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Laid out like a comic book, Usborne Easy Spanish has been perfect as a book to refresh my memory of the Spanish classes I took 7 years ago. It also does a very good job of explaining usage of words like "this and that" (este and ese) which were not clearly explained to me in the classes I took. It's cleared up alot of confustion I had on verb tense and forms. I feel like I learn alot and it's easy to read. I'm even reading it out loud in the car to my kids (ages 5 and 7) and they are picking up alot of spanish! It's a fun story line and I recommend it.
Sí, me gusta mucho. This is a great little book for both beginners and those who want to review what they learned previously in a class.It is really comprehensive in scope, covering all the basics needed for practical communication. Its grammar explanations are clear, uncluttered with unnecessary detail, and cheerfully illustrated....in fact the colourful lay-out is a drawcard. This is an adventure into one of the world's great and important languages.The choice of a treasure hunt as the theme is admirable. Another feature I like about it is that you get a range of verb tenses too. However,learning a language is not as easy as falling off a log. The authors and creators,including the illustrators and lay-out artists of this course have done their part by producing an attractive and well planned learning tool. The learner has to put effort and practice into the four language skills:listening, speaking, reading and writing to make "it"all gel, or stick.You can get plenty of painless reading in the book. Internet access sites are given throughout to help with the other skills, but it would be wonderful if Usborne could bring out an audio CD or CDs to supplement the book. ¡Qué libro maravilloso...un tesoro!
We loved the Usborne Easy Spanish. Since my high school age girls were taking Spanish, but not really enjoying it much, we got this book as a supplement and to increase their interest in the Spanish language. It worked, and they are really enjoying going through the book. The illustrated story (cartoon style) gives them skills while making it fun. Great book.