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9 Best Books To Learn Spanish

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Books To Learn Spanish. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Easy Spanish Step by Step by Barbara Bergstein

This product was recommended by Ed O’Neill from UK Language Project

If you’re just starting out this book is a must. Excellent if you’re just getting started with vocabulary and grammar. If you already know some Spanish up to intermediate level it is good as a refresher as well. Higher than that it will probably be a little basic.

501 Spanish Verbs (Barron’s 501 Verbs) by Christopher Kendris Ph.D.

This product was recommended by Ed O’Neill from UK Language Project

A timeless classic. Anyone who has tried learning Spanish knows that the verb conjugations can be a nightmare. This book is a quick and easy reference on all the common verbs so you’ll never forget a conjugation again!

Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish by Margarita Madrigal

This product was recommended by Ed O’Neill from UK Language Project

This is similar to the 1st book on the list but rather than just focusing on vocabulary and grammar this book is more rounded. Focusing on other skills as well such as pronunciation, reading and writing. Probably the most comprehensive book on the list if you’re just starting out. But will also be useful for improvers as well.

Complete Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein

This product was recommended by Ruaan Nel from Electric-Biking

This book is honestly the best book to learn Spanish on your own, it is way better than using apps like Duolingo. It is really straightforward, everything is laid out in logical order both grammar and vocabulary, and it is really easy to navigate through. I never struggled with Spanish vocabulary but the grammar was my weak spot. Complete Spanish Step-by-Step really helped me to overcome that and I’m very grateful that i found it. Another great thing about it is that it’s cheap compared to what it provides. Honestly, I recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have time or the money to take Spanish classes.

Correct Your Spanish Blunders by Jean Yates

This product was recommended by Beth McCarter from The Travel Fam

As an experienced Spanish teacher, I’ve read and reviewed tons of books that claim to teach you the language. With the caveat that everyone’s learning style is different, my favorite book to really gain fluency is “Correct Your Spanish Blunders” by Jean Yates.. Chock full of common mistakes that English speakers make and how to fix them to be grammatically correct AND sound more natural. This little book is a great asset for those who have begun to learn the language and want to go a little further than standard textbook Spanish. Perfect to study up on before your next job interview where you claimed you were bilingual!

Complete Spanish Grammar by Gilda Nissenberg

This product was recommended by Jacob Hubbard from TheGoodyPet

The ‘Practice Makes Perfect- Complete Spanish Grammar’ is the best way to start learning Spanish. It has a clear explanation of the rules. It also features online audio recordings and realistic examples which provide clarity on the concepts. You can learn Spanish at your own pace. It also has multiple exercises to practice featuring multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks and creative writing.

Spanish Essentials for Dummies by Gail Stein

This product was recommended by Chad Emery from Langoly

This is one of the best books to use if you’re a beginner and want to dive right in and start communicating in Spanish quickly. It focuses on improving your communication skills and building a strong foundation in the Spanish language. By studying the different chapters in this book, you’ll be able to have a decent conversation and native speakers will easily understand you. There are also a lot of great tips scattered throughout the book to help you avoid common mistakes and sound more fluent, too.

¡Vamos al Grano! by Mark Cholij

This product was recommended by Chad Emery from Langoly

This book is perfect for intermediate learners because it breaks down complex Spanish grammar into simple, easy-to-follow lessons. It’s actually pretty fun to read through because the author includes quite a bit of humor, and you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll pick up the more difficult concepts, like the subjunctive verb tenses. In fact, it’s worth buying this book just for the explanations of subjunctive! I had a really hard time with this (like most English speakers do), and this book helped me have an a-ha moment and finally understand it better.

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step by Barbara Bregstein

This product was recommended by David Adler from The Travel Secret

The book has been highly helpful to family members who are learning Spanish. Choosing the right book is essential to comprehend the basics of the language. With this book, you will not only get explanations but also engaging exercises, allowing you to learn Spanish in an enjoyable manner.

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