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¡Con brío! Beginning Spanish, 2nd Edition

December 2009, ©2010
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¡Con brío!, 2nd Edition celebrates the rich diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.  This 12-chapter Introductory Spanish program, designed to address the needs and life circumstances of a broad audience, takes a highly practical approach that focuses on useful vocabulary presented through each chapter s unique visual escenas, functional grammar of high-frequency usage, situational and contextual activities, and cultural selections relevant to everyday life and everyday interactions.

 ¡Con brío!, 2nd Edition helps students become culturally proficient, so they can be at ease when interacting with Hispanics.  The program highlights useful and high-interest cultural information teaching students about the ever-increasing presence of Latino culture in the United States and the strong connection between the U.S. and Hispanic countries.

With ¡Con brío!, 2nd Edition, students will be able to make the most of their learning experience whatever their background or personal goals. They'll gain the confidence and skills they need to communicate with Spanish speakers in their immediate worlds, future jobs, and everyday lives. They'll become culturally proficient, and be able to put their new-found skills to immediate use at home, at work, or in the community. And ultimately, they'll discover what makes learning Spanish so exciting and important.  

¡Con brío!, 2nd Edition is available with WileyPLUS, an online teaching and learning environment that integrates the entire digital textbook with the most effective instructor and student resources to fit every learning style.

With WileyPLUS:  

  • Students achieve concept mastery in a rich, structured environment that is available 24/7
  • Instructors personalize and manage their course more effectively with assessment, assignments, grade tracking, and more.

 WileyPLUS can complement your current textbook or replace the printed text altogether.

Learn more at www.wileyplus.com.

¡Con brío! 2nd Edition Annotated Instructor Edition, by Maria C. Lucas Murillo, Laila M. Dawson
978-0-470-56061-7

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CAPÍTULO 1
Primeros pasos

CAPÍTULO 2
La universidad y el trabajo

CAPÍTULO 3
La familia y los amigos

CAPÍTULO 4
El tiempo libre

CAPÍTULO 5
La comida

CAPÍTULO 6
En casa

CAPÍTULO 7
La ciudad

CAPÍTULO 8
De compras

CAPÍTULO 9
La salud y las emergencias

CAPÍTULO 10
El barrio

CAPÍTULO 11
En el trabajo

CAPÍTULO 12
Nuevos horizontes

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• Many revised and new activities, with even greater emphasis on personalized, meaningful interchanges and communication (often with visual stimuli)

Careful attention to sequencing of activities, from input to output (comprehension to production), thus refining the ¡Con brío!  methodology

A pronunciation-review section, La pronunciación, now accompanies each chapter-opener scene

Examples added to most grammar-presentation charts

Special recycling annotations alongside activity titles highlight the material being recycled 

A lightly restructured Chapter 12, now includes the imperfect subjunctive

An Exprésate in Apéndice 3, that provides end-of-chapter comprehensive speaking and writing activities, the latter accompanied by writing strategies and process-writing steps

A more detailed Chapter Opener showing new features

A Grammar Handbook will be available in WileyPLUS  or sold Print-on Demand, with example sentences and controlled practice for all grammar presented in the text, and additional grammar in Expansión sections, also with accompanying practice

