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Students of Introductory Spanish learn best when they are connecting—with authentic culture, with each other as a community, and with the language as used in real-world settings. Conéctate sparks the curiosity that builds these connections as students drive toward communicative and cultural confidence and proficiency. The Conéctate program’s distinctive approach is built around the following principles.

Focused Approach - Conéctate concentrates on what Introductory Spanish students can reasonably be expected to learn, allowing for sustained engagement with the material that respects the natural process of language acquisition. An intentional focus, first on meaning and then on form, puts in action the best practices of second language pedagogy. Plus, Conéctate’s reduced grammar scope leaves more time for the systematic review and recycling of vocabulary and grammar required for students to achieve mastery of first-year skills.

Active Learning - Conéctate gives students the opportunity to explore language and culture through interactive activities that keep them focused and engaged. Vocabulary and grammar in Conéctate are taught using an active learning approach, nudging students to discover new vocabulary and language rules through a carefully balanced mix of inductive and explicit presentations and hands-on learning. Students are similarly asked to take an active role in an immersive online game, Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, designed around a study abroad experience in which they leverage their language and cultural skills to accomplish tasks and solve problems in various real-world scenarios.

Integration of Culture - Building on the active learning theme, students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they draw personal conclusions about the rich culture presented throughout Conéctate. Culture is embedded within the language activities themselves, included in notes that expand on the activity at hand, and seen through the integrated video that forms the basis for many activities in each chapter of the text.

Mobile Tools for Digital Success - The digital tools available in the Connect Spanish platform with Conéctate also successfully promote student progress by providing extensive opportunities to practice and hone their developing skills. These learning opportunities include online communicative activities, instant feedback, peer-editing, sophisticated reporting, an immersive game, and an interactive eBook with embedded video and audio. The mobile-friendly platform allows students to engage in the course material anytime and everywhere. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.

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Capítulo 1 En la clase

Comunicación

Greeting people in Spanish

Asking someone his/her name

Asking people how they are

Asking where someone is from

Saying good-bye

Vocabulario

The Spanish alphabet and campus vocabulary

Months and seasons

Numbers and dates

Estructura

Singular nouns and articles

Plural nouns and articles

The verbs ser and tener

Possessive adjectives

Cultura

Para saber más

Singular nouns and articles

More about gender of nouns

Capítulo 2 Mis amigos y yo

Comunicación

Finding out someone’s age

Finding out where someone is going

Expressing likes and dislikes

Vocabulario

Describing people, places, and things with adjectives and colors

Estructura

Adjectives

The verbs estar and ir

The verb gustar

Infinitives with gustar and ir

Cultura

Para saber más

Adjectives

Adjective placement

The verbs estar and ir

Using tener to express states

The verb gustar

Nos gusta(n), os gusta(n), les gusta(n)

Capítulo 3 ¿Qué haces?

Comunicación

Getting someone’s attention, asking for time

Asking at what time events occur

Vocabulario

Your daily routine and the days of the week

Estructura

Present indicative: Singular forms

Present indicative: Plural forms

Stem-changing verbs: o → ue

Demonstrative adjectives

Cultura

Para saber más

Stem-changing verbs: o → ue

Additional o → ue verbs

Demonstrative adjectives

The demonstrative adjectives aquel/aquella/aquellos/aquellas

Demonstrative pronouns

Capítulo 4 ¡Qué bonita familia!

Comunicación

Asking what people do for a living

Commenting on things and complimenting people

Vocabulario

Describing family members

Estructura

Comparatives

Stem-changing verbs: e → i

Stem-changing verbs: e → ie

Ser and estar for identity and location

Cultura

Para saber más

Comparatives

Más de with numerals

Comparatives of equality

Superlatives

Expressing things emphatically

Stem-changing verbs: e → i

Additional e → i verbs

Stem-changing verbs: e → ie

Additional e → ie verbs

Capítulo 5 Por la ciudad

Comunicación

Expressing gratitude

Asking for and giving directions

Vocabulario

Urban landscapes

Numbers from 100 to 9,999

Estructura

Verbs with irregular yo forms

Reflexive verbs

Ser and estar with adjectives

Indefinite and negative expressions

Cultura

Para saber más

Verbs with irregular yo forms

More on saber and conocer

More irregular verbs with -zco

Reflexive verbs

Additional reflexive verbs

The reciprocal meaning of reflexive verbs

The infinitive after a preposition

Ser and estar with adjectives

Ser for location of events

Capítulo 6 ¡A comer!

