[back cover] SPANISH NOW! ¡El español actual! Level 1 Primer Programa Let's talk in Spanish! ¡Vamos a hablar en español! This comprehensive text introduces students to Spanish, emphasizing the language as it is spoken today. Students are also treated to the richness of Spanish culture, both past and contemporary. Helpful and attractive learning features include: Sample answers, graded exercises, a pronunciation guide, and bilingual glossaries that help make Spanish easy Amusing illustrations, puzles, and cartoons that make learning fun An introduction to Hispanic culture in the Americas Includes a detachable teacher's manual Seventh EditionSilverstein, Ruth J. is the author of 'Spanish Now! Level 1 El Espanol Actual', published 2005 under ISBN 9780764129339 and ISBN 0764129333.