Tu mundo UPDATED EDITION https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_250-high/0073375098.jpeg 13 9780073375090


Grade Levels: 13
By Magdalena Andrade and Jeanne Egasse and Elías Miguel Muñoz and María Cabrera-Puche
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: April 9, 2013
MHID: 0073375098
ISBN 13: 9780073375090

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New Features

Each chapter is divided into four segments: Comunícate, Exprésate, Entérate, and Infórmate unlike most traditional programs divided into sections for vocabulary, grammar, culture, and skills.

An all-new Cast of characters have been developed to lend a narrative thread to the program. Each chapter focuses on one of the fifteen characters and his or her home country. They are all members of a student club called Amigos sin fronteras. They are integrated throughout the text, workbook/lab manual, and video programs.

In the Comunícate section, vocabulary is presented and contextualized through a series of communicative activities and art at the start of each chapter.

Infórmate boxes (lexical items that lend themselves to grammar explanations) in the Comunícate section help students incorporate relevant grammar information in the communicative activities.

Actividad integral provides students an opportunity to integrate their new vocabulary with the Cast of Characters storyline through a series of interactive activities.

Tu mundo places grammar concepts and practice at the end of each chapter (Infórmate) to support the philosophy that grammar supports communicative functions rather than be an end-all in itself. Lee Infórmate reminders are included throughout the chapter to remind students when to learn and practice key grammar concepts.

The Exprésate section offers students the opportunity to write early in each chapter about their lives and experiences related to the chapter theme and cultural content.

The culture of one Spanish speaking country is presented in each chapter. That culture is fully integrated into the semantic theme of the chapter: communicative activities, readings, and Videoteca.

The Entérate section at the end of the communication activities features Mundopedia and Conexión cultural. Mundopedia is a Wikipedia-like reading which, in Connect, will provide navigation tools from one Mundopedia to another; Voces gives students a sample of country specific vocabulary , while Conexión cultural invites students to further explore cultural themes from the country of focus.

Amigos sin Fronteras: Each Videoteca segment features a connected story involving the members of the Amigos sin Fronteras international club. Pre- and post-activities are available in Connect and the Workbook/Lab Manual.

Mi país: A vivid, informative, and colorful introduction to the country of focus narrated by the character from that country or region. Pre- and post-activities available within Connect and the Workbook/Lab Manual.

Mundo interactivo: interactive, task-based scenarios, explore a wide variety of topics based on behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of the Amigos sin fronteras video segments. Available within Connect Spanish.

The Instructors Resource Kit includes a variety of additional activities for use in class, including TPR, Lecturas, and Oral Proficiency role-plays. The IRK also includes extensive lesson plans, powerpoints, and exams.

An interactive ebook, the complete Workbook/Lab Manual, grammar tutorials, and all the audio and video materials.

LearnSmart, the only super-adaptive learning tool on the market, is proven to significantly enhance students’ learning and improve course outcomes. Available within Connect Spanish and as a mobile app, LearnSmart provides students with targeted feedback specific to their individual performance, and additional practice in areas where students need help the most.

Additional interactive activities using drag-and-drop functionality, embedded audio, voice recorders, and videos targeting key vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content for extra practice.

A comprehensive gradebook to view your assignment results.

Voice Board and Blackboard IM, two powerful tools integrated into Connect Spanish, promote communication and collaboration outside the classroom.

Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, our immersive online game for Introductory Spanish available online and as a mobile-ready app (additional cost).


Capítulo 1 ¡A conversar!


Los nombres de los compañeros de clase

La ropa, los colores y los números del 0 al 49

La descripción de las personas

Los saludos


Subject Pronouns and the Verb ser

Gender and Number of Nouns

Adjective-Noun Agreement


Mi país: Los Estados Unidos

Capítulo 2 Amigos y compañeros


Los cumpleaños y la edad

Las cosas en el salón de clase y los mandatos

El cuerpo humano

Amigos sin Fronteras


Expressing Age: The Verb tener

Expressing Location: The Verb estar

Forms and Placement of Adjectives

Origin: ser de

Mi país: Paraguay

Capítulo 3 Las actividades y el tiempo libre


Las actividades favoritas

La hora

Las actividades diarias

El tiempo


Using gustar to Express Likes and Dislikes

Telling Time: ¿Qué hora es? ¿A qué hora… ?

Mi país: Argentina y Uruguay

Capítulo 4 La familia y los amigos


En familia

Las preferencias y los deseos

Datos personales

Los planes


Possession: tener, ser de, and Possessive Adjectives

The verbs preferir and querer + Infinitive

Question Formation

Making Plans: pensar, tener ganas de, and ir a with Activities and Places

Mi país: Ecuador

Capítulo 5 La rutina diaria


La rutina

Las tres comidas

Los días festivos

Los estados físicos y anímicos


Present Tense of Reflexive Verbs

Verbs with Stem Vowel Changes (ie, ue) in the Present Tense

Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns: lo, la, los, las

Irregular Verbs

Mi país: El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua

Capítulo 6 Las carreras y los oficios


Las materias

Las actividades en la clase

Las habilidades

El empleo


Indirect Object Pronouns

Present Progressive

Saber and poder + Infinitive

Obligations: tener que, deber, necesitar; hay que, es necesario + Infinitive

Mi país: Chile

Capítulo 7 Los lugares y la residencia


Los lugares en la ciudad

La casa y el vecindario

Las actividades domésticas

Actividades en casa y en otros lugares


Knowing People, Places, and Facts: conocer and saber

Comparisons of Inequality: más/menos

Comparisons of Equality: tan/tanto

The Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs

Mi país: Colombia y Panamá

Capítulo 8 Hablando del pasado


Mis experiencias

Las experiencias con los demás

Hechos memorables


Verbs with Irregular Preterite Forms

Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

Verbs with Special Meaning in the Preterite: conocer, poder, querer, saber, tener

Expressing ago: hacer + Time

Mi país: México

Capítulo 9 ¡Buen provecho!


