Dicho y hecho Beginning Spanish Fifth Edition Student Text and CD and Workbook to Accompany Dicho y hecho, Fifth Edition Textbook

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Building on Dicho y hecho's strong 25-year tradition, this eighth edition now incorporates an unwavering focus on authentic communication. It offers the most thorough and varied practice of vocabulary of any text available today. Thematic vocabulary is presented visually and contextually and then activated through multiple, progressive phases of application that range from identification in the chapter opening art scenes to personal expression and situational conversations.

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A carefully crafted, classroom-tested text noted for its straightforward, easy-to-implement, lively, and highly successful approach to teaching and learning Spanish. Contains such special features as a visual component which enables students to relate and react to situations that reflect the theme, vocabulary, functions, and structures of every chapter; thematic vocabulary activated by means of multiple and progressive phases of application; and a creative array of exercises and activities. This edition offers an all new artistic presentation by a Hispanic artist; revised and updated vocabulary; expanded number of authentic realia-based exercises and activities; and a completely new Rincon literario component which introduces students to literature representing each of the major Spanish-speaking areas of the world. Each book will come with a student pronunciation tape or audio CD.

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A Window On Hispanic Language, Life, and Culture Hand-crafted by an author team devoted to the teaching of Spanish, the fifth edition of this best-selling communicative program gives you the best of both worlds: sound coverage of linguistic and grammatical structures, and a compelling visual presentation infused with the flavor of authentic Hispanic culture. In this new edition you’ll find

  • Updated vocabulary lists, including new themes such as: La comunicación, la tecnología y el mundo de negocios.
  • A greater variety of realia-based exercises and activities with increased opportunity for open-ended/creative responses and collaborative work.
  • Revised Panorama cultural sections, enhanced by color maps, beautiful color photos, intriguing curiosidades, and featuring new and interesting factual information on each country.
  • Revised Conversaciones (on the enclosed student CD or tape), rewritten to enhance the natural flow of dialog and to incorporate the cultural and "personal" experiences of the text characters.
  • A completely new Rincón literario section (on the enclosed student CD or tape), introducing selected literature from each of the major Spanish-speaking areas of the world.
  • Two new sections in the En resumen section: Conversando, to emphasize speaking skills, and De mi escritorio, to help develop writing skills within a controlled context.
  • A delightful cartoon introduction to each Estructura section featuring Antonio Tucán, Julia Quetzal, and Miguelito.
Bring Your Classroom To Life With Our Multimedia CD-ROM! This dynamic tool places the pedagogical features from Dicho y hecho into a "living" context, turning first-year Spanish into a fun, culturally enriching experience! Fully integrated with text photos, maps, student tapes, videoclips (and more), students can "interact" with elements of Hispanic culture. An engaging series of games, activities, and exercises facilitates the practice and development of language skills. Additional Supplements include Student Audio CD or Tape (shrink-wrapped with every text) • Annotated Instructor’s Edition • Transparencies • Workbook/Laboratory Manual • Audiocassette Program • Tapescript • Test Bank • Computerized Test Bank • Intensive Exercises Manual • Dasher Drills computerized text exercises (IBM & Mac)

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