Higher Education

Viajes: Introducción al español, 2nd Edition

  • Robert Hershberger DePauw University
  • Susan Navey-Davis North Carolina State University
  • Guiomar Borrás A. Glendale Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133603653  |  ISBN-13: 9781133603658
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

VIAJES: INTRODUCCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL immerses students in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through 12 chapters of concise, accessible, and engaging content. VIAJES is designed specifically for two-semester courses, and provides comprehensive coverage of introductory-level structures with a focus on communication and embedded high- and low-c culture throughout every chapter. Chapter flow adheres to a Build-Review-Expand approach that centers on the building of language and communication skills, reviewing what students have learned, and then inviting them to expand on their knowledge. In addition, VIAJES embraces a solid four-skills approach, incorporates the National Standards systematically, and offers robust instructor support and a full technology package. The second edition of VIAJES has been carefully designed to enhance student knowledge through a highly systematic, accessible, and culturally authentic approach to the study of Spanish.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter transports students to a Spanish-speaking country, embedding culture into every aspect of the program to make the activities interesting and meaningful to students.
  • Richly illustrated and contextualized, "Vocabulario" presentations emphasize frequently used lexical items relevant to the chapter theme.
  • "Estructura y uso" sections incorporate "En contexto" previewing material as well as manageable, focused grammar explanations with numerous examples.
  • The "Viajemos por..." section offers up-to-date information on the cultural practices, products, and perspectives of the region profiled. Featured readings highlight key people, historical facts, interesting places, occupations, art, and music from each region.
  • "¡A repasar!" sections provide an easy-to-use two-page grammar summary and assessment exercises for student self review.
  • "¡A ver!" video sections feature pre-viewing, post-viewing, and expansion activities. The engaging storyline video follows the lives of five students as they come together in a Spanish-speaking culture, modeling the vocabulary structures and communicative goals of the chapter.
  • Cultural and literary readings in the "¡A leer!" sections of even-numbered chapters are supported by pre-, during-, and post-reading activities to guide comprehension.

