Destinos – An Introduction to Spanish Video Course

Destinos  An Introduction to Spanish Video Course?

Destinos – An Introduction to Spanish Video Course
Languages: English, Spanish
Creator: Bill VanPatten
Production: WGBH-TV, Boston
Funding: Annenberg/CPB Project
Format: wmv, 320*240, 218 Kbps (suits for pda)

A video instructional series in Spanish for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs, audiocassettes, music CD, video and audio scripts, and coordinated books.

Destinos teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increase as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish can be used as a teaching and literacy resource. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.

Destinos teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increase as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish can be used as a teaching and literacy resource. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development.

Episodes

México
Unit I (Lessons 1-2)
Vocabulario: cognates; family members.
Gramática: ser; articles and gender, possession.

Spain
Unit II: Un viaje a Sevilla, España (Lessons 3-6)
Vocabulario: numbers (0-21); academic subjects; animals, days of the week; telling time.
Gramática: hay; estar; ir; present tense (regular verbs); subject pronouns; personal a; interrogatives; adjectives.
Unit III: Un viaje a Madrid, España (Lessons 7-11)
Vocabulario: clothing; numbers (21-99); interrogatives; months; seasons; colors; descriptive adjectives.
Gramática: saber; conocer; present tense (irregular verbs, stem-changing verbs, reflexive pronouns); more on possession; demonstratives; more on using adjectives; ser and estar.

Argentina
Unit IV: Un viaje a la Argentina (Lessons 12-18)
Vocabulario: numbers (100-1000); food groups (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, others); writing and written works.
Gramática: Preterite tense; direct and indirect object pronouns; prepositions; pronoun objects of prepositions; using adjectives; verbs used reflexively and nonreflexively; gustar and verbs like it; two object pronouns together.

Puerto Rico
Unit V: Un viaje a Puerto Rico (Lessons 19-26)
Vocabulario: directions; more family members; weather; changes in states and condition; parts of a house; domestic appliances; more descriptive adjectives.
Gramática: present and past progressive; imperfect; imperfect and preterite together; por and para; affirmatives and negatives; idioms with tener; comparisons; estar and sentirse with adjectives; acabar de; hace, hace … que; al + infinitive.

México
Unit VI: Un viaje a México: El pueblo, la Capital (lessons 27-36)
Vocabulario: body parts; medical situations; city locations; stores; geographical features; professions; social life; giving advice.
Gramática: future; superlatives; present subjunctive; use of the subjunctive in noun clauses; subjunctive with adverbial conjunctions of time and in adjective clauses; commands; present perfect (indicative and subjunctive); que and quien; past participle as adjective.
Unit VII: Un viaje a México: La Capital (Lessons 37-52)
Vocabulario: money; business; renting and buying; tourist needs; restaurants; hotels; sports; relationships; pastimes.
Gramática: forms and uses of the past subjunctive (simple and perfect); conditional; if clause sentences; past perfect indicative; adverb formation; exclamations; subjunctive.

It is really one of the best courses I have seen to learn Spanish. You follow an interesting story of mystery and you learn about 4 Spanish speaking countries.

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