Synopses & Reviews
¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura is a highly flexible program—one that can be used effectively in a wide range of learning environments by students who learn in different ways and use technology to varying degrees. ¡Arriba! has been consistently praised for its clarity and for providing materials that are both motivating and easy to use. We believe that you will find these qualities reflected in the sixth edition as well.
From a new cultural focus in Perfiles that introduces the cultures of the Hispanic world through personal perspectives to new opportunities for cross-cultural learning throughout; learners can now interact with Spanish in a dynamic way. You can also gauge your progress with new section-ending ¿Cuánto saben? activities that help you put everything together in realistic, role-play situations. With the new Presencia hispana notes, you can see that Spanish is right outside their your door in your local community, making learning Spanish applicable and useful in your life. See for yourself how this new, personal approach combined with the hallmarks of clear grammar explanations and a wealth of meaningful practice activities brings Spanish to life!
The Books à la Carte Edtion is an unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides you with the opportunity to personalize your book by incorporating your own notes and taking only the portion of the book you need with you - all at an affordable price. It comes packaged with a 24-month access code to MySpanishLab and all of its grade-boosting resources!
About the Author
Eduardo Zayas- Bazán is a native of Camaguey, Cuba. He holds an M.S. in foreign languages from Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS, and a Doctor en Derecho degree from Universidad Nacional José Martí, Havana, Cuba. He is a Professor Emeritus in Foreign Languages from East Tennessee State University, where he was chair of the Foreign Language Department from 1973 to 1993. Over the course of his distinguished career, Zayas-Bazán has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional achievements and has held noteworthy positions within many organizations dedicated to teaching Spanish. In addition to writing numerous articles in regional and national journals, he is the co-author, co-editor, and translator of seventeen books, including ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura and Conexiones, published by Pearson Prentice Hall.
Susan M. Bacon (Ph. D. Ohio State University) is Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati and former Director of UC International Programs where she promoted and supervised all education abroad for the University. In the Department of Romance Languages she served at various times as Director of the Basic Spanish Program, Undergraduate Director, Graduate Director, and Assistant Department Head. In addition to her administrative duties, she taught Spanish language and culture, teaching methodology, and second-language acquisition. Her research interests include child and adult second-language acquisition, and the processing of authentic input. She is recipient of the prestigious Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Education. She was Project Director for a four-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in Mexico, and a Fulbright-Robles Scholar in Mexico. She is primary researcher for a considerable number of empirical studies, and has co-authored several elementary and intermediate-level Spanish texts including ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura, Conexiones, and Leyendas del mundo hispano, all published by Pearson-Prentice Hall.
Holly J. Nibert earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. She studied abroad at the Universidad de Barcelona and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has twenty-two years of experience teaching Spanish language and linguistics at various institutions, including UIUC, Penn State University at University Park, Western Michigan University, and the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Mexico). Presently, she is Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Director of the First-Year Spanish Language Program and TA Training at WMU. She also has taught English as a Second Language to adolescents and adults in both Spain and the U.S. Nibert has published various articles on Spanish phonology and phonetics (on intonation in particular) and the use of technology in teaching Spanish.
Table of Contents
1 Hola, ¿qué tal?
2 ¿De dónde eres?
3 ¿Qué estudias?
4 ¿Cómo es tu familia?
5 ¿Cómo pasas el día?
6 ¡Buen provecho!
7 ¡A divertirnos!
8 ¿En qué puedo servirle?
9 Vamos de viaje
10 ¡Tu salud es lo primero!
11 ¿Para qué profesión te preparas?
12 El futuro es tuyo
13 ¿Oíste las noticias?
14 ¡Seamos cultos!
15 ¿Te gusta la política?
APPENDIX 1 B Activities
APPENDIX 2 Expansión gramatical
APPENDIX 3 Verb Charts
APPENDIX 4 Spanish–English Vocabulary
APPENDIX 5 English–Spanish Vocabulary