Imagina, 3rd Edition

Imagina, 3rd Edition

Español sin barreras | José A. Blanco, C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch

© 2015 hardcover | online vText | downloadable eBook
10 lessons


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Designed to strengthen students’ language skills and develop cultural competency, Imagina provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience. 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 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
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
  • Plus, iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools.


What’s new in Imagina, 3rd Edition?

  • 3 new authentic short-subject films: Lesson 1: No me ama (Argentina; 16 minutos); Lesson 7: Recursos humanos (España; 14 minutos); and Lesson 8: El clon (España; 14 minutos)
  • New Literatura literary reading in Lesson 2: La vida y los recuerdos by Eugenia Viteri
  • Partner Chat and Virtual Chat activities for conversation practice outside of class
  • Expanded Testing Program with 1 additional grammar quiz and 1 additional vocabulary quiz per lesson
  • A new Supersite with a simplified user experience and time-saving course management tools
  • 4 new authentic En pantalla television clips for Lessons 1, 3, 4, and 10
  • Audio-sync technology for all Cultura and Literatura readings on the Supersite to better support beginning students
  • Flash cultura now incorporated into the textbook, with streaming video on the Supersite
  • Plan de redacción writing activity with new composition tool now on the Supersite
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • New online tools—add or remove your own content to the Supersite, and set time limits and passwords for assessment
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Create, assign, and grade your own open-ended activities and assessments
  • Upload or share documents, videos, and outside resources
  • eBook—a downloadable electronic text for offline reading on the iPad®
  • Single sign-on feature for LMS integration
  • iPad®-friendly* access—get Supersite and vText on the go

*Students must use a computer for audio recording and select presentations and tools.


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

For more details, download this Table of Contents

Imagina, 3rd Edition

  1. Lección 1: Sentir y vivir
  2. Lección 2: Vivir en la ciudad
  3. Lección 3: La influencia de los medios
  4. Lección 4: Generaciones en movimiento
  5. Lección 5: Las riquezas naturales
  6. Lección 6: El valor de las ideas
  7. Lección 7: Perspectivas laborales
  8. Lección 8: Ciencia y tecnología
  9. Lección 9: Escapar y divertirse
  10. Lección 10: Herencia y destino

For Students

Student Edition
Hardcover student textbook with re-enforced binding for use in class, for homework, or as a reference tool.

Student Edition in an online, interactive, iPad®-friendly* format. Convenient Supersite links make studying and homework a cinch.

Downloadable eBook
All the benefits of the online vText, plus the versatility of working offline. (Available for iPad®)

Student Activities Manual
Bound paperback workbook includes chapter vocabulary and grammar practice; audio activities; and pre-, while-, and post-viewing activities for the short films and video programs.

Interactive, online version of the Student Activities Manual with auto-grading and Supersite gradebook integration.

Student Supersite
Password-protected, program-specific website with textbook activities, online-only practice, audio, video, interactive grammar tutorials, reference tools, assessment, teacher-student communication, and more. The Supersite is iPad®-friendly* for on-the-go access.

For Instructors

Teacher’s Edition
Annotated version of the student textbook including on-page instructional support and suggestions for differentiated instruction.

Instructor’s DVD Set
Includes the Cortometraje films and the Flash cultura videos, both with teacher-controlled
subtitles in English and Spanish. (Videos also available online)

Instructor Resource Manual
Bound paperback includes program audio and video scripts, translations, and teaching suggestions for all lessons. (Also available online)

Testing Program Book
Bound paperback with perforated pages for easy photocopying includes: a vocabulary and a grammar quiz for each lesson, one test per lesson, five cumulative exams, optional testing sections, scripts for the
listening activities, and answer keys. (Also available online)

Answer Key
Bound paperback includes answers for all activities with discrete answers in the Student Activities Manual. (Also available online)

Lab Audio
Downloadable MP3 files on the Supersite of all audio recordings to be used in conjunction with the audio activities in the Student Activities Manual. (CD available upon request)

Online Assessment
Formative and summative assessments via the Supersite: pre-made quizzes, tests, and exams; create your own assessments by uploading open-ended activities—all with time limits and password protection.

Teacher Supersite
The teacher-facing Supersite provides all the tools you need to teach your class. Password-protected and available online anytime, it includes: a gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades; editable tests, quizzes, and exams; answer keys for all program materials; tools for online communication; all program video and audio; and much more.

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

Sample lesson

Download a Sample of Lesson 1

To help students achieve native-like language skills, every Imagina lesson is supported by a range of activities and authentic media. Short films from Hispanic filmmakers serve as a springboard to each lesson’s cultural themes and language functions. See how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!


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  • For teachers
  • A gradebook to manage rosters, assignments, and grades
  • Time-saving auto-graded activities, plus question-by-question and automated spot-checking
  • A communication center for announcements, notifications, and help requests
  • Downloadable digital image bank (PDF), pre-made syllabi and lesson plans (RTF), Testing Program (RTF)
  • Instructor Resources (answer keys, audio-video scripts, translations, grammar powerpoints)
  • Online administration of quizzes and exams, now with time limits and password protection
  • Tools to add your own content:
    • Create and assign Partner Chat and open-ended activities
    • Upload and assign videos and outside resources
  • Single sign-on feature for integration with your LMS
  • Ability to copy all assignments from a previous course
  • Option to hide activity time estimates from students
  • Ability to reorder assignments as seen on student dashboard
  • Add your own customized notes to the existing activity content:
    • Sidebar notes—comment on overall activity
    • In-line notes—comment on particular question or part of activity
  • Lab and Testing Audio Program MP3 files
  • Live Chat for instant messaging, audio, and video chat
  • Forums for oral assignments, group discussions, and projects
  • vText—the online, interactive text
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic text
  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Enhanced feedback to guide students to improve comprehension and grades
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with instructor-controlled subtitles and translations
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Chat activitiesfor conversational skill-building and oral practice:
    • Video Partner Chat—work with a partner online to record and submit an activity
    • Virtual Chat—record and submit simulated conversations
  • Internet search activities
  • My Vocabulary tool for personalized word lists and flashcards
  • Audio-synced readings
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Online dictionary and verb wheel
  • Pronunciation practice
  • An online Student Activities Manual (WebSAM) with audio record-submit activities and auto-grading for close-ended activities
  • vText—the online, interactive student edition
  • eBook—the offline, downloadable electronic student edition