'!A Volar!' is a new 5-level primary Spanish course from Collins, offering a fun and engaging approach to language learning. Developed to meet the requirements of primary school curriculums, '!A Volar!' introduces the Spanish language to children in a highly accessible format for beginners and young learners, with careful progression through the levels. Lively, colourful illustrations, fact boxes, games, and toe-tapping songs all help to communicate the learning objectives in a fun and active way. Level 3 builds on the core areas of previous levels while also introducing new topics and vocabulary as the units progress. With many and varied opportunities for the teachers to engage the students in active learning, it also includes reading, writing and speaking activities. All pupil books include an audio CD, featuring specially-commissioned songs and audio for listening and speaking exercises and pronunciation of vocabulary. The audio elements will expose students to new material, helping them learn actively and absorb Spanish naturally.
As well as covering the key vocabulary outlined in the syllabuses, the addition of cultural spreads at key points throughout the course give ample opportunity for the teacher to explore cultural connections and differences between their own culture and their neighbouring countries, ranging from cultural traditions to the more specific comparisons of music, food, dance, festivals, and environments. Levels 3 and 4 also include a grammar section offering easy reference for students.