Camino Al Espanol

Camino Al Espanol : A Comprehensive Course in Spanish

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This intensive course is expressly designed to lead the adult beginner to a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish. The course gives balanced attention to the four key language skills: the development of listening comprehension and speaking skills is supported by quality audio materials recorded by native speakers, while answer keys support written work and grammar-acquisition exercises, and facilitate independent study. Authentic written materials develop important receptive skills and encourage the transition to independent reading. * Based on a style of Spanish easily understood by most speakers, thoughtful explanations make clear the main differences between peninsular and Latin American forms and usage * Features an abundance of pair and group work activities ideal for classroom use * Authentic materials and website references foster cultural awareness * Clear, attractive layout with lively illustrations to reinforce learning * Extensive reference features including a grammar guide, verb tables and vocabulary lists * Teachers' guidelines promote practical application in the classroom.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 298 b/w illus. 5 maps
  • 1139165186
  • 9781139165181

Review quote

'Camino al espanol is a no-frills, though attractive, comprehensive and often imaginative textbook that fills a significant gap in the market.' The Times Higher Education Supplement '... Camino al espanol is a first-rate beginner's course that fills a space in the teaching of Spanish to adults and young adults. For schools with Spanish A level, further education colleges and university departments requiring new materials for Spanish beginners, this course is undoubtedly worthy of consideration.' Vida Hispanicashow more

About Consuelo de Andres Martinez

Consuelo de Andres Martinez is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Plymouth. She is co-author of A buen puerto: Tipos de Cambio. Eugenia Ariza Bruce is a language tutor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield, where her major interest has been developing material for listening comprehension. Christine Cook has recently taken up a post as European Administrator in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield and tutors in both Spanish and German. Isabel Diez-Bonet teaches Spanish at the University of Sheffield. Her main areas of interest are language teaching methodology and pragmatics. Anthony Trippett is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He has been engaged in teaching and organising courses of Spanish for beginners for more than 25 years. Anthony Trippett initiated this project and has been its administrative coordinator.show more

Table of contents

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.show more