2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good guide to Spanish,
This review is from: Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition (Kindle Edition with Audio/Video)
Spanish for dummies with cd
I recently took up learning Spanish and I found this one of the best books on the subject. I like all the Dummies series as it usually has more than a lifetime's knowledge on any subject. I am sure if I knew all that this book had to teach me I would be regarded as a positive linguist.
The disk certainly helps with listening to the language and aids understanding. I took it with me to Cuba where I was immersing myself in Spanish for a week. It was very useful. I am not knowledgeable enough to say whether it is biased in favour of Latin American Spanish. I should not think it matters as I hear a large selection of types of English ad I understand then all so I am sure Spanish speakers have the same experience.
All language learning is an uphill struggle. I am trying everything, attending classes once a week, visited Cuba, watching films with Spanish subtitles , reading bits on BBC Mundo, looking at Spanish pop songs on YouTube whilst reading the lyrics in Spanish with an English translation ( Google translate is great). I am forcing it into my brain one word at a time until it becomes second nature.
I am going to keep listening to the disk until I have got it.
A very good book