Protagonistas

A Communicative Approach

Protagonistas

A Communicative Approach

© 2012 eurobind | 9 x 11 7/8 inches | online vText available
18 units | 2-3 semesters | 624 pages

Description

A Communicative Approach

© 2012 eurobind | 9 x 11 7/8 inches | online vText available
18 units | 2-3 semesters | 624 pages

Overview

With Protagonistas, introductory students immediately produce practical, purposeful language thanks to its communicative, functional approach. With meaning and purpose continuously tied to what they are learning, and interesting protagonistas in each lesson, students take part in personalized communication and stay engaged! Features include:

  • Practical communicative functions and activities that encourage students to think, communicate, and apply what they are learning to their own lives
  • Vocabulary and grammar concepts presented in “bite-sized” pieces to carry out specific, real-life tasks
  • Embedded culture throughout lessons to support and enhance cross-cultural communication
  • Protagonistas section in each lesson presenting main characters and communities from across the Spanish-speaking world
  • A full grammar appendix—a perfect reference tool for the grammar introduced throughout the text
  • Focused communicative practice
  • Reading, writing, and listening skill building sections with helpful strategies
  • Our signature Supersite—with auto-graded activities from the book, extra practice, study and reference tools, effective online assessment and course management,and voiceboards for oral communication
  • vText—an interactive, online version of the textbook—perfect for hybrid courses
Contents

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Protagonistas

Preliminary Lesson: Protagonistas

Greet people; Introduce yourself; Spell; Ask for clarification; Say good-bye

  1. UNIDAD 1
    • Lección 1A: ¡Bienvenidos!
    • Lección 1B: Lenguas
  2. UNIDAD 2
    • Lección 2A: Entre el norte y el sur
    • Lección 2B: Especialidad de la casa
  3. UNIDAD 3
    • Lección 3A: Ritmo de vida
    • Lección 3B: Centro comercial
  4. UNIDAD 4
    • Lección 4A: Barrios con carácter
    • Lección 4B: Con vistas al mar
  5. UNIDAD 5
    • Lección 5A: Experiencias personales
    • LLección 5B: Mi gente
  6. UNIDAD 6
    • Lección 6A: El arte de vivir
    • Lección 6B: Amor a distancia
  7. UNIDAD 7
    • Lección 7A: Hoy por hoy
    • Lección 7B: Cambio de vida
  8. UNIDAD 8
    • Lección 8A: Hecho a mano
    • Lección 8B: Horizontes
  9. UNIDAD 9
    • Lección 9A: Etapas de la vida
    • Lección 9B: Historias de la calle
  10. UNIDAD 10
    • Lección 10A: Al mal tiempo buena cara
    • Lección 10B: Memorias
  11. UNIDAD 11
    • Lección 11A: De viaj
    • Lección 11B: Iniciativas
  12. UNIDAD 12
    • Lección 12A: Segunda oportunidad
    • Lección 12B: Sin límites
  13. UNIDAD 13
    • Lección 13A: Señores pasajeros
    • Lección 13B: Mundo tecnológico
  14. UNIDAD 14
    • Lección 14A: Un idioma común
    • Lección 14B: Programas de siempre
  15. UNIDAD 15
    • Lección 15A: De la madre tierra
    • Lección 15B: Rebeldes con causa
  16. UNIDAD 16
    • Lección 16A: Embajadores de la paz
    • Lección 16B: Típicos tópicos
  17. UNIDAD 17
    • Lección 17A: El futuro por delante
    • Lección 17B: Aficiones comunes
  18. UNIDAD 18
    • Lección 18A: Nuevos retos
    • Lección 18B: Mejor imposible
Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Access
ISBN: 978-1-61767-070-1 Eurobind
Also available in multi-volume formats upon request.
Student Edition with Supersite Plus
ISBN: 978-1-61767-072-5 Hardcover
Supersite, WebSAM (Student Activities Manual) and vText
Student Activities Manual: Workbook and Lab Manual
ISBN: 978-1-60576-979-0 Paperback
Student Activities Manual Answer Key
ISBN: 978-1-60576-980-6 Paperback

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-60576-978-3 Eurobind
Supersite Full Access
Free code to adopting instructors
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools
Protagonistas Instructor's DVD Set
ISBN 978-1-60576-987-5 DVD
The Instructor's DVD contains all audio and video including the Flash Cultura program.
Sample lesson
Every Protagonistas lesson is supported by a range of activities, media, audio, and resources that enhance learning and make Spanish come to life. See how our integrated text and technology facilitates speaking and fosters a love of languages!

Video Highlights

  • 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

    Using Protagonistas

    See for yourself how teaching with Protagonistas helps students immediately produce practical, purposeful language thanks to its communicative, functional approach. With meaning and purpose continuously tied to what they are learning, and interesting protagonistas in each lesson, students take part in personalized communication and stay engaged every step of the way!

Supersite Technology

See what we mean by integrated technology. Our Supersite, Supersite Plus, and vText 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 (teaching suggestions, model lesson plans, answer keys)
  • Audioscripts and videoscripts
  • The complete Testing Program
  • Grammar PowerPoint presentation slides
  • Downloadable MP3s of the Textbook, Lab and Testing audio programs
  • Voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussions
  • Complete access to the Student Supersite

  • For students
  • Activities from the textbook that can be completed and submitted online with auto-grading
  • Auto-graded additional practice activities for every section of each lesson
  • The Flash cultura program in streaming video, with pre- and post-viewing activities
  • Auto-graded practice quizzes
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Vocabulary flashcards with audio
  • Mini Spanish Dictionary
  • Diagnostic, self-assessments for each lesson's Gramática Funcional section

Supersite Plus includes the Protagonistas Supersite, plus:


  • WebSAM: Online Student Activities Manual
  • 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

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

vText: virtual interactive text


  • For instructors
  • A single gradebook for vText and Supersite (or Supersite Plus)
  • vText included with every Instructor Supersite account—the perfect tool for classroom presentations
  • A great solution for hybrid courses

  • For students
  • Searchable table of contents, and page-number browsing
  • Note-taking capabilities
  • Links on the vText page to all audio and video, and mouse-icon textbook activities
  • An interface that shows assignments and grades for mouse-icon activities right on the vText page
  • Access to all Supersite—or Supersite Plus—resources
  • Available at no extra cost with Supersite Plus packages
Reviews

The best product information often comes from our customers. Here you’ll find independent reviews of the first edition. They’re not our words, but we sure liked them and thought you’d be interested to know…

Reviewer: Alice Miano from Stanford University

“It's the best book I've used in my 30 years of teaching.”