Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish
Una promesa y una sonrisa (A Promise and a Smile) (#144)
This episode features words for popular sports; Aztec and Mayan artifacts, and paintings by Mexican artists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Luis surprises Raquel with a vacation at a beach resort in Mexico, but she thinks he is inconsiderate for not consulting with her. Coincidentally, Arturo asks Raquel if she would like to take a similar trip and offers to take her parents along as well. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: DESTINOS teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increases as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish may be used as a teaching and literacy resource.
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