Dos mundos: Comunicacion y comunidad

Hardcover | January 30, 2009

byTracy Terrell, Magdalena Andrade, Jeanne Egasse

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Dos mundos, a best-selling program for Introductory Spanish known for its exceptional progressive activities, made its name as an innovative pioneer in Beginning Spanish. Today, it has maintained the spirit of innovation through many successful editions and continues to be implemented in numerous beginning Spanish language classes across the nation with outstanding results.

Based on the communicative approach, Dos mundos stresses the use of engaging activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. The Actividades de comunicacion play a primary role in Dos mundos, since the core of the program is communication. These activities include fresh, practical ideas from the field of second-language teaching. In this research-based approach to learning language, the development of communicative language skills is the central goal, with formal grammar presentation and practice at the service of communication. To this end, the grammar explanations and exercises on the blue pages at the end of each chapter are designed for quick reference and ease of study.

Additionally, cultural content is integrated throughout each chapter. The new Conozca section on each chapter opener gives an introduction of the country or region of focus, including information about holidays, foods, famous people, and important cities. Ventanas culturales readings focus on community, customs, and daily life while Ventanas al pasado readings focus on aspects of the social, cultural, or political history of the Spanish-speaking world The Enlace readings explore literature, music, and cinema, and the Lecturas present topics such as sports and leisure activities.

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Dos mundos, a best-selling program for Introductory Spanish known for its exceptional progressive activities, made its name as an innovative pioneer in Beginning Spanish. Today, it has maintained the spirit of innovation through many successful editions and continues to be implemented in numerous beginning Spanish language classes acro...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 11.2 × 9 × 1.3 inPublished:January 30, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

(Note: The preliminary chapters (Paso A-C) and Capitulo 1 of this Table of Contents provide a comprehensive listing of contents for those chapters, as representative of the other chapters. Capitulo 2-15 provides only the vocabulary topics and grammatical structures.)

The following lists the Enlace readings found in each chapter:

Capitulo 1 Enlace a la musica
  • Cuba
    Capitulo 2 Enlace a la musica
  • La musica andina
    Capitulo 3 Enlace al cine
  • Mexico y Espana
    Capitulo 4 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Versos sencillos" Jose Marti
    Capitulo 5 Enlace a la musica
  • El rock en espanol
    Capitulo 6 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Cuadrados y angulos" Alfonsina Storni
    Capitulo 7 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Cuando salimos de El Salvador" Jorge Argueta
    Capitulo 8 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Jitomates risuenos" Francisco X. Alarcon
    Capitulo 9 Enlace a la musica
  • La musica infantil
    Capitulo 10 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Dos cuerpos" Octavio Paz
    Capitulo 11 Enlace a la musica
  • La danza negra en Peru
    Capitulo 12 Enlace al cine
  • Argentina y Chile
    Capitulo 13 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Nada mas" Maria Elena Walsh
    Capitulo 14 Enlace a la literatura
  • "Kinsey Report No.6" Rosario Castellanos
    Capitulo 15 Enlace a la literatura
  • "La noche buena" Tomas Rivera

    Paso A La clase y los estudiantes

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los nombres de los companeros de clase

    ¿Quien es?

    Los colores y la ropa

    Los numeros (0-39)

    Los saludos

    Gramatica

    A.1 Naming and Describing: The Verbs llamar and llevar

    A.2 Spelling: The Spanish Alphabet

    A.3 Identifying People and Things: Subject Pronouns and the Verb ser

    A.4 Identifying People and Things: Gender

    A.5 Responding to Instructions:Commands

    Paso B Las descripciones

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Hablando con otros

    Las cosas en el salon de clase

    Los numeros (40-69)

    El cuerpo humano

    La descripcion de las personas

    Gramatica

    B.1 Addressing Others: Informal and Polite you (tu/usted)

    B.2 Expressing Existence: hay

    B.3 Describing People and Things:Negation

    B.4 Describing People and Things: Plural Forms

    B.5 Describing People and Things: Adjective-Noun Agreementand Placement

    Paso C Mi familia y mis amigos

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia

    ¿Que tenemos?

