Basic Spanish

ISBN-10: 0495897043

ISBN-13: 9780495897040

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Ana Jarvis, Raquel Lebredo, Francisco Mena-Ayll�n

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List price: $207.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunci�n and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Currently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis has taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish and is currently at work on a novel. She has been honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camag�ey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education in 1950. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist College, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. She was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist College, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Preface
Lecci?n preliminar I
Communication: You will learn to greet people and exchange some polite questions and answers, exchange phone numbers, talk about days and dates, and describe colors
Structures
Greetings and farewells
Cardinal numbers 0-39
The alphabet
Days of the week
Months of the year
Colors
Lecci?n preliminar II
Communication: You will learn about cognates and some simple vocabulary related to the classroom
Structures
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of ser
Uses of hay
Cardinal numbers 40-299
Lecci?n
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to restaurants and cafeterias
Country highlighted: Espa?a
Structures:1
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 300-1,000
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn additional vocabulary relate to restaurants
Country highlighted: M?xico
Structures
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a
Lecci?n
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to the family
Country highlighted: Guatemala
Structures
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a+ infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Contractions
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary pertaining to hotels
Countries highlighted: Honduras and El Salvador
Structures
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary about typical activities related to traveling in a foreign country
Country highlighted: Nicaragua
Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
Ordinal numbers: Cuanto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 1-5
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn more vocabulary related to situations encountered while traveling
Countries highlighted: Costa Rica and Panama
Structures
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
Direct object pronouns
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to travel arrangements
Countries highlighted: Puerto Rico
Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary to sports and other outdoor activities
Countries highlighted: Cuba and Republica Dominicana
Structures
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to daily routine and personal grooming
Country highlighted: Venezuela
Structures
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
Uses of object pronouns with command forms
Lecci?n
Communication: you will learn vocabulary related to housework, shopping and weather
Country highlighted: Colombia
Structures
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir and dar
Uses of por and para
Seasons of the year and weather expressions ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 6-10
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to everyday life
Country highlighted: Ecuador
Structures
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: t?
Lecci?n
Un matrimonio peruano va de compras
Structures
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect
Communication: Shopping for clothes
Culture: Per?
Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world
Lecci?n
En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz
Structures
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
?Qu?? and ?Cu?l? used with ser
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to autom?viles
Country highlighted: Paraguay
Structures
The past participle
The present perfect tense
The past perfect (pluperfect) tense
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to transportation
Country highlighted: Chile
Structures
The future tense
The conditional tense
Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 11-15
Lecci?n
Communicaton: You will learn vocabulary related to traveling by train
Country highlighted: Argentina
Structures
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to hospital care in emergencias
Country highlighted: Uruguay
Structures:1
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to collage life
Nationality highlighted: Los puertorrique?os
Structures
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to health problems and visits to the doctor's office
Nationality highlighted: Los mexicanoamericanos
Structures
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive
Lecci?n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary to running errands
Nationality highlighted: Los cubanoamericanos
Structures
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses. ?Cu?nto sabe usted ahora?
Lecciones 16-20
Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
Verbs
Useful Classroom Expressions
Weights and Measures
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
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