Reading and resources

Reading

Reading

LFA course textbooks are available via a range of online bookshops.

For some courses (particularly specialist courses/courses at Levels 3 and above), there may be no textbook and tutors will provide all course materials.

If a course textbook is required, you do not need to purchase it in advance of the first class, as tutors will give further information about all course materials in the first session. If you are unsure of your level, we recommend that you do not purchase the book before the first class and your tutor has confirmed you have registered for the correct level.

Spanish Level 1

  • Course book:

Aula Internacional 1. Nueva edición, libro del alumno + CD (white background cover with a picture of oranges). Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN 978-84-15640-09-7

  • Highly recommended reading:

Easy Spanish Reader. A Three Part Text for Beginning Students. William T. Hardy. McGraw-Hill 2009

  • Recommended reading: 

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

 

Spanish Level 1 Plus

  • Course book:

Nuevo Ven 1, Libro del alumno + CD. Castro, F., Marín, F., Morales, R., & Rosa, S. Edelsa, Madrid 2003. ISBN-10: 8477118310 & ISBN-13: 978-8477118312

  • Essential reading:

Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0071763431. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish Level 2

  • Course book:

Aula Internacional 2. Nueva edición, libro del alumno + CD (white background cover with a picture of colourful material). Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 978-84-15640-10-3

  • Highly recommended reading:

Easy Spanish Reader. A Three Part Text for Beginning Students. William T. Hardy. McGraw-Hill 2009

  • Recommended reading:

Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0071763431. (Also available in Kindle edition)

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

 

Spanish Level 3

  • Course book:

Aula Internacional 3. Libro del Alumno + CD. Nueva edición. Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 9788415640110 

  • Essential reading:

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0071763431. (Also available in Kindle edition) 

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish Level 4

  • Course book:

Aula Internacional 4 B2.1. Libro del Alumno + CD. Nueva edición. Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 9788415620853

  • Recommended reading:

¡Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0340984499. (Also available in Kindle edition)

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish Level 5

  • Details of the materials will be given by your tutor during your first teaching session.
  • Recommended reading:

Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0071763431. (Also available in Kindle edition)

  •  Essential reading:

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

¡Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0340984499. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish for Business

  • Esnegocio nivel 1. Curso de español de negocios. Libro del Alumno. Espasa, ISBN: 84-670-9054-5

Resources

Resources

Spanish Language and Grammar

Listening Practice in Spanish

Interactive sites and apps

Guides to Spanish resources on the Internet

  • Instituto Cervantes - Non-profitable organisation promoting Spanish language learning and culture
  • CyberSpain - Spanish culture, traditions and regions (site in English)

Spanish media, newspapers and magazines on-Line

Spanish Literature and Culture

Art, Music and Museums

Spanish accents and pronunciation

Spanish Geography, Society, History and Politics

Spanish for Business, Computing, Biology & Medicine

Practical guides to studying, living and working in Spain

Children's websites