Invitaciones, 2nd Edition

An Interactive Worktext for Beginning Spanish

Invitaciones Spanish Program

Invitaciones, 2nd Edition

An Interactive Worktext for Beginning Spanish

Deana Alonso, Esther Alonso, Brandon Zaslow

© 2010 spiralbound | 8 ½ x 10 7/8 inches | combined textbook-workbook
15 lessons each | 1-2 semesters

Description

An Interactive Worktext for Beginning Spanish

Deana Alonso, Esther Alonso, Brandon Zaslow

© 2010 spiralbound | 8 ½ x 10 7/8 inches | combined textbook-workbook
15 lessons each | 1-2 semesters

Overview

Invitaciones tells a story through the episodes of the dramatic video series and throughout the lessons of an interactive worktext. Every phase of each lesson follows the lives of six Spanish-speaking college students, whose stories invite students to share their own lives. Ideal for introductory Spanish, two self-contained worktexts provide students with adequate time to assimilate vocabulary and forms, as well as ample opportunities to use Spanish in meaningful communication. Features include:

  • Storyline video throughout the program
  • Short, focused lessons that provide students with a sense of accomplishment and success
  • Grammar and vocabulary as tools for exchanging ideas and problem-solving
  • Directed and communicative activities that promote conversation and camaraderie among classmates
  • Learning strategies and skill-specific strategies throughout the worktext
  • 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 Invitaciones, 2nd Edition?

  • More communicative practice to develop interpersonal communication
  • New Revista cultural offering cultural knowledge through interesting and relevant readings
  • New videos! The Flash cultura program and authentic TV clips with additional exposure to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Updated culture in the Invitación a... sections invite students to develop their interpretive communication skills and cultural competence
  • New grammar appendix for reference and additional practice
  • Online listening comprehension and pronunciation to boost students interpretive and pronunciation skills
  • Enhanced technology with all audio and video content online, plus additional practice
Contents

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.
Primera parte
Segunda parte

Invitaciones, 2nd Edition

Invitaciones Primera parte

  1. Episodio 1: El primer día de clases
  2. Episodio 2: En la librería
  3. Episodio 3: Los profesores y las clases
  4. Episodio 4: ¡Qué internacionales!
  5. Episodio 5: ¿Estudiamos el sábado?
  6. Episodio 6: ¡Qué guapos!
  7. Episodio 7: ¿Qué van a hacer el sábado?
  8. Episodio 8: Vamos al parque
  9. Episodio 9: ¡Qué rica comida!
  10. Episodio 10: Una invitación confusa
  11. Episodio 11: ¡A ganarse la vida!
  12. Episodio 12: Los planes profesionales
  13. Episodio 13: Las vacaciones
  14. Episodio 14: ¡Estás muy americanizada!
  15. Episodio 15: La posada

Invitaciones Segunda parte

  1. Episodio 16: Emilio viene de España
  2. Episodio 17: ¡Feliz año nuevo!
  3. Episodio 18: En casa de los tíos
  4. Episodio 19: ¿Qué tienen ganas de hacer?
  5. Episodio 20: La pelea
  6. Episodio 21: ¡Me siento mal!
  7. Episodio 22: Recuerdos de la niñez
  8. Episodio 23: ¿Qué están haciendo?
  9. Episodio 24: El accidente
  10. Episodio 25: El choque
  11. Episodio 26: De regreso a casa
  12. Episodio 27: El anillo de compromiso
  13. Episodio 28: Decisiones importantes
  14. Episodio 29: Soluciones positivas
  15. Episodio 30: La vida sigue
Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Access
Primera parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-950-4 Spiralbound
Segunda parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-951-1 Spiralbound
Answer Key
Primera parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-954-2 Paperback
Segunda parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-955-9 Paperback
Escenas de la vida DVDs
Primera parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-958-0 DVD
Segunda parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-002-5 DVD

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
Primera parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-952-8 Spiralbound
Segunda parte ISBN: 978-1-60007-953-5 Spiralbound
Invitaciones Instructor's DVD with Supersite
ISBN: 978-1-60007-956-6 Code and 2 DVDs
Escenas de la vida and Flash cultura DVDs with Supersite Code. Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools
Sample lesson
Every Invitaciones lesson is enhanced by a range of activities, media, audio, and resources that reinforce learning and make Spanish come to life. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Video Highlights

  • Video

    Enscenas de la vida

    This episodic video follows a group of Spanish-speaking students attending college in the U.S. The video provides comprehensible input as it puts the language in action in real-life contexts.

  • 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.

Supersite Technology

See what we mean by integrated technology. Our Supersite offers 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 in PDFs (additional activities, audioscripts, comprehensible input, lesson plans, and video scripts)
  • The complete Testing Program
  • MP3 files of the Worktext and Lab Audio Programs
  • Answer Keys (additional activities, cuaderno de tareas, and testing program)
  • Streaming video
  • Lesson plans
  • Voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussions
  • Complete access to the Student Supersite

  • For students
  • Practice activities with auto-grading and feedback
  • Open-ended activities where students explore and search the Internet
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with optional subtitles and English translations
  • Downloadable MP3 files of all Worktext and Lab audio programs
  • Recorded vocabulary and flashcards
  • Pronunciation activities
  • Vista Higher Learning online dictionary, verb wheel, and grammar reference
  • Mini Spanish Dictionary