ISBN-10:
0073385395
ISBN-13:
9780073385396
Pub. Date:
01/29/2013
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate Spanish / Edition 3

Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate Spanish / Edition 3

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As one of the best-selling Intermediate Spanish titles, the third edition of ¡Avance! continues to develop students' functional, communicative language skills through reinforcement, expansion, and synthesis of the concepts learned in the introductory course sequence. ¡Avance! offers contextualized activities that review language and foster skill development, while at the same time, preparing students to continue their Spanish major or minor coursework and for real-life communicative tasks. Recognizing the need for cultural competence simultaneously coupled with the desire to introduce students to literature at the intermediate level, the 3rd edition of ¡Avance! includes cultural and literary texts in every chapter, creating a program that meets instructors' demands that intermediate-level instructional materials be not merely contextualized but also content-rich and interesting, as well as motivating to today's students.
The modern Spanish classroom is changing as are the teaching and learning experiences we all want to provide our students. Professors are offering more hybrid and online courses or, at a minimum, are seeking technology to extend learning outside of the classroom in truly effective ways. As such, professors are searching for more types of homework tools, better reporting features, and cutting-edge functionality to meet the demands of their courses and the needs of their students. Connect Spanish, McGraw-Hill's digital platform which accompanies the third edition of ¡Avance!, offers state-of-the-art resources never before available to intermediate Spanish, to address the varying levels of communication of intermediate Spanish learners with proven outcomes that improve student learning in measurable ways.
The third edition of ¡Avance! is comprised of an array of integrated print and digital offerings, giving you the maximum flexibility to choose the most appropriate format and content for your courses.
*Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073385396
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Lee Bretz is Professor Emerita of Spanish and former Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. Professor Bretz received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Maryland. She has published numerous books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and on the application of contemporary literary theory to the study and teaching of Hispanic literature.
Carl Kirschner is Professor of Spanish and Dean of Rutgers College. Formerly Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, he has taught courses in linguistics (syntax and semantics), sociolinguistics and bilingualism, and second language acquisition. Professor Kirschner received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. He has published a book on Spanish semantics and numerous articles on Spanish syntax, semantics, and bilingualism, and edited a volume on Romance linguistics.
Trisha Dvorak is Senior Program Manager with Educational Outreach at the University of Washington. She has coordinated elementary language programs in Spanish and taught courses in Spanish language and foreign language methodology. Professor Dvorak received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published books and articles on aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and is co-author of Composición: Proceso y síntesis, a writing text for third year college students.
Constance Moneer Kihyet is Professor of Spanish at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, where she currently teaches a wide range of courses in Spanish language and Latin American civilization, culture, and literature. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the Florida State University in 1979, specializing in Golden Age literature. Her interests and publications include studies of Golden Age and nineteenth-century Spanish literature, as well as aspects of second language acquisition, teaching methodology, and literary translation. In accordance with her interest in Golden Age literature, she recently completed the translation of the Adventures of Espandian (1587) for the historical text The Chronicles of California's Queen Calafia (2007). She has written test bank materials for the Pasajes: Lengua program and is co-author of the test bank of Puntos de partida, An Invitation to Spanish. Professor Kihyet is also co-author of El mundo hispano, An Introductory Cultural and Literary Reader, Con destino a la comunicación, Avance: Intermediate Spanish, First and Second Editions, as well as Pasajes: Literatura, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Edition.
Rodney Bransdorfer received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Gustavus Adolphus College. He is currently Professor of Spanish at Central Washington University. He has presented papers at national conferences such as AATSP and AAAL. In addition to his work on the Pasajes series, he has authored or co-authored several other McGraw-Hill titles including: ¡Avance!, Second Edition (2008), ¿Qué te parece?, Third Edition (2005), the instructor's annotations for Nuevos Destinos: Spanish in Review (1998), and the instructor's annotations for Destinos: Alternate Edition (1997).

