presents travelogue-style clips from featured Spanish-speaking countries.

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SAM Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133958745 | ISBN-13: 9781133958741)

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Video DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133958761 | ISBN-13: 9781133958765)

The video to accompany PUENTES, Sixth Edition, includes two segments for each chapter, "En la Hacienda Vista Alegre" and "Imagénes de…," a video visit to the country featured in each chapter's "Vamos a…" section. The "En la Hacienda Vista Alegre" footage follows the lives of five strangers brought together to live and learn in a Spanish-speaking culture and is featured in the "¡Vamos a ver!" section of the textbook. The country footage in the "Vamos a…" section of the text presents travelogue-style clips from featured Spanish-speaking countries.

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Premium Web Site 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133953069 | ISBN-13: 9781133953067)

This suite of online digital resources for PUENTES, Sixth Edition, is an integrated, multimedia package that complements your text and helps you to succeed in your course online anytime, anywhere. The Premium Website also makes it easier to use all the eResources you want using this one-stop online portal.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

iLrn™ Puentes Heinle Learning Center 6-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133953034 | ISBN-13: 9781133953036)

Save time AND money with this all-in-one online companion to PUENTES, Sixth Edition! 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- and video-enhanced learning environment, including an interactive diagnostic study tool that helps you prepare for exams. An online Student Activities Manual with audio allows you to receive immediate feedback on your work. The Learning Center also gives you access to an audio- and video-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, partnered, voice-recorded activities, and companion videos with pre- and post-viewing activities.

List Price = $89.00  | CengageBrain Price = $89.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Patti J. Marinelli

Patti J. Marinelli has had a distinguished career teaching Spanish at the University of South Carolina. The recipient of many university awards, she also was named Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association in 2008. She has extensive experience coordinating the introductory Spanish program and mentoring graduate teaching assistants at the university. Marinelli has authored two other Spanish textbooks, including the best-selling high beginner textbook Puentes. Both her teaching and writing are informed by her experiences as a certified ACTFL OPI tester and her expertise in standards-based instruction.

Lizette Mujica Laughlin

Lizette Mujica Laughlin, a native of Cuba, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she has been on the faculty for more than 20 years. She is an ACTFL-certified oral and writing proficiency tester/trainer in Spanish/English. Her proficiency training has played a pivotal role in her professional development, for example, as upper-level course coordinator at the University of South Carolina, author, and tester/trainer for ACTFL.