Table of Contents

Preliminar: ¡MUCHO GUSTO!
Country of focus: El mundo hispano.
Vocabulario: Greetings and goodbyes. Numbers 0 to 30. Interrogative words. Estructura y uso. Subject pronouns and the present tense of the verb ser. The verb form hay. Viajemos por: Hispanic countries and regions. Simón Bolívar. Teotihuacán, México. La Alhambra, España. "Son de la loma" by Trio Matamoros.
1. EN UNA CLASE DE ESPAÑOL.
Country of focus: Los Estados Unidos. Vocabulario: In the classroom. The colors. Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors. University places and buildings. The time and the days of the week. Estructura y uso: Definite and indefinite articles, gender, plural nouns. Present tense of regular -ar verbs. Telling time and days of the week. Viajemos por: Los Estados Unidos. Sonia Sotomayor. El Castillo de San Marcos, San Agustín, Florida. El dominó. "Cumbia de los muertos" by Ozomatli. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
2. EN UNA REUNIÓN FAMILIAR.
Country of Focus: México. Vocabulario: The family. Physical features and personality. Nationalities. Numbers 30 to 100. Estructura y uso: Possession with de(l) and possessive adjectives. Common uses of the verb ser. Agreement with descriptive adjectives. Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. The verb tener. Viajemos por: México. La familia Azcárraga. La civilización maya. Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera. "Latinoamérica" by Maná. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos! ¡A leer!: "Una celebración de quinceañera".
3. EL TIEMPO LIBRE.
Country of Focus: Colombia. Vocabulario: Sports and leisure activities. Places. Estructura y uso: Gustar + infinitive and gustar + nouns. Ir a + destination or infinitive. Irregular yo verbs. Saber, conocer, and the personal a. The months and the seasons. Weather expressions with hacer and estar. Viajemos por: Colombia. Los actores John Leguizamo y Sofía Vergara. El Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Los cantantes Carlos Vives, Juanes, Shakira. "Fíjate bien" by Juanes. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
4. EN LA CASA.
Country of Focus: España. Vocabulario: Home and furniture. Appliances and household chores. Numbers 100 and above. Estructura y uso: Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e>ie, o>ue, u>ue, e>i). Affirmative tú commands. The verb estar and the present progressive. Viajemos por: España. Antonio Gaudí. El Palacio de la Zarzuela. Las tapas. "Al andalus" by David Bisbal. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos! ¡A leer!: "La casa de Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca.
5. LA SALUD.
Countries of Focus: Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú. Vocabulario: The human body. Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments). Estructura y uso: Reflexive pronouns and present tense of reflexive verbs. Acabar de + infinitive. Ser vs. estar. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Viajemos por: Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú. El imperio inca y Machu Picchu. Las islas Galápagos. Hierbas y hojas de coca. Los instrumentos andinos. "Tambores paganos" by Pukaj Wayra. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
6. ¡A COMER!
Country of Focus: Venezuela. Vocabulario: Food and beverages. Dining out. Estructura y uso: Comparatives and superlatives. Regular verbs in the preterite and verbs with spelling changes in the preterite. Verbs with stem changes in the preterite. Viajemos por: Venezuela. El Salto Ángel. Las hallacas. Manuel Cabré. "Así es la gaita" by Maracaibo 15. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos! ¡A leer!: "Doña Bárbara" de Rómulo Gallegos.
7. DE COMPRAS.
Countries of Focus: Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay. Vocabulario: Clothing and fashion. Shopping. Estructura y uso: Verbs with irregular preterite forms. Direct object pronouns. Imperfect tense. Viajemos por: Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay. Colonia del Sacramento. Los gauchos. El ñanduti. "Santa María (del buen ayer)" by Gotan Project. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
8. FIESTAS Y VACACIONES.
Countries of Focus: Guatemala y El Salvador. Vocabulario: Holidays, vacations and special events. The beach and the country. Estructura y uso: Interrogative words. The preterite vs. the imperfect. Affirmative and negative expressions. Viajemos por: Guatemala y El Salvador. El Arzobispo Óscar Arnulfo Romero. La cultura maya en América Central. Tikal. "Fuiste tú" by Ricardo Arjona. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos! ¡A leer!: "Receta para hacer un pájaro " by Jonathan Velásquez.
9. DE VIAJE POR EL CARIBE.
Countries of Focus: Cuba, Puerto Rico y La República Dominicana. Vocabulario: Travel. Transportation. Hotels. Estructura y uso: Indirect object pronouns. Double object pronouns. Prepositions and adverbs of location, and relevant expressions. Formal commands and negative tú commands. Viajemos por: Cuba, Puerto Rico y La República Dominicana. PR: Estado Libre Asociado. Santo Domingo. Artistas y artesanos cubanos. "Latinoamérica" by Calle 13. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
10. LAS RELACIONES SENTIMENTALES.
Countries of Focus: Honduras y Nicaragua. Vocabulario: Personal relationships. Receptions and banquets. Estructura y uso: Present perfect. Adverbs and adverbial expressions of time and sequencing of events. The future tense. The conditional tense. Viajemos por: Rubén Darío. Copán,Honduras. Plantaciones bananeras en Honduras y Nicaragua. "La danza del cielo" by Nicaragua Libre. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos! ¡A leer! "Epigrama V" by Ernesto Cardenal.
11. EL MUNDO DEL TRABAJO.
Country of Focus: Chile. Vocabulario: Professions and trades. The office, work, and the job hunt. Estructura y uso: Por vs. para. The present subjunctive with statements of volition.
Viajemos por: Chile. Las tribus indígenas chilenas. La Patagonia. "Me gustan los estudiantes" by Mercedes Sosa. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!
12. EL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y POLÍTICAS AMBIENTALES.
Countries of Focus: Costa Rica y Panamá. Vocabulario: Rural and urban geography. Conservation and exploitation. Estructura y uso: Subjunctive following verbs of emotion, impersonal expressions, and ojalá. Subjunctive with verbs or expressions of doubt and uncertainty; adjective clauses and time clauses. Viajemos por: Costa Rica y Panamá. Óscar Arias Sánchez. José Figueres Ferrer,El Servicio de Parques Nacionales. El Archipiélago de Bocas del Toro. "Pablo Pueblo" by Rubén Blades. ¡A repasar! ¡A ver! ¡A comunicarnos!¡A leer!: "¿Quién paga la deuda ecológica?".
Appendices: Grammar guide. Verb charts. Spanish-English Glossary. English-Spanish Glossary. Index.

