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The new Must Know series is like a lightning bolt to the brain
Developing a good grasp of Spanish doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience. This book offers a unique approach to self-study that makes it easier to build new Spanish skills.
Every school subject has must know ideas, or essential concepts, that lie behind it. This book will use that fact to help you learn in a unique way. Most study guides start a chapter with a set of goals, often leaving the starting point unclear. In Must Know High School Basic Spanish, however, each chapter will immediately introduce you to the must know idea, or ideas, that lie behind the new Spanish topic. As you learn these must know ideas, the book will show you how to apply that knowledge to speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.
Focused on the essential concepts of Spanish, this accessible guide will help you develop a solid understanding of the subject quickly and painlessly. Clear explanations are accompanied by numerous examples and followed with more challenging aspects of Spanish. Practical exercises close each chapter and will instill you with confidence in your growing Spanish skills.
Must Know High School Basic Spanish features:
•Each chapter begins with the must know ideas behind the new topic•Extensive examples illustrate these must know ideas•Students learn how to apply this new knowledge to speaking, reading, and writing Spanish•250 practical review questions instill confidence•IRL (In Real Life) sidebars present real-life examples of the subject at work in culture, science, and history•Special BTW (By the Way) sidebars provide study tips, exceptions to the rule, and issues students should pay extra attention to•Bonus app includes 100 flashcards to reinforce what students have learned
Get the expert instruction you want and the practice you need with the conjugation of German verbs--with bonus online interactive exercises

German Verb Drills helps you overcome the obstacles of German verbs, so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in German. This book explains how the German verb system works, while providing numerous exercises for you to master each point covered.

Features:

Clear explanations of conjugations followed by numerous exercises Free online exercises available at mhprofessional.com to assess your skills once you have completed the book

Topics include: The Present Tense of Regular, Irregular, and Modal Verbs, Infin, sein, and werden, Present tense of irregular verbs, Verbs with separable prefixes in the present tense, Modal auxiliaries in the present tense, Imperative, Future Tense, and Present Perfect Tense, Imperative, Future tense, Present perfect tense of weak verbs, Haben or sein as the auxiliary verb in perfect tenses, Present perfect tense of strong verbs, Present perfect tense of mixed verbs, Present perfect tense with separable prefixes, Present perfect tense with inseparable prefixes and verbs stems ending in -ier, Present perfect tense with modal auxiliaries, The Past Tense, Use of past tense, Past tense of weak verbs, Past tense of strong verbs, Past tense of mixed verbs, Past tense of haben, sein, and werden, Past tense of modal auxiliaries, Perfect Tenses, Reflexive and Impersonal Verbs, Infinitive Constructions, and Passive Voice, Past perfect tense, Future perfect tense, Reflexive verbs, Impersonal verbs, Infinitive constructions, The passive voice, Formation of the subjunctive mood, Use of the subjunctive--expressing a wish, Subjunctive after als ob or als wenn, Conditional, Unreal conditions (subjunctive or conditional), Indirect discourse with the subjunctive and the indicative

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence.

Spanish For Dummies includes:

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish
Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar

Part II: Spanish in Action
Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions
Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk
Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market
Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy
Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town
Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation
Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone
Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House

Part III: Spanish on the Go
Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money
Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions
Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel
Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More
Chapter 15: Planning a Trip
Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies

Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly
Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions
Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember
Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish

Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary
Appendix B: Spanish Verbs
Appendix C: On the CD
Appendix D: Spanish Facts


Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language.
The fast and steady growth of the Spanish speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business. Learning Spanish will empower you to communicate in the most productive way with Spanish speaking co-workers, employees, or customers. Hispanic consumers are the most dynamic market segment in North America.
Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you're in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment. Health practitioners and professionals who want to provide the best services to their Spanish-speaking clients will want to speak and understand their language to ensure that there are no barriers to excellent service.
If you're looking for job opportunities worldwide, having Spanish in your résumé will certainly confer definite advantages over those who are monolingual.
If you have plans of travelling to Spanish-speaking regions, the ability to understand and speak the language will make your trip a truly enriching experience.
If this is your first time to learn a Romance language, you can use this knowledge to easily learn other related languages.
The book "Spanish for Beginners" is designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It is written with the self-learner in mind and organized to help its readers understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time.
This learning material will prove that by identifying the most important features of a language and by applying proven techniques and strategies to language learning, anyone can master the basics of the language and use this knowledge base to start speaking confidently and properly in Spanish in as little as seven days.
Learning a language permanently requires mastery of its fundamentals. This book highlights the important features of the Spanish language in the areas of grammar, pronunciation, syllabication, sentence formation, and communication.

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners.

"I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading.

What does this book give you?

· Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
· Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
· Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
· Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
· Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including

· A glossary for bolded words in each text
· A bilingual word list
· Full plot summary
· Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners will make learning Spanish easy and enjoyable.

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish!

Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish and use it in real-life situations. The practical exercises will give you greater confidence — and the bonus CD helps you start speaking Spanish from day one!

Warm up with the basics — handle greetings and small talk and review pronunciation rules, letters, numbers, and dates

Speak in everyday settings — handle greetings and small talk, order food and purchase goods, talk on the phone, ask for directions, and deal with emergencies

Grasp grammar essentials — learn to identify and use the various parts of speech while you conjugate verbs in the simple past, present, and future tense

Stretch your skills — issue commands with the imperative mood, take action on object pronouns, talk about yourself with the reflexive, and wish and hope with the subjunctive

Take Spanish to work — communicate with colleagues or customers at the office, tailor phrases to your line of work, and review example workplace scenarios for common professions

Open the book and find:

Basic and advanced Spanish grammar

Pronunciation tips and vocabulary charts

Verb conjugations for regular and irregular verbs

Masculine and feminine nouns

Tips for using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases

Proper ways to ask questions

The inside scoop on the key verb haber

Key phrases for numerous work environments

Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish dictionaries

Bonus CD Includes

Features dialogues by native Spanish speakers

Allows you to hear Spanish as it's really spoken

Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence.

Spanish For Dummies includes:

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish
Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar

Part II: Spanish in Action
Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions
Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk
Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market
Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy
Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town
Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation
Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone
Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House

Part III: Spanish on the Go
Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money
Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions
Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel
Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More
Chapter 15: Planning a Trip
Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies

Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly
Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions
Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember
Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish

Part V: Appendixes
Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary
Appendix B: Spanish Verbs
Appendix C: On the CD
Appendix D: Spanish Facts


Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

Clic-book Digital Media’s new SPANISH PHRASE BOOK

** The best digital companion for study and travel **

Do you want to speak Spanish? This book will help you to understand and express the basics quickly and effectively.

Designed and written for electronic devices, the SPANISH PHRASE BOOK is a reliable, easy-to-use resource for anyone who needs Spanish for work or travel.

Perhaps you can already ‘get by’ in Spanish, but want to know more? This book will let you expand your knowledge, focusing on a wide range of situations, including:

Meeting people  |  General conversation  |  Numbers & measurements  |  Sight-seeing  |  Entertainment  |  Travel  |  Hotels & accommodation  |  Driving  |  Health: illness, doctors and medicines  |  Emergencies  |  Shopping  |  Food & drink (lots of this!)  |  Business  |  Jobs  |  Education  |  Communications  |  Bank & money  |  Police & crime  |  Technology  |  The weather  |  Sports & hobbies  |  Time, date, year  |  Special days & celebrations  |  Family life  |  Pets  |  Describing people  |  Emotions  |  Religion

For those who simply want to be able to communicate in Spanish when visiting a Spanish-speaking country, this book is the perfect start. Are you sick of pointing to things when you want to buy them? Now you don’t have to!

And if you’re a beginner, the simple pronunciation guide to every word and phrase means that learning to speak Spanish can be a quick and straightforward process.

With all these topics at your fingertips, you will be able to:

- Conduct essential conversations

- Share and request important information

- Read menus and other information and order exactly what you want

- Ask advice and get the best out of your vacation

- Take control of your vacation or business trip

~ * ~

Whatever your needs, this phrase book is an incredibly useful way to carry the basics around with you. Ideal for quick access, it contains over 1,500 of the most useful phrases in the Spanish language, arranged in practical, everyday topics. Each phrase is translated into Spanish, and is accompanied by a simple transcription for pronunciation, allowing you to pronounce the phrase correctly, every time.

Whether you are traveling for business or learning Spanish for pleasure, Clic-book’s new SPANISH PHRASE BOOK will become your best digital companion. 

Full list of contents:

1. PHRASE BOOK. Fifty-seven sections, arranged by topic, to introduce you to all the essential phrases you will need to communicate in Spanish. Each phrase comes in English, Spanish, and in an easy-to-read pronunciation format (using normal letters, not phonetic symbols).

2. PRONUNCIATION TIPS AND GRAMMAR. Some basic information to help you use the phrase book and dictionary, including an explanation of the pronunciation of Spanish, and the transcriptions used in this book.

3. DICTIONARY. A 5000-word English-to-Spanish mini dictionary to provide you with easy access to all the most useful vocabulary.

4. 100 ‘clickable’ tests. Arranged by topic, these randomised quizzes let you test your knowledge of the most common phrases and words in the book. A great way to revise and expand your understanding and recall of Spanish.

5. 60 PROMPT CARDS. Download the PDFs of sixty single-sheet prompt cards, each one on a specific topic. Each card contains the most essential vocabulary and phrases for a specific situation. They are designed so that you can have them in your hand for immediate prompts.

British spelling is used throughout, although for some technical and scientific words the more common international/American spellings have been used. We hope you enjoy the book, and that it proves helpful to you, whether on vacation, business, or if you are learning Spanish for pleasure.

¡Buena suerte! (good luck!)

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