Spanish for Beginners
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This book is designed for people who are studying Spanish for the first time, and also for those who studied it in the past and would like to brush up on it. The book focuses on essential phrases, grammar, and vocabulary, and tries to give useful, real-life examples.
Espanol by Nance
I am very impressed by this book. I like the emphasis on pronunciation and the common sense approach to vocabulary. I will be using it as a resource in my face to face classroom as well as recommending it to my virtual students as a great ancillary, reinforcement. I also love th introduction with its rationale and presentation of people and places to the Spanish-speaking world, as well as its overall organization or the book!
For a free book this is terrific. It includes audio explanations, videos, and interactive exercises. If you are starting with no Spanish, it probably would go a bit quickly, but as a review for someone who knows the basics, this is better than many of the books that cost something.
I really like the way he explains things. It also has embedded audio with directives. I hope there are more like this book.