DESTINOS is an innovative beginning Spanish program based on a a 26-week television series that premiered on PBS in the fall of 1992. The 52 half-hour shows of the series use the powerful appeal of a uniquely Hispanic genre--the telenovela (soap opera)--to make language and culture come alive. The situation and context of each episode introduce students to the basic structures, language functions and vocabulary groups of Spanish that are presented in most introductory- and intermediate-level Spanish courses. This Student Viewer’s Handbook to accompany Destinos is designed to help instructors and students use Destinos as a supplement in a wide variety of courses, at beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of instruction. By using the Handbook, instructors and students will enjoy viewing the 52 half-hour episodes of the television series more and get more out of them.