Aventuras, 5th Edition

Primer curso de lengua española


Aventuras, 5th Edition

Primer curso de lengua española

José A. Blanco; Phillip Redwine Donley

© 2018 hardcover | Loose-leaf | 9 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available
16 lessons | 2-3 semesters | 528

Aventuras, 5th Edition will be available for sale Summer 2017


Primer curso de lengua española

José A. Blanco; Phillip Redwine Donley

© 2018 hardcover | Loose-leaf | 9 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available
16 lessons | 2-3 semesters | 528

Aventuras, 5th Edition will be available for sale Summer 2017


Aventuras gives introductory Spanish language students the confidence to communicate in real-life situations. Culture is interwoven throughout 16 student-friendly lessons; grammar and vocabulary presentations are clear and concise. A powerful, fully-integrated Supersite provides comprehensive activities and resources designed for student success.

  • Authentic, contemporary Videoclips, plus cultural details about daily life, language, and traditions from around the Spanish speaking-world
  • A distinct and cohesive integration of our engaging, episodic video series
  • A unique grammar practice sequence that progresses from directed, meaningful exercises to communicative, interactive activities
  • A clean and clear visual design that enhances learning and aids navigation
  • Abundant opportunities for communicative interaction
  • Our innovative Supersite that provides online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, practice quizzes, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • An articulated curriculum for seamless continuation to intermediate Spanish
New features

What's new in Aventuras, 5th Edition

  • Vocabulary Tools: ability for students to personalize vocabulary study
    • Searchable and customizable word lists with multiple practice modes
    • Flashcards with options for English translations and audio
  • New interactive grammar tutorials, embedded with mini activities to check for understanding
  • Oral Testing Suggestions offered as Partner and Virtual Chats
  • 7 new authentic Videoclips showcasing the target language from diverse locations in the Spanish-speaking world
  • 2 new Lectura readings (with audio-sync technology on the Supersite)
  • Audio-sync technology for all Lectura readings
  • Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments
  • Updated iconography to improve integration with online activities
  • One combined print volume of Workbook/Video Manual/Lab Manual (Student Activities Manual)

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Aventuras, 5th Edition

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


For Students

Student Edition with Supersite and Supersite Plus

  • Hardcover format
  • Loose-leaf format
  • Digital format (online vText)

Student Activities Manual (print or online WebSAM)

For Instructors

Annotated Edition                                                                                                          
Supersite Full Access                                                                                                     
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools; free to adopting instructors.

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


    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 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.
    Learn more.

  • Video

    Interactive Tutorial

    Grammar has never been easier with the entertaining professor, pairing concepts with fun examples. Now, new interactive questions check understanding in every lesson and keep students engaged.
    Learn more.

  • Video

    Panorama cultural

    Integrated with the Panorama section of each lesson, this high-interest, visually appealing documentary footage from the featured country will expand students' cultural perspectives.

Supersite Technology

A powerful tool for language instruction

With integrated content, comprehensive resources, and innovative tools, the Supersite provides everything you need to engage students and support language learning.

  • Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses quickly and easily.
  • Make the course your own by creating and assigning your own activities and adding customized notes.
  • Empower students by allowing them to easily track due dates, save work, access assignments, and get the additional practice they need to be successful.
  • Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot-checking, and in-line voice commenting.
  • Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best meet the needs of you and your department.

    For instructors

  • NEW! Options to adapt pre-made online assessments
    • Create new sections
    • Reorder and delete sections and questions
    • Add images, word banks, and text references
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Timesaving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
  • Tools to personalize your course
    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Add your own notes to existing content
    • Adapt pre-made assessments
    • Add video and outside resources
  • An assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course into the new semester’s dates in minutes
  • Time limits and password protection for all online assessments
  • Composition-grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Downloadable digital image and illustration banks, sample syllabus, sample lesson plan, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video programs, scripts, grammar presentations)
  • Downloadable Activity Pack with task-based assessments
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voice Boards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration

    For students

  • Textbook activities online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students and improve comprehension and grades
  • Interactive grammar tutorials with embedded self-checks
  • Composition tool to create and submit writing assignments online
  • Vocabulary tools to create personalized study lists
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student-pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • All video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Audio program (textbook, lab)
  • Online dictionary
  • Online Student Activities Manual, with auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Interactive, online Student Edition (vText) with links to program activities, audio, and video
  • iPad®-friendly*

Online Workbook/Lab Manual/Video Manual

  • All Workbook, Lab Manual, and Video Manual activities 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
  • vText access included free in any Supersite Plus package

* Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.