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Nuevos Destinos has been designed for use by several levels of Spanish language learners. McGraw-Hill is developing new course materials to accompany the Nuevos Destinos video and CD-ROM:
Nuevos Destinos (Author: Cindy Medina) is a core student textbook and two separate workbooks that make the text appropriate for two different courses: 1) a high beginner course (review of first year), and 2) a second year grammar review course. The textbook contains a preliminary chapter, plus 15 regular chapters that correlate to the 15 video episodes. Each of the workbooks, respectively, also has an audio lab component. There is also be an Annotated Teacher's Edition, as well as an Instructor's Manual.
Con destino a la comunicación (Authors: Paul Chandler, Rafael Gómez, Connie Kihyet, Michael Sharron) is an intermediate level (2nd or 3rd year) text and accompanying workbook. Throughout its 15 chapters students work on the development of their conversation and composition skills in Spanish while exploring interesting themes and intriguing questions. An authentic reading in each chapter also assists with their development of reading skills. An audio component is integrated into both the core textbook and the workbook.
NUEVOS DESTINOS:Español para hispanohablantes (Author: A. Raymond Elliott) is designed for Heritage Speakers of Spanish who demonstrate an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who lack previous formal instruction in the language. The principal goal of this course is to capitalize upon students' existing language skills, expand their knowledge base and develop their ability to read, write, and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences, thus describing varieties of Spanish spoken in the US and throughout the world.For further information about Nuevos Destinos coordinated print and audio materials, contact McGraw-Hill at 1-800-338-3987.
The original soundtrack music to Destinos and Nuevos Destinos is available from McGraw-Hill (ISBN 0-07-234649-3) at 1-800-338-3987 or from ArtMedia.