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Painless Spanish

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Middle and senior high school students who dread the idea of having to learn a second language are likely to change their minds when they open this book. Each of its 17 lessons teaches an important and interesting aspect of the Spanish culture even as it presents a lesson in Spanish vocabulary and grammar. All lessons have Spanish titles with English translations, followed ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Barron's Educational Series
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Emily Dy
Dec 10, 2011 Emily Dy rated it really liked it
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Great companion to your beginner Spanish classes especially if you are studying in an institution whose policy is to teach Spanish in Spanish. While I believe (and prefer) that style of teaching, it helps to do some extra reading at home to confirm what you learned and clarify what you were confused about.

This book has a good mix of grammar, vocabulary, reading exercises and cultural trivia that indeed makes learning Spanish fun.
Jessica Buike
Feb 20, 2014 Jessica Buike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was NOT painless for someone trying to learn Spanish on their own, and was too frustrating for me to even get past a couple of chapters! Definitely not recommended if you are trying to teach yourself Spanish, but maybe if you had a Spanish teacher going through this book with you it would be better.
Wendy
Apr 19, 2010 Wendy rated it liked it
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Should be called Painful Spanish. Lots of emphasis on grammar, etc...definitely not for the beginner or someone interested in conversational Spanish. I would recommend it for someone who is studying the language.
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Very informative! It helps you learn spanish and helps improve while, along the way, you learn some facts in spanish history you never knew about.
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This book does have some very helpful exercises.
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