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Mastering Spanish

Creator: Robert P. Stockwell, Ismael Silva Fuenzalida | Foreign Language Study - 1985-01-01

A complete Spanish course for beginners.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

About this book
Course developed by the Foreign Service Institute to train diplomatic personnel.



363 pages

Mastering Spanish

Creator: Robert Clarke, Betty Parr | Foreign Language Study - 2004-11-01

The Hippocrene Master's Series, a comprehensive self-study course for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of the language, now offers Mastering Arabic, Mastering Polish, and Mastering Spanish, each conveniently packaged with ...

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

About this book
The Hippocrene Master's Series, a comprehensive self-study course for individuals with little or no previous knowledge of the language, now offers Mastering Arabic, Mastering Polish, and Mastering Spanish, each conveniently packaged with its own audio-CD accompaniment. Native speakers are recorded on each CD to help capture the pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation of the target language. Learning these languages has never been easier, whether you're at home, in the car, or using a portable disc player! The basic teaching material of Mastering Spanish, which covers the Spanish of Spain and of South and Central America, is presented on two 60-minute compact discs.



384 pages

Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary, A Thematic Approach

Foreign Language Study - 1997

This pocket-sized reference emphasizes Spanish commercial vocabulary with terms and translations covering banking, labor and management, accounting, transportation, manufacturing, communications media, computers, electronic data processing, ...

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

About this book
This pocket-sized reference emphasizes Spanish commercial vocabulary with terms and translations covering banking, labor and management, accounting, transportation, manufacturing, communications media, computers, electronic data processing, and much more.


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  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish, Level One with Audio CDs (Mastering Languages Series)

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    Rating (30 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
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    New cover, same content

    I originally learned Spanish years ago with the Foreign Service Institute Basic Course in Spanish, and purchased Barron's previous edition of "Mastering Spanish" a couple of years ago thinking it would be easier to use than the original. What I found was that it was a copy of the 1957 original--but the page sizes had been photographically reduced from letter-size to 9" x 7", making the text very small and difficult to read. The previous edition of Barron's Mastering Spanish on Amazon had numerous reviews, many of which pointed out usability problems: small, indistinct text; too-fast and sometimes indistinct speech on the audio; an intrusive and not useful phonetic alphabet which dominated and sometimes replaced the normal Spanish; and a preponderance of political/military situations and vocabulary inappropriate for most users. By comparing Barron's with the FSI original, I found that Barron's is nothing more than a photocopy of the old original; the audio is also a copy.My... 2/5 Randy (Russellville, AR. United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering Spanish, Level One with Audio CDs (Mastering Languages Series) (Audio CD) As others have said this course is only for those who are serious about learning spanish and are not afraid of working their asses off to do it. There is no silver bullet. Learning a foreign language is tough and not for lightweight learners. This is the heavyweight division folks. No you will not master this while doing other activities. When you were in college did you expect to learn calculus, physics, or other heavy duty courses while driving to the bar? I think not! You are going to have to use the book with the cd's in a quiet place without distractions every day. This course is going to drill you like being in boot camp in the Marine Corps. There are a variety of different types of drills that will drill this material deep into your DNA and when you master it and the next three levels after it you will be able to handle yourself in all but the most technical of situations. If you have no background in Spanish I would reccomend pimsleur first. I would also supplement... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 11, 2003

    The Holy Grail of Spanish courses!

    As others have said this course is only for those who are serious about learning spanish and are not afraid of working their asses off to do it. There is no silver bullet. Learning a foreign language is tough and not for lightweight learners. This is the heavyweight division folks. No you will not master this while doing other activities. When you were in college did you expect to learn calculus, physics, or other heavy duty courses while driving to the bar? I think not! You are going to have to use the book with the cd's in a quiet place without distractions every day. This course is going to drill you like being in boot camp in the Marine Corps. There are a variety of different types of drills that will drill this material deep into your DNA and when you master it and the next three levels after it you will be able to handle yourself in all but the most technical of situations. If you have no background in Spanish I would reccomend pimsleur first. I would also supplement... 5/5 Hugh Roth (Merrick, NY United States) - See all my reviews, March 31, 2006

    Hard work produces results...

