Plazas Lugar de Encuentros

ISBN-10: 0838408524
ISBN-13: 9780838408520
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
List price: $293.95
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List price: $293.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300

Each chapter of this successful beginning Spanish program weaves together solid language instruction and opportunities for real-life communication with the rich and colorful threads of Spanish-speaking cultures.

Norma Lopez-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.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 Tu Dir�s! 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 is Director of Undergraduate Advising for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University and Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses. She has received numerous awards for teaching, advising, and extension service. In 2008, she received a Higher Education Teacher of Excellence Award from the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, in 2006 she was named Teacher of the Year in Higher Education by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and she is a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty. Engaged in Extension at North Carolina State and a past chair of the executive council for the academy, she is 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 Borr�s 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 in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Masters in Education from St. Michael's College. Currently she is a Professor of Spanish at Glendale Community College and has been working as a Business Spanish Professor at Thunderbird, The Garvin School of Global Management. Dr. Borr�s 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 was the President of the Arizona Language Association. 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.

Preliminar: �MUCHO GUSTO! Communicative goals: Greet others, introduce yourself and say good-bye
Exchange personal information (origin, age, address, etc.)
Identify quantities of objects
Ask and answer questions
Vocabulary: Greetings and good-byes
Numbers 0 to 30
Interrogative words
The Spanish alphabet
Structures: Subject pronouns and the Present tense of the verb ser and tener
The verb form hay and numbers 1-30
Question words and inflection
The Spanish alphabet
Cultural Information: El lugar de encuentro: Las Plazas
+Ser informal o formal? +T� o usted? El mundo hispanoamericano
En Una Clase De Espa-Ol: Los Estados Unidos
Communicative goals: Identify people and things in the classroom
Indicate relationships and specify colors
Describe everyday activities
Talk about academic courses and university buildings
Say what you like and don?t like doing
Tell time
Vocabulary: In the classroom
The colors
Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors
University places and buildings
The time and the days of the week
Structures: Definite and indefinite articles and how to make nouns plural (gender of nouns)
Present tense of regular -ar verbs
Me gusta + infinitive
Cultural Information: El espa�ol en los Estados Unidos
La educaci=n en LatinoamTrica y Espa�a
El sistema de 24 horas
En Una Reuni+N De Familia: M+Xico
Communicative goals: Define and ask about family relationships
Indicate ownership and possession
Describe people and things
Indicate nationality
Express physical status
Count from 30 to 100
Describe daily activities at home or at school
Vocabulary: The family
Physical features and personality
Nationalities
Numbers 31 to 100
Structures: Possessive adjectives
Possession with de(l)
Common uses of the verb ser
Agreement with descriptive adjectives
Present tense of -er and -ir verbs
Common uses of the verb tener
Cultural Information: Los nombres y apellidos en espa�ol
La familia hispana
El Tiempo Libre En Colombia
Communicative goals: Describe leisure-time activities
Express likes and dislikes
Express plans and intentions
Describe basic actions, places and activities in town
Talk about the months, seasons, and the weather
Vocabulary: Sports and leisure-time activities
Places
The months, the seasons, and weather expressions
Structures: Gustar + infinitive and gustar + nouns
Ir a + destination or infinitive
Irregular yo verbs
Saber, conocer, and the personal a
Cultural Information: Los deportes en el mundo hispano
El cafT en Colombia y en el mundo
Revista 1
En La Casa: Espa-A
Communicative goals: Describe the features of your home or personal residence
Talk about furniture and appliances
Describe household chores
Make commands
State locations and describe feelings
Describe actions in progress
Count from 100 and higher
Vocabulary: Home and furniture
Appliances and household chores
Numbers 100 and above
Structures: Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e>ie, o>ue, e>i)
More idioms with tener
Affirmative t� commands
Estar and the present progressive
Cultural Information: Gaudf y su obra
Viviendas en LationamTrica y Espa�a
La Salud: Bolivia Y Paraguay
Communicative goals: Identify parts of the body
Describe daily routines and hygienic practices
Talk about what you have just finished doing
Talk about illnesses and health conditions
Describing people, things, and conditions
Pointing out people and things
Vocabulary: The human body
Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments)
Structures: Reflexive pronouns and present tense of reflexive verbs
Acabar de + infinitive
Ser vs. estar
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Cultural Information: Bolivia y la salud
Tradici=n de hierbas: Yerba mate en Paraguay y las hojas de coca en los Andes
+Quieres Comer Conmigo Esta Noche? Venezuela
Communicative goals: Talk about foods and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Make comparisons
Order food in a restau

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