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Punto y Coma - The audio magazine for intermediate to advanced speakers of Spanish

Now you can improve or maintain your Spanish with Punto y Coma, the bi-monthly audio magazine for people who love Spanish. Published six times a year, Punto y Coma not only helps you improve your fluency, it also helps you understand the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Punto y Coma - The Printed Magazine

The glossy magazine is packed full of lively and up-to-the minute articles about Spain and Latin American countries and their cultures. There are regular features on a range of topics including travel, business, the arts, cinema, politics, sport, cuisine, popular culture, plus profiles on leading personalities and issues making the news. Alongside each article in Spanish, key words and phrases are glossed into English. Every feature is carefully chosen and graded for difficulty so you can assess your progress. Each article will keep you up to date with idiomatic expressions as well as practical information about contemporary life in Spain and Latin American countries. And as a further benefit, you’ll find at the end of each article an extensive series of exercises designed to reinforce comprehension and grammar.

Punto y Coma - The Audio (CD or MP3)

The accompanying audio CD (or MP3 audio download) is the perfect tool for improving listening comprehension and building confidence in speaking Spanish. Put together by a team of professional narrators, the 70 minutes of audio provides well-paced readings of the key articles from the magazine. The audio component of the subscription will enable you to tune your ear to a wide variety of accents and to improve significantly your ability to understand Spanish as it's really spoken in Spain and Latin American countries. What's more, because it’s a periodical, your study of Spanish is always maintained and you won’t forget what you’ve worked so hard to learn; this is why Punto y Coma has become an invaluable, authentic resource for thousands of teachers and students alike.

Punto y Coma - Exclusive 3-issue subscription offer!

Subscribe today for half a year (three audio magazines, one every two months) at just £49.50 and you will receive an extra issue worth over £16 for FREE – that’s four issues for the price of three! In addition, all p&p is free! Please bear in mind that this 3-issue subscription offer is a one-off promotion (subscription term is normally for one year ie six issues) and will expire in 30 days, so don’t delay subscribe TODAY!

Punto y Coma - No Quibble Money-Back Guarantee

We think you’ll find Punto y Coma to be the best way to maintain or improve your proficiency in Spanish, but if it is not for you, for any reason at all, we'll refund the entire cost of your subscription on a 'no questions asked' basis and what’s more, you can keep your first issue – all we ask is that you let us know within two months of receiving your first issue.

Punto y Coma - Subscribe Today!

So, don’t delay, order Punto y Coma TODAY and we’ll rush you your first issue of this superb Spanish audio magazine.

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Product Description

Punto y Coma - The audio magazine for intermediate to advanced speakers of Spanish

Now you can improve or maintain your Spanish with Punto y Coma, the bi-monthly audio magazine for people who love Spanish. Published six times a year, Punto y Coma not only helps you improve your fluency, it also helps you understand the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Punto y Coma - The Printed Magazine

The glossy magazine is packed full of lively and up-to-the minute articles about Spain and Latin American countries and their cultures. There are regular features on a range of topics including travel, business, the arts, cinema, politics, sport, cuisine, popular culture, plus profiles on leading personalities and issues making the news. Alongside each article in Spanish, key words and phrases are glossed into English. Every feature is carefully chosen and graded for difficulty so you can assess your progress. Each article will keep you up to date with idiomatic expressions as well as practical information about contemporary life in Spain and Latin American countries. And as a further benefit, you’ll find at the end of each article an extensive series of exercises designed to reinforce comprehension and grammar.

Punto y Coma - The Audio (CD or MP3)

The accompanying audio CD (or MP3 audio download) is the perfect tool for improving listening comprehension and building confidence in speaking Spanish. Put together by a team of professional narrators, the 70 minutes of audio provides well-paced readings of the key articles from the magazine. The audio component of the subscription will enable you to tune your ear to a wide variety of accents and to improve significantly your ability to understand Spanish as it's really spoken in Spain and Latin American countries. What's more, because it’s a periodical, your study of Spanish is always maintained and you won’t forget what you’ve worked so hard to learn; this is why Punto y Coma has become an invaluable, authentic resource for thousands of teachers and students alike.

Punto y Coma - Exclusive 3-issue subscription offer!

Subscribe today for half a year (three audio magazines, one every two months) at just £49.50 and you will receive an extra issue worth over £16 for FREE – that’s four issues for the price of three! In addition, all p&p is free! Please bear in mind that this 3-issue subscription offer is a one-off promotion (subscription term is normally for one year ie six issues) and will expire in 30 days, so don’t delay subscribe TODAY!

Punto y Coma - No Quibble Money-Back Guarantee

We think you’ll find Punto y Coma to be the best way to maintain or improve your proficiency in Spanish, but if it is not for you, for any reason at all, we'll refund the entire cost of your subscription on a 'no questions asked' basis and what’s more, you can keep your first issue – all we ask is that you let us know within two months of receiving your first issue.

Punto y Coma - Subscribe Today!

So, don’t delay, order Punto y Coma TODAY and we’ll rush you your first issue of this superb Spanish audio magazine.

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Additional Information
Language Spanish
Level Intermediate
Key Benefits
  • Speak Spanish with confidence by learning Spanish as it’s really spoken
  • Improve your vocabulary and listening comprehension of a wide variety of Spanish accents from Hispanic countries
  • Improve your cultural I.Q. with Punto y ComaSpanish language magazine
  • Enjoy lively, relevant and up-to-date content
  • Take advantage of on-going, portable and flexible learning
  • A perfect resource for those studying for the 'DELE superior' in Spanish
  • Puntoycoma is the only Spanish audio magazine produced in Spain for intermediate and advanced level learners (levels B1-C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR))
  • Mejorar su español con punto y coma revista
Media Magazine + CD / Magazine + MP3
ISSN 1886-8193
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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Fast track Spanish
I have been to Spain 14 times and have studied the language for years. Punto y Coma has done more for my ability in one year than all that preceded it.

Dan Sawyer, Subscriber
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Review by Dan Sawyer / (Posted on 03/12/2015)
I consider it to be an excellent tool for teachers of Spanish, both for teaching the language and also for practising and learning Spanish themselves.
Puntoycoma
Various Authors
Issue 35, March-April 2012, 46pp and issue 36, May-June 2012, 50pp
(Punto y Coma is an audio magazine, published six times a year, for intermediate to advanced speakers of Spanish. It comes with an printed magazine and audio CD.)
I had never come across the magazine puntoycoma, and it has been a great discovery for me. I consider it to be an excellent tool for teachers of Spanish, both for teaching the language and also for practising and learning Spanish themselves.
The magazine, aimed at learners of Spanish at different levels, comprises shorter and longer articles that cover very interesting topics such as: the arts, health, culture, society, anthropology, literature, books, cinema, and music. But the list does not finish here, as other appealing themes such as psychology, technology, travel and destinations, terrorism and war, plus interviews with and biographies of celebrities, are included. In addition, towards the beginning of the magazine, there is always a theme featured, one good for discussion in class, possibly a bit controversial (such as climate change or vegetarianism), which is already presented with a question for debate and a list of points, for and against, to aid discussion (also useful for a writing composition).
Some of the longer articles come with exercises for reading comprehension and even questions for oral practice (besides including useful glossaries), a total of between three and five exercises for each of these articles. As the magazine comes with an audio CD, with more than 60 minutes of audio, some of the exercises could be used as a listening comprehension instead, or even for a combination of listening and reading. The articles, and therefore the activities, come with an indication of the levels (rarely elementary, mostly intermediate or advanced, or a combination of these) for which they are to be used.
In addition, in each issue of the magazine there is space for a short story, with exercises including the usual questions and prompts for oral discussion, and an appealing page or two of ‘visual vocabulary’, which with the aid of drawings shows some vocabulary on a specific theme such as: Easter in Spain, or going camping. Puntoycoma is a rich mine of resources for the language teacher, particularly for A levels and universities and for conversational and cultural lessons.
Two more sections come with invaluable information on the language and offer exercises for the reader and for students: the first on colloquial language and idioms, the second on grammar. The former links to several of the expressions used in the various articles of that issue of the magazine, acting as a further section of explanation and then as reinforcement (through the exercises) of previous learning. The latter is not a dry and boring grammar section, and does not consist of strictly grammar items: the two issues I have read used this space for two (out of at least three) specific articles on proverbs and sayings.
The publishing company of this six year old magazine is based in Spain, but some of the articles are written in Latin American Spanish, so that the readers, on top of the Spanish version of the Iberian language, can also learn expressions used in other variations of Spanish, such as Mexican Spanish. The articles are generally very well written, appealing to the reader and above all very informative, often linked to current affairs and events. There is also a page at the beginning of each issue dedicated to correspondence from readers.
The CD is more than a simple CD where the sound of the texts present in the magazine is collected, you can hear music added and discussion of the current issue is enhanced by different and clear voices. As before with regard to the written text, in the audio tracks a variety of different accents can be heard such as: Spanish, Mexican, Argentinean and Cuban.
In summary, Puntoycoma, besides being a fascinating and useful magazine for learners of Spanish on its own, is also a great tool for the teacher of Spanish, as it contains plenty of interesting articles, exercises and the audio tracks. Between the longer articles, the short story, the grammar section and the colloquial language section, the teacher has in each issue seven sets of exercises and activities at his or her disposal, plus a myriad of other smaller and interesting articles that could be used in the classroom and are often a source for learning more about Spanish-speaking cultures and societies.
Volfango Rizzi
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
(Review appeared in Vida Hispánica Spring 2012 No. 45, The Association of Language Learning Journal for teachers of Spanish and Portuguese at all levels)
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Review by Vida Hispánica Spring 2012 No. 45 (ALL Journal) / (Posted on 20/09/2012)

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