Protagonistas, 2nd Edition

Protagonistas, 2nd Edition

A Communicative Approach | Charo Cuadrado, Pilar Melero, Enrique Sacristán

© 2018 Paperback | 9 x 10 ⅞ inches | online vText available
18 Units | 2-3 semesters | 640 pages

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With Protagonistas, introductory students immediately produce practical, purposeful language thanks to its communicative, functional approach. With meaning and purpose continuously tied to what they are learning, and interesting protagonistas in each lesson, students take part in personalized communication and stay engaged. A powerful, fully-integrated Supersite provides comprehensive activities and resources designed for student success.

  • Each lesson presents practical communicative functions and engages students in activities that encourage them to think, communicate, and apply what they are learning to their own lives
  • Lessons teach the four skills through short, upbeat interactive activities
  • Students gain an understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in order to support and enhance cross-cultural communication
  • Multiple Partner and Virtual Chat activities in each lesson offer abundant opportunities for communicative practice outside of class
  • Grammar is always presented in context of the lesson’s communicative functions, with a layout including diagrams, charts, and examples
  • The protagonistas section recycles language learned from the unit, centering around a main character from each of the Spanish-speaking countries
  • A full grammar appendix provides students with a reference tool
  • Groundbreaking technology specially designed to expand students’ learning and instructors’ teaching options
  • Per-unit lesson plans provide additional instructor support
  • 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

What’s new in Protagonistas, 2nd Edition?

  • 90+ Partner and Virtual Chat communicative activities—2 per lesson, 1 per Avance, and 1 in the Preliminary Unit
  • Over 100 additional auto-graded textbook activities available online, plus 7 online composition activities
  • New Vocabulary Tools to create personalized study lists
  • Updated textbook layout and content
  • Updated Student Activities Manual
  • Integrated Performance Assessment testing options
  • Updated iconography to improve integration with online activities
  • Oral Testing Suggestions offered as Partner or Virtual Chats
  • Updates to the grammar tutorials to improve content and flow
  • Improved navigation between lessons and better content labeling to aid integration between textbook, Student Activities Manual, and Supersite
  • Digital Image Bank, now with a thematically organized Illustration Bank for use in creating activities and assessments

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Protagonistas, 2nd Edition

Preliminary Lesson: Protagonistas
Greet people; Introduce yourself; Spell; Ask for clarification; Say good-bye

  • UNIDAD 1
    • Lección 1A: ¡Bienvenidos!
    • Lección 1B: Lenguas
  • UNIDAD 2
    • Lección 2A: Entre el norte y el sur
    • Lección 2B: Especialidad de la casa
  • UNIDAD 3
    • Lección 3A: Ritmo de vida
    • Lección 3B: Centro comercial
  • UNIDAD 4
    • Lección 4A: Barrios con carácter
    • Lección 4B: Con vistas al mar
  • UNIDAD 5
    • Lección 5A: Experiencias personales
    • Lección 5B: Mi gente
  • UNIDAD 6
    • Lección 6A: El arte de vivir
    • Lección 6B: Amor a distancia
  • UNIDAD 7
    • Lección 7A: Hoy por hoy
    • Lección 7B: Cambio de vida
  • UNIDAD 8
    • Lección 8A: Hecho a mano
    • Lección 8B: Horizontes
  • UNIDAD 9
    • Lección 9A: Etapas de la vida
    • Lección 9B: Historias de la calle
  • UNIDAD 10
    • Lección 10A: Al mal tiempo buena cara
    • Lección 10B: Memorias
  • UNIDAD 11
    • Lección 11A: De viaj
    • Lección 11B: Iniciativas
  • UNIDAD 12
    • Lección 12A: Segunda oportunidad
    • Lección 12B: Sin límites
  • UNIDAD 13
    • Lección 13A: Señores pasajeros
    • Lección 13B: Mundo tecnológico
  • UNIDAD 14
    • Lección 14A: Un idioma común
    • Lección 14B: Programas de siempre
  • UNIDAD 15
    • Lección 15A: De la madre tierra
    • Lección 15B: Rebeldes con causa
  • UNIDAD 16
    • Lección 16A: Embajadores de la paz
    • Lección 16B: Típicos tópicos
  • UNIDAD 17
    • Lección 17A: El futuro por delante
    • Lección 17B: Aficiones comunes
  • UNIDAD 18
    • Lección 18A: Nuevos retos
    • Lección 18B: Mejor imposible

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    • Create new sections
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    • Add images, word banks, and text references
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  • Timesaving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
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    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
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  • 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
  • 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
  • The Flash cultura program in streaming video, with pre- and post-viewing activities
  • 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*

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  • The complete Lab Manual audio program
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