3rd Edition

Mary Ann Blitt, Margarita Casas

ISBN-13: 9780357034859 | ISBN-10: 0357034856

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 608 pages

List Price USD $169.95


EXPLORACIONES includes all of the key concepts that your instructors require and a full suite of learning aids to accommodate your busy lifestyle, including including a mobile app with online flash cards, eReader, pronunciation quizzes, and more.

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Meet the Authors

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Mary Ann Blitt began her Spanish studies at the age of 13 while living in Madrid, Spain. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and after spending a year studying at the Universidad de Granada, she returned to the university to obtain a teaching certificate. She later attended Colorado State University, where she received her master's degree in Spanish with interdisciplinary studies in French. After teaching Spanish and coordinating the study abroad program at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City for fourteen years, she joined the faculty at College of Charleston in 2014. Mary Ann has studied in Spain, Mexico, France, and Canada and has trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Asunción, Paraguay. She is currently actively involved in professional development workshops.

Margarita Casas was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her bachelor's degree in sciences and techniques of communication in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds two master's degrees from Colorado State University, one in Spanish literature with an emphasis on education, and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language. Currently, she is faculty and Chair of the Foreign Language Department at Linn-Benton Community College. She has collaborated on two textbooks prior to EXPLORACIONES and has published a novel, Italia en cuatro estaciones, winner of the first literature contest of the Universidad de Guadalajara. She is an avid traveler who hopes to inspire her students to travel and see the world by themselves.

  • Conexiones culturales: These sections with a focus on the 5Cs have been revised to provide pre-and post-activities that stimulate conversation among students.
  • Exploraciones literarias: A number of new readings have been carefully selected taking into consideration the theme of the chapter and the students’ proficiency level. Revised reading strategies with specific tasks require the students to apply the strategy to the current reading.
  • A analizar: The A analizar section now includes a video with contextualized conversations to introduce students to new structures within a context now has an integrated online component. Students can view the video outside of class and complete a comprehension activity before being guided through the discovery learning process in order to recognize the patterns of use of a particular structure. Students then come to class prepared for a quick review of the structure and to move onto practice.
  • Exploraciones uses a step-by-step discovery learning approach to introduce grammar. Grammar scope and sequence introduces structures with guided review and recycilng throughout each chapter.
  • Exploraciones accommodates the diverse learning styles of today’s students by focusing on practical topics and tasks that appeal to a range of ages and life experiences. This focus is evident in the subject matter of the activities and exercises, the style of the illustrations and photos, and the attention paid to careers that require proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students use a Discovery Learning Approach with an authentic language sample to deduce the rules for each grammar point.

Table of Contents

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1. Hola, ¿qué tal? – Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: The alphabet. Numbers 0-100. Classroom vocabulary. Greetings. Descriptive adjectives.
2. ¿Cómo es tu vida? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Family members and common pets. Academic subjects.
3. ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Seasons, weather, clothing and colors. Days of the week, months and time.
4. ¿Dónde vives? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Places in a city. Rooms of a house, furniture and appliances.
5. ¿Estás feliz en el trabajo? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Adjectives of emotion and physical states. Professions.
6. ¿Cómo pasas el día? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Parts of the body. Sports and outdoor activities.
7. ¿Qué te gusta comer? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Fruit, vegetables and condiments. Meals and utensils. Numbers above 100.
8. ¿Qué haces dentro y fuera de la casa? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Household chores. Hobbies and pastimes.
9. ¿Qué pasó? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Parties and celebrations. Navigating the city.
10. ¿Adónde vas a viajar? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Taking a trip. Staying in a hotel.
11. ¿Es la moda arte? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Shopping for clothing. Art.
12. ¿Qué será de nuestro planeta? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Geography and environment. Animals.
13. ¿Es tu vida una telenovela? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Personal relations. Popular culture.
14. ¿Qué haces en una emergencia? Flashcards – Pronunciation practice.
VOCABULARY: Health and medical emergencies. Countries and nationalities.

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