3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not bad but has some major problems,
This review is from: Pasos 1: Spanish Beginner's Course Coursebook (Pasos a First Course Spanish) (Paperback)
I have been using this book for a beginners' course and, while the grammar explainations are clear and well organized and it is great that all headings and explainations are translated into English, there are many mistakes that mainly come from "saving" space for characters (lack of articles in some exercises, which is confusing for beginners unless they are told that an article is needed in some cases, literal translations from English, expressions that a Spanish native speaker would not use, etc.). I am glad that they used speakers of different Spanish dialects, but the audio quality is often poor and some speakers do not articulate clearly enough and speak too fast for beginners, which is realistic but hard to work with, in my opinion.