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Rumbos, Enhanced Edition 2nd Edition

Jill Pellettieri, Norma López-Burton, Rafael Gómez, Robert Hershberger, Susan Navey-Davis

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  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008
  • 512 Pages
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The RUMBOS program, now in a new ENHANCED edition, provides robust support to help students 'fill in the gaps' that might be left from their first year of Spanish study, including review activities, indices of first year grammar and vocabulary, and student annotations. At the same time, RUMBOS carefully leads students to higher levels of communicative competence through the combination of functional and contextualized vocabulary presentations, targeted practice of more advanced and often problematic grammatical structures, and process-oriented reading and writing sections with integrated skill-building strategies. RUMBOS prepares students for advanced language study by involving them in authentic literary readings and academic writing tasks and by weaving in communicative activities geared to oral presentations. This new ENHANCED EDITION also showcases five, engaging cortos (short, independent films), providing instructors with new tools for presenting language and culture and giving students the opportunity to see the Spanish-speaking world from a new perspective. The RUMBOS program also provides plentiful instructor support through its transparent and flexible chapter structure, teacher annotations, and ancillary materials. Instructors using RUMBOS will find crafting creative, stimulating, and fun lesson plans effortless.

Jill Pellettieri, Santa Clara University

Jill Pellettieri is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Santa Clara University. Her areas of expertise include second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, and second language writing. In addition to RUMBOS and other Spanish instructional texts and materials, she also authors the best-selling PLAZAS Workbook.

Norma López-Burton, University of California, Davis

Norma López-Burton is the Director of the First Year Spanish Program at the University of California Davis. Her areas of expertise include second language acquisition and curriculum development. She has been honored twice with university-wide awards and numerous grants.

Rafael Gómez, California State University, Monterey Bay

Dr. Rafael Gómez is Professor of Spanish at the School of World Languages and Cultures, California State University, Monterey Bay. His areas of expertise include second language acquisition, distance education, and cross-cultural communication. In addition to RUMBOS and other Spanish instructional texts and materials, he also authors the Latinoamérica website.

