Spanish with Monsters - Kelly McLarnan

Spanish with Monsters

By Kelly McLarnan

  • Release Date: 2019-04-24
  • Genre: Spanish
Spanish with Monsters book review score

5 Score: 5 (From 10 Ratings)

Spanish with Monsters Kelly McLarnan Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

If you want to learn Spanish in order to navigate the situations of everyday life, “Spanish with Monsters” is perfect for you! 
This Spanish program combines conversational Spanish with helpful Spanish Grammar.
Spanish with Monsters is a language learning program designed both for independent and classroom learners. Monsters are the hosts of the books as metaphorical language learners meant to lighten the mood. “Spanish with Monsters: The First Date” deals largely with everyday situations such as the basics of getting around, ordering in a restaurant, negotiating in the market, making introductions, expressing likes and dislikes, talking about everyday life, family, obligations, and profession. These pages are filled with audio, video, down-to-earth explanations, hundreds of self-check practices, an extensive glossary of words and typical expressions, self-check quizzes, and reviews. 

An ideal worktext for beginners, this practical book emphasizes the development of language skills and pronunciation, while also offering extensive instruction in listening, reading, writing and grammar. If you’re looking for a review, or you need to master the basics, this is a great place to start. 

Originally created for teen and adult language learners already living in the Spanish-speaking world, the focus of the text is not simply language theory, but application. 

Teachers may wish to use the text as a main classroom text, or as a digital supplement to empower students with a guide that addresses everyday issues of living and interacting with native Spanish speakers. Appropriate for ages 12 to adult, the monsters are diverse, cheeky, and fun, allowing for a little comic relief along the way.

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User reviews about this book

  • Learning is fun

    By Tthemaddhatter
    Great way to make learning fun. Useful, detailed and entertaining. I was surprised at how easy it made learning the basics of another language.
  • Spanish With Monsters

    By 20 year customer LOST
    Spanish With Monsters, by Kelly McLarnan, is without question, the most practical and useful educational work I have ever possessed. The mountain of effective processes contained in this text, I can declare that it is practically miles ahead of Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and any other excellent tool I’ve seen for self-study! Why learn to endure mind numbing rote work when the results of such is more effectively structured without boredom in Monsters? As a retired expat with limited time left on the globe, give me usable and immediate learning in real-life situations; daily conversations that real people use! The voice text enunciation is beyond helpful, ensuring that I learn proper sounds so that Latin people who must hear me understand what I say with clarity, minimizing their hilarious laughter and misunderstanding me. Practical explanations, audio, and enabling text to speech have made me more confident in speaking. As a combination of a traditional text with cutting-edge app capabilities, you really hold a Maserati in your hand at the price of a used bicycle. The glossary is phrasal, so typical questions that are often incorrectly translated are available with explanations and applications for when and how to best employ them in speech. If you need to go to the restaurant and order, give instructions, talk about family ask for directions, or negotiate an appointment or a time-- these everyday beginner situations are at your fingertips. No matter your history with learning, the huge value and the tiny price of Spanish With Monsters puts anyone in the driver’s seat of your own education! As a matter of fact, buy it for yourself and buy another copy for a poor kid somewhere in the world!
  • Easy as abc

    By Dkbogart
    I love this book. As a linguist, I am very critical of how a language is taught. This book was so easy to follow and to use. My husband, who speaks no Spanish, and I both found it helpful and well organized. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to learn Spanish.
  • Highly Effective & Fun!

    By Nevada Montagu
    This book has really helped me improve my Spanish! I’m a beginner and the format of the book and the exercises are really user friendly. I’m learning practical Spanish that I find myself using the very next day (I moved to a Spanish speaking country). I’m very happy with my purchase and highly recommend the book!
  • Best Spanish Textbook Yet!

    By Whisperingishard
    I’ve been a Spanish teacher for nearly 15 years and this is my favorite text book yet. It’s accessible, but gives complete explanations of important grammatical structures. It focuses on the most important and likely situations a second-language learner would find themselves in, making it practical. The quizzes and audio guide the way! Useful at any level of language learning.
  • Where has this book been all my life?

    By Cuba leader
    I have been struggling for years with my, on again off again, Spanish lessons. Then three years ago I started to work in Cuba and returned to my lessons with a private tutor. Time to get serious. Then this book “Spanish with Monsters” comes out. I don’t care how old you are this book is FUN! Just like in the movie “ Mary Poppins” says “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. This books makes learning loads of fun. Thank you so much Kelly for this brilliant book.
  • Spanish With Monsters

    By Maxheddie
    Spanish with Monsters is the only Spanish learning book I actually enjoyed learning from. The others that I have used to learn Spanish were, well, too much like textbooks and I lost interest quickly. Spanish With Monsters kept me interested throughout, with its audio portions and the video interactions. The monsters made learning very enjoyable, which seems to me an easier way to learn anything. I grew up speaking Spanish but never learned grammar and verb conjugation. Now that I'm older, I really wanted to raise the level of my Spanish. Spanish With Monsters made all that fun and the way information is presented in the book, it wasn't as hard to learn and kept my interest. My confidence in speaking Spanish has increased tenfold.

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