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Con brio: Beginning Spanish, Activities Manual , 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-35038-6
336 pages
February 2013, ©2013
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¡Con brío! makes beginning learners beginning speakers, It provides a solid footing in the basics of Spanish and broad cultural awareness that allows beginners to use their Spanish immediately with each other, with Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors and co-workers, and with Spanish speakers around the world.

The 12-chapter introductory program takes a highly practical approach with a simple chapter structure, activities that students find relevant and reflective of everyday conversations, easy access to media including new video segments, a wealth of teaching, learning, and practice resources in WileyPLUS, and an online live language coaching option. ACTFL’s recent release of its revised Proficiency Guidelines is a reminder of what beginning speakers can and will do with the language. This third edition of ¡Con brío! is keenly focused on helping them do it with confidence and gusto.

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•A more detailed Scope and Sequence lists all of the grammar concepts covered and connects the text book with the accompanying Grammar Handbook in WileyPLUS.
•A completely revised Tu mundo en vivo section, at the end of each chapter, targets different learning styles, draws on all four language skills, and provides specific strategies for developing those skills.
•Videos en acción includes several new segments, and the Mientras ves el video activity can be completed online in WileyPLUS. Each chapter now grabs students’ attention with video right from the beginning .
•Expanded instructors’ annotations in the Tu mundo cultural and Tu mundo en vivo sections indicate the ACTFL standards met, and the modes of communication practiced through the various readings, realia, and activities.
•Comic strips provide a contextualized introduction for every major grammar point, and many of them are new or revised in the third edition. Example sentences of grammar in use drawn from the comic strip stories link grammar explanations right back to the illustrations.
•Further revisions include updated ¿Sabes qué? information, revised PowerPoints, Activities Manual, Grammar Handbook, and Testing Program. Autoprueba y repaso is now available in WileyPLUS.
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  • Focuses on building a strong foundation in everyday vocabulary, the basic grammar beginning speakers need, and Hispanic cultural perspectives on everyday life.
  • Develops the confidence and skills needed to use Spanish in everyday conversations
  • Unique approach to grammar maximizes flexibility and scalability.
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