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.
  • A NEW selection of five short films from around the world, showcasing a spectrum of genres--from the humorous and heartwarming to the thoughtful and tragic--along with brand new activities to practice vocabulary, grammar, culture and listening comprehension provide an additional window into the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Rumbos includes the following five award-winning, independent, and contemporary short films: Ana y Manuel, Victoria para Chino, Barcelona Venecia, Medalla al empeño, and Un juego absurdo.
  • The ¡A leer! literary readings are simplified, shortened, and supported by additional glosses. The Después de leer post-reading sections offer increased comprehension questions and a new Expansión "going beyond" the reading activity that helps students interpret the reading or react to it in a personalized way.
  • Extensively revised and reorganized video sections now provide complete support using a process-oriented approach that moves smoothly from pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing to "going beyond" the video.
  • The new chapter structure offers a streamlined, easy-to-navigate three-part organization. Students begin with the first vocabulary and culture sections and two grammar points. They then progress through the second vocabulary and culture sections and the last grammar point. The chapter wraps with the Impresiones cumulative and synthesis section containing review and expansion activities, a literary reading, a process writing section, a video section, and an end-of chapter vocabulary reference list.
  • The new eye-catching, colorful design and organization of sections on two facing pages or on one complete page are both user-friendly and supportive of learning and teaching. New 4-page chapter openers introduce the chapter goals and set the stage for the featured country/countries with new maps, revised time lines, new Google Earth and video features, and all new activities. Each end-of-chapter Impresiones section now begins with two new sets of practice: ¡A repasar! activities review and synthesize the chapter's vocabulary, grammar, and culture while ¡Más allá! extends them with listening, music, and Internet activities.
  • In each chapter, two new Perspectiva sections, formerly called Espejos, provide new and revised expanded cultural readings with a broader set of supporting sections: Anticipación (pre-reading), Comprensión (comprehension), Entre culturas (cross-cultural comparison and analysis), and Internet-based Extensión (expansion).
  • The grammar explanations in each chapter have been extensively revised, "aired out," and reorganized into three Estructura y uso sections per chapter, resulting in clear, manageable, and focused explanations with an increased number of helpful examples and model sentences.
  • The visually-based, contextualized vocabulary presentations have been updated and streamlined for a greater emphasis on high-frequency items. In addition, for students' and instructors' convenient reference, all active words and expressions are now included in the vocabulary list that accompanies each visually-based vocabulary presentation.
  • The vocabulary and grammar presentations are now followed by a full page of directed ¡A practicar! exercises and a full page of communicative ¡A conversar! activities, resulting in a significant increase in both the number of activities and the variety of their formats.
  • The review of grammar from first-year studies has been strengthened with revised and clarified grammar explanations in the textbook's end matter. Within each chapter, simplified Repaso student sidebars refer students to the grammar points available for review while auto-scoring exercises on the companion web site provide important and convenient practice.
  • The new streamlined chapter structure and new eye-catching design consisting of sections on two facing pages or on one complete page work together to support both learning and teaching. The new and expanded chapter openers set the theme and introduce students to the country or region of focus and then move efficiently and effectively onward to vocabulary, culture, and grammar sections. An end-of-chapter section then wraps up with all new review and synthesis activities followed by revised and new process-oriented reading, writing, and video sections and the chapter's complete active vocabulary list.
  • A three-tiered approach to vocabulary development helps students learn necessary lexical items while also helping them develop functional proficiency in the language. Students acquire new words in the visual presentation of "Vocabulario." The following vocabulary list contains the Spanish-English listings for all boldface, active words in the visual vocabulary presentation plus additional, high-frequency items related to the section's theme. Finally, "Lengua" student sidebars address the richness and diversity of Spanish and direct students to theme-related vocabulary in the end matter that they should recognize from prior study of Spanish.
  • Each chapter--except Chapter 10 which presents two grammar points--contains three carefully sequenced, manageable grammar presentations. Extensively revised and contextualized by the chapter's theme and vocabulary, these explanations allow students to easily see the connections between form and meaning. After each grammar presentation, a wide range of controlled "¡A practicar!" activities fosters practical acquisition of grammar items. These are then followed by an array of more open-ended, interactive "¡A conversar!" that build students' communicative skills.