What's New

  • Streamlined content: The second edition of VIAJES offers a seamless update to the previous edition through careful attention to tight vocabulary control, recycling of vocabulary and grammatical content, and concise grammar presentations throughout each chapter, to provide solid support for students and heighten emphasis on key materials.
  • Build-Review-Expand approach: The chapter flow has been updated to further strengthen the Build-Review-Expand approach of VIAJES. The "¡A repasar!" review section checks student mastery of each chapter's vocabulary and grammar and is followed by skills development in "¡A ver!," "¡A leer!," and a new "¡A comunicarnos!" section at the end of every chapter. Each "¡A comunicarnos!" section concludes with a capstone writing activity that expands on the conversation theme, allowing instructors to assess easily students' achievement of chapter objectives.
  • Student-centered: New to the second edition, "El viaje de su vida" boxes feature authentic, inspirational stories of real-world Spanish students whose travels and adventures within the Hispanic world have produced an Aha! moment to share with other students. This feature allows learners of Spanish to connect their studies with transformative experiences and opportunities in the real world and to communicate their own thoughts and stories in writing or through video presentations.
  • Authentic culture: The "En contexto" section has been completely revised so that each section of dialogue now previews the grammar structures that immediately follow. The dialogues are now available as new video segments that model authentic communication. Several reading selections and cultural features have also been updated throughout the VIAJES program to incorporate fresh, contemporary content.
  • User-friendly: The consistent architecture of each chapter provides a systematic and regular flow to enhance learning and support lesson and study plans. A fresh new design, eye-catching photos, and new vocabulary art further advances the visual organization and appeal of the program.

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"I believe the 'Build-Review-Expand' approach is excellent. It is necessary to show the material first (input) and then work on the production (output), while requiring the students to take the next step and expand on what they have learned with what they already know (given their own backgrounds and previously learned skills)."

— Patrick Murphy, Vanderbilt University

"I believe that from the intro[ductory] chapter [VIAJES] engages students at the onset with real life vocab[ulary] and situations. In my opinion, the text instills every confidence that the student would need to expand his knowledge base and go out and use Spanish on their own."

— Marie Blair, University of Nebraska

"I am very happy with the grammar and vocabulary presentations in this textbook. I find the explanations clear and easily understood."

— Elizabeth Petree, Joliet Junior College

"A good, solid intro text. Good grammar explanations, brief and concise. Nice contextual format--dialogues that use idioms and natural every-day speech to present vocab[ulary] and grammar. Engaging and motivating text for students."

— Melissa Ibarra, Northern Kentucky University

"I believe the 'Build-Review-Expand' approach is excellent. It is necessary to show the material first (input) and then work on the production (output), while requiring the students to take the next step and expand on what they have learned with what they already know (given their own backgrounds and previously learned skills)."

— Patrick Murphy, Vanderbilt University

"I believe that from the intro[ductory] chapter [VIAJES] engages students at the onset with real life vocab[ulary] and situations. In my opinion, the text instills every confidence that the student would need to expand his knowledge base and go out and use Spanish on their own."

— Marie Blair, University of Nebraska

"I am very happy with the grammar and vocabulary presentations in this textbook. I find the explanations clear and easily understood."

— Elizabeth Petree, Joliet Junior College

"A good, solid intro text. Good grammar explanations, brief and concise. Nice contextual format--dialogues that use idioms and natural every-day speech to present vocab[ulary] and grammar. Engaging and motivating text for students."

— Melissa Ibarra, Northern Kentucky University

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Everything you need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this online learning system, including a powerful diagnostic study tool that helps determine your unique study needs and then provides you with a personalized study plan. You'll also have access to an audio-enhanced eBook, integrated textbook activities, companion videos, an online Student Activities Manual with audio, interactive enrichment activities, and access to a personal tutor online. The new Share It! feature enables uploading and sharing of files, such as videos, for assignments and projects. Share It! also allows you to comment and rate your classmates' uploaded material. For online purchase only.

