VIVA is a perfect fit for introductory Spanish courses in which Instructors want comprehensive coverage in one academic year without compromising content and quality. VIVA is ideal for courses with limited contact hours and for 2-semester Programs
This course is designed to cover the curriculum of a first semester college course in Spanish. Throughout the lessons, you'll explore how to learn a language and start communicating. As a key component of this course, you'll use specific study tools and approaches that will allow you to succeed with Spanish. In addition to the video lessons, the program provides the core resources of an audio glossary for each lesson, audio speaking activities, and a course workbook. In 30 highly engaging lessons, this ingeniously constructed program leads you sequentially through the core building blocks of competence in spoken Spanish. In each lesson, you'll get "under the hood" of the language, learning the key concepts of grammar, culture, and vocabulary that will make acquiring Spanish easier than you ever imagined.
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This book is a guide to Spanish usage for those who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it focuses on those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English speakers. It fully illustrates the differences between the Spanish of Spain and Latin America, and looks in detail at register variation. Complete with a full word index, this clear and easy-to-consult text guides students through the richness and diversity of this major world language.