Spanish Learning Objects
for those using Dos Mundos (6th edition)


"Spanish Learning Objects" is designed to give students a degree of learning independance while attending UTM Spanish courses from 111 to 222. Our resources are linked to provide alternative presentations for specific the grammar points and topical vocabulary in the book. This textbook's web sites themselves are designed to extend your exposure to grammar, vocabulary, cultural items, and listening comprehension:

    Dos Mundos 6th ed.[textbook web site]
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072959258/student_view0/index.html

    Dos Mundos 5th ed.[textbook web site]
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072326182/student_view0/

Students will need an ample and reliable on-line dictionary:

    WordReference.com English-Spanish Dictionary
    http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=

Many of the challenges to students of Spanish in the first few semesters are linked to the conjugation of verbs.  I have included one verb conjugator which color-codes the verb endings and another which translates the forms

Spanish verb conjugator-1
http://www.elconjugador.com/enindex.php
Spanish verb conjugator-2
http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation

Other resources extending beyond the book and its ancillaries are listed below by chapter:  For grammar, they most often provide explanation, examples and interactive exercises and correspond to the numbered grammar sections in the book. For topics and vocabulary, they provide definitions, audio, theme documents and semi-experiencial learning through videos.


Grammar

Paso A.  A1a, A1b, A1c, A1d, A2a, A3, A4a, A4b, A5a, A5b                                            
Paso B.  B1, B2, B3a, B3b, B3c, B4a, B4b, B4c, B4d, B5a, B5b, B5c, B5d                                                          
Paso C.  C1a, C1b, C2a, C2b, C2c, C3a, C3b, C3c, C4, C5                                          
cap. 1.    1.1a, 1.1b, 1.1c, 1.2a, 1.2b, 1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3c, 1.3d, 1.4, 1.5        
cap. 2.    2.1a, 2.1b, 2.1c, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5a, 2.5b, 2.5c   
cap. 3.    3.1a, 3.1b, 3.2a, 3.2b, 3.4a, 3.4b, 3.4c, 3.4d, 3.4e, 3.4f         
cap. 4.    4.1a, 4.1b, 4.1c, 4.1d, 4.1e, 4.3a, 4.3b, 4.4, 4.5a, 4.5b       

cap. 5.    5.1a, 5.1b, 5.1c, 5.1d, 5.2a, 5.2b, 5.2c, 5.3a, 5.3b, 5.3c, 5.3d, 5.4a, 5.4b, 5.5a, 5.5b       
cap. 6.    6.1a, 6.1b, 6.2a, 6.2b, 6.2c, 6.3a, 6.3b, 6.3c, 6.3d, 6.4a, 6.4b, 6.4c, 6.5a, 6.5b, 6.5c, 6.5d       
cap. 7.    7.1a, 7.1b, 7.2a, 7.2b, 7.2c, 7.3a, 7.3b, 7.3c, 7.3d, 7.3e, 7.4a, 7.4b, 7.5a, 7.5b, 7.5c   
cap. 8.    8.1a, 8.1b, 8.1c, 8.1d, 8.1e, 8.2a, 8.2b, 8.2c, 8.2d, 8.3a, 8.3b, 8.3c, 8.4a, 8.4b, 8.4c, 8.5a, 8.5b       
cap. 9.    9.1a, 9.1b, 9.1c, 9.2a, 9.2b, 9.2c, 9.2d, 9.3a, 9.3b, 9.3c, 9.4a, 9.4b, 9.4c, 9.4d, 9.4e, 9.4f        

