Fusión Comunicación y cultura

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 1/28/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Supported by exciting, authentic video, Fusión is a one-semester intermediate Spanish program that connects the study of intermediate Spanish to students’ real lives, connecting language to culture, and making the transition from first-year Spanish to a true intermediate program.  


Intermediate programs typically repeat elementary Spanish grammar sequencing from the present tense forward. Consequently, students progress to advanced levels without a thorough understanding of the indicative and subjunctive moods and without a concrete grounding in the forms and usage of certain tenses, especially the preterit and the imperfect.   Fusión reviews the preterit and the imperfect in first chapter, which equips students to shift back and forth naturally between the present and the past as they speak, read, and write throughout the course.   It goes on to review the present subjunctive early in the course and encourages students to use the subjunctive mood alongside the indicative throughout the program, refining their understanding of both the concept and usage of mood, essential to Spanish.


0133792285 / 9780133792287 Fusión: Communicacion y Cultura plus MySpanish Lab with Pearson eText---Access card Package (one semester access)

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0133777545 / 9780133777543 Fusión: Comunicacion y cultura

0133778169 / 9780133778168 MySpanishLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Fusion (one semester access)


Author Biography

Eduardo Zayas-Bazán is a native of Camaguey, Cuba. He holds an M.S. in foreign languages from Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS, and a Doctor en Derecho degree from Universidad Nacional José Martí, Havana, Cuba. He is a Professor Emeritus in Foreign Languages from East Tennessee State University, where he was chair of the Foreign Language Department from 1973 to 1993. Over the course of his distinguished career, Zayas-Bazán has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional achievements and has held noteworthy positions within many organizations dedicated to teaching Spanish. In addition to writing numerous articles in regional and national journals, he is the co-author, co-editor, and translator of seventeen books, including ¡Arriba!, a beginning Spanish program published by Pearson.


Susan M. Bacon (Ph. D. Ohio State University) is Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati and former Director of UC International Programs where she promoted and supervised all education abroad for the University. In the Department of Romance Languages she served at various times as Director of the Basic Spanish Program, Undergraduate Director, Graduate Director, and Assistant Department Head. In addition to her administrative duties, she taught Spanish language and culture, teaching methodology, and second-language acquisition. Her research interests include child and adult second-language acquisition, and the processing of authentic input. She is recipient of the prestigious Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Education. She was Project Director for a four-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in Mexico, and a Fulbright-Robles Scholar in Mexico. She is primary researcher for a considerable number of empirical studies, and has co-authored several elementary and intermediate-level Spanish texts including ¡Arriba!Conexiones , and Leyendas del mundo hispano, all published by Pearson-Prentice Hall. Her research for her books has led her to visit 20 Spanish-speaking countries, some several times.


Dulce García, PhD Georgetown University, is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the City College of New York, CUNY, where she specializes in late Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature, Spanish linguistics, critical theory, and foreign language pedagogy.  She is the director of the CCNY-Spain Summer Program, and received CCNY's “Outstanding Teaching Award” for 2007.

Table of Contents

Preliminar  ¡Conectémonos!


1      De moda


2      Por un mundo más verde


3      Por un mundo mejor


4      Somos lo que somos


5      ¡Luz, cámara, acción!

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