Take Off In Spanish Complete Course To Learn Spanish Language
You get a lot of Spanish instruction with the Take Off In Spanish course from Oxford University Press. Billed as a complete language learning kit, you get 5 audio CDs, (one of which is a dedicated practice disk), and 2 booklets. This course places emphasis on Spanish for travel, and one of the 2 booklets is a travel dictionary and phrasebook. There is also a web site for download of mp3 audio that you can take with you on your portable mp3 player.
The course consists of 14 units. Each unit ends with a summary, a test, and a review section. All the answers to the tests, reviews, and summaries are located in the back of the book.
The units are full of fun activities, even word searches and crosswords, to make learning Spanish fun and easy. There are real life dialog conversations, with transcripts included in the book.
Rounding out the back of the book are a grammar summary, a dictionary of the vocabulary words used in the course, a glossary explanation of grammatical terms, and an index.
The travel and phrase book has a lot of material. Each section has not only the popular words and phrases for things travel related, but it also has a dialog area called Language In Action. Here the words and phrases of the section are practically applied in a typical conversation you might have in Spanish while traveling. Topics include People, Shopping, Transportation, Sports, Health, Education, Work, Internet, Politics, and Travel.
Here's a listing of the unit contents in the course:
- starting out
- out and about
- personal information
- home and family
- telling time
- getting around
- free time
- using past tense
- making plans
Comments and Course Features
- The course gives you 5 audio CD disks and 2 books
- The course-book contains 248 pages and the travel phrasebook has 159 pages.
- Suggested retail price is $45.00 USD
- The course provides you with a web site for extra support, including mp3 audio you can download, online activities, and dialogues.
- The course is described as being good for beginner to intermediate level Spanish students.