Ab Initio Spanish is a two-year accelerated International Baccalaureate (IB) course designed for students who have not previously studied Spanish. (Ab Initio means “from the beginning.) The goal is for students to acquire the skills necessary to interact in every day situations in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is an ambitious goal, but one which motivated students can achieve with the help of their teacher and this textbook.
Ab Initio Spanish provides teachers with the ideal preparation necessary for their students to succeed on the IB exam. From the very beginning, it immerses students in the language and culture of the Spanish world through readings and exercises that reflect those of the Ab Initio Spanish syllabus, internal and external assessments. (This text can also be used for any accelerated Spanish program.)
Additionally, the textbook includes all the vocabulary and grammar required by the Ab Initio guidelines and a set of pictures for the internal oral exam. Information is organized so that students can study it independently and in class.
Whether you are an experienced or novice Ab Initio teacher, you will find Ab Initio Spanish an indispensable tool.
Note: The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. For further information, visit the IB website at http://www.ibo.org/