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¡A que sí!, 4th Edition

  • M. Victoria García Serrano
  • Cristina de la Torre
  • Annette Grant Cash
  • ISBN-10: 1111837945
  • ISBN-13: 9781111837945
  • 288 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1999, 1993
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

¡A QUE SÍ! is a provocative post-intermediate Spanish conversation book designed to increase students' awareness of Hispanic culture. The text encourages critical thinking while challenging the students' ability to express themselves in Spanish, by providing them with an opportunity for in-depth exploration of relevant contemporary issues. The Fourth Edition presents four main themes around which all the text and supplemental materials revolve: Espacios: Públicos y privados, Encuentros y desencuentros, Patria/Nación: Acercamientos, and De acá para allá. Each thematic unit is supported by creative activities and engaging authentic materials. Both Spain and Latin American countries are represented, as are male and female writers, and a few of the different ethnic groups that comprise Hispanic culture.

Features

  • ¡A QUE SÍ! is organized around four high-interest themes: Espacios: Públicos y privados, Encuentros y desencuentros, Patria/Nación: Acercamientos, and De acá para allá. These topics were selected for their general contemporary relevance and to help increase students' awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture and global issues.

  • Two vocabulary sections introduce each lesson. "Palabra por palabra" highlights frequently used Spanish words that appear in the reading. "Mejor dicho" examines false cognates and other problem words. Sequentially placed, these sections facilitate vocabulary acquisition and practice before the actual reading.

  • Found before every reading selection, the "¡Alto!" section of ¡A QUE SÍ! features techniques for improving reading skills, taps previous background knowledge, and at times examines specific grammatical items.

  • "Estrategias comunicativas" contains colloquial words and phrases. The goal of this section is to help students express themselves in everyday situations, such as asking for opinions or directions, agreeing or disagreeing, and expressing emotions such as surprise or gratitude.

  • Each reading is accompanied by pre-reading and post-reading activities, which help students to think and speak critically about the issues presented.

  • The readings in ¡A QUE SÍ! have been chosen from a wide variety of sources: literature, newspapers, magazines, comic strips, advertisements, songs, blogs, and films. Both Spain and many Latin American countries are represented, as are male and female writers, and a few of the different ethnic groups that comprise Hispanic culture. The strong human interest component of the reading helps foster lively exchanges and a stimulating classroom environment.

  • The Cuaderno contains grammatical explanations as well as exercises for vocabulary, grammar, and writing review.

  • References to the Internet throughout the book encourage students to explore and further research topics of interest.

  • A detachable bookmark provides students with frequently used conversational expressions and function words needed for discussion.

About the Author

M. Victoria García Serrano

M. Victoria García Serrano (Conquista de la Sierra, Spain) studied Hispanic Philology-Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She received her PhD in Contemporary Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her areas of research are literary theory and writing by Hispanic women authors.

Cristina de la Torre

Cristina de la Torre was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a child. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, Florida, and her Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University. She spent several years in Madrid, Spain, where she was inspired to begin her dual career as professor of Spanish and literary translator.

Annette Grant Cash

Annette Grant Cash teaches Spanish at Georgia State University where she is also the Director of the Translation and Interpretation Program. Her BA and MA degrees are in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD is in Romance Linguistics from The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