    Los numeros (10-100) y la edad

    Los idiomas y las nacionalidades

    Gramatica

    C.1 Expressing Possession: The Verbs tener and ser de (l)

    C.2 Expressing Possession: Possessive Adjectives

    C.3 Expressing Age: The Verb tener

    C.4 Describing People: Adjectives of Nationality

    C.5 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular -ar Verbs

    Capitulo 1 Los datos personales y las actividades

    Actividades de comunicacion y lecturas

    Las fechas y los cumpleanos

    Datos personales: El telefono y la direccion

    Ventanas culturales
  • Nuestra comunidad: Rigoberta Menchu

    Enlace a la musica
  • Cuba

    La hora

    Las actividades favoritas y los deportes

    Ventanas al pasado
  • Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

    En resumen

    Lectura: La pasion por los deportes

    Gramatica

    1.1 Counting: Numbers 100-1000 and Dates

    1.2 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of -er and -ir Verbs

    1.3 Asking Questions: Question Formation

    1.4 Telling Time: Hours and Minutes

    1.5 Expressing Likes and Dislikes: gustar + Infinitive

    Capitulo 2 Mis planes y preferencias

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los planes

    Las clases

    Las preferencias y los deseos

    El tiempo

    Gramatica

    2.1 Expressing Future Plans: ir + a + Infinitive

    2.2 Sequencing: Ordinal Adjectives

    2.3 Stating Preferences and Desires: preferir and querer + Infinitive

    2.4 Describing the Weather: Common Expressions

    2.5 Pointing Out People and Objects: Demonstrative Adjectives

    Capitulo 3 Los lugares y las actividades

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las actividades diarias

    Las tres comidas

    Los lugares

    ¿De donde es usted?

    Gramatica

    3.1 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular Verbs

    3.2 Using Irregular Verbs: haver, salir, jugar

    3.3 Referring to Objects Already Mentioned: Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

    3.4 Asking and Answering Questions

    3.5 Talking About Location and Origin: estar + en, ir + al / a la and ser de

    Capitulo 4 La vida diaria y los dias feriados

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los dias feriados y las celebraciones

    La rutina diaria

    Los estados fisicos y animicos

    Gramatica

    4.1 Discussing Habitual Actions: Verbs with Stem-Vowel Changes (ie, ue) in the Present Tense

    4.2 Discussing Habitual Actions: Irregular Verbs

    4.3 Describing Daily Routine: Reflexives

    4.4 Ordering Events: Infinitives after Prepositions

    4.5 Describing States: estar + Adjective and tener + Noun

    Capitulo 5 Las clases y el trabajo

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las actividades de la clase de espanol

    Las habilidades

    Las carreras y las actividades del trabajo

    Las actividades futuras

    Gramatica

    5.1 Indicating to Whom Something is Said: Indirect Object Pronouns with Verbs of Informing

    5.2 Expressing Abilities: saber and poder + Infinitive

    5.3 Referring to Actions in Progress: Present Progressive

    5.4 Expressing Obligation and Duty: tener que, deber, necesitar, hay que, es necesario

    5.5 Expressing Plans and Desires: pensar, quisiera, me gustaría, tener ganas de

    Capitulo 6 La residencia

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El vecindario y la casa

    Las actividades en casa

    Las actividades con los amigos

    Las presentaciones

    Gramatica

    6.1 Making Comparisons of Inequality: mas/menos

    6.2 Making Comparisons of Equality: tan/tanto

    6.3 Talking about Past Actions: Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs (Part 1)

    6.4 Knowing People, Places, and Facts: conocer and saber

    6.5 Referring to People Already Mentioned: Personal Direct Object Pronouns

    Capitulo 7 Hablando del pasado

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Mis experiencias

    Las experiencias con los demas

    Hablando del pasado

    Gramatica

    7.1 Talking About Past Actions:Preterite Tense of RegularVerbs (Part 2)

    7.2 Relating Past Events (Part 1): Verbs with Irregular Preterite Forms

    7.3 More About Relating Past Events (Part 2): Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

    7.4 Reporting the Past: Indirect Object Pronouns with decir

    7.5 Expressing ago: hacer + Time

    Capitulo 8 La comida

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las comidas, las bebidas y la nutricion

