Higher Education

¡A que sí!, Enhanced, 4th Edition

  • M. Victoria García Serrano University of Pennsylvania
  • Cristina de la Torre Emory University
  • Annette Grant Cash Georgia State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285849256  |  ISBN-13: 9781285849256
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2005, 1999
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.00
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About

Overview

¡A que sí! Enhanced Fourth Edition is designed to encourage post-intermediate Spanish students to think critically and to express themselves in Spanish. The Enhanced Fourth edition provides students with an opportunity for in-depth exploration of relevant contemporary issues and revolves around four main themes: Espacios: Publicos y privados, Encuentros y desencuentros, Patria Nacion: Acercamientos, and De aca para alla. Each thematic unit is now supported by an authentic short film with accompanying engaging activities to inspire creative thinking and conversation. The short films and related activities can be accessed through iLrnAdvance, the online digital solution that accompanies the ¡A que sí! program.

Features and Benefits

  • New incorporation of four authentic short films to better develop the thematic units: Unidad I: “Perú, Nebraska”; Unidad II: “Un juego absurdo”; Unidad III: “Minería contaminante”; and Unidad IV: “Victoria para Chino.”
  • Two vocabulary sections introduce each lesson. “Palabra por palabra” highlights frequently used Spanish words that appear in the reading. “Mejor dicho” examines false cognates and other problem words. Sequentially placed, these sections facilitate vocabulary acquisition and practice before students begin the actual reading.
  • Found before every reading selection, the “¡Alto!” section of ¡A QUE SÍ! features techniques for improving reading skills, taps previous background knowledge, and at times examines specific grammatical items.
  • “Estrategias comunicativas” contains colloquial words and phrases. The goal of this section is to help students express themselves in everyday situations, such as asking for opinions and directions, agreeing and disagreeing, and expressing emotions such as surprise and gratitude.
  • Each reading is accompanied by pre-reading and post-reading activities, which help students think and speak critically about the issues presented.
  • The readings in ¡A QUE SÍ! have been chosen from a variety of sources: literature, newspapers, magazines, comic strips, advertisements, songs, blogs, and films. Spain and many Latin American countries are represented, as are male and female writers and a few of the different ethnic groups that comprise Hispanic culture. The strong human interest component of the reading helps foster lively exchanges and a stimulating classroom environment.
  • The Cuaderno contains grammatical explanations as well as exercises for vocabulary, grammar, and writing review.
  • A detachable bookmark provides frequently used conversational expressions and function words needed for discussion.
  • iLrnAdvance, the online digital solution for ¡A QUE SÍ!, is configured to address the needs of students at the advanced level. The platform features audio and video (and now short films), and the portal includes access to student resources and offers ShareIt! media sharing and commenting capabilities.
  • New incorporation of four authentic short films to better develop the thematic units: Unidad I: “Perú, Nebraska”; Unidad II: “Un juego absurdo”; Unidad III: “Minería contaminante”; and Unidad IV: “Victoria para Chino.”

