The 10 Best Spanish Textbooks

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether it’s to improve your job prospects or give yourself the confidence to converse when abroad, learning another language is no small task. For help honing your linguistic skills, consider picking up one of these Spanish textbooks. We've featured versions that focus on the European and Latin American dialects, and included everything from phrasebooks for beginners to comprehensive programs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Living Language Complete Edition

2. Easy Phrase Book

3. Barron's 501 Verbs

Editor's Notes

February 28, 2019:

When learning a new language it's important to furnish yourself with an array of teaching resources, and a textbook is a critical part of that. Not everyone learns in the same way or has the same goals, though, so we arranged a list with comprehensive selections (such as Living Language Complete Edition) and primers for beginners who are heading abroad or who need a simple grounding in the subject (See It & Say It and Dover Guides Easy). Further to that logic, we also included the first versions in a series of programs meant to guide you to fluency, such as Easy Spanish Step-By-Step and Short Stories Volume One. Living Language Complete Edition gained the number one spot because it incorporates reading, writing, and audio, is a great value for money, and takes students from beginner to advanced.

4. Madrigal's Magic Key

5. The Ultimate Review and Practice

6. Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

7. Complete Grammar

8. Short Stories Volume One

9. Middle/High School

10. See It & Say It

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