    I have an older edition with 12 audio tapes. As pointed out elsewhere, the "textbook" is a reduced version of the original, and is clogged by the most annoying amount of transliterations. I find the drills really valuable, and feel like I am actually SPEAKING Spanish instead of reading it. I feel it is well worth the price, assuming you have the perserverance (sp?) to stick with it, and it does require disipline. If you did the three courses through to the bitter end while drilling the vocabulary separately, you would know a ton of Spanish.From a learning perspective, the most difficult thing about tapes (and maybe even the CDs, although I have no direct experience and Barron's was not much help when I inquired) is their lack of usable indexing. If, say, each tape is gone over from start to finish 4 times, there are yet sections which require many more repititions. To do this on a "walkman" tape player is difficult at best. Here is where the... 3/5 0, April 23, 2003
    List Price: $79.95


  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish Vocabulary with Audio MP3: A Thematic Approach (Barron's Foreign Language Guides)

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    Rating (16 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Barron's Educational Series

    great format

    5/5 dudeanonymous (MD) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastering Spanish Vocabulary with Audio MP3: A Thematic Approach (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) (Paperback) i love how barron's presents their vocab thematically. i also love that this book comes with an audio mp3 disc and includes sentences that enable you to learn the words in useful contexts.because i don't think enough info is provided regarding the mp3s, i'll tell you about them. the mp3s simply state the spanish words/phrases/example sentences in the order that they appear in the book. the english counterparts aren't stated. so basically the mp3s are useful as a pronunciation guide, to improve listening comprehension, and for review. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 22, 2012

    Red ink is a problem, otherwise great

    I purchased this as an aid for a Spanish conversation class I'm taking and am very pleased with its general layout, grouping terms by category. I was also pleased to see it has an index, so that if you are not sure what name they would give the topic you want, but know one term that belongs in it, you can look up the term and find the page(s) with more on-topic vocabulary.The vocabulary CD that came with the book nicely provides native pronunciation of the vocabulary, grouped by topic as in the book. (I haven't checked to see how complete it is, but it seems to track the book with both terms and examples.) Note that the CD does not provide English translation, however, and so cannot be used for self-testing of active recollection of terminology, but it will adequately reinforce the passive recognition of it. (A big plus is that it does not have the ubiquitous beep, which is so annoying in the CD accompanying Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs!)That being said, I... 4/5 Pen name - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering Spanish Vocabulary with Audio MP3: A Thematic Approach (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) (Paperback) I purchased this as an aid for a Spanish conversation class I'm taking and am very pleased with its general layout, grouping terms by category. I was also pleased to see it has an index, so that if you are not sure what name they would give the topic you want, but know one term that belongs in it, you can look up the term and find the page(s) with more on-topic vocabulary.The vocabulary CD that came with the book nicely provides native pronunciation of the vocabulary, grouped by topic as in the book. (I haven't checked to see how complete it is, but it seems to track the book with both terms and examples.) Note that the CD does not provide English translation, however, and so cannot be used for self-testing of active recollection of terminology, but it will adequately reinforce the passive recognition of it. (A big plus is that it does not have the ubiquitous beep, which is so annoying in the CD accompanying Barron's 501 Spanish Verbs!)That being said, I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 11, 2013

    I am rather disappointed with this book

    2/5 J. Stearns (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastering Spanish Vocabulary with Audio MP3: A Thematic Approach (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) (Paperback) I am rather disappointed with this book. The layout is fine but the major problem I have is that the sentence structures are generally not accurate and the word choices are not accurate, especially for Latin American Spanish. The book tries to distinguish when a word is Latin American or Spanish in its usage, but it doesn't seem very accurate. Several of my Spanish speaking friends have looked at the book and said that they would not say or write things the way they are in the book. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 6, 2015
    List Price: $18.99




  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish, Level 2: Book Only (Foreign Service Languages Institute Series)

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Barron's Educational Series

    a good learning course

    The books and cd's for Mastering Spanish are from the Foreign Service Institute. They are public domain. There is a website from which you can download the recordings and book material. I have downloaded the recordings. However, trying to use the book and recordings online is too much of a hassle for me. I bought the book at a very reasonable price. I use the book with the recorded material that I have downloaded. The FSI Spanish Basic and programmatic courses are wonderful! They use dialogs that the student repeats to learn. The basic course then has variations of the learned material so that the student learns practical application. The programmatic course uses dialogs, too, but it spends a lot more time teaching correct pronunciation. It also teaches the language structure and verb tenses sooner than the Basic course. I really liked the basic course, until I tried the programmatic course. It is even better. I am using both courses now. Buy the books, new or used,... 5/5 JP (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastering Spanish, Level 2: Book Only (Foreign Service Languages Institute Series) (Paperback) The books and cd's for Mastering Spanish are from the Foreign Service Institute. They are public domain. There is a website from which you can download the recordings and book material. I have downloaded the recordings. However, trying to use the book and recordings online is too much of a hassle for me. I bought the book at a very reasonable price. I use the book with the recorded material that I have downloaded. The FSI Spanish Basic and programmatic courses are wonderful! They use dialogs that the student repeats to learn. The basic course then has variations of the learned material so that the student learns practical application. The programmatic course uses dialogs, too, but it spends a lot more time teaching correct pronunciation. It also teaches the language structure and verb tenses sooner than the Basic course. I really liked the basic course, until I tried the programmatic course. It is even better. I am using both courses now. Buy the books, new or used,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2011

