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September 2, 2009

Book Wanted
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 11:14 AM *

Conexiones by Zayas-Bazan, Student Activites Manual, fourth edition. Don’t want the textbook, just the workbook.

Anyone have one?

Comments on Book Wanted:
#1 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 12:37 PM:

What's the date on the fourth edition? There are copies on ABE of the workbook starting under $10 for 1999 and 2002 editions. And the title appears to be Conexiones, not Oonexiones. Makes the search easier if one knows that.

#2 ::: Lighthill ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 02:23 PM:

In an alternate universe, there is a vogue for learning specialized vocabularies in foreign languages through intense conversations about a single topic. In Spanish, there is ¿Qué Gusto?, where the student learns Spanish by writing restaurant reviews, and there is Dos Mundos, where the student learns Spanish through writing travel-between-parallel-worlds SF.

And there is, of course, Oonexiones, wherein the student learns Spanish by providing free fertility counseling. Or possibly by working at an egg farm. I'm not quite sure.

#3 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 03:06 PM:

Fixing the title (yes, it's Conexiones) and the date of the 4th edition is 2009.

#4 ::: Debra Doyle ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 04:30 PM:

We've found an on-line sales link for the 2009 edition. New, of course . . . not going to be many secondhand ones available this soon. Not that going secondhand is a particularly safe option, for a workbook&CD combo -- too many of the used workbooks available have answers written in, or pages missing, and most of them don't have the accompanying CD.

#5 ::: Sarah S. ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 04:33 PM:

Have you tried

It's pretty good for textbooks.

#6 ::: BSD ::: (view all by) ::: September 02, 2009, 04:46 PM:

That seems to be the correct workbook.

#7 ::: myrthe ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2009, 07:01 PM:

Lighthill - hee.

#8 ::: Elliott Mason ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2009, 07:35 PM:

Lighthill @2:

Don't forget VISTAS, the fad for teaching people Spanish by making them work tech support for Microsoft.

(I had to use that textbook. It's actually not bad, if unintentionally funny in all the usual ways, plus one of their Example Actors being American and sometimes having a very good Madrid accent, but sometimes sounding like an American).

#9 ::: Elliott Mason ::: (view all by) ::: September 03, 2009, 09:20 PM:

Also, Collage, which teaches people French through mosaic, decoupage, and multimedia assemblage art.

#10 ::: Tom Whitmore sees German spam ::: (view all by) ::: February 08, 2011, 03:46 PM:

and I don't even speak German!

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