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Para Siempre A Conversational Approach to Spanish

ISBN-10: 0547142390
ISBN-13: 9780547142395
Edition: 2011
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List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Marta Montemayor is ABD in Spanish Linguistics. She studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City and has 30 years of experience in teaching Spanish as a Second Language. At the UNAM, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (where she received her M.A.), and presently, at San Antonio College, she has taught basic through advanced language, semantics, syntax, teaching methodology, and has conducted teacher-in-service training courses, as well as created new courses. She is coauthor of Pido la palabra (level 5) (UNAM. 1991), Estoy listo (level 1) (UNAM. 1994), and Estoy listo (level 3) (UNAM. 2004). These basic instructional texts are widely used in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and other countries. More recently, she coauthored a custom published program, Cu?ntame: Spanish for Beginners, Conversational Approach that has been in use at San Antonio College for eight years.

Marino de Le?n has taught Spanish in middle school, high school, and at the college level at San Antonio College for 40 years. Besides teaching the traditional grammar-based classes, he has experience teaching conversational Spanish in the classroom and via telecourses. Marino also served as a coordinator of the Foreign Languages Department for seven years. He co-authored the very successful custom published program Cu?ntame: Spanish for Beginners, Conversational Approach, which has been used at San Antonio College for eight years. Moreover, this proud ninth generation Texan was a recipient of a scholarship from the Spanish government that allowed him to study in Spain for two years.