    Great Course book for mastering Spanish

    5/5 @KeithUFC (Middletown, NJ 07748) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastering Spanish, Level 2: Book Only (Foreign Service Languages Institute Series) (Paperback) Great Course produced by the US government's foreign service department for their overseas agents, You can download the audio files for free at the US government website. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 18, 2014

    print too small to read, ridiculous.

    1/5 Miriam Donn - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mastering Spanish, Level 2: Book Only (Foreign Service Languages Institute Series) (Paperback) The print is much too small. What were they thinking? this was not the case in the first book. What happened? Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2013
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  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Mastering Vocabulary Series)

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    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Barron's Educational Series

    A good book for building spanish vocabulary.

    4/5 John(marchant@acy.digex.net) (Southern NJ, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering a Spanish Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Mastering Vocabulary) (Spanish Edition) (Paperback) I find this book to be very good. It offers 5500 words or so for a person to learn which is more than enough to cover general conversation on any theme, explain any thought, and say anything that is not deeply technical. A typical person's vocabulary is between 12,000-15,000 words though many of them are not used. This book is great-it is organized by themes and has more advanced words in gray. I recently got this book and find that it rounds out my vocabulary. I recommend this one and 1,001 Pitfalls in Spanish by Barron's. Both are absolutely essential for native English speakers. In fact, those two books and a lot of reviewing is adequate in my estimation for anyone with very little background in Spanish to rise to a level of fluency achieved by a small percentage of the 'gringos' who try to learn it. I'd give it a '10' except I think it would be neat to have even more vocabulary-perhaps 8000 words to involve more technical and medical terms, etc. They also try to stick to fairly... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 25, 1999

    An essential book for your library

    I find this book to be very good. It offers 5500 words or so for a person to learn which is more than enough to cover general conversation on any theme, explain any thought, and say anything that is not deeply technical. A typical person's vocabulary is between 12,000-15,000 words though many of them are not used. This book is great-it is organized by themes and has more advanced words in gray. I recently got this book and find that it rounds out my vocabulary. I recommend this one and 1,001 Pitfalls in Spanish by Barron's. Both are absolutely essential for native English speakers. In fact, those two books and a lot of reviewing is adequate in my estimation for anyone with very little background in Spanish to rise to a level of fluency achieved by a small percentage of the 'gringos' who try to learn it. I'd give it a '10' except I think it would be neat to have even more vocabulary-perhaps 8000 words to involve more technical and medical terms, etc. They also try to stick to fairly... 4/5 Andy Orrock (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews, April 25, 1998

    Powerful, but...

    ...capable of producing some fairly alarming editing errors, for one. Things like "To abrigo es distinto..."A second important item of note to potential purchasers is that the book assumes you have THE ENTIRE VERB SYSTEM down cold. Each of the 41 sections of the book has 'standard' and 'advanced' sections of vocabulary. But Word 1 in the standard list could fire off an example that features a sentence that combines conditional and subjunctive imperfect tenses. After all, it's a vocabulary - and not grammar - book. But just make sure you know that going in.Third point - I can't figure out what make a word or expression worthy of 'advanced' vs. 'standard.' I'm just opening up to a random page (p. 338) as I write this review, and I see the words 'apenas,' 'mayor,' and 'menor' in the advanced section, while 'de ninguna manera' sits in the standard. Odd, huh?Despite all these objections, this book is really a good edition to your library. Its triumph is... 3/5 0, May 20, 2002
    List Price: $14.99



  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish Grammar (Barron's Foreign Language Guides)

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  • Hippocrene Books

    Spanish Verbs: Ser and Estar (Hippocrene Language Studies)

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    Rating (9 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Hippocrene Books