I.ESPACIOS: PÚBLICOS Y PRIVADOS.
1.PRIMERAS IMPRESIONES.
1. "Hospitalidad, boleros y café recién colado".
2. "Picar a la española".
3. "Bares a millares" (audición).
Película: Bar El Chino (Argentina, 2003).
2.CELEBRACIONES.
1. "El mexicano y las fiestas".
2. "Las parrandas puertorriqueñas" (audición).
3. "Una fiesta de impacto y de infarto".
Película: Como agua para chocolate (México, 1991).
3. RECORRIDOS POR LA CIUDAD.
1. "El Museo del Oro de Bogotá y La Catedral de Zipaquirá".
2. "Las Plazas Mayores: ayer y hoy".
3. "Técnicas de mercado".
4. "Paseantes" (audición).
Película: Nueve reinas (Argentina, 2000).
II: ENCUENTROS Y DESENCUENTROS.
4. ELLOS Y NOSOTROS.
1. "El eclipse".
2. "Gitanos".
3. "El machismo" (audición).
Película: Flores de otro mundo (España, 1999).
5. ELLOS Y ELLAS.
1. "Eva".
2. "Palabreo".
3. "El hipnotizador personal".
Película: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (España, 1988).
6.RELACIONES FAMILIARES.
1. "La brecha".
2. "Juego perfecto" (audición).
3. "Un niño de la mano de su padre".
4. "Adultescentes" (audición).
Película: El hijo de la novia (Argentina, 2001).
III. PATRIA/NACIÓN: ACERCAMIENTOS.
7. GEOGRAFÍA E HISTORIA.
1. "Fiera patria".
2. "Tres héroes".
3. "La Malinche".
4. "La monja alférez" (audición).
Película: Fresa y chocolate (Cuba, 1994).
8. REPRESIONES.
1. "Preso sin nombre, celda sin número".
2. "Presos prohibidos" y "La literatura carcelaria" (audición).
3. "La ley de la memoria histórica".
Película: El laberinto de fauno (México/EEUU, 2006).
9. DENUNCIAS Y RESISTENCIAS.
1. "Con un ramillete entre los dientes".
2. "La villa".
3. "Generación Y".
4."Los comedores de la solidaridad" (audición).
Película: La historia oficial (Argentina, 1985).
IV: DE ACÁ PARA ALLÁ.
10. DESPLAZAMIENTOS.
1. "La santería: una religión sincrética".
2. "Mujer negra".
3. "El Barrio".
4. "Las mujeres que permanecen" (audición).
Película: María llena eres de gracia (Colombia/EEUU, 2004).
11. DESARRAIGOS.
1."Geografías" (audición).
2 "Usted estuvo en San Diego".
3. "El extranjero".
Película: Al otro lado (México, 2004).
12. EN PRIMERA PERSONA.
1. "¡Ay papi, no seas coca-colero!" (audición).
2. "La historia de mi cuerpo".
3."In Between".
Película: Sleep Dealer (México, 2009).

New to this edition

  • Every chapter of the Fourth Edition is supported by iLrnAdvance, a system of web-based activities which address the needs of students in advanced-level language courses. This system features auto-graded exercises and speaking and writing activities, which are adapted from the Cuaderno. It also offers access to grammar tutorials and podcasts, vocabulary and grammar quizzes, and a variety of games. Instructors will have course management capabilities for grading and assigning work as well as access to syllabi. Instructors and students alike will benefit from the "Share it!" feature, which allows for uploading, sharing, and commenting on files.
  • All reading materials as well as the corresponding activities have been thoroughly revised, restructured, and updated. The new readings touch on current topics or offer new perspectives on traditional ones.
  • The Audio Program, designed for the development of listening comprehension skills, now contains twelve highly contextualized listening selections that have been integrated into the textbook.
  • To end every lesson there is a new section called Tu (video) blog which prompts students to report on their real or imagined experiences in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • The Fourth Edition suggests one film at the end of every chapter for optional viewing. This section provides activities to be done before, during, and after viewing the movie. The films expose students to authentic cultural situations while developing their language skills.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1111838011 | ISBN-13: 9781111838010)

Grammar review, grammar and vocabulary practice activities, listening comprehension, and writing activities.

A que sí SAM (Cuaderno) Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 1111840148 | ISBN-13: 9781111840143)

Provides the answers to the activities in the Student Activities Manual.

Text Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111840156 | ISBN-13: 9781111840150)

Recordings for use with the listening sections in the textbook.

Student Supplements

SAM  (ISBN-10: 1111838011 | ISBN-13: 9781111838010)

Grammar review, grammar and vocabulary practice activities, listening comprehension, and writing activities.

A que sí SAM (Cuaderno) Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 1111840148 | ISBN-13: 9781111840143)

Provides the answers to the activities in the Student Activities Manual.

Text Audio CD  (ISBN-10: 1111840156 | ISBN-13: 9781111840150)

Recordings for use with the listening sections in the textbook.