Do you want a solid foundation to your Latin American Spanish studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Latin American Spanish in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Latin American Spanish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.
What will I learn?
Basic Latin American Spanish is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.
Is this course for me?
Get Started in Latin American Spanish is for absolute and false beginners of Latin American Spanish. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Latin American Spanish. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.
What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists
This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Latin American Spanish, our Complete Latin American Spanish course (9781444192643) will take you to an intermediate level of Latin American Spanish.
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About the Author
Juan Kattán-Ibarra holds degrees in foreign-language teaching from universities on three continents. He taught Spanish at Ealing College and Shell International and was an examiner for the University of London School Examinations Board and is the author of best-selling Spanish courses. He now lives and works in Chile.