Aventuras, 4th Edition

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

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

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®

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

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  • 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

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