Comunicación

Responding to requests

Inviting and declining politely

Vocabulario

Food and meals

Setting the table

Estructura

The preterite: Regular verbs

The preterite: Some common irregular verbs

Direct objects and direct object pronouns

Cultura

Para saber más

The preterite: Regular verbs

Leer, creer, and oír in the preterite

Ver and dar in the preterite

Capítulo 7 Los recuerdos y la nostalgia

Comunicación

Expressing to have a good time

Congratulating someone

Vocabulario

Celebrations in the Spanish-speaking world

Estructura

The imperfect

Indirect objects and indirect object pronouns

Pronouns after prepositions

Cultura

Para saber más

Pronouns after prepositions

Additional prepositions

Stressed possessives

Capítulo 8 La ropa y la moda

Comunicación

Talking about how great something is

Using polite expressions in appropriate contexts

Vocabulario

Describing clothing

Parts of the body

Expressing how clothing fits

Estructura

More irregular preterite forms

The preterite and imperfect together

Object pronoun placement with infinitives

Cultura

Para saber más

More irregular preterite forms

Additional irregular preterite forms

The preterite and imperfect together

Comparison of meaning in preterite vs. imperfect

Object pronoun placement with infinitives

Double object pronouns

Another use of lo: Lo + adjective

Capítulo 9 ¿Adónde te gustaría viajar?

Comunicación

Asking what people would like to do

Expressing rules with infinitive

Vocabulario

Travel, tourism, and weather

Estructura

The prepositions por and para

Impersonal se

Se for unplanned events

Cultura

Para saber más

The prepositions por and para

Additional uses of por and para

Se for unplanned events

Additional verbs with se for unplanned events

Capítulo 10 La vida profesional

Comunicación

Expressions for professional contexts

Introducing people to each other

Vocabulario

Professions and careers

Technology in the workplace

Estructura

The relative pronoun que

Informal (tú) commands

Formal (Ud./Uds.) commands

Cultura

Para saber más

The relative pronoun que

Que and additional relative pronouns

Lo que

Capítulo 11 ¡Estás en tu casa!

Comunicación

Welcoming people

Making polite invitations

Vocabulario

Rooms and other parts of a home

Furniture and appliances

Estructura

The present perfect

Commands with object pronouns

The present progressive

Cultura

Para saber más

The present perfect

Additional irregular participles

Using the past participle as an adjective

Using the past participle to form the passive

The past perfect

Commands with object pronouns

Nosotros/as commands

The present progressive

The past progressive

Capítulo 12 El deporte y el bienestar

Comunicación

Wishing someone good luck

Giving advice on healthy living

Vocabulario

Sports, health, and fitness

Estructura

The present perfect with object pronouns

The present progressive with object pronouns

The subjunctive: Volition with regular verbs

Cultura

Para saber más

The present progressive with object pronouns

The present progressive with double object pronouns

The subjunctive: Volition with regular verbs

Additional expressions of volition

Capítulo 13 La naturaleza y el medio ambiente

Comunicación

Talking about what you think someone should do

Expressing how long you’ve been doing something

Vocabulario

Nature and the environment

Estructura

The subjunctive: Irregular verbs

The subjunctive: Disbelief and uncertainty

The subjunctive: Purpose and contingency

Cultura

Para saber más

The subjunctive: Irregular verbs

Additional irregular verbs in the subjunctive

Present perfect subjunctive

The subjunctive: Disbelief and uncertainty

The subjunctive in adjective clauses (after nonexistent and indefinite antecedents)

The subjunctive: Emotion

The subjunctive: Purpose and contingency

The subjunctive in time clauses

The subjunctive: Additional expressions of contingency

Capítulo 14 La cultura y la diversión

Comunicación

Expressing uncertainty

Talking about what you would like

Vocabulario

Movies, theater, and museums

Estructura

The past subjunctive

The future

Cultura

Para saber más

The past subjunctive

Additional irregular past subjunctive forms

The past perfect subjunctive

The future

Irregular future forms

The future perfect

Capítulo 15 Si la vida fuera diferente…

Comunicación

Expressing opinions

Expressing what you know and don’t know

Vocabulario

Social, economic, and political issues

Estructura

The conditional

Si clauses

Cultura

Para saber más

The conditional

Irregular conditional forms

The conditional perfect

Si clauses

The past perfect subjunctive in si clauses

Capítulo 16 La amistad y el amor

Comunicación

Describing your relationship status

Expressing sympathy and regret

Vocabulario

Personal relationships

Estructura

Review: The present indicative and the infinitive

Review: The preterite and imperfect together

Review: Object pronouns

Review: The present subjunctive

Cultura