Con brio!

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-27
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Esta edición revisada del libro ayuda a los estudiantes principiantes a comenzar a hablar

La 3ª edición de ¡Con brío!: Beginning Spanish, ofrece lo básico del lenguaje español así como también un vasto conocimiento de la cultura que permite a los usuarios principiantes a usar el español con otras personas como amigos, vecinos, compañeros de trabajo y con personas de habla hispana internacionalmente.

  • Adopta un enfoque muy práctico para el aprendizaje del idioma
  • Incluye actividades que están diseñadas para ser relevantes y que reflejen conversaciones cotidianas
  • Celebra la rica diversidad del mundo de habla hispana
  • Ofrece un fácil acceso a los medios, segmentos de vídeo, y los recursos del sector en Wiley PLUS (se vende por separado)

Esta tercera edición de ¡Con brío! Esta enfocada en ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender español y lo hacen con confianza y entusiasmo.


The revised edition of the book that helps beginning learners become beginning speakers

The 3rd editionof ¡Con brío!: Beginning Spanish, offers the basics of Spanish as well as  a broad cultural awareness that allows beginners to use their Spanish immediately with each other, with Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors and co-workers, and with Spanish speakers internationally.

  • Takes a highly practical approach to learning the language
  • Includes activities that are designed to be relevant and reflective of everyday conversations
  • Celebrates the rich diversity of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Offers easy access to media, video segments, and practice resources at Wiley PLUS (sold separately)

This third edition of ¡Con brío! is keenly focused on helping students learn Spanish and do it with confidence and gusto.

Author Biography

María Concepción Lucas Murillo, Black Hawk College - Moline, Illinois: Born in Spain, María Concepción or "Conchita", moved to the US in 1981. She attended the University of Iowa, and has been working at Black Hawk College since 1987. At Black Hawk College, Conchita has taught a variety of languages at different levels while also participating as advisor to international students, organizer of international events like the annual Fall Foreign Film Festival; the Hispanic Month; The Foreign Language Awareness Day; and to contribute to Black Hawk College’s International Festival.

Laila Dawson, University of Richmond (Emeritus): Laila Dawson was born in Buenos Aires, lived in Mexico City and has shared her love for travel and service-learning with students by developing and leading programs in Spain, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Honduras. Dawson received her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Wilson College and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dawson received the University of Richmond "Distinguished Educator" award in 1992 and was named to the "best professor" list 1998. Dawson has been writing Spanish textbooks for over a quarter of a century.

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1 Primeros pasos 1

Capítulo 2 La universidad y el trabajo 33

Capítulo 3 La familia y los amigos 71

Capítulo 4 El tiempo libre 107

Capítulo 5 La comida 145

Capítulo 6 En casa 183

Capítulo 7 La ciudad 217

Capítulo 8 De compras 257

Capítulo 9 La salud y las emergencias 293

Capítulo 10 El barrio 329

Capítulo 11 En el trabajo 367

Capítulo 12 Nuevos horizontes 399

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