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PLAZAS is the place where culture and language find common ground! This accessible introduction to Spanish uses the background of vibrant, Spanish-speaking cultures from around the world to expose you to the language as it is actually used in everyday conversation. With helpful visuals, contemporary examples, and carefully crafted grammar and vocabulary presentations, PLAZAS is your key to success in the course and in the language! And to ensure that you make the grade, PLAZAS is supported by many dynamic learning tools which are available for an additional cost. These include a Student Multimedia CD-ROM, Lab Audio CDs, iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, and a text-specific website.
Table of Contents
Preliminar: -Ímucho Gusto!
Communicative goals: Greet others, introduce yourself and say good-bye
Exchange personal information (origin, address, etc.)
Identify quantities of objects
Ask and answer questions
Vocabulary: Greetings and good-byes
Numbers 0 to 30
Structures: Subject pronouns and the Present tense of the verb ser
The verb form hay and numbers 1-30
Question words and inflection
En Una Clase De Espa++Ol: Los Estados Unidos
Communicative goals: Identify people and things in the classroom
Describe everyday activities
Talk about academic courses and university buildings
Vocabulary: In the classroom
Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors
University places and buildings
The time and the days of the week
Structures: Definite and indefinite articles and how to make nouns plural (gender of nouns)
Present tense of regular -ar verbs
En Una Reuni++N De Familia: M++Xico
Communicative goals: Define and ask about family relationships