Available for Fall 2021 classes
This new intermediate program invites students on a cultural journey through the diverse practices, products, and perspectives of all Spanish-speaking countries or regions. The goal: develop communicative competence while challenging each student to think critically through personalized, real-world tasks focused on building intercultural competence.
All ten lessons of Perspectivas are organized around three overarching cultural themes: Costumbres y tradiciones, El entorno social, and Formas de expression.
The Supersite provides students with a safe, engaging place to connect their own lives with the authentic, contemporary language and culture of the target language.
- • Short documentaries, literary readings, and audio
- • Grammar tutorials
- • Synchronous and asynchronous chat activities
- • News and Cultural Updates
- • Vocabulary Tools
With integrated content, comprehensive resources, and innovative tools, the teacher portion of the Supersite provides everything you need to engage and support language learning.
- • Customizable course settings
- • Gradebook
- • Time-saving tools
- • Instructor resources
- • Access to all audio and video
Student Activities Manual (Workbook/Video Manual/Lab Manual)
- The Workbook contains the workbook activities for each textbook lesson.
- The Lab Manual activities focus on building your pronunciation and listening comprehension skills in Spanish.
Supersite Plus with vText
Included with the purchase of every new student edition, the Supersite gives you access to a wide variety of interactive activities for each strand of every lesson of the student text, including auto-graded activities for extra practice with vocabulary, grammar, video, and cultural content; reference tools; the Artículo video clips; the short documentaries; News and Cultural Updates; the Textbook and Lab Program MP3 files, and more.
Completely integrated with the Perspectivas Supersite, the WebSAM provides access to online Workbook and Lab Manual activities with instant feedback and grading for select activities.
Instructor’s Annotated Edition (IAE)
In addition to full access to the student Supersite, the password-protected instructor Supersite offers a robust course management system that allows you to assign and track student progress.
Other resources available on the Supersite include a sample syllabus and a sample lesson plan; grammar slides; audioscripts for the Video Virtual Chats, Textbook, and Lab Audio Program; videoscripts and translations for the Documental short documentaries, Artículo video clips, and Grammar Tutorials; teaching suggestions for certain textbook strands; and the Student Activities Manual (SAM) Answer Key.
These instructor components provide additional support to round out your efforts to develop students’ intercultural analysis and communication skills: “I Can” Worksheets, ACTFL World Readiness Standards, and Intercultural Communication Reflection Tool.
The Testing Program includes vocabulary and grammar quizzes (Minipruebas), cumulative lesson tests (Pruebas), and cumulative mid-term and final exams (Exámenes) that can be assigned on the Supersite or be edited and printed. Testing materials also include oral testing, answer keys, audioscripts, and MP3 files for listening activities.