This communicative three-part Spanish course is suitable for a wide ability range. It provides a clear and logical structure for both learners and teachers, with the objective of each lesson clearly highlighted. The emphasis is on interactive learning with lots of opportunities for purposeful communicative practice on a sound grammatical base. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and authentic materials, this text introduces the language in a motivating yet non-patronising way, ensuring pupils make clear progress in moving from controlled practice to freer, more personal expression. Vocabulary and structures are introduced in such a way as to promote fluency and accuracy within relevant and interesting contexts relating to Spain and Latin America, enabling pupils to learn to deal with past, present and future events with increasing confidence. The layout is deliberately uncluttered to allow for easy pupil access, and systematic use of symbols, colour-coding and "help" boxes provide clarification and promote autonomous learning.
* Rosa Maria Martin, a native speaker and teacher of Spanish, is currently Director of the Language Learning Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. * Martyn Ellis is the Principal of Eurocentre, an EFL college in central London, and is an expert in the theory and practice of language teaching and learning.