Aventuras, 4th Edition

Primer curso de lengua española

Aventuras, 4th Edition

Primer curso de lengua española

© 2014 hardcover | 9 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available | downloadable eBook available
16 lessons | 2-3 semesters | 544 pages

Description

Primer curso de lengua española

© 2014 hardcover | 9 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available | downloadable eBook available
16 lessons | 2-3 semesters | 544 pages

Overview

In 16 lessons, Aventuras gives introductory students the confidence to communicate in real-life situations successfully. They encounter clear and succinct vocabulary and grammar presentations, with culture interwoven into each lesson. Fully integrated with the Aventuras Supersite, this communicative text includes the following features:

  • A unique and colorful use of graphic design that enhances the learning process and aids navigation
  • A distinct, cohesive integration of video—now with a completely new Fotonovela
  • A scaffolded grammar practice sequence that supports student success by progressing from directed, meaningful exercises to communicative, interactive activities
  • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities throughout each lesson for oral practice and synchronous communication
  • A rich cultural presentation that covers the Spanish-speaking world
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology with powerful course management tools and a simplified user experience
  • An Activity Pack with loads of additional communicative and directed activities
  • vText—the interactive, online text—perfect for hybrid courses
  • Live Chat to connect with students in real time, without leaving your browser:
    • Video chat
    • Audio chat
    • Instant messaging
  • Easy access to digital content—interactive apps that reinforce learning, and iPad®-friendly* features
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
New features

What’s new in Aventuras, 4th Edition?

  • A new Activity Pack—the instructor resource that provides a wealth of additional communicative and directed activities for every lesson, plus a board game for review
  • Enhanced Supersite—groundbreaking technology with powerful course management tools and a simplified user experience
  • Chat activities for conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Virtual Chat—record and submit a simulated conversation online
    • Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
  • A completely new Fotonovela, filmed in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico City, that features engaging international characters and a captivating storyline
  • An expanded Testing Program with new tests, plus vocabulary, grammar, and oral quizzes
  • 4 new Lectura readings, plus Supersite audio-sync technology for all Lectura readings
  • 6 new authentic Videoclips
  • iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.
  • Live Chat to connect with students in real time, without leaving your browser:
    • Instant messaging
    • Audio chat
    • Video chat
  • Fun, interactive apps with games that reinforce lesson vocabulary, grammar, and videos
  • New online tools—add or remove your own content to the Supersite, and set time limits and passwords for assessment
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Create, assign, and grade your own open-ended activities and assessments
  • Upload or share documents, videos, and outside resources
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
Contents

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Aventuras, 4th Edition

  1. Lección 1: Hola, ¿qué tal?
  2. Lección 2: Las clases
  3. Lección 3: La familia
  4. Lección 4: El fin de semana
  5. Lección 5: Las vacaciones
  6. Lección 6: ¡De compras!
  7. Lección 7: La vida diaria
  8. Lección 8: ¡A comer!
  9. Lección 9: Las celebraciones
  10. Lección 10: En el consultorio
  11. Lección 11: El carro y la tecnología
  12. Lección 12: Hogar, dulce hogar
  13. Lección 13: La naturaleza
  14. Lección 14: En la ciudad
  15. Lección 15: El bienestar
  16. Lección 16: El mundo del trabajo
Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Access
ISBN: 978-1-61857-131-1 Hardcover
Also available in loose-leaf format upon request.
Student Edition with Supersite Plus Access
ISBN: 978-1-61857-133-5 Hardcover
(The Aventuras practice app is available with any Supersite Plus package.)
Also available in loose-leaf format upon request
ISBN: 978-1-61857-142-7 Paperback
Workbook/Video Manual
ISBN: 978-1-61857-056-7 Paperback
Lab Manual
ISBN: 978-1-61857-057-4 Paperback
Workbook, Video Manual, Lab Manual Answer Key
ISBN: 978-1-61857-058-1 Paperback
Fotonovela DVD
ISBN: 978-1-61857-059-8 1 DVD

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-61857-055-0 Hardcover
Supersite Full Access
Free code to adopting instructors
Instructor's DVD Set
ISBN: 978-1-61857-070-3 3 DVDs
Fotonovela, Flash cultura, Aventuras en los países hispanos DVDs
Activity Pack
ISBN: 978-1-61857-071-0
A wealth of additional communicative (info gap,classroom surveys, interviews) and directed (word searches, multiplechoice, fill-in-the-blank) activities designed to provide students with language practice to quickly and effectively supplement instruction.

Contact your Modern Language Specialist for package and Supersite configurations.

Sample lesson
Every Aventuras lesson is enhanced by a range of activities, audio, media—from a dramatic series to authentic commercials and news stories—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

    Fotonovela

    An engaging video series brings lesson vocabulary and grammar to life through relatable storylines following native speakers. Students experience local life in Mexico with the Diaz family whose household includes two college students and an American exchange student. Learn more about the Fotonovela

  • 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

    Documentary

    Get amazing views of Spanish speaking countries through captivating and beautiful documentary film. Students gain interesting cultural insights while viewing these videos integrated with the Aventuras en los países hispanos section of each lesson.

  • 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

A new generation of language-learning technology

Powerful tools for customized course management, along with the integrated content that improves learning and fosters enjoyment.

Focused uniquely on world language, with robust features that speak to your needs. How do we know? Feedback from our 20,000 language instructors and 1 million language students.

Simplified experience so you can navigate the site easily, have flexible options, and quickly sort a wealth of information.

Learn more about this new generation of language-learning technology.


  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, plus question-by-question and automated spot-checking
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Downloadable digital image bank (PDF), pre-made syllabi and lesson plans (RTF), Testing Program (RTF)
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video scripts, translations, grammar powerpoints)
  • Online administration of quizzes and exams, now with time limits and password protection
  • Tools to add your own content:
    • Create and assign Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Upload and assign videos and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for integration with your LMS
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Option to hide activity time estimates from students
  • Ability to reorder assignments as seen on student dashboard
  • Add your own customized notes to the existing activity content:
    • Sidebar notes—comment on overall activity
    • In-line notes—comment on particular question or part of activity
  • Activity Pack (PDF) with additional activities for every lesson
  • Textbook, Lab, and Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for video chat, audio chat, and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive text
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic text

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students to improve comprehension and grades
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Animated grammar tutorials
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Chat activities for conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Video Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
    • Virtual Chat—record and submit simulated conversations
  • Internet search activities
  • Recorded readings, plus additional online-only readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary, verb wheel, vocabulary tutorials, games, and grammar reference
  • An online Student Activities Manual (WebSAM) with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for selected activities
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic student edition

Our Supersite and Supersite Plus access levels offer you a choice: contact your Modern Language Specialist to explore which level is right for you.