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Pasos 1 Spanish Beginner's Course (fourth Edition)

by Martyn Ellis and Rosa Maria Martin

ISBN: 9781473610767
ANNOTATION:
Pasos 1 is the total beginner Spanish course for classroom and home study, teaching you to speak, read, write and listen with accuracy and confidence.
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ISBN: 9781473610767
ANNOTATION:
Pasos 1 is the total beginner Spanish course for classroom and home study, teaching you to speak, read, write and listen with accuracy and confidence.

Annotation

Pasos 1 is the total beginner Spanish course for classroom and home study, teaching you to speak, read, write and listen with accuracy and confidence.

Publisher Description

Pasos 1 offers a carefully paced language progression as well as an insight into the country and customs of Spain and Latin America.

The pack contains:

  • One video DVD, with optional subtitles

  • Three audio CDs featuring a wide range of authentic listening materials

  • Two Support Books with transcripts of the audio and video recordings and answers to the exercises

NEW Pasos 1 DVD

Filmed entirely in Spain using native speakers, this brand new DVD contains 12 engaging episodes which tie in with the lessons in the coursebook (9781473610682). Perfect for improving students' listening skills, the Pasos 1 video is designed to reinforce vocabulary and language structures while introducing a cultural element to the course. It also provides the ideal basis for group discussions.

There are numerous linked activities for use in class or for self-study, which can be found in a new section at the end of the coursebook (sold separately). Optional sub-titles will help students to find their way through each of the episodes and give them the confidence to approach spoken Spanish with real understanding.

Pasos 1, fourth edition, is the first part of the best-selling two-stage Spanish course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or who have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, in the classroom or at home, Pasos 1 gives a thorough grounding in the language, enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. new edition has been fully updated with a wealth of new, contemporary photographs in the coursebook. The Pasos 1 DVD is a major new component, available in the Pasos 1 CD & DVD Set or as part of the Pasos 1 Complete Pack.

What will I learn in Pasos 1?

Key language structures and communication

Pasos 1 introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America.

Vocabulary and grammar

From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage.

Culture and skills for daily life

Units begin with a Preparate page of activities and include plenty of grammar tasks. The Rincon Cultural feature presents short texts of cultural interest and each unit

Author Biography

Rosa Maria Martin is Director of the Language Learning Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield College and an experienced language teacher and adviser.

Martyn Ellis is the Principal of Target Language Services and is a renowned specialist in language teaching and learning. Both are best-selling authors of several language-teaching series, including the 4-part schools Spanish course Aventura.

Long Description

Pasos 1 offers a carefully paced language progression as well as an insight into the country and customs of Spain and Latin America. The pack contains: - One video DVD, with optional subtitles- Three audio CDs featuring a wide range of authentic listening materials- Two Support Books with transcripts of the audio and video recordings and answers to the exercises NEW Pasos 1 DVD Filmed entirely in Spain using native speakers, this brand new DVD contains 12 engaging episodes which tie in with the lessons in the coursebook (9781473610682). Perfect for improving students' listening skills, the Pasos 1 video is designed to reinforce vocabulary and language structures while introducing a cultural element to the course. It also provides the ideal basis for group discussions. There are numerous linked activities for use in class or for self-study, which can be found in a new section at the end of the coursebook (sold separately). Optional sub-titles will help students to find their way through each of the episodes and give them the confidence to approach spoken Spanish with real understanding. Pasos 1, fourth edition, is the first part of the best-selling two-stage Spanish course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or who have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, in the classroom or at home, Pasos 1 gives a thorough grounding in the language, enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. new edition has been fully updated with a wealth of new, contemporary photographs in the coursebook. The Pasos 1 DVD is a major new component, available in the Pasos 1 CD & DVD Set or as part of the Pasos 1 Complete Pack. What will I learn in Pasos 1 ? Key language structures and communication Pasos 1 introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. Vocabulary and grammar From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage. Culture and skills for daily life Units begin with a Preparate page of activities and include plenty of grammar tasks. The Rincon Cultural feature presents short texts of cultural interest and each unit

Promotional "Headline"

Pasos 1 is the total beginner Spanish course for classroom and home study, teaching you to speak, read, write and listen with accuracy and confidence.

Product Details

Author
Martyn Ellis, Rosa Maria Martin
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1473610761
ISBN-13
9781473610767
Publication Date
2015-06-18
Media
Book
Format
Audiobook
Playing time
240
Edition
4th
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
CD and DVD set
Publisher
John Murray Press
Short Title
Pasos 1 (Fourth Edition): Spanish Beginner's Course
Series
Pasos
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade