Hola amigos, Second Edition is a balanced four-skill introduction to Spanish-Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing-that successfully prepares students to use the language in a natural way for communication in a variety of situations. The basic structures of Spanish are presented and practiced through a range of activities designed to prepare students to express themselves effectively in Spanish. Each unit is made up of two lessons, and offers students the opportunity to test their progress as they move along. This will ensure they have grasped the concepts taught, and be able to move ahead by building on their previous knowledge. The eclectic approach that Hola amigos takes draws upon strategies associated with many methodological trends allowing it to be easily used by many instructors with varied teaching styles. This new edition provides a strong overall package of unique technology, Canadian content, integration of culture, and rich instructor and student resources.