Portales 2.0 Intermediate Spanish includes a new Fotonovela episodic drama series with integrated viewing activities to check student comprehension. This series follows a family in Oaxaca, México, with an engaging storyline for students to bridge language and culture. It provides them a glimpse into everyday life in the Spanish-speaking worldWatch Video
Incorporated into every lesson, the Project-Focused Learning Track includes assignable tasks in every lesson with rubric grading. Students answer an essential question by completing authentic tasks that improve students’ research, language, and communication skills, such as writing a report on a cultural event, making learning meaningful. Through sustained investigation, reflection, and peer-reviewed tasks, students engage in Spanish-language media exploration, while developing their personal interests and communication skills, and engaging with the global community.
Group chat and individual video recording activities allow single or multiple students to record a video production exercise, providing instructors with more flexibility in creating and assigning activities to groups within their classes.
Group chat offers valuable practice that simulates the conversations most typical to a language classroom. These activities also ready students for authentic communication with native speakers, which typically occurs in a group setting.
New assignable IPAs use authentic cultural content, complete with rubric grading and video upload. These assessments measure student progress toward proficiency in the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational.
Communicative Goals are now listed at the beginning of each section. After the activities in that section, the “I can” statement reminds students which goal they achieved. At the end of the lesson, a summary presents the Communicative Goals achieved, along with a review activity for each goal. Annotations to the Instructor indicate the correlation to the ACTFL standards.