This course will help you develop your existing knowledge of the language and gain confidence in speaking it. The book consists of informative reading and listening texts, notes and word lists, with further explanation on points of grammar and a wide variety of exercises. Idiomatic and colloquial language is amply illustrated, and realia taken from newspapers and magazines all help to bring the language to life. It is by no means essential to have completed our basic course prior to this one. A fair knowledge of the language is a prerequisite, and by the end of this more advanced program (which should take you around 100 hours) you should be really expert in the language.