Portafolio, Vol. 2

Portafolio, Vol. 2

1st Edition

By Alicia Ramos and Robert L. Davis

  • Copyright: 2009

  • Publication Date: Jan 24 2008

  • ISBN 10: 007723619X

  • ISBN 13: 9780077236199

Description

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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 textbooks have not kep

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 textbooks have not kept pace with these changes. Student purchasing habits have also changed dramatically.

Portafolio addresses these changes by offering students a visually and aurally innovative and exciting introductory Spanish program, one that also offers new purchasing options. The design of Portafolio is colorful, lively and easy-to-navigate; the program includes an array of video, audio and print components, integrated with the textbook 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.

These exciting new features and purchasing options are designed to address the needs of the students in your classroom today!

Portafolio-to-Go is a special link on the Portafolio Online Learning Center http://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.

The online assets include:

  • The full laboratory audio program that coordinates with the Workbook/Laboratory Manuals. (Free)
  • The full video program that coordinate with the Charla con video feature of the textbook. (Free)
  • The Spanish Grammar Tutorials. Students will have access to a set of five of the 51 Spanish Grammar Tutorials free of charge. If they want access to the entire set of 51, they can purchase directly online through the e-commerce system for a nominal fee of $15.00 for the complete set. Students will be directed to the e-commerce system through the Portafolio-to-Go site if they wish to make a purchase.
    • Language: English – lower case

    • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

    • Dimension: 8.7 x 10.9

    • 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 8

    Ritmos de la vida

    Vocabulario

    Los deportes
    Los pasatiempos

    Gramatica

    8.1 Irregular Forms of the Preterite
    8.2 Stem-Changin

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    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

    Capitulo 9

    Fiestas y tradiciones

    Vocabulario

    La frecuencia
    Las etapas de la vida

    Gramatica

    9.1 The Imperfect

    Charla con Juan

    Vocabulario

    ?Que fiestas celebrabas de ni?o/a?
    ?Como te sentias?

    Gramatica

    9.2 Gustar (Review)
    9.3 Other Verbs Like gustar

    Portafolio cultural: Cuba

    Nacion: La Habana Vieja
    Actualidad: El sistema politico y la sociedad cubana
    Cartelera: Fiestas tradicionales cubanas
    Icono: Picadillo
    Gente: Hablan los cubanos
    Opinion: Los cubanos en los Estados Unidos
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 10

    Viajes y paisajes

    Vocabulario

    Los medios de transporte
    De viaje

    Gramatica

    10.1 Preterite vs. Imperfect
    10.2 More about the Present Participle

    Charla con Nina

    Vocabulario

    Destinos urbanos
    La identidad regional

    Gramatica

    10.3 The Present Perfect
    10.4 Lo + Adjective

    Portafolio cultural: Argentina

    Nacion: La comunidad judia en Argentina
    Actualidad: De la crisis economica a la estabilidad
    Cartelera: La alimentacion argentina
    Icono: Carlos Gardel
    Gente: Hablan los argentinos
    Opinion: Buenos Aires
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 11

    Identidad e integracion

    Vocabulario

    Para cruzar la frontera

    Gramatica

    <5>11.1 Hace + Time + que
    11.2 Por and para (Summary)

    Charla con Yolanda

    Vocabulario

    La identidad bicultural

    Gramatica

    11.3 Expressing Unexpected or Unplanned Actions
    11.4 Adverbs

    Portafolio cultural: La frontera

    Nacion: Las ciudades fronterizas
    Actualidad: Culturas y generaciones
    Cartelera: La Tejano Music
    Icono: La leyenda de la Llorona
    Gente: Hablan los hispanos
    Opinion: La inimgracion latina
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 12

    Como ganarse la vida

    Vocabulario

    El mundo del trabajo

    Gramatica

    12.1 Formal Commands
    Charla con Susana

    Vocabulario

    ?Que hago para buscar empleo?

    Gramatica

    12.2 Familiar Commands
    12.3 Reciprocal Actions

    Portafolio cultural: Chile

    Nacion: La inmigracion alemana a Chile
    Actualidad: Michelle Bachelet, primera presidenta de Chile
    Cartelera: Chile, tierra de poetas
    Icono: La Isla de Pascua
    Gente: Hablan los chilenos
    Opinion: Las mujeres y la sociedad chilena
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 13

    Los medios de comunicacion

    Vocabulario

    El periodico en linea
    La comunicacion electronica
    La television y el cine

    Gramatica

    13.1 The Present Subjunctive
    13.2 Basic Uses of the Present Subjunctive

    Charla con David

    Vocabulario

    La politica y la comunicacion en Centroamerica

    Gramatica

    13.3 The Subjunctive with Expressions of Doubt
    13.4 The Subjunctive with Expressions of Emotion

    Portafolio cultural: Centroamerica

    Nacion: El canal de Panama
    Actualidad: Transformacion en Nicaragua
    Cartelera: La diversidad linguistica en Guatemala
    Icono: La ropa maya
    Gente: Hablan los centroamericanos
    Opinion: Los periodicos nicaraguenses
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 14

    Regiones y etnias

    Vocabulario

    La sociedad peruana

    Gramatica

    14.1 The Subjunctive with Noun Antecedents
    14.2 Comparisons

    Charla con Sandra

    Vocabulario

    Los problemas socials

    Gramatica

    14.3 The Future Tense
    14.4 The Subjunctive with Future Actions

    Portafolio cultural: Peru

    Nacion: La cultura precolombina del Peru
    Actualidad: Laura Bozzo
    Cartelera: La cocina peruana
    Icono: Machu Picchu
    Gente: Hablan los peruanos
    Opinion: El prejuicio en el Peru
    Mi portafolio

    Capitulo 15

    Amor y amistad

    Vocabulario

    Las amistades

    Gramatica

    15.1 The Conditional
    15.2 Results and Consequences

    Charla con Gustavo

    Vocabulario

    Para formar Pareja

    Gramatica

    15.3 The Subjunctive (Summary)

    Portafolio cultural: Paraguay y Uruguay

    Nacion: El Chaco
    Actualidad: Uruguay, pais moderno
    Cartelera: Citas en ciberespacio
    Icono: El mate
    Gente: Hablan los uruguayos
    Opinion: Nombres similares, paises diferentes
    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.