cap. 10.  10.1a, 10.1b, 10.1c, 10.1d, 10.2a, 10.2b, 10.3a, 10.3b, 10.3c, 10.3d, 10.4a, 10.4b, 10.4c, 10.5     
cap. 11.  11.1a, 11.1b, 11.1c, 11.2a, 11.2b, 11.2c, 11.3a, 11.3b, 11.3c, 11.3d, 11.4, 11.5a, 11.5b, 11.5c, 11.5d, 11.5e   
cap. 12.  12.1a, 12.1b, 12.2a, 12.2b, 12.2c[C], 12.3, 12.4a, 12.4b, 12.5a, 12.5b      
cap. 13.  13.1, 13.2a, 13.2b, 13.2c, 13.2d, 13.3a, 13.3b, 13.3c, 13.4a, 13.4b, 13.5a, 13.5b                 
cap. 14.  14.1a, 14.1b, 14.1c, 14.1d, 14.2a, 14.2b, 14.2c, 14.3a, 14.3b, 14.3c, 14.4, 14.5a, 14.5b, 14.5c       
cap. 15.  15.1a, 15.1b, 15.1c, 15.2 (ver 14.5), 15.3a, 15.3b, 15.3c, 15.4a, 15.4b (#77-84), 15.5a, 15.5b, 15.5c    


Topics & Topic Vocabulary

Paso A.  nombres, colores-1, colores-2, ropa-1, ropa-2numéros-1, numéros-2, mandatos, saludos-1, saludos-2,                          
Paso B.  salón de clase, números, cuerpo humano 1 & 2descripción de personas,            
Paso C.  familia 1, 2, 3 & 4,  nacionalidades 1, 2, 3, países hispanos,                                          
cap. 1.   calendar, datos personales, la hora 1, 2, 3, 4 actividades, deportes  
cap. 2.   actividades 1 & 2cursos - universidad, tiempo 1 & 2,
cap. 3.   campus map, Panama City, Guía entretenimiento, activities 1, 2 & 3, comidas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, países hispanohablantes 
cap. 4.   días feriados 1 & 2, rutina diaria 1, 2, & 3, carnaval de Barranquilla, emociones               

cap. 5.   frequencia 1 & 2, actividades del trabajo, correo electronico, carreras 1, 2, 3, 4, 5            
cap. 6.   casa 1(groupo vi), 2 & 3, busco un apartemento, quehaceres domésticos 1, 2, 3     
cap. 7.   De mi Pasado - A. Santiago, Simón Bolívar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
cap. 8.   comidas [ver cap. 3] y 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, cubiertos,  supermarcado 1, 2, 3, 4, restaurantes 1, 2, 3, 4                 
cap. 9.   familia [ver paso C] y 1, 2, 3, 4, Carlos Santana,  niñez 1 & 2, juventud 1 & 2

cap. 10.  geografía, clima, Puerto RicoMar de Cortés, animales del mar, transporte 1 & 2, ecología 1 & 2, camino Inca        
cap. 11.  coche 1 & 2, letreros de carretera, metro de Madrid, agencia de viajes, juan luis guerra         
cap. 12.  cuerpo humano 1 & 2, enfermedad, Soraya, health services/emergencies 1 & 2, farmacia   
cap. 13.  materiales, ropa [ver Paso A] 1 & 2, de compras 1, 2 & 3, tiendas, aparatos domésticos 1 &  
cap. 14.  amor y amistad, familia, San Valentín, matrimonio 1 & 2, consejos, Ballet Folklorico, cianza, L. de Tormes film                  
cap. 15.  metas, carreras profesionales 1, 2 & 3, technologia, internet 1, 2 & 3, Monterroso: cuento    


Another resource, added during Spanish 222 is Thomas E. Kooreman, et al, eds. Breves cuentos hispanos.  Here is a list of the contents, with links to related resources. In some cases nothing is available. Where possible, we have included electronic text and a biography:

1. El recadoElena Poniatowska

        activities    

2. Juan DariénHoracio Quiroga     

       activities      theatrical adaptation video

3. Los dos reyes y los dos laberintosJosé Luis Borges     

       quiz

4. El encuentro – Ramón Luis Acevedo     

5. El huéspedAmparo Dávila     

6. Continuidad de los parquesJulio Cortázar     

       notes

7. Un día de estosGabriel García Márquez      

       quiz      activities

8. La gloria de los feos – Rosa Montero 

     video interview     about author's work    

9. Estampida – Dinorah Cortés-Vélez 

10. La corta vida feliz del profesor IriarteAlfredo Bryce Echenique       

11. RosamundaCarmen Laforet    

        activity     

12. Con los ojos cerradosReinaldo Arenas       

        cuento read aloud    


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