    La compra y la preparacion?de la comida

    Los restaurantes

    Gramatica

    8.1 Referring to Objects Already Mentioned: Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

    8.2 More about Expressing Likes: The Verbs gustar and encantar

    8.3 Making Negative Statements and Questions: No, never

    8.4 Expressing one or you: The Impersonal se

    8.5 Using Stem-Changing Verbs like pedir and servir: Present Tense and Preterite Forms

    Capitulo 9 La ninez y la juventud

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia y los parientes

    La ninez

    La juventud

    Gramatica

    9.1 Describing Family Relationships: The Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs parecerse and llevarse bien

    9.2 Expressing for, from, to whom: Prepositions + Pronouns

    9.3 Saying What You Used to Do: The Imperfect Tense

    9.4 Describing the Past: The Imperfect and Preterite of "State" Verbs

    9.5 Saying What You Were Going to Do: The Imperfect Tense of ir + a + Infinitive

    Capitulo 10 Nuestro planeta

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La geografia y el clima

    Los medios de transporte

    La ecologia y el medio ambiente

    Gramatica

    10.1 Saying What You Have Done: The Present Perfect

    10.2 Exclamations with ¡Que. !, ¡Cuanto/a/os/as. !

    10.3 Expressing by, through, Destination and Time (Part 1): por and para

    10.4 Describing Actions: Adverbs

    10.5 Expressing Reactions: More Verbs like gustar

    Capitulo 11 De viaje

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los viajes en automovil

    En busca de sitios

    Los planes de viaje

    Los sitios turisticos

    Gramatica

    11.1 Giving Instructions: Polite Commands

    11.2 Softening Commands (Part 1): The Present Subjunctive following querer

    11.3 Expressing Indefinite Future and Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs

    11.4 Talking About Past Actions in Progress: Imperfect Progressive

    11.5 Saying What Was Happening: The Imperfect in Contrast to the Preterite

    Capitulo 12 La salud y las emergencias

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El cuerpo humano y la salud

    Las enfermedades y su tratamiento

    Las visitas al medico, a la farmacia y al hospital

    Los accidentes y las emergencias

    Gramatica

    12.1 Expressing Existence: haber

    12.2 Expressing Changes in States: Become, get

    12.3 Making Requests: Indirect Object Pronouns with Commands and the Present Subjunctive

    12.4 Adverbs Relating Unplanned Occurrences: se

    12.5 Narrating Past Experiences: Present Perfect, Imperfect, and Preterite

    Capitulo 13 De compras

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los productos y los materiales

    Los precios

    Comprando ropa

    Las compras y el regateo

    Gramatica

    13.1 Describing People and Things: Adjectives Used as Nouns

    13.2 Indicating Which Ones(s): Demonstrative Pronouns

    13.3 Talking about Price, Beneficiary, and Purpose: por and para (Part 2)

    13.4 Exchanging Items: Indirect Object Pronouns

    13.5 Referring to People and Things Already Mentioned: Using Indirect and Direct Object

    Pronouns Together

    Capitulo 14 La familia y los consejos

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia, las amistades y el matrimonio

    Las instrucciones y los mandatos

    Las ordenes, los consejos y las sugerencias

    La crianza y el comportamiento

    Gramatica

    14.1 Expressing each other: Reciprocal Nouns

    14.2 Describing: ser and estar

    14.3 Giving Direct Commands: Polite and Informal

    14.4 Using Softened Commands: The Subjunctive Mood

    14.5 Saying Let/Have Someone Else Do It!: ¡Que + Subjunctive!

    Capitulo 15 El porvenir

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El futuro y las metas personales

    Cuestiones sociales

    El futuro y la tecnologia: Posibilidades y consecuencias

    Gramatica

    15.1 Talking about the Future: The Future Tense

    15.2 Talking about When: The Subjunctive in Time Clauses

    15.3 Adding Details and Expressing Why and How: More Uses of the Subjunctive

    15.4 Expressing Opinions and Reactions: Indicative and Subjunctive

    15.5 Hypothetical Reactions: The Conditional

    15.6 If Clauses and the Past Subjunctive