Capitulo Preliminar Unidad En La Diversidad
Communication objectives:To recognize cognates and loan words, To recognize commands, To use expressions of courtesy
Capitulo 1 ?Que Bonito Nombre! Communication objectives: To express informal and formal greetings
To use titles when addressing someone
To express informal and formal introductions
To learn how to ask one's name and how to answer
To express informal and formal
farewells
Vocabulary
Greetings
Titles
Introductions
Farewells
Days of the week
Grammar
Forms of address t?/usted
Subject pronouns
The verb estar with greetings
The verb llamarse
Gender of nouns
Definite articles
Capitulo 2 ?Que Fiesta!
Communication objectives: To ask and give information about dates and holidays
To ask and answer questions about age
To ask and answer questions about marital status
To talk about religious and political affiliations
To ask and answer questions about professions, occupations and the workplace
To ask and answer questions concerning addresses and telephone numbers
Vocabulary
Numbers 0--2015
Months
Holidays
Interrogative words, Marital status
Professions and occupations
Religious and political affiliation
Workplace
Telephone, address, and email Grammar: Indefinite articles
Number and gender of nouns
The verb tener to express age
The verb ser to indicate identification
occupation
marital status
profession
religious and political affiliation
Regular -ar verbs
Negative statements
Capitulo 3 Todo Queda Entre Familia
Communication objectives:To ask and give information about the family
To talk about countries, nationalities, and languages
To talk about the house
To indicate where people and things are located
To talk about personal traits
Vocabulary
Family
Location phrases
Countries
nationalities, and languages
Cardinal points
House
Personality traits
Grammar, The impersonal form hay
The verb tener to express relationship
The verb estar to express location
Pronouns after location phrases
Comparatives and superlatives with age
Adjectives of nationality, The preposition de for relationship, possession, and origin
Possessive adjectives
Regular -er and -ir verbs
Agreement of adjectives, The preposition en with location
Capitulo 4 El Ultimo Grito De La Moda
Communication objectives: To describe clothing and accessories,
To accept or decline an invitation
To make plans
To talk about what to wear to different events
To talk about the workplace and what to wear
To talk about activities related to occupations
To express likes, dislikes, and preferences
Vocabulary:Clothing
Accessories
Materials
Sizes, and colors
Places
Temporary conditions
Numbers over 2015
Workplaces
Grammar: Agreement of adjectives with colors
The verb ser with material, color, and sizes
The verb ir and ir + a + infinitive to express future
The contraction al, The verbs estar with temporary conditions and tener que + infinitive
The verb gustar
The verb preferir The verb querer
Capitulo 5 Me Duele Mucho
Communication objectives: To talk about illnesses and health problems
To describe physical characteristics
To make comparisons, To talk about the seasons of the year
To talk about weather conditions and the forecast
Vocabulary: Parts of the body
Symptoms and illnesses
Physical characteristics
The seasons of the year
The weather
Grammar: The verb doler
The use of definite articles with parts of the body
The irregular verb poder
The verb parecerse Comparatives, irregular comparatives, and superlatives
Impersonal verbs related to the weather
The present progressive, tengo fr?o/calor vs. hace fr?o/calor vs. est? fr?o/caliente
Capitulo 6 Aqui Empieza Tu Future
Communication objectives: To talk about class schedules
To talk about the classroom To comment about classes and professors
To locate buildings, offices and departments on campus
To talk about careers and degree plans
To comment about campus life
To meet people
To compare different university degree plans
Vocabulary: Classes, Time expressions, Classroom, Campus, School supplies, University personnel
Grammar: Stem-changing verbs (e>ie and o>ue)
The verbs querer, preferir, and desear + infinitive
The verb poder + infinitive
The verbs deber, necesitar, tener que + infinitive
The verbs saber and conocer
Direct object pronouns
Ordinal numbers with nouns
Irregular yo verbs Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Capitulo 7 Las Maravillas Del Mundo
Communication objectives: To make plans and reservations for a trip
To ask and give information about traveling
To make reservations
To talk about a trip
To ask and give information about lodging
To describe hotel rooms, service, and amenities
To express opinions and emotions
To talk about technology
To discuss advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city
Vocabulary: Means of transportation, Currency and money,
Traveling Hotels/lodging (facilities and amenities)
Technology (computer and Internet)
City life
Grammar: The future tense, Ir vs. venir
The preterit tense of regular verbs
The preterit tense of ir and ser
The superlative ending -?simo
The possessive pronouns
The relative pronouns
The preterit tense of hacer
Verbs of opinion and emotion
The preterit tense of estar, poder, and tener
Capitulo 8 Mi Ritmo De Vida
Communication objectives: To talk about the daily routine
To talk about important events
To talk about celebrations
To talk about past habits
To describe in the past
To talk about the advantages and disadvantages of life's different stages
Vocabulary: Daily routine, Personal care items, Life situations, Stages of life
Grammar: Reflexive pronouns and reflexive verbs
The verbs ir/irse and dormir/dormirse
Infinitives after prepositions, Reciprocal actions
The preterit tense of the irregular verbs venir and decir
Hace to express "ago", The imperfect tense, Hab?a ("there was", "there were")
Capitulo 9 Mente Sana En Cuerpo Sano
Communication objectives: To talk about sports that you like and dislike
To talk about habits in the past (childhood and adolescence)
To describe and narrate in the past
To talk about personal skills and talents
To talk about how you spend your free time
Vocabulary: Sports and games, Skills and talents, Hobbies and pastimes
Grammar: The past progressive
The preterit tense and imperfect tense contrasted
Time expressions, Impersonal expressions with infinitives, adverbs with -mente
Indirect object pronouns, Sentences with double object pronouns
Capitulo 10 La Madre Naturaleza
Communication objectives: To talk about animals
To ask and give information about pets
To narrate a personal experience about a pet
To talk about ecology and nature
To describe the countryside
To talk about causes and consequences of natural phenomena
To talk about minerals and metals
To talk about the importance of the environment
Vocabulary: Animals, plants, and nature, The countryside, Phenomena of nature, Gems and metals
Grammar: Indefinite and negative expressions
The present subjunctive
The present perfect indicative tense
The past perfect indicative tense
Irregular verbs of the present subjunctive
The present subjunctive with impersonal, expressions, Por and par
Capitulo 11 ?Que Sabroso!
Communication objectives: To advise on eating habits
To give an opinion about diets
To give cooking instructions
To express preferences about food and drinks
To order in a restaurant
Vocabulary: Grains, oils, and fats
Meat and seafood
Fruits and vegetables Drinks
Methods of preparation
Meals and dishes
At the restaurantTableware
Grammar: Informal singular commands
Pronouns with commands
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The subjunctive with Ojal?
The passive and impersonal se
Formal and plural commands
The subjunctive with adverbial clauses
Capitulo 12 Por Amor Al Arte
Communication objectives: To express opinions and preferences about art styles
To describe art
To talk about architecture and dwellings
To make hypotheses
To express likes and preferences about literature and movies
To invite to artistic and cultural events
Vocabulary: Art Architecture, Literature, Filmmaking
Grammar: The conditional tense, The imperfect (past) subjunctive
Haber and the compound tenses of the subjunctive
Sequence of tenses in sentences using the subjunctive
Sequence of tenses in if-clauses using the subjunctive
Spanish - English Glossary
English - Spanish Glossary
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