IB Spanish Ab Initio

by Rosa Mª Iglesias

Updated and Aligned to New IB Curriculum*

Completely updated to current curriculum requirements, 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/

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Table of Contents:

1: El individuo
2: ¿De dónde eres?
3   Mi familia
4   Presentaciones
5   Mi rutina diaria
6   La Casa
7: Los quehaceres domésticos
8: Invitaciones
9: Educación y trabajo
10: La ciudad y sus servicios
11: Servicios públicos y comunicaciones

12: Comida y bebidas
13: Mi vida en 10 años
14: Ocio y viajes
15. ¿Dónde queda el banco?
16: ¿Qué hiciste en tus últimas vacaciones?
17: El tiempo
18: Celebraciones
19: Geografía física
20: El Medio Ambiente
21: La salud y situaciones de emergencia
22: Situaciones de emergencia

*The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and has not received IBO endorsement.

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Manual
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ISBN: 978-1-59657-427-4
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Qty: $30 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-567-7
Printed Student Book
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Qty: $38 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-426-7
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