Audio & Video: Pasos 1 Spanish Beginner's Course
Martyn Ellis, Rosa Maria Martin
This Audio and Video Set accompanies the fourth edition of Pasos 1, the Spanish course for beginners designed specifically with adult learners in mind. Pasos 1 offers a carefully paced language progression as well as an insight into the country and customs of Spain and Latin America.
The set contains:
- video, including 12 episodes
- audio, featuring a wide range of authentic listening materials
Once purchased, this audio and video set can be downloaded to the JM Languages Library app, or streamed on library.jmlanguages.com. Please note that this is digital only and you will not receive a CD or DVD.*
The two free Support Books, with transcripts of the audio and video recordings and answers to the exercises, can be downloaded separately on the JM Languages Library app, or on the JM Languages website, in the below link:
Pasos 1 video
Filmed entirely in Spain using native speakers, this video 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.
Please note that unfortunately the video player does not currently contain subtitles. We are working to fix this as soon as possible.
What is Pasos 1?
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 video is a major new component, available in the Audio and Video Set here, via the Pasos 1 CD & DVD Set or as part of the Pasos 1 Complete Pack.
Where does Pasos Audio and Video Set fit within the Pasos 1 Range?
Pasos 1 Coursebook: The primary text for the Pasos 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent.
Pasos 1 audio and video set: Supplementary to the Coursebook.*
This set provides the video and audio element of the course. It contains:
- 12 videos
- Audio 3 hours of recordings
Pasos 1 Course Pack: Pasos 1 Coursebook Pasos 1 CD and DVD set. The Course Pack contains:
- 1 copy of the fourth edition of the Coursebook
- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)
- 1 DVD with 12 videos
- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.
Pasos 1 Activity Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material that complements the tasks presented in the Pasos 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises.
Pasos 1 Speaking and Listening Skills Practice Set: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. Designed to help learners concentrate on and really improve their speaking and listening skills. This book with CD includes:
- audio online containing a wide variety of activities
- a 144-page book packed with short exercises and transcripts
Spanish Practical Grammar Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. A reference and grammar practice book containing clear, accessible grammar explanations with examples and extension in both Spanish and English. This book is suitable for use alongside Pasos third and fourth editions, as well as a supplement to any Spanish course or on its own.
*The audio and video for Pasos 1 is also available to purchase as a physical CD and DVD pack from most online retailers, or can be ordered into your local bookshop. The ISBN is 9781473610767, and RRP is £24.99.
Please note that the copyright line in the recording incorrectly states that the audio is for the third edition. Please ignore this. This is the correct CD and DVD set for the fourth edition.