Enlaces, 2nd Edition

Enlaces, 2nd Edition

nivel intermedio l curso intensivo | José A. Blanco; C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch

© 2018 Loose-leaf | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText available
6 lessons |1 semester |344

Upgrades and ancillaries

This 4th-semester intermediate text strengthens students' language skills and cultural competency via 6 captivating lessons. With Enlaces you’ll find an intermediate-level grammar sequence with little introductory review, plus contextualized vocabulary presentations, short films, and cultural and literary connections that keep students continually engaged. A powerful, fully-integrated Supersite provides comprehensive activities and resources designed for student success.

  • Captivating, creative, and authentic short films integrated within each lesson
  • An intermediate-level grammar scope and sequence with limited review of introductory concepts—a great fit for 4th-semester courses
  • Contextualized vocabulary to start each lesson, including blog-like entries from a Spanish student and his friends, and/plus other related activities
  • Cultural coverage of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic short films and TV clips, cultural readings, and profiles of influential artists and authors
  • Reference tools, such as Manual de gramática, supplemental grammar presentations, online grammar tutorials, and verb tables
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  • 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
  • An articulated curriculum for seamless continuation to intermediate Spanish

What’s new in Enlaces, 2nd Edition?

  • New short film, 2 new TV clips, and 1 new literary reading
  • Call-outs for the active vocabulary in the Blog de un catalán en Colombia
  • 5 additional grammar topics in Manual de gramática:
    • Lesson 1: Nouns and articles; ser and estar
    • Lesson 4: Prepositions; por and para
    • Lesson 6: Past participles used as adjectives
  • Task-based activities for class use or Integrated Performance Assessments
  • An additional vocabulary and grammar quiz per lesson
  • 7 new Virtual and Partner Chat communicative activities per lesson—one for each blog, Cortometraje, grammar topic, Síntesis, and literary reading
  • New Repaso section with diagnostics and Oral Practice Tests
  • Audio-sync technology for each literary reading

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

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

Enlaces, 2nd Edition

Lección 1: Sentir y vivir
Lección 2: Vivir en la ciudad
Lección 3: Generaciones en movimiento
Lección 4: Perspectivas laborales
Lección 5: El valor de las ideas
Lección 6: Herencia y destino

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  • Textbook activities online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
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  • Grammar tutorials
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    • 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
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  • Online assessment
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