Designed for middle school students, Invitation to Languages introduces six major world languages: Spanish, French, Italian German, Latin and Japanese. Also included is an introduction to the concept of languages in general. Speaking and listening are stressed. Reading and writing are minor parts of the program. The emphasis is on FUN, with game-like activities. Many activities involve group work or physical activities. TEACHER'S EDITION gives the teacher information on how to present these languages. A VIDEO AND AUDIO PROGRAM support the material in the text. The Audio CDs provide support for teachers who may be teaching a language other than their major language. The video for Spanish and French reinforces conversational language skills. A complete package of OVERHEAD TRANSPARENCIES can be used for all languages.Schmitt, Conrad J. is the author of 'Invitation to Languages', published 2004 under ISBN 9780078605789 and ISBN 0078605784.