The Spanish for Dummies available on Amazon will be the first book that comes up every single time learning Rocket Spanish books are sought on the net. For that fact alone, this book is the first choice for anyone interested in learning Spanish if they find themselves in the need to go to Spain or any other Spanish speaking countries as tourists or in a business trip.
Going over the book, it is immediately apparent that this is not an ‘idiot’ book neither is it really a book for dummies. For beginners probably, but not dummies. Why? Because if one is a dummy, they would not be able to learn from the book, much else attempt to read it. The audio CD that accompanies it makes pronouncing the words easier as the user can actually read the words that are being spoken.
The book offers surprisingly easy and understandable phrases that are easily picked up by the reader. Phrases needed to get around in the streets seeking restaurants, shops, a taxi, even the hotel that you are staying in.
Surprisingly, the more the book is read, the more concrete the understanding. This is not a one-read dummy book as a lot of others are, this is a book that can quickly develop cracked bindings and dog eared pages. This is one book that will be continuously read.
One thing for certain, this is not a book for the advanced level Spanish learner. This is for beginners only; however, this is going to be considered a stepping stone for continuous learning that will eventually lead the learner to a more advanced level in the future.
As a beginners book, it is wonderful in establishing an interest in the learner for further learning. Eventually, more books in learning Spanish would have to be sought to increase the vocabulary and to increase the fluency.
For those who do a lot a travelling, especially to Spanish speaking countries, this is a ‘must have’ book that deserves a unique space in your luggage or hand bag.