INTERCAMBIOS: SPANISH FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION is a short, complete introductory language program, designed especially for two- or three-semester courses with fewer contact hours. The main purposes of the program are to develop students listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish, and to help students understand Spanish-speaking communities in the United States, in Latin America and in Spain. Highly integrated components in the program provide many opportunities to learn and practice Spanish vocabulary, sayings, phrases, pronunciation, and language structures in culturally authentic situations, and situations relevant to students lives. High-frequency vocabulary, realistic grammar presentations, and compelling cultural readings combine with powerful multimedia resources to provide an integrated program that can be completed easily in either a semester or quarter system. Plus, the INTERCAMBIOS program includes teaching and learning support that gives you and your students exactly what you need.