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This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding CD which is sold separately (ISBN: 9781444145106).
Elisabeth Smith has used her wide teaching experience to write a course that covers just the vocabulary and the grammar that you really need. This day-by-day programme is easy to follow and fun to do. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge to tackle all the situations you need to know about, such as shopping, eating out and getting around. With just the essential words and phrases to learn, and flashcards at the back of the book to help learn them, progress is fast and enjoyable.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.


A language lifeline ... fun, fast and easy
The Independent
The simple scripts and audio make it crystal clear ... I'm delighted with my progress.
'Greece' magazine
"Its narration is laid-back and encouraging and the method is straightforward" (4-star review)
Time Out
The elements are simple and very straightforward ... strong encouragement ... plenty of opportunity for spoken practice. This course worked very well for me.
'Professional Manager' magazine
I am terrible with languages yet I am picking up Spanish!
Helen Goddard, Devon
We think it is wonderful.
Tom and Maureen Peil, Preston
I loved the sense of humour ... Each week I did the final test with bated breath wondering if this time the little bar chart [...] would take a nose dive - but it didn't.
Lesly Hopkins, Twickenham