Facetas, 3rd Edition

Nivel intermedio | Curso breve

Facetas Spanish Program

Facetas, 3rd Edition

Nivel intermedio | Curso breve

José A. Blanco, María Colbert

© 2012 paperback | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches
6 lessons | 1 semester | 368 pages


Nivel intermedio | Curso breve

José A. Blanco, María Colbert

© 2012 paperback | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches
6 lessons | 1 semester | 368 pages


The 6 theme-based lessons of Facetas help students to strengthen language skills and develop cultural competency. Facetas is a great fit for one-semester intermediate courses and fourth semester introductory courses. In each lesson, you’ll find the implementation of systematic four-skills practice, a variety of literary and cultural readings, and the integration of a situational comedy and an authentic short film from a Spanish-speaking country. Facetas features:

  • Integration of three engaging videos in each lesson
  • Practical, high-frequency vocabulary for communicating in real-life situations
  • Communicative practice incorporated in every section of every lesson
  • Clear, comprehensive grammar explanations
  • Literary and cultural readings in each lesson
  • An abundance of illustrations, photos, charts, and graphs
  • Ongoing development of reading, writing, and listening skills
  • Our signature Supersite—online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, practice quizzes, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management
New features

What’s new in Facetas, 3rd Edition?

  • A new cultural reading on Sonia Sotomayor in Lesson 1
  • A new film, Di algo (Spain) featuring a young blind woman who falls in love with the voice of a man who reads books for the blind
  • In-text practice for the Flash cultura video series
  • Updated and enhanced Facetas Supersite, with voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussion

What can you expect in each lesson? Check out all the themes below.

For more details, download a Table of Contents.


  1. Lección 1: Las relaciones personales
  2. Lección 2: Las diversiones
  3. Lección 3: La vida diaria
  4. Lección 4: La salud y el bienestar
  5. Lección 5: Los viajes
  6. Lección 6: La naturaleza

Appendix: Manual de gramática

  1. Más práctica
  2. 1.1 The present tense
  3. 1.2 Ser and estar
  4. 1.3 Progressive forms
  5. 2.1 Object pronouns
  6. 2.2 Gustar and similar verbs
  7. 2.3 Reflexive verbs
  8. 3.1 The preterite
  9. 3.2 The imperfect
  10. 3.3 The preterite vs. the imperfect
  11. 4.1 The subjunctive in noun clauses
  12. 4.2 Commands
  13. 4.3 Por and para
  14. 5.1 Comparatives and superlatives
  15. 5.2 Negative, affirmative, and indefinite expressions
  16. 5.3 The subjunctive in adjective clauses
  17. 5.4 The present perfect and the past perfect
  18. 6.1 The future and the conditional
  19. 6.2 The subjunctive in adverbial clauses
  20. 6.3 The past subjunctive
  21. 6.4 Si clauses with simple tenses

Más gramática

  1. Más práctica
  2. 1.4 Nouns and articles
  3. 1.5 Adjectives
  4. 2.4 Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
  5. 2.5 Possessive adjectives and pronouns
  6. 3.4 Telling time
  7. 4.4 The subjunctive with impersonal expressions
  8. 5.4 Pero and sino
  9. 6.4 Adverbs

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Access
ISBN: 978-1-61767-025-1 Paperback
Student Activities Manual Workbook, Video Manual, and Lab Manual
ISBN: 978-1-61767-891-5 Paperback
Supersite Plus
ISBN: 978-1-60576-911-0 Code
Supersite, WebSAM (Online Student Activities Manual) and online collaboration tools
Student Activities Manual Answer Key
ISBN: 978-1-60576-890-8 Paperback
Fotonovela DVD
ISBN: 978-1-60576-901-1 DVD

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-60576-883-0 Paperback
Supersite Full Access
Free code to adopting instructors
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools
Enfoques Instructor's DVD Set
ISBN: 978-1-60576-939-4 2 DVDs
Fotonovela, Flash cultura, and Film Collection DVDs
Sample lesson
To help students achieve native-like language skills, every Facetas lesson is supported by a range of activities and media—from an engaging sitcom to authentic short films—true to Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Video Highlights

  • Video


    Let students learn through laughter with sitcom episodes surrounding the adventures of employees of a fictional lifestyle magazine—Revista Facetas. The characters’ real-world language reflects the vocabulary and grammar of the matching lesson.

  • Video

    Flash cultura

    Like watching the news delivered by young citizen journalists in their own countries, these videos are all about the local culture. Vocabulary and grammar from the text is incorporated, while still providing a controlled amount of unknown language.

  • Video

    Animated tutorials

    Grammar has never been more exciting with the favorite Professor Pedro Gómez Laserna pairing rules with fun examples in these entertaining lessons Learn more

Supersite Technology

See what we mean by integrated technology. Our Supersite and Supersite Plus offer a wealth of online tools, media, and resources for both instructors and students. Find the best ways to teach and learn—for you. Visit the Supersite Demo to explore all resources.

  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage courses, view rosters, set assignments, and post announcements
  • The complete Instructor's Resource Manual (Manual de gramática answers, teaching suggestions, textbook answer keys)
  • Audioscripts and videoscripts
  • The complete Testing Program
  • SAM Answer Key
  • PowerPoint presentation slides for classroom use (vocabulary, grammar
  • Downloadable MP3s of the Textbook, Lab and Testing audio programs
  • Lesson plans
  • Streaming video
  • Voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussions
  • li>Complete access to the Student Supersite

  • For students
  • Auto-graded textbook and supplemental practice activities with real-time feedback for every section
  • Open-ended activities where students explore and search the Internet
  • The entire Facetas video program (Fotonovela, Flash cultura and Cinemateca) with optional subtitles in Spanish and English
  • Dramatic audio recordings of literary and cultural readings
  • Instructor-graded writing activities
  • Auto-graded practice quizzes and tests
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Animated grammar tutorials
  • Vocabulary flashcards
  • Mini Spanish Dictionary, online verb wheel, and grammar reference

Supersite Plus includes the Facetas, 3rd Edition Supersite with:

  • WebSAM: Online Student Activities Manual
  • Student Activities Manual in an online format
  • A combination of auto-graded and instructor-graded activities
  • Oral voice record-submit activities
  • The complete Lab Manual audio program
  • A single gradebook to manage Supersite and WebSAM courses, rosters, and assignments

  • Online collaboration tools
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Instant messaging
  • Application sharing—perfect for online tutoring
  • Online whiteboards
  • Online office hours