Classroom-tested in continuing study courses by universities, colleges and school boards, Soleado is fast-paced and entertaining.
This is a three-level course, each level with a workbook and corresponding audio, along with lots of online extras such as Más Prácticas, Glosarios and more.
The course is available in three levels, Módulo 1 - beginner, Módulo 2 - intermediate and Módulo 3 - intermediate to advanced.
Students will learn how to order food in a restaurant,
make general purchases, meet and greet other people, ask for directions
and discuss future plans. Índice [PDF]
Students will learn how to describe minor health problems, make casual conversation with the people they meet, and talk about past experiences. Índice [PDF].
Soleado 3 takes the communication learned in the first two manuals
to a deeper level, providing more sophisticated structures and topics
including traveling, art, music, environment, gourmet food, advice,
opinions and more. Índice [PDF]
Soleado uses an eclectic method, based on the communicative approach.
The students have to constantly interact with one another in practical and simple conversations, giving them the opportunity to communicate in Spanish immediately and effectively.
There is a natural presentation of new structures through dialogues, visuals and examples, and a constant relationship between newly introduced linguistic structures and the functional objective of the unit.
Paso a paso is an excerpt taken from the free Teacher's Manual [PDF], offering the instructor a step-by-step plan for a typical class using Soleado.
Professionally recorded, the audio not only brings the characters to life, but also helps with pronunciation, intonation and comprehension.
Different accents and expressions from the Hispanic world are used, and popular Hispanic songs from Spain and Latin America provide an entertaining way to end the class. The audio can be found on password-protected channels on each of the Módulo 1, Módulo 2 and Módulo 3 pages in the ESTUDIANTES section.
Each unit provides the instructor with a completely prepared class.
The workbooks feature
illustrated diálogos, presentaciones, prácticas and interacciones, all presented with lots of visuals, humor and culture. And to end the class on a high note, popular Hispanic canciones.
Hispanic world and culture
The workbooks present a series of illustrated characters who explore the Hispanic world and culture.
The stories are engaging and humorous. Students follow the characters through various situations learning new structures and vocabulary as they progress through the units.
Spanish used exclusively
Apart from the objectives in English and French, this course uses Spanish exclusively throughout.
The many illustrations and examples as well as the varied exercises will help your students to learn Spanish the natural way. Online Spanish-to-English glossaries are available in the ESTUDIANTES section of each Módulo.