  • Reading is balanced in each chapter in two brief cultural readings ("Perspectiva I" and "Perspectiva II") and one literary selection ("¡A leer!"), all of which are relevant to the chapter's theme and country or region of focus. Each reading section guides students through the reading process with pre-reading and post-reading activities. The cultural readings provide activities for cross-cultural comparison and analysis as well as Internet-based explorations. The literary readings provide strategies to build overall reading skills and expose students to a variety of genres and authors.
  • RUMBOS is accompanied by the highly acclaimed iLrn¿: Heinle Learning Center,which places all of the elements crucial to students' success under one roof. The online workbook enhances student learning with its clear organization and abundance of purposeful interactive activities. In addition, iLrn: Heinle Learning Center includes a web-based, intelligent study system that saves time for students and instructors by providing a complete package of diagnostic quizzes, a personalized study plan for each chapter, integrated multimedia elements, learning modules, and an instructor's gradebook.
Rumbo a Estados Unidos. Metas comunicativas. Hablar de dónde vienes. Describir la geografía y el clima de diferentes lugares. Comentar los detalles de tu ascendencia. Hablar de la influencia de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Describir festivales que celebran los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Escribir un informe. Vocabulario. La geografía y el clima. Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Estructuras. Usos del tiempo presente del indicativo. Diferencias entre ser, estar, tener y haber. Concordancia y posición de adjetivos. Perspectivas culturales. La diversidad racial en el mundo hispano. Las contribuciones de los hispanos. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. La variedad racial en los países de habla hispana. La contribución de los hispanos que viven en los Estados Unidos. Los lazos históricos entre el mundo hispano y los Estados Unidos. Canción. Pasaporte latinoamericano por Celia Cruz. ¡A leer! Cajas de cartón de Francisco Jiménez. Estrategia de lectura: Reconocer cognados y palabras derivadas de palabras familiares. ¡A escribir! El informe. A ver! Los premios Grammys latino.
Rumbo a Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. Metas comunicativas. Describir a tu familia y las relaciones familiares. Describir los ritos, celebraciones y tradiciones familiares. Narrar en el pasado. Contar y escribir una anécdota. Vocabulario. Familias y tradiciones. Ritos, celebraciones y tradiciones familiares. Estructuras. Diferencias entre el pretérito y el imperfecto. Verbos que cambian de significado en el pretérito. Palabras negativas e indefinidas. Perspectivas culturales. ¿Qué es una familia? Una quinceañera. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. El concepto de familia en el mundo hispano. Los ritos, celebraciones y tradiciones de diferentes familias. La relación existente entre el concepto de familia de los centroamericanos y sus ceremonias religiosas. Canción. Mujer por Amparo Ochoa. ¡A leer! Una Navidad como ninguna otra de Gioconda Belli. Estrategia de lectura: Usar la idea principal para anticipar el contenido. ¡A escribir! La anécdota personal. ¡A ver! Día de los muertos en Managua.
Rumbo a Mexico. Metas comunicativas. Describir las oportunidades de estudiar y viajar en el extranjero. Describir los trámites administrativos para solicitar un programa de intercambio académico. Hablar del transporte y los viajes. Escribir una carta personal. Vocabulario. Estudiar en el extranjero. Viajando en el extranjero. Estructuras. Las preposiciones por y para. Verbos reflexivos y recíprocos. Expresiones comparativas y superlativas. Perspectivas culturales. La UNAM. Los autobuses y el metro en México. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. El sistema educativo en las escuelas mexicanas. Universidad Autónoma de México. Los autobuses y el Metro en México. Canción. El caballo blanco por José Alfredo Jiménez. ¡A leer! Un lugar en el mundo de Hernán Lara Zavala. Estrategia de lectura: Identificar palabras por el contexto. ¡A escribir! La carta personal. ¡A ver! Protesta de estudiantes.
Rumbo a Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana. Metas comunicativas. Opinar sobre actividades de ocio y comida. Hablar de la cocina y preparación de comida. Escribir una reseña. Vocabulario. El ocio. La cocina. Estructuras. El subjuntivo en cláusulas sustantivas. Usos de se. La voz pasiva. Perspectivas culturales. Un concepto diferente del tiempo. La "cocina fusión" original. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. La música, los deportes y la cultura popular del Caribe. Un concepto diferente del tiempo. Algunas comidas típicas del Caribe. Canción. Ojalá que llueva café por Juan Luis Guerra. ¡A leer! La Cucarachita Martina de Rosario Ferré. Estrategia de lectura: Identificar el tono. ¡A escribir! La reseña. ¡A ver! Navidad en Puerto Rico.
