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MindTap Mobile App Spanish for Plazas 5th Edition

Robert Hershberger, Susan Navey-Davis, Guiomar Borrás A.

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The MindTap® Mobile App for Spanish: MindTap® Mobile App for Spanish: Plazas, 5th Edition is a supplement to the core course textbook or digital learning tool you use for your course. The vocabulary terms and sentences practiced in this app are from the course textbook and each one has a recording of a native speaker pronouncing it, which students can listen to as often as they would like. The app provides immediate feedback on pronunciation and allows students to go back and listen to their recording so they can better understand where their pronunciation could be improved. This app allows students to track performance and identify specific phrase types that are particularly challenging to them. The MindTap® Mobile App for Spanish provides audio-enhanced flashcards for vocabulary, quizzes focused on specific vocabulary from the core course textbook, pronunciation practice activities for vocabulary, and a results screen that shows progress and achievement. To successfully use the app, instructors must activate the associated MindTap course and share the course code with students. Once activated, instructors may assign and track pronunciation practice in the MindTap course. Alternatively, instructors may simply request that students complete the chapter-specific activities in the app and then take a screen shot of their results screen to email to the instructor. Instructors may have as much or as little oversight of students’ practice experiences in the app.

Robert Hershberger, DePauw University

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, North Carolina State University

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., Glendale Community College

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.
  • Pronunciation of words and phrases as well as scripted responses.
  • Native speaker pronunciation samples.
  • System feedback on student pronunciation.
  • Recording of student sample.
  • Quizzes focused on vocabulary.
  • Audio-enhanced Flashcards for vocabulary.
  • Results screens show progress and achievement.
CAPÍTULO preliminar. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Greetings and good-byes, Numbers 0 to 30, Interrogative words.
CAPÍTULO 1. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: In the classroom, The colors, Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors, University places and buildings.
CAPÍTULO 2. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: The family, Physical features and personality, Nationalities.
CAPÍTULO 3. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Sports and leisure-time activities, Places.
CAPÍTULO 4. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Home and furniture, Appliances and household chores.
CAPÍTULO 5. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: The human body, Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments).
CAPÍTULO 6. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Food and beverages, Dining out.
CAPÍTULO 7. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Clothing and fashion, Shopping.
CAPÍTULO 8. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Parties and celebrations, The beach and the countryside.
CAPÍTULO 9. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Airline travel, Hotels.
CAPÍTULO 10. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: The Life Cycle, Receptions.
CAPÍTULO 11. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Professions and trades; The office, work, and the job hunt.
CAPÍTULO 12. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Rural and urban geography, Conservation and exploitation.
CAPÍTULO 13. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: TV programs and movies, The arts.
CAPÍTULO 14. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Politics and voting, Civic concerns and the mass media.
CAPTITULO 15. Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
Vocabulary: Technological advances, The computer.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Testing Audio CD

ISBN: 9781305500297

Instructor's Resource DVD

ISBN: 9781305501072
This DVD includes the videos from the four strands used in the program: Encuentro cultural, En contexto, A ver, and En La Hacienda Vista Alegre.


ISBN: 9781305500242
This supplement includes a Video Manual (with activities focused on the accompanying video found in both the Workbook and Lab Manual sections) to help students recall and consider both cultural and lexical information presented in the video program. Video activities in the Workbook cover cultural, country-focused footage from the corresponding chapter in the text, while video activities in the Lab Manual cover the linguistic and thematic portions. This streamlined system features practice in structures and vocabulary, abundant listening comprehension practice with new dialogues, simulated conversation, and pronunciation practice, as well as exercises to test students' comprehension of updated cultural material from the text. The Workbook also features "A repasar" self-tests at the end of each chapter that allow students to assess their mastery of the targeted structures and vocabulary. Also available on iLrn: Heinle Learning Center.

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305500389
Engage your students with compelling video and audio on the Media Site, where all video and audio for the program can be found.

Annotated Instructor's Edition (With Audio CD)

ISBN: 9781305503786



ISBN: 9781305500242

Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305500389
If you're using a print textbook and print Student Activities Manual, you can find all of the video and audio for the program on the Media Site.