An expanded testing program with more challenging exams

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  • Follows current ACTFL standards: ¡Con brío! embeds ACTFL’s "Four Skills" (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) throughout the text, and identifies these skills with special icons. ACTFL also identifies "Five C’s": Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. These Five C's are an important aspect of ¡Con brío!'s pedagogical approach.
  • Grounds learning in everyday themes and scenes: Every chapter is organized around a theme that reflects either everyday life, work, or community situations. Thus, the majority of the vocabulary, the activities, the cartoons, the culture, and the reading selections are tightly woven around each chapter’s theme.
  • Equips students with vocabulary they will really use: More than 85% of the vocabulary is presented through the escenas. The remainder appears in easily identifiable charts which accompany activities that require use of those particular words or expressions. Special effort has been made to select words that are standard to all Hispanic countries, with lexical variations presented in annotations to the instructor for presentation to the class as needed.
  • Presents grammar in a meaningful way: In ¡Con brío!, grammar helps students navigate through everyday experiences in their new language. Concise and clear charts, with relevant examples in both languages, allow students to easily grasp grammatical concepts and structures.
  • Builds skills through a variety of engaging activities: Each ¡En acción! section begins with one or two practice activities which are designed to "ground" the student and build self-confidence, followed by carefully sequenced semi-controlled activities, and concluding with more open-ended, guided communication.Students thus move from comprehension to production and from simpler, contextualized activities to more involved, real-life applications.
  • Gets students thinking about culture: ¡Con brío! presents culture in a way that evolves from and enhances the chapter’s themes.
  • Reinforces learning through synthesis and review: Each chapter contains a chapter-wrap-up section that offers students the opportunity to converse and write about theme-based topics using the vocabulary and structures learned in the chapter. A scene-by-scene listing of all of the active and passive vocabulary introduced in the chapter is presented to facilitate review. A self-testing feature appearing at the end of each chapter reviews the vocabulary and structures presented in the chapter. The Answer Key that appears in the Apéndice 2 in the book gives students instant feedback.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Con brio 2e Video-DVD
Consists of two text-specific and culturally-based segments per chapter, which follow the interview or documentary formats. Throughout the segments, students will watch real-life interactions between native speakers of Spanish in the U.S. and abroad, in professional and social settings, in order to explore cultural topics presented in the textbook. The Video is complimentary for instructors and can be purchased by students. It is also available digitally in WileyPLUS and in DVD format.
¡Con brío! 2nd Edition Annotated Instructor Edition, by Maria C. Lucas Murillo, Laila M. Dawson
Annotated Instrutor's Edition to accompany ¡Con brio! 2e.
Available Materials
by Maria C. Lucas Murillo
978-0-470-50063-7
December 2009, ©2010, Paperback (E-book also available)
—The Activities Manual contains two components:

1. A Workbook that links reading and writing, builds vocabulary, practices grammar, and helps students develop personal expression and composition skills. Some activities are self correcting, with an Answer Key available at the end of the Activities Manual, and others are more open-ended, involving creative expression The Toque final section includes a guided composition and a comprehensive check for the three Tu mundo cultural sections of the chapter. 

2. A Lab Manual for the Lab Audio Program (available on CDs and also in WileyPLUS) includes a variety of contextualized listening comprehension activities.

 *A workbook and lab manual will also be available as a custom package.  

by Maria C. Lucas Murillo, Laila M. Dawson
978-0-470-57388-4
February 2010, ©2010, Audio
 
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Students Resources
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Con brio 2e SE Audio CDs
Audio CD's to accompany ¡Con Brio! 2nd edition.
Available Materials
by Maria C. Lucas Murillo
978-0-470-50063-7
December 2009, ©2010, Paperback (E-book also available)
—The Activities Manual contains two components:

1. A Workbook that links reading and writing, builds vocabulary, practices grammar, and helps students develop personal expression and composition skills. Some activities are self correcting, with an Answer Key available at the end of the Activities Manual, and others are more open-ended, involving creative expression The Toque final section includes a guided composition and a comprehensive check for the three Tu mundo cultural sections of the chapter. 

2. A Lab Manual for the Lab Audio Program (available on CDs and also in WileyPLUS) includes a variety of contextualized listening comprehension activities.

 *A workbook and lab manual will also be available as a custom package.  

by Maria C. Lucas Murillo, Laila M. Dawson
978-0-470-57388-4
February 2010, ©2010, Audio
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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¡Con brío! Beginning Spanish, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-56923-8
July 2010, ©2010
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¡Con brío! 2nd Edition Student Text w/ Audio CDs Binder Ready Version
ISBN : 978-0-470-54689-5
528 pages
January 2010, ©2010
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¡Con brío! Beginning Spanish, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-50062-0
528 pages
December 2009, ©2010
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