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Clear, Concise, Accessible,
This review is from: Gramatica del ingles: Paso a paso 1 (Spanish Edition) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
After getting in touch with Ms. Weal and taking a look at the materials, I was immediately impressed by the philosophy behind the books and their overall layout and design. It wasn't until this last winter that I started to implement them into an intensive family literacy program that my organization offers.
I found the materials to be:
Clear and simple, excellent for learners with limited literacy skills in Spanish (native language)
Systematic and well-paced, with plenty of repetition and written exercises that reinforce at a pace that seems just right
Overall, I really enjoyed the ability to assign chapters and work for the home because the instructions/explanations are clear enough that they don't require much guidance from an instructor. I can only offer class twice a week and I find that having this material gives me the peace of mind that my students won't go so many days without having practiced their English.
Even before I used them regularly in a classroom setting, I had volunteer teachers who found great success using the materials with a small group, and also offered them as both a take-home supplement to our established curriculum for the most enthusiastic students as well as a great option for those individuals in our community who did not have the time in their busy work lives to attend classes.
All in all, I highly recommend both the student books and their accompanying teacher guide.