Protagonistas, 2nd Edition

Protagonistas takes a unique approach to beginning Spanish: the program is explicitly driven by the goal of cultivating students’ intercultural communication skills. Protagonistas emphasizes task-driven communication within meaningful, pragmatic contexts of everyday life.

    Communicative practice
    Project-based learning


Each lesson features a protagonista from the Spanish-speaking world whose job or lifestyle ties in to the lesson themes. They provide a personal connection and a practical application for the language you are learning.
Vocabulary and Grammar
Vocabulary and grammatical structures are presented through multiple contact points, and grammar explanations are organized according to the related communicative function in the lesson.
Communicative Practice
Students will find pair and group icons in the text, highlighting communicative activities for in-class practice, as well as Virtual Chat and Partner Chat activities for synchronous communication practice on the Supersite.
Project-Based Learning
Proyecto asks you to apply oral or written presentation strategies in the context of the reading and unit themes. Tarea final group projects apply the lesson structures and vocabulary in meaningful, real-life situations.
Flash Cultura
The engaging Flash Cultura video program provides an entertaining conclusion to the Avance section. The segments provide valuable cultural insights and expose students to a wide variety of accents and vocabulary.
Supplemental Resources
Additional resources enhance the presentation, practice, assessment, and accessibility of Protagonistas content. Included are audio and video scripts, lab and testing audio, presentation slides, an activity pack, and much more—all hosted on the Supersite.

Learn more about the Protagonistas Supersite

For Students

The Supersite is our easy-to-use, integrated platform—specially built to support language learning. You’ll visit the Supersite to complete homework, practice Spanish, communicate with your class, and find all your scores. The Supersite includes:

  • vText—the online Student Edition
  • Live communication practice
  • Interactive activities
  • Engaging & original media
  • Cultural content
For Instructors

The Supersite is built for easy course management and allows you and your students to focus on language learning. Deliver a hybrid or online learning experience, or supplement in-class time, by accessing your:

  • Grading tools & gradebook
  • Online assessment & testing
  • Advanced feedback on student work
  • Supplemental resources
  • Custom activities & content

Product Details

Product Details
Copyright Year 2018
Authors Charo Cuadrado, Pilar Melero, Enrique Sacristán
Units 18
Semesters 2-3
Pages 640