Exacto Guide To Spanish Grammar
It's true that the subject of grammar probably isn't the most exciting thing on the minds of students learning a language, including Spanish. Just the thought of grammar has been known to bring to mind some dry, boring thoughts of a drudgery in studying that almost sounds like a punishment. It's the kind of learning material that could prompt one want to ask the question:
"Why do we have to learn this anyway? Will we ever really use this in real life?". Well, the simple truth of the matter is that knowing some grammar when we're learning Spanish will actually make communicating in Spanish go smoother, and it'll make you a better speaker and communicator. The grammar rules you learn will not only make you a better speaker of Spanish, but also a better writer and reader of the Spanish language. So, in view of this way of looking at the subject of grammar, let's take a look at a Spanish grammar guide that's available from Exacto.
Designed for intermediate Spanish students, studying on their own or in a classroom, Exacto Spanish Grammar gives you the essentials of Spanish grammar. Not enough to overwhelm and discourage a student, but just the right amount of the grammar information you need to be a competent speaker of the Spanish language.
The book begins with a detailed glossary of the terms used when talking about grammar. This is kind of a reference type of section that could be looked at from time to time as needed. You'll probably skip past it but its position at the front of the book reminds you it's available any time you need to quickly look something up.
Every chapter has a lot of exercises / practice problems to test what you've learned. The answers are in the back. Do you have any concerns that this book might be too difficult or too easy for you? Wonder if this book fits your Spanish level or that of your classroom students? Rest easy, because the author has already thought of that and given you a device to handle that care:
One nice feature of the book is that all the teaching content and the exercises have a level number grade next to them. Everything is the book is graded level 1, level 2, or level 3.
So before you waste your time, or get frustrated, you have an idea if the material is geared toward you. A detailed description of each level is given in the introduction to the book.
Some Miscellaneous Notes
- The Exacto grammar guide is 260 pages.
- Suggested price is $14.95 US Dollar.
- The appendix has a large verb conjugation table.
- The examples used to demonstrate the grammar rules are real - taken from actual books and newspapers.
- A grammatical index of both English and Spanish words is included.
- The book is laid out using a lot of tables - allowing you to get the information you need quickly and easily.
- There are some illustrations and crossword puzzle to keep things interesting.