Easy Spanish Step By Step

Easy Spanish Step By Step

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Item #: 041584
ISBN: 9780071463386
Grades: 7-AD

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If you're looking for a simple but fairly thorough way to learn Spanish, this book teaches it in 15 straightforward grammatical steps. You'll learn Spanish the way people naturally acquire a language, with each step building upon the one before. First you learn the elements of a sentence with steps including: Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns; Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months; Numbers, Dates, and Time; Regular Verbs; Irregular Verbs; Ir and the Future; Adjectives and Adverbs; and Negatives and Prepositions. Then you move on to more complicated steps like Indirect Objects, Direct Objects, Reflexive Verbs, Present Subjunctive, Preterit Tense, and finally Imperfect Tense. Each chapter contains clear grammar explanations and students will need to make sure they understand every concept before moving to the next or they may struggle to keep up. The book explains each component of Spanish grammar in an uncomplicated way, with plenty of examples to help students understand. After the explanations, varied written and oral exercises are included so students get used to reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. While speaking with a native Spanish speaker is the best way to learn how to pronounce the words correctly, a pronunciation guide is included in the book that's very helpful in describing how words should be pronounced. Each chapter also includes Spanish readings with comprehension questions to help students learn new vocabulary and practice reading aloud. Some may find that there's not enough review or drills in this book to help them cement the language into their head, because it does move rather quickly from step to step. However, if students are willing stay with each step until they truly understand the section and have memorized the vocabulary words, this program will give them a working knowledge of the language and allow them to communicate in everyday Spanish. You'll need a Spanish/English dictionary to get the most out of this book because while some of the Spanish words are shown with their English translation (including over 300 of the most commonly used verbs), many are not and the actual number of vocabulary words (specifically nouns) is limited. Overall, this is a great book that can quickly give students the knowledge they need to comminute in Spanish with confidence. An answer key for all the exercises is included in the back. By Barbara Bregstein, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
Grade End
English; Spanish
General Adult
Barbara Bregstein
Softcover Book
Brand Name
McGraw-Hill Professional
1.25 (lbs.)
9.12" x 7.5" x 0.62"
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I wanted a guide to teach my granddaughter Spanish.
Julia Z on Apr 24, 2022
Very good reviews
Charlene J on Sep 22, 2021
I wanted a guide to teach my granddaughter Spanish.
Julia Z on Apr 24, 2022
For a class
Jacquelyn F on Jan 26, 2022
Very good reviews
Charlene J on Sep 22, 2021
This is the gold standard in learning Spanish
Robert D on Nov 2, 2020
price and looks through enough.
Maggie S on Sep 17, 2020
To self study
Joanna C on Aug 26, 2020
I got this just for a practice book for the kids.
Jessica D on Aug 6, 2019
I am a mom of little ones and need something to do. I've always had an interest in learning language, love workbooks, and wanted to brush up on Spanish. I plan to copy the pages to work them, so that this book can be used for homeschooling or supplemental work down the road for a child.
Samantha S on Jul 6, 2018
Wanted to supplement the Rosetta Stone Homeschool program I'd previously purchased.
Krista R on Aug 16, 2017
Economical, easy-to-use, desirable format.
Elizabeth D on Apr 12, 2017
learn a foreign language
Deborah R on Aug 24, 2016
Great Spanish book to teach kids a foreign language
Lily K on Jun 30, 2016
For a class
Jacquelyn F on Jan 26, 2022
This is the gold standard in learning Spanish
Robert D on Nov 2, 2020
Can this book serve as a highschool credit for Spanish 1?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I would say it could. There are 15 Lessons total, but some of them will take more than 2 weeks to master, therefore it could easily be adapted to fit a 32-34 week school year. There around 5-13 exercises per lesson and lots of places to make and practice with flashcards. Being that I have taken 4 years of Spanish in HS, I found this book very easy to use to teach my 7th grader the basics. The only downfall to this program is the lack of an accompanying disk (or anything online) to help with the dialect and speech practice. I ended up supplementing with an online program called Mango Language...it helped, even though it does not match the lessons themselves.
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Rated 4 out of 5
It is easy, but not basic.
This book is well written and is as titled, an easy step by step version of learning Spanish. It comes with a downloadable app that helps with "on the go" practice, like flashcards. I purchased as an intro for my 6th and 8th grader. I took 4 years in HS, and I remember some of it. This book helped me guide them through the beginnings of learning Spanish. Although, if I hadn't had experience with the language in the past, I think I would have been slightly overwhelmed with teaching some of it.
February 9, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This book has been a great resource for enhancing Rosetta Stone We have found that Rosetta does not explain the grammar they teach and practice I have used this book to supplement my 11 and 13 yr old children as they work on Rosetta (Latin American Spanish levels 3 and 4) by lecturing and demonstrating the Spanish grammar and other explanations as given in this book It has helped them tremendously to make sense of grammar constructions that are different from English understanding when to use words like ser and estar or por and para and even Spanish phonics and accents

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