Aventuras, 5th Edition

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 pages


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

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

Download a Sample of Lesson 4.

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.

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.