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1 Tipos y estereotipos

Vocabulario

Descripciones

Gramática

Gender and Number of Nouns

Basic Patterns of Adjective Agreement

Equivalents of To Be: ser, estar

Subject Pronouns and the Present Indicative

Direct Object Pronouns

Un poco de todo

trabajar / funcionar

bajo / corto / breve

mirar / buscar / parecer

Lectura cultural: No somos los únicos que estereotipamos

Capítulo 2 La comunidad hispana

Vocabulario

La herencia y las relaciones

Gramática

Impersonal se and Passive se

Indirect Objects

Sequence of Object Pronouns

The Imperfect Indicative

Reflexive Structures

Un poco de todo

pensar / pensar en / pensar de / pensar que

consistir en / depender de

enamorarse de / casarse con / soñar con

Lectura cultural: La diversidad hispana

Capítulo 3 Costumbres y tradiciones

Vocabulario

Las costumbres y tradiciones

Gramática

Gustar and Similar Verbs

Forms of the Preterite

Hacer in Expressions of Time

Preterite/Imperfect Contrast

Relative Pronouns: que, quien

Un poco de todo

hora / vez / tiempo

el cuento / la cuenta

pagar / prestar atención / hacer caso (de) / hacer (una) visita

Lectura cultural: La cocina es una celebración que merece celebrarse.

Capítulo 4 La familia

Vocabulario

La familia y la crianza

Los parientes

Gramática

Imperatives: Formal Direct Commands

The Subjunctive Mood: Concept; Forms; Use in Noun Clauses

Uses of the Subjunctive: Persuasion

Imperatives: Informal Direct Commands

Un poco de todo

soportar / mantener / apoyar / sostener

cerca / cercano/a / íntimo/a / unido/a

importar / cuidar (se)

Lectura cultural: La función de la familia extendida hispana

Capítulo 5 Geografía, demografía, tecnología

Vocabulario

La demografía y la comunidad

Las computadoras

Gramática

More Relative Pronouns

Positive, Negative, and Indefinite Expressions

Uses of the Subjunctive: Certainty versus Doubt; Emotion

Un poco de todo

volver / regresar / devolver

mudarse / trasladar(se) / mover(se)

sentir / sentirse

Lectura cultural: La variedad geográfica en el mundo hispano

Capítulo 6 El hombre y la mujer en el mundo actual

Vocabulario

Las etapas de vida y la preparación

Gramática

Present Perfect Indicative

Present Perfect Subjunctive

Uses of the Subjunctive: Adjective Clauses

Un poco de todo

tener éxito / lograr / suceder

asistir a / atender / ayudar

ponerse / volverse / llegar a ser / hacerse

Lectura cultural: Las mujeres en el poder en Hispanoamérica

Capítulo 7 El mundo de los negocios

Vocabulario

El trabajo y el mercado

Las transacciones monetarias/bancarias

Gramática

Review of the Preterite

Review of the Uses of the Subjunctive

The Past Subjunctive: Concept; Forms

Use of Subjunctive and Indicative in Adverbial Clauses

Un poco de todo

ya que / como / puesto que / porque / por

cuestión / pregunta

fecha / cita

los/las dos / ambos/as / tanto… como…

Lectura cultural: Las prácticas empresariales entre cultura

Capítulo 8 Creencias e ideologías

Vocabulario

La religión

Creencias y creyentes

Gramática

The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses: Interdependence

Por and para

The Process se

Review of the Subjunctive: An Overview

Un poco de todo

dato / hecho

realizar / darse cuenta (de)

Lectura cultural: La medicina alternativa en Hispanoamérica

Capítulo 9 Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos

Vocabulario

La ciudadanía y la inmigración

Las nacionalidades hispanas

Gramática

The Passive Voice

Resultant State or Condition versus Passive Voice

“No-Fault” se Construction

A and en

Un poco de todo

perder / faltar a / echar de menos / extrañar

ahorrar / salvar / guardar

llevar / tomar / hacer un viaje / tardar en

Lectura cultural: El futuro del inglés en los Estados Unidos

Capítulo 10 La vida moderna

Vocabulario

Las adicciones

Gramática

Future and Conditional

If Clauses with Simple Tenses

Comparisons

Un poco de todo

grande / largo

dejar de / impedir / detener(se)

doler / lastimar / hacer daño / ofender

Lectura cultural: La televisión en el mundo hispano

Capítulo 11 La ley y la libertad individual

Vocabulario

Las autoridades

Los delitos y los delincuentes

Gramática

Other Forms of the Perfect Indicative

The Perfect Subjunctive

More on the Sequence of Tenses

Un poco de todo

pero / sino / sino que / no solo

intentar / tratar de / tratar / probar(se)

preguntar (hacer una pregunta) / pedir

Lectura cultural: ¿Cuándo se llega a la edad adulta en el mundo hispano?

Capítulo 12 El trabajo y el ocio

Vocabulario

El descanso y la preparación

Profesiones y oficios

Gramática

Review of Verb Forms

Progressive Forms

Restrictions on the Use of the -ndo Form

Un poco de todo

Repaso

Lectura cultural: El tiempo libre a la hispana

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