Learn Spanish by Juan Diago & Wayne Chung

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Non-Fiction

4/5 Irregular Verbs

What is it about?

This book aims to provide you with a solid foundation for learning Spanish. The author acknowledges that the best way to learn language is immersion, but he hopes to provide you with a basic understanding of the grammatical rules and structure.

Was it good?

It is a short book. The author is easy to understand and I feel that I not only learned about the Latin American Spanish language, but I also learned more about the english language parts of speech than I learned in high school english class.

This book is very light on vocabulary. It provides some examples but reminds you that you have to learn the language by being exposed to it and practicing and following your curiosity.

The short stories are simple and expose you to more of the syntax and words. I think they are a good way to immerse yourself in the language even if you don’t understand most of what you are reading. (I didn’t, by the way!)

When my husband saw this book it was free, but it is now $4. We’ve been interested in learning Spanish in the hopes that we might one day move back to Texas, and also because it’s such a popular language over all.

Overall, I am glad I read this book!

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

I’ve also started practicing with Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I’m scared I won’t be able to learn a new language. I’m also aware that I tend to throw myself completely into a new project and wear myself out too quickly… so I have to be extra careful not to give up on this.

My 2-year-old likes to press the pictures on Rosetta Stone and will even repeat some of the words back. I think this is good exposure for the kids.

4 thoughts on “Learn Spanish by Juan Diago & Wayne Chung

  1. I had been wanting to learn Spanish ever since I watched Dora the Explorer as a kid. But classes here only teach French so, I kind of gave up on learning Spanish. Duolingo and Memrise are great. So is watching Tv dramas or movies with subtitles. I mean you might not understand at first but gradually you tend to connect the words and then you understand without subtitles.

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