Wednesday, June 29, 2005

podcast #9, Grammar Books

podcast #9, Grammar Books I

(link to the podcast)

this podcast covers three beginning grammar books.
You can find all of them at, and I
recommend you use Amazon to read comments from
other readers and peruse the lists that people have
posted of favorite Spanish grammar books.

Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish
by Margarita Madrigal, illustrated by Andy Warhol
ISBN: 0-385-41095-6

Spanish for Reading, a Self-instructional Course
by Fabiola Franco & Karl Sandberg
ISBN: 0-7641-0333-4

Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice
by Ronni Gordon & David Stillman
ISBN: 0-658-00075-6

Steve recommends the PBS series "Destinos",
kind of a telenovela (soap opera) for Spanish students

Wayne recommends for
inexpensive Pimsleur Audio CD's or tapes, use at
your own risk.

have any comments or recomendations on grammar books?

Please comment on this web site (include your email if you want a reply),

or email me at:


At 7/03/2005 4:32 PM, Blogger Steve said...

As an intermediate student, I like both books in the Practice Makes Perfect series ("Spanish Verb Tenses" and "Pronouns and Prepositions"). These are mainly workbooks. A mini lesson followed by an exercise of 10 - 15 questions.

At 7/03/2005 4:36 PM, Blogger Steve said...

You can stream all 52 episodes of Destinos at:

At 8/08/2005 2:12 PM, Blogger Vince said...

Thanks for the tip about viewing Destinos online. This will be a great help.

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At 9/26/2009 12:31 AM, Anonymous James said...

Great information! Great blog! But what I honestly think is that the easiest method to learn Spanish is still the learn Spanish CD from Rocket Spanish

At 10/06/2009 6:23 AM, Anonymous learn spanish cd said...

Hi James,
I had a look at that review, but doesn't seem very professional to me. What do you others think?

At 5/22/2011 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try - they have a good range of free online grammar resources.

At 6/21/2011 2:28 AM, Anonymous David said...

Books actually helps us understand how to properly use conjunctions and sentence structures. Of course aside form speaking we must also learn how to write in Spanish.


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