Table of Contents

I. ESPACIOS: PÚBLICOS Y PRIVADOS.
1. PRIMERAS IMPRESIONES.
1. “Hospitalidad, boleros y café recién colado”.
2. “Picar a la española”.
3. “Bares a millares” (audición).
Película: Bar El Chino (Argentina, 2003).
2.CELEBRACIONES.
1. “El mexicano y las fiestas”.
2. “Las parrandas puertorriqueñas” (audición).
3. “Una fiesta de impacto y de infarto”.
Película: Como agua para chocolate (México, 1991).
3. RECORRIDOS POR LA CIUDAD.
1. “El Museo del Oro de Bogotá y La Catedral de Zipaquirá”.
2. “Las Plazas Mayores: ayer y hoy”.
3. “Técnicas de mercado”.
4. “Paseantes” (audición).
Película: Nueve reinas (Argentina, 2000).
CORTOMETRAJE: “Perú, Nebraska”.
II: ENCUENTROS Y DESENCUENTROS.
4. ELLOS Y NOSOTROS.
1. “El eclipse”.
2. “Gitanos”.
3. “El machismo” (audición).
Película: Flores de otro mundo (España, 1999).
5. ELLOS Y ELLAS.
1. “Eva”.
2. “Palabreo”.
3. “El hipnotizador personal”.
Película: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (España, 1988).
6. RELACIONES FAMILIARES.
1. “La brecha”.
2. “Juego perfecto” (audición).
3. “Un niño de la mano de su padre”.
4. “Adultescentes” (audición).
Película: El hijo de la novia (Argentina, 2001).
CORTOMETRAJE: “Un juego absurdo”.
III. PATRIA/NACIÓN: ACERCAMIENTOS.
7. GEOGRAFÍA E HISTORIA.
1. “Fiera patria”.
2. “Tres héroes”.
3. “La Malinche”.
4. “La monja alférez” (audición).
Película: Fresa y chocolate (Cuba, 1994).
8. REPRESIONES.
1. “Preso sin nombre, celda sin número”.
2. “Presos prohibidos” y “La literatura carcelaria” (audición).
3. “La ley de la memoria histórica”.
Película: El laberinto de fauno (México/EEUU, 2006).
9. DENUNCIAS Y RESISTENCIAS.
1. “Con un ramillete entre los dientes”.
2. “La villa”.
3. “Generación Y”.
4.”Los comedores de la solidaridad” (audición).
Película: La historia oficial (Argentina, 1985).
CORTOMETRAJE: “Minería contaminante”.
IV: DE ACÁ PARA ALLÁ.
10. DESPLAZAMIENTOS.
1. “La santería: una religión sincrética”.
2. “Mujer negra”.
3. “El Barrio”.
4. “Las mujeres que permanecen” (audición).
Película: María llena eres de gracia (Colombia/EEUU, 2004).
11. DESARRAIGOS.
1.”Geografías” (audición).
2. “Usted estuvo en San Diego”.
3. “El extranjero”.
Película: Al otro lado (México, 2004).
12. EN PRIMERA PERSONA.
1. “¡Ay papi, no seas coca-colero!” (audición).
2. “La historia de mi cuerpo”.
3.”In Between”.
Película: Sleep Dealer (México, 2009).
CORTOMETRAJE: “Victoria para Chino”.

What's New

  • ¡A QUE SÍ! is organized around four high-interest themes: Espacios: Públicos y privados, Encuentros y desencuentros, Patria/Nación: Acercamientos, and De acá para allá. These topics were selected for their general contemporary relevance and for their ability to increase students' awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture and global issues.

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.

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Instructor Supplements

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1111838011 | ISBN-13: 9781111838010)

Grammar review, grammar and vocabulary practice activities, listening comprehension, and writing activities.

List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25

A que sí SAM (Cuaderno) Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 1111840148 | ISBN-13: 9781111840143)

Provides the answers to the activities in the Student Activities Manual.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50

Text Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111840156 | ISBN-13: 9781111840150)

Recordings for use with the listening sections in the textbook.

List Price = $31.95  | CengageBrain Price = $31.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $23.75

Heinle iLrn™ Advance 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133509088 | ISBN-13: 9781133509080)

The password protected A QUE SI iLrn Advance portal includes access to instructor resources and built-in course management.

List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

Student Supplements

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1111838011 | ISBN-13: 9781111838010)

Grammar review, grammar and vocabulary practice activities, listening comprehension, and writing activities.

List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25

A que sí SAM (Cuaderno) Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 1111840148 | ISBN-13: 9781111840143)

Provides the answers to the activities in the Student Activities Manual.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50

Text Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111840156 | ISBN-13: 9781111840150)

Recordings for use with the listening sections in the textbook.

List Price = $31.95  | CengageBrain Price = $31.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $23.75

Heinle iLrn™ Advance 24-Months Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133509088 | ISBN-13: 9781133509080)

The password protected A QUE SI iLrn Advance portal includes access to student resources and offers ShareIt! media sharing and commenting capabilities.

List Price = $94.00  | CengageBrain Price = $94.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

M. Victoria García Serrano

Mª Victoria García Serrano (Conquista de la Sierra, Spain) studied Hispanic Philology-Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She received her PhD in Contemporary Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her areas of research are literary theory and writing by Hispanic women authors.

Cristina de la Torre

Cristina de la Torre was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a child. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, Florida, and her Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University. She spent several years in Madrid, Spain, where she was inspired to begin her dual career as professor of Spanish and literary translator.

Annette Grant Cash

Annette Grant Cash teaches Spanish at Georgia State University where she is also the Director of the Translation and Interpretation Program. Her BA and MA degrees are in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD is in Romance Linguistics from The Ohio State University.