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A time-tested approach
Built around a six-step instructional design

Six-step instructional design

Each lesson is organized into color-coded strands that present new material in clear, comprehensible, and communicative ways. With a focus on authenticity, cultural immersion, and the seamless integration of text and technology, Spanish-language learning comes to life in ways that are meaningful to each and every student.

Context for vocabulary and grammar

Teach Spanish in real-life context throughout every lesson.

Straightforward and dynamic presentation of vocabulary and grammar

Dynamic photos and illustrations present high-frequency vocabulary and grammar concepts in the text, supported by online vocabulary and grammar tutorials that assist students outside the classroom.

Activity progression with an emphasis on skills builds students’ confidence

Learning and practice begins with activities that focus on recognition and comprehension, and continues with guided and transitional activities to reinforce and learn new vocabulary and grammar concepts in diverse formats.

Culture from the Spanish-speaking world integrated throughout

Each lesson maintains a focus on the Spanish-speaking world, starting with cultural themes used to engage students, continuing with readings that enhance students’ cultural views, and videos that bring the culture to life.

Contemporary and engaging: comprehensive multi-genre video program

Instructional and cultural videos reinforce the language for students, and include Viva’s Fotonovela episodes, Flash cultura, and Panorama cultural videos.

  • Authentic video clips help students see how language is used in popular media
  • Escenas episodic video integrated with every chapter’s vocabulary and grammar
  • Flash cultura videos include specially-shot content tied to the lesson themes