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Beginning Spanish (�Sab�as Que... ?)

ISBN-10: 0073513164
ISBN-13: 9780073513164
Edition: 5th 2008
List price: $219.00
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List price: $219.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

This textbook is both task-based, requiring students to use Spanish to complete specific goals or tasks, and content-based, including readings from a variety of disciplines.

Bill VanPatten is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign, where he is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and the Advisor for the undergraduate program in Spanish teacher education. He received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. His areas of research are input and output processing in second language acquisition, the impact of instruction on second language acquisistion, and the acquisition of Spanish syntax and morphology. He teaches a wide range of courses from beginning Spanish to doctoral seminars on language acquisition. He has published numerous articles and chapters in books and is the co-author of several McGraw-Hill Spanish textbooks. He is also the designer of Destinos, a television course for PBS.

James F. Lee is Professor of Spanish, Director of Language Instruction, and Director of the Programs in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. His research interests lie in the areas of second language reading comprehension, input processing, and exploring the relationship between the two. His research papers have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and publications. His previous publications include Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen (1995, McGraw-Hill) and several co-edited volumes, including Multiple Perspectives on Form and Meaning, the 1999 volume of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators. Dr. Lee is also the author of Tasks and Communicating in Language Classrooms (2000, McGraw-Hill). He has also co-authored several textbooks including ¿Sabías que¿? Beginning Spanish (2000 McGraw-Hill), ¿Qué te parece? Intermediate Spanish (2000, McGraw-Hill) and Ideas: Lecturas, estrategias, actividades y composiciones (1994, McGraw-Hill). He and Bill VanPatten are series editors for the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series.

Leccion preliminar: iquest;Quien eres?
Ideas para explorar: iquest;Quien eres?
Vocabulario: iquest;Como te llamas?
iquest;De donde eres?
Introducing Yourself Gramatica: iquest;Ser o no ser?
Forms and Uses of ser Ideas para explorar: Las carreras y las materias Vocabulario: iquest;Que estudias?
Courses of Study and School Subjects Gramatica: iquest;Te gusta?
Discussing Likes and Dislikes Vocabulario: iquest;Que carrera haces?
Talking About Your Major Ideas para explorar: Mas sobre las clases Gramatica: iquest;Son buenas tus clases?
Describing Vocabulario: iquest;Cuantos creditos?
Numbers 0-30 Gramatica: iquest;Hay muchos estudiantes en tu universidad?
The Verb Form hay UNIDAD UNO: ENTRE NOSOTROS Leccion
iquest;Como es tu horario?
Ideas para explorar: La vida de todos los dias Vocabulario: iquest;Como es una rutina?
Talking About Daily Routines Gramatica: iquest;Trabaja o no?
Talking About What Someone Else Does Ideas para explorar: Durante la semana Vocabulario: iquest;Con que frecuencia?
Talking About How Often People Do Things Vocabulario: iquest;Que dia de la semana?
Days of the Week Gramatica: iquest;Y yo?
Talking About Your Own Activities Ideas para explorar: Mas sobre las rutinas Vocabulario: iquest;A que hora... ?
Telling When Something Happens Gramatica: iquest;Y tu?
iquest;Y usted?
Addressing Others Gramatica: iquest;Que necesitas hacer?
Talking About What You Need or Have to Do on a Regular Basis Leccion
iquest;Que haces los fines de semana?
Ideas para explorar: Actividades para el fin de semana Vocabulario: iquest;Que hace una persona los sabados?
Talking About Someone's Weekend Routine Vocabulario: iquest;No haces nada?
Negation and Negative Words Gramatica: iquest;A quien le gusta... ?
More About Likes and Dislikes Ideas para explorar: Las otras personas Gramatica: iquest;Que hacen?
Talking About the Activities of Two or More People Gramatica: iquest;Que hacemos nosotros?
Talking About Activities That You and Others Do Ideas para explorar: El tiempo y las estaciones Vocabulario: iquest;Que tiempo hace?
Talking About the Weather Vocabulario: iquest;Cuando comienza el verano?
Talking About Seasons of the Year Gramatica: iquest;Que vas a hacer?
Introduction to Expressing Future Events Leccion
iquest;Que hiciste ayer?
Ideas para explorar: Ayer y anoche (I) Vocabulario: iquest;Que hizo Elena ayer?
Talking About Activities in the Past Gramatica: iquest;Salio o se quedo en casa?
Talking About What Someone Else Did Recently Gramatica: iquest;Sali o me quede en casa?
Talking About What You Did Recently Ideas para explorar: Ayer y anoche (II) Gramatica: iquest;Que hiciste anoche?
Talking to a Friend About What He or She Did Recently Gramatica: iquest;Salieron ellos anoche?
Talking About What Two or More People Did Recently Gramatica: iquest;Que hicimos nosotros?
Talking About What You and Someone Else Did Recently UNIDAD DOS: NUESTRAS FAMILIAS Leccion 4: iquest;Como es tu familia?
Ideas para explorar: La familia nuclear Vocabulario: iquest;Como es tu familia?
Talking About Your Immediate Family Gramatica: iquest;Cuantas hijas... ?
Question Words: A Summary Ideas para explorar: La familia laquo;extendidaraquo; Vocabulario: iquest;Y los otros parientes?
Talking About Your Extended Family Vocabulario: iquest;Tienes sobrinos?
Additional Vocabulary Related to Family Members Gramatica: iquest;Estan casados?
More on estar + Adjectives Ideas para explorar

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