Spanish for Gringos Level One: Learn Spoken Spanish Without Taking a Course (Barron's Educational Series)

Now in its third edition, and featuring additional commonly used words and phrases, this popular and informal self-instruction book offers a quick and easy way to pick up informal, practical Spanish without having to memorize tedious rules. It's designed for English-speakers who are in regular contact with Hispanics and need to communicate with them for both work purposes and social situations. Most-often-used Spanish words and phrases are emphasized and repeated in different contexts. The author also advises on Spanish pronunciation and improving listening comprehension. The book's many amusing and clever line illustrations by Paul Meisel enhance the text's user-friendly approach to language learning.