    A lesson in spanish cultural understanding

    5/5 Rebeka (Los Estados Unidos) - See all my reviews This review is from: Spanish Verbs: Ser and Estar (Hippocrene Language Studies) (Paperback) I am of hispanic decent and this book explains the spanish speakers way of thinking in a nutshell. Written by two hispanics, this book is the only book you'll ever need to understand how to think when thinking in spanish. I as a high school student was mistaught like everyone else in my class on the two verbs Ser and Estar...and to my surprise the first pages referred to the often misteachings of these two verbs right from the start and retaught me what my 4 years of high school spanish never did teach me. If you are a serious spanish learner...buy this book. For $9 you can't take the chance not to. I have it in front of me now and I high light many spots in the book to refer to for future use...buy it. :) Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2000

    The logic in this book is amazing

    5/5 A Customer (Hampton, VA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Spanish Verbs: Ser and Estar (Hippocrene Language Studies) (Paperback) The way this book explains the difference between ser and estar makes it so much easier to remember. It seems much more intuitive and logical when I think about why I am using one over the other. I struggled with this concept before this book and I would highly recommend this to anyone who is learning spanish on their own. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 2001

    Ser and Estar thoroughly reviewed

    This book will successfully clarify any queries that you have with regards to the correct usage of the verbs ser and estar, which traditionally present difficulty for learners of the Spanish language. When I bought this book a few years ago I was quite surprised with the level of detail and the approach of the authors used to clarify this grammatical difficulty. The explanations are in English with examples in Spanish. The approach of the logic of usage is from Spanish to English rather than from English to Spanish which most textbooks use and perhaps that's where the confusion begins. It does clarify the notion that Ser and Estar are sometimes interchangeable (and they are not) and using one or other will definitely change the meaning of a phrase. This is the only book that I have come across thus far dedicated to the analysis and usage of these two verbs. If you are looking for an accurate and concise clarification of the usage of these verbs this book is highly recommended and not... 5/5 Marianopolita2005 - See all my reviews This review is from: Spanish Verbs: Ser and Estar (Hippocrene Language Studies) (Paperback) This book will successfully clarify any queries that you have with regards to the correct usage of the verbs ser and estar, which traditionally present difficulty for learners of the Spanish language. When I bought this book a few years ago I was quite surprised with the level of detail and the approach of the authors used to clarify this grammatical difficulty. The explanations are in English with examples in Spanish. The approach of the logic of usage is from Spanish to English rather than from English to Spanish which most textbooks use and perhaps that's where the confusion begins. It does clarify the notion that Ser and Estar are sometimes interchangeable (and they are not) and using one or other will definitely change the meaning of a phrase. This is the only book that I have come across thus far dedicated to the analysis and usage of these two verbs. If you are looking for an accurate and concise clarification of the usage of these verbs this book is highly recommended and not... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 26, 2003
    List Price: $11.95


  • Barron's Educational Series

    Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach

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    Rating (5 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Barron's Educational Series

    Only has 3,500 entries, and is over 10 years old.

    2/5 Business Translator (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Paperback) I am a business translator, and have bought every English-Spanish dictionary published for almost 25 years now. This dictionary has only 3,500 entries, and was translated in 1997 from a 1995 German book. Hence, the book is not current, is very limited in scope, and worse of all, not even oriented towards English or Spanish.I gave it two stars because its sample sentences may be helpful for beginners. This book will be of no use to anyone of an intermediate of advanced level in either language. It is completely inadequate for business translators.I recommend your buying one or both of the following: Webster's New World English-Spanish/Spanish-English Business Dictionary, or The Oxford Spanish Business Dictionary. If you only need one, then buy Webster's New World English-Spanish/Spanish-English Business Dictionary. Do not buy Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary : A Thematic Approach, unless you are aware of and accept these limitations. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 11, 2006

    Thematic Approach helps you master one thing at a time

    4/5 Gary Gudmundson - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Paperback) This book is very helpful. I read it before studying marketing for a year in Mexico. It helped me get a grasp on the vocabulary in my classes.Later I was offered a job because I spoke Spanish and knew about business. This book helped forge the foundation of an international business career.Currently I manage an import/export business in Monterrey, Mexico. This book has been extremely helpful.I highly reccomended this book to a professor at the University of Tennessee for required reading use in his classes. (Spanish for Business) Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 13, 2000

    Very Helpful

    4/5 Nugget (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mastering Spanish Business Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Paperback) This book has proven very benificial to me. I am in the process of moving to South America with my employer. I am a Human Resource Manager and this book has helped me greatly with my spanish buisness vocabulary. Another book that I have found to be even more indispensable for me and a definite "5" star is the book "Spanish for Human Resources Managers." Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2000
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