Summary: Designed for second- and third-year Spanish conversation courses, Conversaciones creadoras offers a dynamic, learner-centered approach to developing oral communication skills and cultural competence. A preliminary chapter presents the objectives, approach, and structure of the text, as well as useful learning strategies and "ice-breaking" activities. The following 12 chapters contain a strong pedagogical apparatus that requires students to use Spanish ...show more to resolve meaningful conflicts. The Second Edition has added new cross-cultural comparison questions, revised selected Práctica del Vocabulario básico activities, and replaced the full-page maps of the Spanish-speaking world. All Notas culturales sections and some Vocabulario útil sections have also been revised and expanded.