Sueña, 3rd Edition

Sueña, 3rd Edition

Español sin barreras | José A. Blanco, C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch

© 2015 paperback | 8 ½ x 10½ inches | online vText available
6 lessons| 1 semester | 345 pages

An alternative to the standard offerings for one-semester intermediate Spanish courses, Sueña’s engaging, magazine-like design and integration of authentic short films tie culture, literature, and grammar together. Thought-provoking content is connected to thematic, cultural, and grammatical concepts and keeps students focused on real communication in meaningful contexts throughout the six lessons. Features include:

  • Authentic, short-subject films by Hispanic filmmakers that serve as a springboard for exploring lesson themes and concepts
  • Flexible, communicative approach with progressive activities—from guided to open-ended, individual to pair and group—encourage student-generated, personalized communication
  • Three grammar points per lesson and supplemental activities in the Manual de gramática section at the end of the textbook, make student learning comprehensive and well-organized
  • Current cultural coverage spotlights the language, people, perspectives, and practices of the Spanish-speaking world
  • High-impact literary and cultural readings carefully selected for their brevity, comprehensibility, and thematic relevance
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology specially designed to expand students’ learning and instructors’ teaching options, including:
    • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
    • Live Chat tools—video chat, audio chat, and instant messaging to connect with students without leaving your browser
  • vText—an interactive, online textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video—perfect for hybrid courses!
  • Plus, iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText access
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash.

What’s new in Sueña, 3rd Edition?

  • New authentic short-subject film in Lesson 1: No me ama (Argentina; 16 minutos)
  • New Literatura literary reading in Lesson 2: La vida y los recuerdos by Eugenia Viteri
  • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
  • Expanded Testing Program with 1 additional grammar quiz and 1 additional vocabulary quiz per lesson
  • A new Supersite with a simplified user experience and time-saving course management tools
  • 3 new authentic En pantalla television clips for Lessons 1, 3, and 4
  • Audio-sync technology for all Cultura and Literatura readings on the Supersite to better support beginning students
  • Flash cultura now incorporated into the textbook, with streaming video on the Supersite
  • Plan de redacción writing activity with new composition tool now on the Supersite
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • 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
  • Single sign-on feature for LMS integration
  • 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.

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

For more details, download this Table of Contents

Sueña, 3rd Edition

  1. Lección 1: Sentir y vivir
  2. Lección 2: Vivir en la ciudad
  3. Lección 3: La influencia de los medios
  4. Lección 4: Generaciones en movimiento
  5. Lección 5: Las riquezas naturales
  6. Lección 6: El valor de las ideas

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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
  • Lab and Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for instant messaging, audio, and video chat
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive 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
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • 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
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Audio-synced readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary and verb wheel
  • Pronunciation practice
  • An online Student Activities Manual (WebSAM) with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition

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