Take a fresh look at Puntos – it’s everything you wanted and more than you hoped for. Puntos has offered more than a million students a solid foundation to their language studies. The new edition of Puntos maintains its pioneer approach of the development of all four skills with a strong grammar and vocabulary foundation, as well as the teacher tested activities. The new design of Puntos brings to this program the best tradition of excellence and outstanding instructor support adaptable to different teaching and learning styles. Puntos , the most successful Intro Spanish program ever, is now: breaking new ground to meet the changing needs for face-to-face, hybrid, and online Spanish programs. offering students more opportunities to develop their communication skills via TelePuntos, a new integrated video program with corresponding in-text and digital activities. innovating through LearnSmart, a first-of-its-kind adaptive learning system within McGraw-Hill Connect, adjusts to the learning needs of every student This new edition of Puntos provides students with all of the necessary tools to take their second language acquisition from the classroom into their daily lives in an efficient and personalized way. With Connect Spanish, the exclusive digital learning platform from McGraw-Hill, students have access to Mundo interactivo, an immersive, story-based world where they experience the thrill of mastering relevant, task-based communication scenarios in real-world contexts. Also, with synchronous and asynchronous video chat functionality, students can easily engage in communication practice online. Additionally, McGraw-Hill and Blackboard® have teamed up to simplify the instructor and student digital learning experience! McGraw-Hill allows you to manage your course content, assignments, assessments, and grades all from within your institution’s existing Blackboard environment. Puntos – it WILL take you there! *Connect Spanish, including but not limited to the workbook/lab manual, LearnSmart, the video program, and chat tools, is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.
As the best-selling introductory Spanish textbook in the United States, Puntos de partida has long been a favorite of instructors across the country. For this new edition, the authors and editors of Puntos have turned to those very instructors to help formulate a plan that would respond to the needs of a changing discipline. We reached out to more than 275 students and instructors across the country, and the result is a thoroughly revised edition that we are confident will address new needs and preferences while continuing to provide the solid foundation in communicative language development that is the hallmark of Puntos de partida. Learn more about the Puntos program at the Online Learning Center - www.mhhe.com/puntos8 or at CENTRO - www.mhcentro.com Puntos de partida is available with CENTRO a portal learning management system through which various digital components, including QuiaTM Workbooks and Laboratory Manuals and interactive e-books, are delivered. This McGraw-Hill exclusive system offers a single log-in authentication for students and a single gradebook for instructors.
Emphasizes listening comprehension activities as well as cultural listening passages with listening strategies. Chapters offer form-focused speaking practice as well as interview and dialogue-based activities, including the Videoteca: Minidramas section in which students first hear a sample dialogue and then play the role of a participant in a similar exchange to apply what they’ve learned. The Prueba corta is a chapter-ending self-quiz that allows students to assess their language development before moving on to the next chapter.
The Workbook, by Alice. A Arana (formerly of Fullerton College) and Oswaldo Arana (formerly of California State University, Fullerton), continues the successful format of previous editions by providing additional practice with vocabulary and structures through a variety of input-based, controlled, and open-ended activities and guided compositions. Special features include the Prueba corta, preceded by a grammar self-check feature called A ver si sabe..., which allows students to quickly asses their knowledge of grammatical structures before completing the Punto final. The Perspectivas culturales (formerly Conozca...) section offers focused vocabulary and fact-based activities related to the same feature found in the student textbook.