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Premium Web Site 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133612431 | ISBN-13: 9781133612438)

The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the text audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the Student Activities Manual audio program, the video program, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, the complete VIAJES video program, as well as audio-enhanced flash cards, and more!

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SAM Answer Key and Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 1133934056 | ISBN-13: 9781133934059)

Provided to instructors to share with students at their own discretion, the Answer Key and Audioscript provides answers to all activities in the Student Activities Manual and is accompanied by the printed transcript of the Lab Audio.

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SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133934072 | ISBN-13: 9781133934073)

This helpful resource features practice in structures and vocabulary and abundant listening comprehension practice with dialogues, simulated conversation, and pronunciation models. The Workbook section features "Autoprueba" self-tests at the end of each chapter that allow you to assess your mastery of the targeted structures and vocabulary. The video activities in the Workbook and the Lab Manual sections are included to help you recall and consider both cultural and lexical information presented in the accompanying DVD. Video activities in the Workbook cover cultural, country-focused footage from the corresponding chapter, while video activities in the Lab Manual cover the linguistic and thematic portions of the DVD. Also available on iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

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DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133934102 | ISBN-13: 9781133934103)

Closely tied to VIAJES, Second Edition, the Video Program contains three video strands: "En contexto" dialogues model authentic communication that highlights structures presented in the "Estructura y uso" sections. Geocultural clips that correspond to the "Viajemos por…" sections provide an overview of geography and climate, history and culture for each region of focus. The "A ver" storyline video follows the lives of five students as they come together in a Spanish-speaking culture and models the vocabulary, structures, and communicative goals of each chapter. The material is further reinforced through guided practice in the Student Activities Manual. Also available electronically through iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

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

SAM Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133938485 | ISBN-13: 9781133938484)

The Student Activities Manual Audio program includes dialogues, simulated conversations, and pronunciation practice. Individual tracks are available on the Premium Website. Also available on iLrn™: Heinle Learning Center.

List Price = $47.95  | CengageBrain Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Hershberger

Dr. Robert Hershberger (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Spanish at DePauw University. Before working on PLAZAS, Dr. Hershberger authored Heinle's ¡Tú Dirás! and INTERCAMBIOS CD-ROMs and was the lead author and project manager for the TEMAS CD-ROM. Most recently, Dr. Hershberger served as a co-author on Heinle's second-year Spanish program, RUMBOS. In addition to his teaching at DePauw, Dr. Hershberger is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and a Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology. In 2005, Dr. Hershberger received the Exemplary Teacher Award by DePauw University and the United Methodist Church. In 2008, Dr. Hershberger received the Edwin L. Minar Scholarship Award for exceptional scholarly achievement in the field of foreign language pedagogy.

Susan Navey-Davis

Susan Navey-Davis is Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University. She serves as Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses, Supervisor of Second Year Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Director of Undergraduate Advising. She has received numerous awards for teaching, advising, and extension service. She recently received regional and national recognition for advising and has received regional, state, and university awards for excellence in teaching. At North Carolina State University she is a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension and is a past chair of the executive council for the academy. She has been secretary of the board of directors of an organization that provides health care in Nicaragua. In addition to being a co-author of PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Navey-Davis is also co-author of Heinle's intermediate textbook, RUMBOS. She holds an MAT in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Guiomar Borrás A.

Guiomar Borrás A. received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. She obtained a Master of Arts Liberal Studies in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master in Education from St. Michael's College. Currently she is Professor of Spanish at Glendale Community College and has been working as Business Spanish Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Borrás A. was the Academic Director of the Thunderbird Intensive Language Program in 2001 and coordinated the lower division classes. Her contribution to scholarship includes Heinle's SPANISH FOR LIFE: BUSINESS WORKTEXT; INTERCAMBIOS, Fifth Edition; and PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Second and Third Editions. She has worked and was the president of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA). She received the Thunderbird Student Government Outstanding Professor Award seven times and in 2000 received the Hacker Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research.