This intensive course is expressly designed to lead the adult beginner to a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish, giving balanced attention to the four key language skills. The course includes quality audio materials recorded by native speakers, grammar-acquisition exercises which facilitate independent study, and authentic written materials to develop important receptive skills and encourage the transition to independent reading. It also features an abundance of pair and group activities ideal for classroom use, as well as teacher's guidelines. Based on a style of Spanish easily understood by most speakers, the course clarifies the main differences between peninsular and Latin American forms and usage.
Part I. Course Materials: Introduction; Learner guide; Units 1-20. Part II. Teachers' Guidelines: Sample unit; Solutions to exercises; Transcripts. Part III. Reference Tools and Study Aids: Student guide to grammar terms; Spanish verb tables; Vocabulary list Spanish - English; Vocabulary list English - Spanish; Grammar function index.