Imagina, 4th Edition
Español sin barreras | José A. Blanco, C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch
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Designed to strengthen students’ language skills and develop cultural competency, Imagina provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience and provides a smooth transition between first-year and second-year Spanish. It features a fresh, magazine-like design with captivating video and readings, and weaves thematic, cultural, and grammatical concepts throughout each of its 10 lessons. Features include:
- Authentic, short-subject films by Hispanic filmmakers 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
What’s new in Imagina, 4th Edition?
- 4 new authentic short films: Lesson 1: Café para llevar (Spain; 13 minutes); Lesson 3: Desconexión (Bolivia; 18 minutes); Lesson 4: Sin palabras (Spain; 14 minutes); and Lesson 10: La boda (Spain; 12 minutes)
- 3 new Literatura literary readings
- 7 new authentic En pantalla television clips
- Online Instructor’s Edition, the digital version of your annotated text for easy reference and portability
- News and Cultural Updates on the Supersite, with monthly links to carefully curated authentic resources from across the Spanish-speaking world—from online newspaper articles to TV news segments and pre-, during, and post-reading activities
- Vocabulary Tools allow students to personalize vocabulary study
- Searchable and customizable word lists with multiple practice modes
- Flashcards with options for English translations and audio
- Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments
- SE pair activities assignable as Partner Chats
- Audio scripts for web-only Virtual Chats
- Enhanced True/False activities enabling students to provide a response to false items
- Options to adapt pre-made online assessments
- Create new sections
- Reorder and delete sections and questions
- Add images, word banks, and text references
- Updated iconography to improve integration with online activities
- One combined print volume of Workbook/Video Manual/Lab Manual (Student Activities Manual)
What can you expect in each unit? Check out all the themes below.
Imagina, 4th Edition
Lección 1: Sentir y vivir
Lección 2: Vivir en la ciudad
Lección 3: Un mundo conectado
Lección 4: Generaciones en movimiento
Lección 5: Las riquezas naturales
Lección 6: El valor de las ideas
Lección 7: Perspectivas laborales
Lección 8: Ciencia y tecnología
Lección 9: Escapar y divertirse
Lección 10: Herencia y destino
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With integrated content, comprehensive resources, and innovative tools, the Supersite provides everything you need to engage students and support language learning—all while making instruction easier.
Easy course management
A powerful setup wizard lets you customize your course settings, copy previous courses to save time, and create your all-in-one gradebook. Grades for instructor-created assignments (pop-quizzes, class participation, etc.) can be incorporated for a true, up-to-date cumulative grade.
Convenient options for grading include spot-checking, student-by-student, and question-by-question approaches. Plus, in-line editing tools and voice comments provide additional opportunities for targeted feedback.
Administer pre-built online quizzes and tests or develop your own—such as open-ended writing prompts or chat activities. You can also add your own text reference, image reference, or word bank to a section of a test.
Tailor the Supersite to fit your needs. Create your own open-ended video Partner Chat activities, add video or outside resources, and modify existing content with personalized notes.