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The 5th edition of Mosaicos: Spanish as a World Language provides a fresh, 2lst-century perspective on language teaching and learning in the context of a dynamic introduction to the Hispanic world and its people. Rich contextualization of vocabulary combined with contextualized, functional grammatical instruction gives students an authentic, communicative introduction to the Spanish language. Deeply integrated culture and detailed listening, speaking, reading and writing practice bring all the pieces together for today’s students.

New To This Edition

- NEW-Each grammar section is now introduced with a language sample to provide context for the upcoming grammar explanations.

- NEW-Grammar section is now called Funciones y formas highlighting the consistent focus on grammatical function and the authors’ belief that grammar serves as a tool for meaningful communication.

- UPDATED-The instructor-favorite Situaciones boxes now consistently include 2 activities, many of which are brand-new for this edition.

- NEW-Brand-new video, Diarios de bicicleta, brings vocabulary and grammar to life through entertaining sitcom-like episodes providing visual context of the language for students.

- UPDATED-Streamlined Mosaicos section now has one strategy and activity sequence per skill allowing for more focused practice of the 4-skills.

- NEW design is clearer and more appealing, enhancing the pedagogy of the text.

- NEW-the Enfoque cultural section now includes a more substantial cultural reading related chapter theme and/or the target country to deepen cultural understanding.

- NEW- Paperback Splits: Volume 1 (Preliminary chapter plus chapters 1-5), Volume 2 (chapters 5-10) and Volume 3 (chapters 10-15) for maximum flexibility and value.

Author Biography

Elizabeth E. Guzmán is the Director of the Elementary and Intermediate Spanish Language Program at the University of Iowa. Previously, she served as Language Coordinator at St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, Director of the Spanish Program at Yale University, and Coordinator and Co-Director of the Elementary and Intermediate Language Program at The University of Michigan. In her native Chile, she supervised instructors of English as a Foreign Language. Ms. Guzmán received her B.A in English from Universidad de Santiago (Chile) and her M.A. in English as a Second Language from West Virginia University, and then pursued doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a co-author of Prentice-Hall’s Identidades and several earlier editions of Mosaicos.


Paloma Lapuerta holds the title ofProfessor of Spanish at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in Spanish language, culture, and literature. She has over twenty years of teaching experience at higher institutions around the world, including Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, and the United States, where she has taught at the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and the Middlebury College Spanish School. She completed her Licenciatura in Spanish Philology at the University of Salamanca, and she holds a Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has published numerous articles and a book on Spanish culture and literature. She is a co-author of Identidades, La escritura paso a paso, and earlier editions of Mosaicos, all published by Prentice Hall.


Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro is a professor of Spanish at the University of Iowa, where she teaches courses in second language acquisition, pedagogy, and Spanish language. She is the co-director of FLARE (Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education), which offers an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition, and she was formerly the Director of the Elementary and Intermediate Spanish Language Program. Previously, she taught at Middlebury College and worked as a test development consultant at Educational Testing Service. She received her A.B. in Spanish from Bryn Mawr College, her M.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Foreign Language Education. She has published articles and books on language learning and teaching and has led many workshops for language teachers. She is a co-author of Identidades, published by Prentice Hall.

Table of Contents

P Bienvenidos
En la universidad
Mis amigos y yo
El tiempo libre
En familia
Mi casa es su casa
De compras
Los deportes
Nuestras tradiciones
Hay que trabajar
iexcl;A comer!
La salud es lo primero
iexcl;Buen viaje!
Las artes y las letras
Los cambios sociales
Hacia el futuro
Expansioacute;n gramatical
Stress and written accents in Spanish
Word formation in Spanish
Verb Charts
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
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