For introductory Spanish courses. This lively and practical Elementary Spanish Program combines the very best elements of contemporary approaches to language instruction, skill building, and practice of the five skills-listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture. It gives students the opportunity to understand the relationship between culture and language throughout the Spanish-speaking world and to compare English and Spanish at both the cultural and linguistic levels. The new Enfoque interactivo section in every chapter integrates the exciting new media: The Fortunas video, the Activity CD-ROM and the website. This new edition also offers an electronic Workbook and Lab Manual, which contains all the content of the paper versions plus the audio for the Lab Manual. The electronic Workbook and Lab Manual are available through the Mosaicos Premium Companion Website or with course management - BlackBoard, WebCT or CourseCompass.
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Welcome to the third edition of Mosaicas! With this Elementary Spanish program, the beginning classroom becomes a setting for true communication and cultural exchange. Its highly interactive approach combines the best elements of language instruction. The Mosaicos program is built on the foundation of interaction, communication, and culture. Its functional grammatical syllabus provides students with an understanding of the basics of the language in a clear and concise format. There are ample opportunities for practice in engaging activities that often use the student's own point of view as a point of departure, personalizing the language learning experience.
The Mosaicas program offers a full range of components, including its exciting, new interactive multimedia program. This unique media program features a new video, Fortunas, an Activity CD-ROM bound into every new copy of the text, the Companion Website™ at www.prenhall.com/mosaicos and a new Enfogue interactivo section which integrates the media program into every chapter. Also new to this edition are electronic versions of the Lab Manual and Workbook that allow students to take advantage of these important tools using the power of the Internet. Elements of the Mosaicos technology program are also available in the most widely used course management programs available today, including WebCT™, Blackboard™, and CourseCompass.
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About the Mossaicos Program
Welcome to the third edition of Mosaicos! With this text, the beginning classroom becomes a setting for true communication and cultural exchange. Mosaicos combines the best elements of language instruction in a highly interactive approach. An emphasis on frequently used vocabulary, practical applications of grammar, illustrated language contexts, and engaging activities help to successfully develop good communication skills.
Mosaicos is built on a foundation of interaction, communication, and culture. Its functional grammatical syllabus provides an understanding of the language in a cleat concise format. Structures are presented as a means to effective communication and valuable class time can be spent interacting as well as developing and improving language skills in Spanish.
Highlights of the Program
The third edition of Mosaicos continues the successful tradition of the first and second, retaining and enhancing the core features, and presenting an all-new integrated video, CDROM, and Website that are unique to the Mosaicos program.
Focus on communication
The Mosaicos program features a lively and visual communicative format for presenting and practicing new language. Abundant activities in the A primera vista section of each chapter foster use of newly-acquired and previously-learned words and expressions in a variety of contexts. These contexts provide a natural environment for learning and practicing new vocabulary, as well as for recycling previously-taught language and previewing new structures.
Mosaicos presents grammar as a means to communicate effectively. The scope and sequence of grammatical topics in Mosaicos, Third Edition, is dictated by the communicative needs of beginning students. Activities in the Explicatión y expansión section of each chapter develop the ability to use linguistic structures for direct communicative purposes.
Opportunities for previewing and recycling. The Algo más section is designed to introduce structural points needed for communication in increments, which facilitates students' internalization of these linguistic structures. Throughout the text, annotations suggest opportunities for instructors to review and reinforce recycled structures and vocabulary clusters.
A closer integration of culture and language
In the third edition, the integration of culture and language has been further enriched and developed. Each chapter focuses closely on a country or region, and numerous examples from that country or region are used consistently throughout the chapter in language samples, photos, maps, and realia. Related cultural content is interwoven throughout the text in activities and readings.
Integrated media program
Mosaic, Third Edition offers a robust and truly integrated technology program featuring a new Fortunas Video, an Activity CD-ROM bound into every new copy of the text, and a Website. Each of the 15 chapters now concludes with the newly developed Enfoque interactivo, which integrates the Mosaicos media program—Video, Activity CD-ROM, and Website—into the course. The Enfoque interactivo highlights the activities that are available in the media program, indicates when the activities can be completed, and provides guidance to the instructor and student for when and how to use the media components and for the amount of time required by the task. Also new to this edition are the E-Workbook and E-Lab Manual, which are on-line versions of the print Workbook/Lab Manual.
From skill building to skill using
The unique culture-based Mosaicos sections of each chapter provide skill-building and skill-using activities in each area: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These sections also provide ample opportunities for skill-chaining.
Listening strategy work. Many A escuchar sections include pre-listening activities that provide general listening strategies. In many cases, students are asked to fill in charts, comment on, or otherwise process the information they hear after completing the specific listening task, integrating listening with productive skills.
Personalized speaking activities. More open-ended activities in every chapter provide opportunities for individuals, pairs and groups of students to gather, process and share information in Spanish, stimulating real communication in the classroom. Conversation activities in the A conversar section of each chapter encourage interaction on a personal level combining newly acquired structures and vocabulary in discussions on chapter topics.
Increased attention to reading skills. Pre- and post-reading activities provide opportunities and strategies for developing reading skills. Reading selections include a greater number of authentic texts and reflect a variety of discourse types and styles ranging from journalistic to literary. Texts become longer and more challenging as the book progresses.
Process writing apparatus. Carefully-crafted process writing activities conclude each Mosaicos section. Pre- and post-writing activities are a guide through critical steps in the writing process. Throughout, extensive annotations guide instructors to teach writing as a recursive—rather than linear—process.
Scope and Sequence of the Third Edition
In response to helpful feedback from users of the second edition, the following adjustments have been made to scope and sequence:
Other features of the third edition that should prove beneficial for both students and instructors are:
Organization of the Text
Mosaicos consists of a preliminary chapter (Bienvenidos) and fifteen regular chapters. Through a variety of visual stimuli, the Bienvenidos chapter allows instructors to conduct classes in Spanish from the very first day. Each regular chapter maintains the following consistent structure:
Goals. Succinct, easy-to-understand objectives in each chapter opener provide realistic, communicative, structural, and cultural goals.
A primera vista. This opening section of each chapter provides a richly contextualized, cultural framework for learning a...
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