¡Viva!, 3rd Edition

¡Viva!, 3rd Edition

Primer curso de lengua española | José A. Blanco; Philip Redwine Donley

© 2015 paperback | 7½ x 9 | online vText available
16 lessons each | 1-2 semesters | 424 pages

¡Viva! is the perfect fit for introductory Spanish students who want complete coverage in one academic year, without compromising content and quality. In 16-lessons, ¡Viva! offers clear and succinct vocabulary and grammar tools for effective communication, while emphasizing culture as essential to successful language learning. Key features include:

  • A succinct program—specifically designed for courses with limited contact hours, appropriate for 1- or 2-semester programs
  • A unique, cohesive integration of authentic and dramatic video that provide comprehensible input and cultural insights, now with a completely new Fotonovela
  • A rich and modern presentation of the everyday life and diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Practical vocabulary and concise grammar explanations for real-life communication, plus systematic development of reading, writing, and listening skills
  • 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, 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
  • A visually compelling, easy-to-navigate design with graphic elements specially chosen to help students learn
  • An articulated curriculum for a seamless transition to intermediate Spanish
  • Plus, iPad®-friendly Supersite and vText access
    *Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

What’s new in Viva, 3rd Edition?

  • A completely new Fotonovela, filmed in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico City, with engaging international characters and a captivating storyline
  • A new Supersite with a simplified user experience and time-saving course management tools
  • A brand new Activity Pack that offers over 200 additional directed and communicative activities
  • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
  • Expanded Testing Program with 146 new vocabulary & grammar quizzes, and 32 new lesson tests
  • 6 new authentic TV Clip videos
  • 4 new Lectura readings, plus audio-sync technology for all Lectura readings
  • Composition Engine for Escribir activity—students create and submit compositions online and instructors can perform in-line editing (inserting comments and corrections via text or voice)
  • 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.

¡Viva!, 3rd 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 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
  • Animated grammar tutorials
  • 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
  • Recorded readings, plus additional online-only readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary, verb wheel, vocabulary tutorials, games, and grammar reference
  • 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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