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Plazas Lugar de Encuentros

ISBN-10: 1428205047
ISBN-13: 9781428205048
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $171.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 10/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.10" wide x 10.10" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970

PLAZAS is the place where culture and language find common ground! This accessible introduction to Spanish uses the background of vibrant, Spanish-speaking cultures from around the world to expose you to the language as it is actually used in everyday conversation. With helpful visuals, contemporary examples, and carefully crafted grammar and vocabulary presentations, PLAZAS is your key to success in the course and in the language! And to ensure that you make the grade, PLAZAS is supported by dynamic learning tools, including a Student Multimedia CD-ROM, Lab Audio CDs, iLrn?: Heinle Learning Center, and a text-specific website.

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.

Preliminar: -�Mucho Gusto!
Communicative goals: Greet others, introduce yourself and say good-bye
Exchange personal information (origin, address, etc.)
Identify quantities of objects
Ask and answer questions
Vocabulary: Greetings and good-byes
Numbers 0 to 30
Interrogative words
Structures: Subject pronouns and the Present tense of the verb ser
The verb form hay and numbers 1-30
Question words and inflection
EN UNA Clase De Espa++ol: Los Estados Unidos
Communicative goals: Identify people and things in the classroom
Specify colors
Describe everyday activities
Talk about academic courses and university buildings
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
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 states
Count from 30 to 100
Describe daily activities at home or at school
Vocabulary: The family
Physical features and personality
Nationalities
Numbers 30 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
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
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 to 1,000,000
Structures: Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e>ie, o>ue, e>i)
More idioms with tener
Affirmative t+� commands
Common uses of estar
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
+Quieres Comer Conmigo Esta Noche? Venezuela
Communicative goals: Talk about foods and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Make comparisons
Order food in a restaurant
Describe past events in detail
Vocabulary: Food and beverages
Dining out
Structures: Comparatives and Superlatives
Verbs regular in the preterite
Verbs with spelling changes in the preterite
Verbs with stem changes in the preterite
De Compras: Argentina
Communicative goals: Talk about shopping for clothing
Make emphatic statements about possession
Talk about singular and/or completed events in the past
Make selections and talk about sizes and other shopping preferences
Describe ongoing and habitual actions in the past
Vocabulary: Clothing and fashion
Shopping
Structures: Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
Verbs irregular in the preterite
Direct object pronouns
Imperfect tense
Fiestas Y Vacaciones: Guatemala Y El Salvador
Communicative goals: Talk a

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