Amigos 3 is the third part of a new contemporary Key Stage 3 Spanish course, designed specifically for Year 7 starters. Amigos is a 3-part Spanish course, so there if one part per year at Key Stage 3, making planning and course delivery much smoother. Parts 1-3 are single-tier in format (with differentiation being supplied in the Higher and Lower Workbooks, differentiated Copymasters, extension and support section and differentiated reading section at the back of the Students' Book). This fully-integrated course includes the following components: Students' Book, Workbook (Higher), Workbook (Lower), Copymasters, Teacher's Book, Audio CDs, ICT package (Students' and Teacher's), En claro (low level) support pack, Coursemaster. The Amigos Students' Book is fully Frameworked: it contains starters and plenaries on every spread and grammar and language strategies are explained in clear, concise language. Students are encouraged to discuss and reflect upon what they've learnt. Differentiated assessment is provided through the checklists with graded activities that are at the end of each unit in the Students' Book and the Copymasters. These can be used for self-assessment.There is also plenty of opportunity for independent study in the support and extension sections, reading section and grammar activities at the end of the spread, which are ideal for coverwork and homework. There is also a strong focus upon the vocational use of learning Spanish: each unit featuring a different character and a different vocation. There is an option to engage in vocationally-led project work in each unit, which Y9 students in particular will find motivating. This prepares them for the more work-orientated content of Key Stage 4 specifications.
Emma Diaz Fernandez, Vincent Everett
Oxford University Press
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