Portafolio, Vol. 1

Portafolio, Vol. 1

1st Edition

By Alicia Ramos and Robert L. Davis

  • Copyright: 2009

  • Publication Date: Jan 24 2008

  • ISBN 10: 0077236181

  • ISBN 13: 9780077236182

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Today?s students have sensibilities and needs that are very different from those of even ten years ago. Visual and auditory media have changed dramatically in recent years; most text programs have not

Today?s students have sensibilities and needs that are very different from those of even ten years ago. Visual and auditory media have changed dramatically in recent years; most text programs have not kept pace with these changes. Portafolio addresses these changes by offering students a visually and aurally innovative and exciting introductory Spanish program. The design of Portafolio is colorful, lively and easy-to-navigate; the program includes an array of video, audio and print components, integrated into the text in a variety of ways to address individual learning styles; and the program is available in an innovative two-volume soft-cover format, which allows students to purchase only the portion they are using in the current semester. Portafolio-to-Go is a special link on the Portafolio Online Learning Center www.mhhe.com/portafolio that houses downloadable digital assets. Students are able to easily access and download to their mp3 player key resources that support the Portafolio program. Learn more at the Online Learning Center or at CENTRO ? www.mhcentro.com

  • Language: English – lower case

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 8.3 x 11.3

  • Page Count: 336

New Features

  • A Unique Presentation
    Portafolio's design is different from that of traditional textbooks. The combination of elements that are inspired by contemporary magazines and the pedagogical design features such as the use of color coding that enhance learning make this book unique in its style!
  • Priced with Students in Mind
  • The student textbook is available as a two-volume set
  • Portability and Accessibility
  • Portafolio is available in a two-volume split and soft cover.
  • A website that provides valuable video and audio content for download to MP3 players
  • Pedagogy
  • Carefully sequenced activities, moving from form-focused exercises to those that require more creative use of language.
  • Presentation and practice of linguistic items in a functional context. Each grammar presentation is followed by a series of activities that emphasizes meaningful use of language.
  • Culture
  • Culture is a central thread that unifies the varied content of each chapter and provides the context for communication.
  • Continuous attention to the development and reinforcement of linguistic accuracy and culturally appropriate behaviors
  • Maps, photographs, and fine art open students' eyes to the different realities of the diverse places where Spanish is spoken
  • A Program of Valuable Components
  • Video interviews, featuring native speakers from around the Spanish-speaking world, are downloadable free from the Portafolio-to-Go section of the Online Learning Center and also available on a saleable DVD.
  • The Audio Program is also offered in MP3 format on the Online Learning Center for easy downloads and is available for purchase on the Audio CD as well.
  • Online Learning Center provides additional vocabulary and grammar practice activities.
  • Featuring a variety of artists and groups, the Ritmos y sonidos music CD incorporates the musical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world into the language classroom.

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Capitulo 1

Simbolos de identidad

Vocabulario

Los saludos
El alfabeto espa?ol
El origin y la nacionalidad

Gramatica

1.1 Subject Pronou

Table of Contents

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Capitulo 1

Simbolos de identidad

Vocabulario

Los saludos
El alfabeto espa?ol
El origin y la nacionalidad

Gramatica

1.1 Subject Pronouns
1.2 The Verb ser

Charla con Jairo

Vocabulario

Los dias y los numeros (1-31)
Las descripciones

Gramatica

1.3 Gender and Number Agreement

Portafolio cultural: Colombia

Nacion: Un lugar unico en Sudamerica
Actualidad: La lucha armada
Cartelera: La musica colombiana
Icono: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, escritor
Gente: Hablan los colombianos
Opinion: Los saludos en Colombia
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 2

?Que estudias?

Vocabulario

Los estudios universitarios
El horario
Preguntas para el estudiante tipico

Gramatica

2.1 Regular ?ar Verbs; Negation
2.2 Question Formation

Charla con Silvana

Vocabulario

El el aula
?Donde esta?

Gramatica

2.3 The Verb ir; ir a + Infinitive
2.4 The Verb estar

Portafolio cultural: Costa Rica

Nacion: Un pais dedicado a la paz
Actualidad: El cafe de comercio justo
Cartelera: El Tico Times
Icono: La biodiversidad
Gente: Hablan los ticos
Opinion: Clase e igualdad en Costa Rica
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 3

La familia: Estabilidad y cambios

Vocabulario

La familia y los parientes
Los numeros y la edad

Gramatica

3.1 Expressing Possession
3.2 Possessive Adjectives

Charla con Cynthia

Vocabulario

La familia en transicion
Las actividades familiares

Gramatica

3.3 Regular ?er and ?ir Verbs
3.4 Irregular Verbs dar, hacer, salir, ver

Portafolio cultural: Ecuador

Nacion: La poblacion indigena del Ecuador: Los otavalos
Actualidad: Las familias en tiempos de crisis
Cartelera: La Virgen pipona
Icono: El monumento a la mitad del mundo
Gente: Hablan los ecuatorianos
Opinion: La familia en el mundo hispano
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 4

La casa: Sue?os y realidades

Vocabulario

?Donde vives?

