Opiniones continues the solid four-skills approach to language learning that students have been accustomed to during their years of basic language instruction through their High Intermediate/Advanced courses. To the already proven techniques for speaking, reading, and writing, Opiniones adds a new technique called Narrow Listening to help students develop their listening skills. Narrow Listening is an intermediate step between the scripted audio of basic language texts and the unguided listening of authentic texts. Opiniones draws on and incorporates Second Language Acquisition Research, which has demonstrated how crucial explicit practice of listening skills is for successful language learning. A highly flexible text, Opiniones exposes students to authentic language, linguistic diversity of Spanish, uniquely high-interest topics, and genuine experiences.Rodrigo, Victoria is the author of 'Opiniones A Four-skills Approach To Intermediate Spanish', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131178847 and ISBN 0131178849.