Practical Spanish Grammar

Practical Spanish Grammar

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by Marcial Prado
     
 

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The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish

Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you:

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The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish

Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you:

• A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace

• Exercises to reinforce what you've learned

• Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures

• Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words

• Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471134466
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series , #170
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
296,611
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

MARCIAL PRADO is Professor of Spanish and International Business at California State University, Fullerton. Born in Spain, he received his Ph.D. in linguistics and Spanish from Georgetown University. He is the author of Advanced Spanish Grammar, another Wiley Self-Teaching Guide.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I like most about this book is the way the author presents information in charts. I am taking an online spanish class, and I keep on refering to the charts in the Practical Spanish Grammar book because it is presented in a format that is easy to learn. I would use more than one book to learn Spanish, but I think this book would be a great choice because it provides useful practice exercises. The book is well-written and easy to understand.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Choosing a self taught Spanish course can be pretty overwhelming due to number of products out there. It seems like every day, someone is producing another course. Now you can even download coursework from the internet. I¿ve found that audio CD packages are the most convenient and effective way for me to learn and would point beginners to the Learning Spanish Like Crazy CDs as the best place to get started. That said, everyone has different needs, and if you¿re looking for a relatively inexpensive place to get started, Practical Spanish Grammar is a pretty good choice. It¿s comprehensive and well-written, and presents a sound teaching methodology. Chapters are organized by theme and each contains an annotated list of vocabulary words that relate to the material ahead of you. The testing is smart and effective, although I wish that the exercises were placed at the end of every chapter instead of waiting until the conclusion of every 5 chapters. I think that reviewing deep into previous material is important for retention, but I also think that testing the student while material is fresh is the best way to assure that the student is on track.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having studied many Spanish Language books, Marcial Prado has written Practical Spanish Grammar in a way that everything falls into place with his excellent way of persenting a wonderful language. Only 1/3 through the book, I am able to speak Spanish in a gamatically sensible way.I alraday feel that I will be able to move happily to my new country Guatemala, with great help from this 'must learn from' book.