La cocina del mundo hispano

La nutrición

La preparación de la comida

En el restaurante


Personal and Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns: lo, la, los, and las

Using Affirmative and Negative Words: alguien/nadie, algo/nada

Expressing one or you: The Impersonal se

Stem-Changing Verbs: pedir and servir

Mi país: Perú y Bolivia

Capítulo 10 Los recuerdos


La familia y los parientes

La niñez

La adolescencia


Prepositions and Pronouns

The Imperfect Tense

Talking About Past Actions in Progress: The Imperfect Progressive

Using the Imperfect to Express Intention: ir + a, querer and pensar + Infinitive

Mi país: Cuba

Capítulo 11 De viaje


La geografía y el clima

Los medios de transporte

En busca de sitios

Los viajes


The Present Perfect

Destination and Time: por and para (Part 1)

Polite Commands

Using the Imperfect and the Preterite Together

Mi país: España

Capítulo 12 La salud


El cuerpo humano y la salud

Las enfermedades y su tratamiento

La atención médica

Los accidentes y las emergencias


Present Subjunctive with querer, recomendar, and Other Verbs of Volition

The Subjunctive in Time Clauses

Indirect Object Pronouns with Commands and Present Subjunctive

Unplanned Occurrences: se

Mi país: Venezuela

Capítulo 13 La familia y la crianza


Los lazos familiares

Las órdenes y los consejos y los buenos deseos

La crianza


Describing: ser and estar

Informal Commands

More Uses of the Subjunctive (Part 1)

Narrating Past Experiences: The Present Perfect, Imperfect, and Preterite

Mi país: Puerto Rico y la República Dominicana

Capítulo 14 De compras


Los productos y los materiales

Comprando ropa

Las compras y el regateo

¿Gastar o ahorrar?


Price, Beneficiary and Purpose: por and para (Part 2)

Using Indirect and Direct Object Pronouns Together

Pronoun Placement Summary

Opinions and Reactions: Indicative and Subjunctive

Mi país: Guatemala

Capítulo 15 Nuestro provenir


Las metas personales

Cuestiones sociales

La tecnología

El futuro del planeta


The Future Tense

More Uses of the Subjunctive (Part 2)

The Conditional

Past Subjunctive and Summary of Uses of the Subjunctive

Mi país: Costa Rica

About the Author

Magdalena Andrade

Magdalena Andrade Received her first B.A. in Spanish/French and a second B.A. in English from San Diego University. After teaching in the Calexico Unified School District Bilingual Program for several years, she taught elementary and intermediate Spanish at both San Diego State and the University of California, Irvine, where she also taught Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Humanities Core Courses. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, she continued to teach there for several years and also at California State University, Long Beach. Currently an instructor at Irvine Valley College, Professor Andrade has co-authored Mundos de fantasía: Fábulas, cuentos de hadas y leyendas and Cocina y comidas hispanas (McGraw-Hill).

Jeanne Egasse

Jeanne Egasse Received her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish linguistics from the University of California, Irvine. She has taught foreign language methodology courses and supervised foreign language and ESL teachers in training for the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, she is an instructor of Spanish and coordinates the Spanish language Program at Irvine Valley College. In addition, Professor Egasse serves as a consultant for local schools and universities on implementing Natural aApproach in the language classroom. Professor Egasse is co-author of Cocina y comidas hispanas and Mundos de fantasia: Fabulas, cuentos de hadas y leyendas (McGraw-Hill).

Elías Miguel Muñoz

Elías Miguel Muñoz is a Cuban American poet and prose writer. He has a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine, and he has taught language and literature at the university level. Dr. Muñoz is the author of Viajes fantásticos, Ladrón de la mente, and Isla de luz, titles in the Storyteller's Series by McGraw-Hill. He has published five other novels, two books of literary criticsm, and two poetry collections. His creative work has been featured in numerous anthologies and sourcebooks, including Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States, The Encyclopedia of American Literature, and The Scribner Writers Series:Latino and Latina Writers.

María Cabrera-Puche

María José Cabrera Puche received her B.A. from Universidad de Murcia, Spain, her M.A. and M.Ed. from West Virginia University, and her Ph.D. in second language Acquisition and Bilingualism from Rutgers University. She has taught Spanish at Public schools and universities, foreign language methodology courses in both face-to-face and hybrid formats, and supervised foreign language student teachers for the Department of Education at Rutgers University and for the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at WCU, where she coordinates the lower-level Spanish courses, and she is also the assessment coordinator in the Department of Languages and Cultures at WCU.