Facetas, 4th Edition

Facetas, 4th Edition

Nivel intermedio | Curso breve | José Blanco

© 2016 paperback | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available
6 lessons | 1 semester | 368 pages

Overview

The 6 theme-based lessons of Facetas help students to strengthen language skills and develop cultural competency. Facetas is a great fit for one-semester intermediate courses. In each lesson, you’ll find the implementation of systematic four-skills practice, a variety of literary and cultural readings, and the integration of a situational comedy and an authentic short film from a Spanish-speaking country. Features include:

  • Innovative video cohesively integrated within each lesson
  • Emphasis on authentic language and practical vocabulary
  • Recycling of major grammatical structures, with a Manual de gramática for additional practice
  • Fresh, user-friendly page designs that support and facilitate learning
  • Communicative practice that prompts creative expression and meaningful communication
  • Literary and cultural readings in every lesson
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology—now on a new Supersite platform with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes, set time limits and passwords for assessments, add customized content, and more
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • vText—the digital, interactive, textbook that links directly with Supersite practice activities, audio, and video
Features

What’s new in Facetas, 4th Edition?

  • Student Edition now available in loose-leaf or digital vText format for cost-saving alternatives
  • 2 new authentic short films
  • 18 new Oral Testing Suggestions (3 per lesson)
  • 1 new Literatura reading and 1 new Cultura reading
  • Online chat activities—virtual conversations and live video chats for communication practice outside of class
  • A new Supersite with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes, set time limits and passwords for assessments, add customized content, and more
  • Timesaver! All auto-gradable textbook activities now available online
  • New vocabulary tool for personalized study—students focus on the words they don’t know for efficient studying and faster learning
  • A new composition tool allows students to create and submit compositions online, and gives instructors the ability to make in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for access on the go

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

Contents

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

Facetas, 4th Edition

  1. Lección 1: Las relaciones personales
  2. Lección 2: Las diversiones
  3. Lección 3: La vida diaria
  4. Lección 4: La salud y el bienestar
  5. Lección 5: Los viajes
  6. Lección 6: La naturaleza
Components

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Plus(vText) and WebSAM
ISBN: 978-1-62680-982-6 Paperback
Student Edition with Supersite Plus(vText)
ISBN: 978-1-62680-980-2 Paperback
Student Edition with Supersite and WebSAM
ISBN: 978-1-62680-979-6 Paperback
Student Edition with Supersite
ISBN: 978-1-62680-977-2 Paperback
Student Activities Manual
ISBN: 978-1-62680-964-2 Paperback

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-62680-963-5 Paperback
Instructor's DVD Set
ISBN: 978-1-62680-975-8 3 DVDs
Fotonovela, Flash cultura, and Film Collection
Sample lesson

Download a Sample of Lesson 5
To help students strengthen their language skills, every Facetas lesson is supported by a range of activities and media—from an engaging sitcom to authentic short films—true to Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Technology

A new generation of language-learning technology

Meaningful content. Specialized resources. Powerful online tools. The new Supersite was developed in collaboration with language instructors and students in order to enhance language instruction.

What does the new Supersite offer?

  • An End to Student Frustration: Make it a cinch for students to track due dates, save work, and access all assignments and resources.
  • Set-Up Ease: Customize your course settings, create your own grading categories, and copy courses in an instant.
  • Your Course—Your Way: Create and assign your own activities and resources; add notes to content for a customized experience tailored to your needs.
  • Grading Options: Make grading a breeze with question-by-question grading, automated spot check, and in-line voice comments.
  • Accessible Student Data: Conveniently share information one-on-one, or issue class reports in the formats that best fit you and your department.

Learn more about this new generation of language-learning technology.


  • For instructors
  • A gradebook for rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, question-by-question grading, and automated spot-checking
  • Tools to personalize your course:
    • Create Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Add your own notes to existing content
    • Add video and outside resources
  • New assignment wizard—copy all assignments from a previous course, reflowed into the new semester’s dates, in minutes
  • Online assessment, with time limits and password protection
  • Composition grading tool for in-line comments and corrections via text or voice
  • Downloadable digital image bank, pre-made syllabi, lesson plans, and Testing Program
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, testing audio, audio-video programs, scripts)
  • Single sign-on for LMS integration
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • Voiceboards for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

  • 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
  • Personalized study with new vocabulary tool—students focus their study on the words they need to learn, for more efficient study and faster learning
  • Chat for oral practice and conversation skills:
    • Virtual Chat—simulated conversation activities
    • Video Partner Chat—recorded student pair communicative activities
  • Audio-synced readings
  • All video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • Audio program (textbook, lab)
  • Online dictionary and animated grammar tutorials
  • An online Student Activities Manual, with auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

* Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools that require Flash or Shockwave.

Various Supersite access levels are available: contact your Modern Language Specialist to explore which level is right for you