Complete Latin American Spanish: A Teach Yourself Guide

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January 10, 2011


Paperback, 384 pages


0071750657 / 9780071750653


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It's easy to teach yourself Latin American Spanish!

Complete Latin American Spanish: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Latin American Spanish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Latin American Spanish with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

    Table of contents

    What is your name? / Where is it? / They open at eight / What do you do? / A table for two / How much does it cost? / Holiday plans / Travelling / A message / I used to live in Spain / I would like to hire a car / Have you been to Cuzco? / Go straight on / Pronunciation / Key to the exercises / Transcript of listening comprehension texts / Table of irregular verbs / Glossary of Latin American Terms / Spanish-English vocabulary / English-Spanish vocabulary / Index

    Author comments

    Juan Kattán-Ibarra holds degrees in foreign-language teaching from the Universities of Chile, Michigan State and London. He taught Spanish at Ealing College and Shell International and was an examiner for the University of London School Examinations Board.

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