Ritmos - an innovative approach to beginning Spanish
Ritmos is an independently distributed textbook package for Beginning Spanish at the college level. Relying on extensive interviews with native Spanish speakers and a highly developed software program for study outside of class, Ritmos is a breakthrough in delivering meaningful real-world Spanish language instruction for the beginning level.
Ritmos has two equally important goals: to bring students to Intermediate Low proficiency in Spanish, and to develop a systematic understanding of the cultures where Spanish is spoken. Both of these are necessary for real communication, which depends equally on linguistic and intercultural skills.
The goal of Ritmos is to train students in Spanish language and culture in a way that motivates them to further study, instills habits and skills in cross-cultural communications, and provides a profitable learning experience for all students, whether they continue with further language training or not.
We believe that a beginning Spanish course should not be a service course, while only advance Spanish courses have real content. Beginning Spanish can and should be a life-changing course for students, where they learn new information, new skills and a new way at looking at the world and reflecting on their own life and culture.
ISBN / Purchase Information
Ritmos is distributed as a package, and includes a textbook and a DVD-ROM installer for the software. You need both to use Ritmos! The version for academic year 2014-15 is Ritmos 1.2. Package ISBN: 978-1-886553-46-0.
Students can order directly from the Evia Learning online store–click on BUY at the top of this page to visit our store! Bookstores may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive details about purchase orders.