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Mass Market Paperback See It and Say It in Spanish : A Beginner's Guide to Learning Spanish the Word-And-Picture Way Book

ISBN: 0451168372

ISBN13: 9780451168375

See It and Say It in Spanish : A Beginner's Guide to Learning Spanish the Word-And-Picture Way

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Master Spanish quickly and easily with this guide--written by internationally famous language teacher Margarita Madrigal--that has two built-in learning aids that has helped thousands of beginner students learn to speak Spanish. THE WORD AND PICTURE METHOD--Each new word, phrase, or sentence is accompanied by a line drawing that immediately explains its meaning. READY-MADE VOCABULARY--Right from the starts, this books leads you to speaking conversational...

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Really excellent! Probably the best there is and good price!

I bought this book this past weekend while meandering around a local big name bookstore, while looking at the Spanish language books i was so frustrated because of the high prices on almost every book in print! I stumbled upon this little gem and was quite surprised by its novelty...its definetly from the 60's, kinda old fashioned, very insignifigant looking and super inexpensive BUT it IS a TOTAL gem and im SO glad I bought it. I lived in Southern California for a long time and ofcourse had to pick up basic conversational Spanish just to get along, its been about 6 yrs since I left that area and ofcourse my Spanish skills went down the drain from lack of use. I have a few other really good Spanish books, but you know, it can be tedious at times working with them because of the long word lists, intense verb conjugations from the get-go or the annoying "tourist" coversations they expect you to memorise. Hence i pretty much put them away and forgot about them for quite a few yrs. This book is NOT that! This book does NOT focus on "touristy" phrases or anything like that and there isnt anything very daunting or intense about this book. I think pretty much anyone could use this book and understand whats going on. Its refreshing how you can do a short lesson, how ever many pages you want to do and not really have to commite to some intense study regime, so its great if your a busy person. In a nutshell, while it might look simple and insignificant...dont let appearences fool you...this book totally rocks, i'd suggest this book FIRST for someone who wants to refresh their spanish or are a brand new, newbie to Spanish. You wont get frustrated. The ONLY drawback is you have to know how to pronounce certain Spanish sounds, there is a sound chart and thankfully, Spanish unlike French or English for that matter is pronounced in a pretty straight forward manner...and its pronounced how its written and vise versa so just alittle bit of outside work on your pronounciation might be useful but other than that...i reiterate...this book ROCKS!

Great to color for kids!

The line drawings in the book are the reason I use it in my Spanish classes for 4-7 year olds. While I give instructions in Spanish, the children choose the correct color and color while repeating phrases or just the new vocabulary word. Afterwards, the children are asked what they think of different pictures in the book and they respond in Spanish. If you have a leg up on pronunciation, this is a great book for some basic introduction to the Spanish language, at any age! If not, try Flip Flop Spanish - it comes with a CD and has workbook pages actually DESIGNED for writing and learning - and it's proven curriculum! Other choices are Ana Lomba products (not designed for coloring in, but still great!) or borad books by Boynton or Wemberley. Sra. Gose Author of Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 1 & Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 2

Excellent for the beginner

When I was in high school in the mid to late 1970's, I dreaded going to Spanish class. I learned absolutely nothing and probably passed because I showed up. I thought it was impossible to aquire a foreign language - until getting associated with this book. I purchased my first copy in 1978. Immediately, I began to realize that the problem I had was due to teaching methods; especially with emphasis on grammar. I began to realize that I knew basic English BEFORE studying grammar. Well this book teaches Spanish the same way. After reading this thoroughly, I began to aquire a basic vocabulary needed for everyday conversation. And inconjunction with a 33rpm record set (which unfortunately is no longer available in that form nor CD); I began to aquire Spanish naturally - by listening and repeating. These two media combined then gave me the confidence to take college level courses;something which just a few years earlier would be unheard of for me. Spanish became one of my best subjects and my grades reflected this.I still have my original copy which is now for the car and a newer one that was purchased for the bookshelf. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book as a prerequisite to any high school or college course. And if a CD ever does become available for use with this book; I will be the first on line to buy it.

Simple and to the point!

This book taught me more than my high school spanish class! In school I just couldn't grasp all the grammer rules and so forth. I figured I just wasn't capable of learning another language. After relocating to Texas and now living in a metroplitan community with many Spanish-speakers I decided to try once again.I bought numerous books and tapes that either confused or bored me so I didn't continue my Spanish studies....until I picked up Margarita Madrigal's little book. At first I thought it might be juvenile and a bit too easy....well it was easy,....and it worked! I was remembering without really trying! This little book got me hooked. I picked up her other book- "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish". My Latino coworkers were and still are impressed with how fast I am learning Spanish. I also bought an audio Cd to help with my pronunciationn - "Pimsleur." Another great course - although a bit expensive. I still refer to See it and Say it in Spanish. It's a great book.

Very Useful Companion to anyone studying Spanish.

This book is like no other for helping you to learn the practical use of the Spanish language. The little line drawings are great and speak for themselves. I have three copies--one at home, one in my car, and one in my suitcase and never tire of refering to them.They have helped me immensely. A real bargain!
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