Plazas Lugar de encuentros (with Audio CD’s)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/23/2004
  • Publisher: Heinle
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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.

Table of Contents

Preliminar: íMUCHO 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
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
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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