Modern Languages Series

Foundations, Breakthrough and Mastering modern languages

by Palgrave Macmillan

Books available from the Foundations Language Series

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Spanish Beginner (Level 1)

A lively introduction to Spanish

2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licenses are available for institutions (see here). Tutors can download tapescripts here.

The Authors:
Cathy Holden is a tutor at the Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh. She has taught Spanish, French and English in a variety of Higher and Further Education establishments, including Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University.

María del Carmen Gil Ortega is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She was formerly Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews and also taught Spanish at the University of Brighton.
 


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Spanish Post-beginner (Level 2)

Foundations Spanish 2 is a lively, interactive post-beginner's Spanish course. The book follows on neatly from the end of Foundations Spanish 1 but does not presuppose any familiarity with the specific content of the first book.

MP3 files are available to accompany this book here, and tutors can download tapescripts here.

The Authors:
María Eugenia Greco is Senior Tutor in Spanish and Open Courses organiser at the University of Sussex. She developed the Undergraduate Spanish Courses at the University and has taught there for over twenty years. Previously, she taught Spanish as a Foreign Language at many schools in the UK and abroad. 

Gabriel Sánchez-Sánchez is a Teacher of Spanish at Oakmeeds Community College, Sussex, and formerly Tutor in Spanish at the University of Sussex where he taught undergraduate and specialist courses. He collaborates with the University of Sussex Widening Participation Programme developing foreign language teaching activities for schools.
 


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Italian Beginner (Level 1)

A lively introduction for complete beginners

2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licenses are available for institutions (see here). Tutors can also download tapescripts here.

The Authors
Mara Benetti is Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College and at Goldsmith's College, University of London

Carmela Murtas was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster and an Italian teacher trainer at International House, London

Caterina Varchetta was Italian Coordinator at the London Metropolitan University, where she also taught Italian on the IWL Programme.

Roberto Di Napoli is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at Imperial College London. He was formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster where he taught Italian, Teacher Education and Cross-Cultural Studies.


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Italian Post-Beginner (Level 2)

Foundations Italian 2 is a lively, interactive post-beginner's Italian course. The book follows on neatly from the end of Foundations Italian 1 but does not presuppose any familiarity with the specific content of the first book.

MP3 files are available to accompany this book here, and tutors can download tapescripts here.

The Authors:
Mara Benetti is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College and at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK. Mara has collaborated with the BBC as a language adviser for one of their courses, and has taught and researched in different parts of the world.

Cristina Testi is a Lecturer at the Language Centre of University College London, UK, where she teaches Italian and she also teaches at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. Cristina is a Teacher Trainer at the International House and teaches in Italy for the British Institute of Florence.

Caterina Varchetta was Italian Coordinator at the London Metropolitan University, UK, where she also taught Italian on the IWL Programme. She has a wealth of experience teaching Italian as a foreign language at further and tertiary level in the UK.


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French Beginner (Level 1)

A lively introduction for complete beginners

2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licenses are available for institutions (see here). Tutors can also download tapescripts here.

The Authors:
Dounia Bissar is French Co-ordinator on the Open Language Programme at the London Metropolitan University.

Helen Phillips is Deputy Director Applied Foreign Languages at the University of Bristol Language Centre.

Cécile Tschirhart is Deputy Head of the Department of Education and formerly Director of the Open Language Programme at the London Metropolitan University.


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French Intermediate (level 2)

A lively re-introduction to French, ideal for students with some basic GCSE knowledge or equivalent.

2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licenses are available for institutions (see here). Tutors can also download tapescripts here.

The Authors:
Kate Beeching is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and French at the University of the West of England.

Annie Fontaine Lewis is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of the West of England.


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German Beginner (Level 1)

Foundations German 1 is a lively, interactive introduction to German. It has been designed and written for complete beginners on a taught course, mostly likely as part of an Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP) or similar provision in the Higher or Further Education sectors.

2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licenses are available for institutions (see here). Tutors can also download tapescripts here.

About the Authors:
Tom Carty was formerly Principal Lecturer in German and IWLP Leader at Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton where he designed, managed and taught on the IWLP programmes. He has written extensively on IWLP issues. He is co-author of this title and Series Editor for the whole Foundations Languages Series. 

Ilse Wührer is a teaching fellow at Keele University and tutor on the Subsidiary German Course, with responsibility for course planning. She has been teaching on IWLP courses for 10 years.

 
Tom Carty

Series editor: Tom Carty

Tom Carty is the Series Editor for the whole Foundations Languages Series, was formerly Principal Lecturer in German and IWLP Leader at Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton where he designed, managed and taught on the IWLP programmes. He has written extensively on IWLP issues.