Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

  • Vocabulary representing significant and useful words explained and practiced in Spanish
  • Literature selected for accessibility and intrinsic interest to students. The follow up questions check for comprehension in a meaningful way and enable students to relate to personally relate to the literary themes including:
    • Expresándonos
    • Composición dirigida
    • Integración
  • Literary themes include:
    • Dream vs. reality
    • Coping with the loss of someone or something special
    • Personal idiosyncrasies
    • Response to parental expectations
    • Pivotal childhood experiences
    • The real, the unreal, and the absurd
    • Intergenerational conflict
    • Superstitions
    • Extraordinary behavior
    • Cultural diversity and tolerance
    • Societal expectations and stereotypes
    • Identity: what defines us
    • Attitudes about life and death
    • Solidarity vs. solitude
  • Grammar is presented and practiced in Spanish in contexts that relate to the theme, author, or literary selection in each chapter.
  • Review in each chapter provides a set of exercises to reinforce grammar from previous chapters.

Program Components

  • Chapter Tests: provides a test for each chapter
  • ExamView Computer Test Bank: built-in, editable tests for every chapter
  • Teacher’s Resource Book includes the audio program CD and other resources organized by chapter
  • Companion Web Site provides additional vocabulary and grammar practice.  Students also can access the audio program conferencias as downloadable MP3 files.