?Que haces en tu casa?

Gramatica

4.1 Demonstrative Adjectives
4.2 Stem-Changing Verbs (e ? ie, o ? ue)

Charla con Maria

Vocabulario

?Que hay en tu casa?

Gramatica

4.3 Present Progressive
4.4 Affirmative commands

Portafolio cultural: Espa?a

Nacion: Espa?a y la Union Europea
Actualidad: La crisis de la vivienda en Espa?a
Cartelera: Directores espa?oles en el cine internacional
Icono: Las regiones autonomas
Gente: Hablan los espa?oles
Opinion: Las relaciones entre vecinos en Espa?a
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 5

?Que vamos a comer?

Vocabulario

En el mercado
?Como es la comida? ?Como esta el plato?

Gramatica

5.1 Speaking Impersonally se + Verb
5.2 Por and para

Charla con Karina

Vocabulario

Las comidas del dia
En el restaurante

Gramatica

5.3 Stem-Changing Verbs (e ? ie)
5.4 Direct Object Personal Pronouns

Portafolio cultural: Venezuela y la Republica Dominicana

Naciones: El Caribe: Sopa de culturas
Actualidad: Una cadena de migracion
Cartelera: La pasarela de moda
Icono: Simon Bolivar: el Libertador (1783-1830)
Gente: Hablan los venezolanos
Opinion: Comer fuera en Venezuela
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 6

Vivir bien: Salud y rutina

Vocabulario

La hora exacta y aproximada
La rutina diaria
El estres y la relajacion

Gramatica

6.1 Reflexive pronouns
6.2 Saber and conocer

Charla con Guido

Vocabulario

El clima
?Como te afecta el clima?

Gramatica

6.3 Uses of ser and estar

Portafolio cultural: Bolivia

Nacion: Geografia y demografia
Actualidad: La calidad de vida
Cartelera: Conflictos y manifestaciones
Icono: La musica quechua
Gente: Hablan los bolivianos
Opinion: El concepto del tiempo
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 7

Mercados y modernidad

Vocabulario

La tienda en linea
En el almacen

Gramatica

7.1 The Preterite
7.2 Indirect Objects and Pronouns

Charla con Minerva

Vocabulario

En el mercado de artesanias

Gramatica

7.3 More About the Verb gustar
7.4 The Verb quedar

Portafolio cultural: Mexico

Naciones: Pais de culturas milenarias y democracia moderna
Actualidad: La globalizacion en Mexico
Cartelera: Actor mexicano, estrella internacional
Icono: El Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Gente: Hablan los mexicanos
Opinion: El mercado
Mi portafolio

Capitulo 8

Ritmos de la vida

Vocabulario

Los deportes
Los pasatiempos

Gramatica

8.1 Irregular Forms of the Preterite
8.2 Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

Charla con Mitch

Vocabulario

Fiestas y diversions

Gramatica

8.3 Negative words
8.4 Using Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Together

Portafolio cultural: Puerto Rico

Region: Lengua e identidad en Puerto Rico
Actualidad: La cuestion del estatus de Puerto Rico
Cartelera: Ritmos caribe?os
Icono: Roberto Clemente
Gente: Hablan los puertorrique?os
Opinion: Los hispanos y el beisbol
Mi portafolio

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About the Authors

Alicia Ramos

Alicia Ramos is Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the basic language program in French, Italian, and Spanish at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, has served on the faculties of Barnard College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania and as Assistant Director of the Spanish School at Middlebury College. Dr. Ramos? interests include methodology and materials development for courses from the elementary through advanced levels, including courses for Spanish speakers. Dr. Ramos has published in the field of Hispanic literature and has co-authored intermediate and advanced level textbooks including Cofre literario (2003, McGraw-Hill), a literary reader for the intermediate and advanced levels.

Robert L. Davis

Robert L. Davis is Associate Professor and the Director of the Spanish Language Program at the University of Oregon and Assistant Director of the Spanish Summer Language School at Middlebury College. He teaches courses in Spanish language, historical linguistics, and teaching methodology. His interests include language pedagogy and materials development, in particular the development of language skills within content-based instruction. He has written an advanced oral skills textbook and articles on language pedagogy, materials development, and language program direction.