• AUTHORS: Ana C. Jarvis; Raquel Lebredo; Francisco Mena-Ayllón
  • ISBN-13: 9781111833121 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 400 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Keep the success up! ¡CONTINUEMOS! offers a complete, fully integrated intermediate Spanish program. Designed to consolidate the skills acquired in introductory-level course, the program develops in a spiral approach, fostering the gradual integration of communicative skills and cultural competency. The new features invite students to expand their knowledge online, to engage with real Spanish-speaking people through video interviews, and to exchange with their peers though a set of pairs and group activities devoted to grammar, discussion, and conversation. This flexible and thorough program prepares students for continued success with Spanish.


  • Flexible, Skill-building Program. ¡CONTINUEMOS! allows instructors to link the themes, structures, vocabulary, and grammar review and companion texts of this program together in any combination or independently to prepare students for continued success with the Spanish.
  • Comprehensive, Balanced Coverage. The program combines a comprehensive review and expansion of the basic structures of Spanish with high-frequency vocabulary, intensive practice, and contextualized and personalized opportunities for communication. The balanced coverage contributes to a thorough and solid skill acquisition.
  • Accessible, Contextualized Language. Each lesson opens with a thematic passage introducing new vocabulary and grammar. New items are practiced throughout the lesson supported with clear grammar explanations in English, numerous examples of usage, nuances, and challenges in usage and meaning.
  • Engaging, Thematic Coverage. ¡CONTINUEMOS! contains four new themes--personal relationships, Spanish American cuisines, the Latin presence in entertainment worldwide, work and technology, and five new readings to strengthen the diverse thematic coverage of this edition. This contemporary content, carefully crafted, is very engaging for students.
  • Expanded Listening-Skills Practice. Improved listening material, ranging from slow-paced narrations to faster-paced conversations and songs, exposes learners to increasingly challenging tasks, preparing them for real-life listening situations and interactions.
  • Greater Emphasis on Vocabulary Acquisition. Themed related vocabulary is presented early in each chapter, enabling learners to practice early on about target themes while the contextualized and open-ended activities provide realistic situations and opportunities for the creative use of active vocabulary. This method enhances the secure acquisition of new vocabulary.
  • Careful Recycling Throughout. The recycling of materials supports the recognition, production, and acquisition of vocabulary and grammar. In the cumulative end-of-lesson section called "¡Continuemos!" students are given opportunities of practice to understand cultural facts, use active vocabulary, and recycle grammar including examples and explanations.
  • Program of Learning Strategies. Offers a spiral approach to strategy instruction through the gradual incorporation of reading and writing strategies. This method successfully fosters students' independence as critical thinkers.
  • Strong Cultural Focus. Focusing on a specific geographic country or region, each lesson ranges in coverage from practices, products, and perspectives to cross-cultural comparisons. This encourages discussions that expand students' knowledge of the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

About the Contributor

  • Ana C. Jarvis

    Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunción and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Dr. Jarvis retired from Chandler-Gilbert Community College after a long and distinguished career. Prior to CGCC, she taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

  • Raquel Lebredo

    Raquel Lebredo was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. She moved to the United States after living in Spain for a period of time. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Since then, she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

  • Francisco Mena-Ayllón

    Francisco Mena-Ayllón, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside; Oberlin College; California State University, Chico; the University of Redlands; and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico García Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quién es Quién en las Letras Españolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Professor Mena-Ayllón is now retired.

New to this Edition

  • Improved chapter organization; navigation is easier for instructors and students.
  • New and improved annotations for instructors, offering suggestions they may want to implement in class.
  • Updated chapter themes, with contemporary content, grounded in real-life Hispanic cultures.
  • New vocabulary presentations include introductory dialogues to present the chapter themes.
  • New cultural section--"Viñetas culturales"--presenting a vast array of topics from the Spanish-speaking world and giving students the opportunity to discuss them in group.
  • New grammar review section--"¡Prepárese!"--to help students review the basic aspects of the grammar structures and also practice them before they review the structures more extensively in the grammar section: "Estructuras y práctica."
  • More pair and group activities in "Estructuras y práctica," focusing on grammar practice.
  • New communicative section "Conversemos" devoted exclusively to conversation and discussion. It engages the students' interest and offers them best practice.
  • New audio program with updated and enhanced topics related to each chapter themes.
  • New video section--"A ver el video"--featuring interviews with real Spanish-speaking people.
  • New journalistic readings from the Spanish-speaking media presenting current topics related to the chapter themes.
  • New online feature--"En la red"--driving students to use and expand their knowledge using the online materials.
  • New literary section--"Rincón literario"--presenting short stories and poems from contemporary and all-time renowned authors that have topics closely related to the chapter themes.
  • New eSAM offering new controlled and open-ended activities (both written and aural).


Teacher Components

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Student Supplements

  • Continuemos!, 8th: Online eBook Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111769850 | ISBN-13: 9781111769857)
    Price = 42.00
  • Continuemos!, 8th: iLrn Multimedia Website Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133488331 | ISBN-13: 9781133488330)
    Price = 71.75