Rumba a España. Metas comunicativas. Describir las características físicas y la personalidad de otras personas. Describir la ropa y comentar las tendencias de moda. Expresar preferencias sobre la moda. Escribir una biografía. Vocabulario. La apariencia física y el carácter. La moda y la expresión personal. Estructuras. Pronombres de objeto directo. Pronombres de objeto indirecto y de objeto dobles. Verbos como gustar. Perspectivas culturales. Nuestra imagen y los piropos. El destape en España. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. Los piropos. Las percepciones sobre el cuerpo. Los estereotipos. Los conceptos sobre la imagen. Canción. Señora por Joan Manuel Serrat. ¡A leer! La gloria de los feos de Rosa Montero. Estrategia de lectura: Usar la estructura de los párrafos para diferenciar entre ideas principales e ideas subordinadas. ¡A escribir! La descripción biográfica. ¡A ver! Manuel Pertegaz.
Rumbo a Costa Rica, El Salvador y Panamá. Metas comunicativas. Hablar de la búsqueda de trabajo. Describir las oportunidades para trabajar y prestar servicio en el extranjero. Manejar la conversación durante una entrevista. Escribir una carta de presentación. Vocabulario. La búsqueda de trabajo. El compromiso social. Estructuras. El futuro. El condicional. Mandatos. Perspectivas culturales. En busca de trabajo. Un voluntario involuntario. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. Diferencias culturales en entrevistas y relaciones personales en el trabajo. El Arzobispo Óscar Romero y su influencia en El Salvador. Canción. Buscando América por Rubén Blades. ¡A leer! Flores de volcán de Claribel Alegría. Estrategia de lectura: Clarificar el significado al entender las estructura de la oración. ¡A escribir! La carta de presentación. ¡A ver! Niños trabajadores en El Salvador.
Rumbo a Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Metas comunicativas. Hablar de las luchas por los derechos. Comentar y expresar tus opiniones sobre el crimen y la justicia. Describir y opinar sobre un juicio. Escribir un reportaje. Vocabulario. La lucha por los derechos. El derecho a la justicia. Estructuras. El subjuntivo en cláusulas adjetivales. El subjuntivo en cláusulas adverbiales. El presente perfecto. Perspectivas culturales. La situacion indígena. Hacia otro tipo de justicia. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. Diferentes grupos indígenas de Sudamérica. La pluralidad cultural de Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú. La situacion indígena en Ecuador. El sistema de justicia indígena en Bolivia. Canción. Bolivia por el grupo Kjarkas. ¡A leer! Entre dos luces de César Bravo. Estrategia de lectura: Separar los hechos de las opiniones. ¡A escribir! El reportaje. ¡A ver! El caso Berenson.
Rumbo a Colombia y Venezuela. Metas comunicativas. Hablar de las artes plásticas. Describir la literatura. Expresar tus reacciones a la literatura. Escribir un poema. Vocabulario. La expresión artística. El mundo de las letras. Estructuras. El imperfecto del subjuntivo. Pronombres relativos. El pluscuamperfecto. Perspectivas culturales. La arquitectura venezolana de ayer y hoy. La poesía en Colombia. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. El arte y los artistas de Colombia y Venezuela. La arquitectura en Caracas, Venezuela. El escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez. El Festival internacional de poesía en Medellín, Colombia. El arquitecto venezolano Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Canción. Cien años de Macondo por los Hispanos. ¡A leer! El insomne de Eduardo Carranza. Estrategia de lectura: Reconocer la función de una palabra como indicio de su significado. ¡A escribir! La expresión poética. ¡A ver! Gente silla en Colombia.
Rumbo a Argentina y Uruguay. Metas comunicativas. Comentar y explicar los inventos históricos y actuales. Describir las cuestiones éticas que conlleva la alta tecnología. Conversar sobre temas controvertidos. Escribir un ensayo expositivo. Vocabulario. Los inventos de ayer y hoy. La ciencia y la ética. Estructuras. El presente perfecto del subjuntivo. El futuro perfecto. El pluscuamperfecto del subjuntivo y el condicional perfecto. Perspectivas culturales. Los cacerolazos en el Internet. La tecnología como arma de doble filo. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. Las protestas electrónicas y en vivo. La agricultura tradicional y moderna. Canción. Los ejes de mi carreta por Atahualpa Yupanqui. ¡A leer! Zapping de Beatriz Sarlo. Estrategia de lectura: Reconocer la función de un texto. ¡A escribir! El ensayo académico. ¡A ver! Asociación Nacional de Inventores.
Rumbo a Chile y Paraguay. Metas comunicativas. Describir los temas sociales y ambientales conectados con la globalización. Analizar el impacto de la globalización en el medio ambiente. Elaborar y defender una opinión sobre temas sociales y ambientales. Escribir un ensayo argumentativo. Vocabulario. Los desafíos sociales. La ecología global. Estructuras. Los tiempos progresivos. Repaso de tiempos verbales. Perspectivas culturales. Paraguay, un país bilingüe. Todos cooperan contra la contaminación. Cultura y pensamiento crítico. La migración. El bilingüismo y el guaraní. Los cartoneros y el reciclaje. Canción. Clandestino por Manu Chao. ¡A leer! Un tal Lucas de Luis Sepúlveda. Estrategia de lectura: Reconocer palabra conectivas. ¡A escribir! El ensayo argumentativo. ¡A ver! La contaminación en Santiago.
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