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Dual Language Books & Audio Resources - Spanish/English

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Dual Language Books
(Most or all can be ordered from Amazon.com)

1) First Spanish Reader, Angel Flores, ed.,
Dover reprint, (Paperback)

2)Easy Spanish Reader (Paperback)
by William Tardy

3) Short Stories in Spanish, John L. King, ed. New
Penguin Parallel Text (Paperback)

4) Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos
hispanoamericanos, Stanley Appelbaum, editor,
translator. A Dual-Language Book (Paperback)

5)Spanish Stories of the Late Nineteenth Century,
Stanley Appelbaum, ed. A Dual-Language Book (Paperback)

6)Oh, look, a whole few pages of 'em!
http://www.thelanguagebear.com/spanish_novels.php
Type "Spanish" and "dual language" into the search boxes on the upper right of the page

Please feel free to add books to this thread, especially if there is something you really like. And now, here are some resources....

Below is not a dual-language book, but it's a good resource.

Lazarus said: I strongly recommend this book for both imperfect/preterite and subjunctive (and everything else):

http://www.amazon.com/Gramatica-Basica-Del-Estudiante-Espanol/dp/05...

I've never found a book that explains these topics in a simper or more accurate manner (and I have over 20 books on these), but it is entirely written in Spanish. It is full of pictures and the exercises are extremely well designed....
[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A1257171]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A1257171[/url]

On the web

1) Sounds of the Spanish Alphabet - audio
http://www.brighthub.com/education/languages/articles/8388.aspx
Article on how to pronounce the vowels in Spanish
http://www.brighthub.com/education/languages/articles/6263.aspx
Article on how to pronounce Spanish B and V, soft and hard
http://www.brighthub.com/education/languages/articles/6269.aspx

2) Audios and games free demo page
http://lomastv.com/demo.php

3) Sr. Jordan's Spanish lessons on Youtube.com
http://srjordan.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/01-gustar-las-frutas/

Coffee-Break Spanish
4) http://tinyurl.com/bwqf79

5) The Search for Lorna [easy dual-language short short story]
http://www.lonweb.org/daisy/ds-spanish-lorna.htm

6) Audio - Don Quijote de la Mancha
[url=http://www.educaragon.org/arboles/arbol.asp'guiaeducativa=41&strseccion=A1A68]http://www.educaragon.org/arboles/arbol.asp'guiaeducativa=41&strseccion=A1A68[/url]
Text - Spanish & English [some mistakes ~Lazarus]
http://mgarci.aas.duke.edu/cibertextos/EDICIONES-BILINGUES/INGLES/DQ-1-01.HTM

7) And there are some things on the menu at page bottom of the website here, spanishdict.com

8) http://learnspanishtravelspanish.com/2.html

Again, if you can, please add resources to this thread.

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updated SEP 12, 2009
posted by MJ

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I have an old (copyright © 1984) Schaum's Outline Series Spanish Vocabulary by Conrad J. Schmitt which I like because it is dual, but not dual English-Spanish, but rather dual Pictures-Spanish (unfortunately for me, written, no audio, for which reason I have not gotten around to using the book yet)

For example, there is a picture of a car. A word (sometimes words) for each part of the car is connected to the part of the picture that corresponds to the word. I have la aleta, el guardafango, la luz o el faro, el capó o el bonete, el parchoques, la placa o la matricula, el tapón o el tapacubo, el intermitente o la direccional. The dashboard is illustrated in another graphic. Chapters include En el aeropuerto, En el avión. You get the picture. Today's technology could omit the written words altogether (or use them as backup) and just give the sound - in full sentences, perhaps.

updated SEP 12, 2009
posted by Janice
Well , get up off your duff and write a book or create an interacitvie video. - 0074b507, SEP 12, 2009
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I have purchased Grámatica básica del estudiante de español mentioned by MJ in this older thread. It is indeed to be strongly recommended.

Lazarus said: I strongly recommend this book for both imperfect/preterite and subjunctive (and everything else):

http://www.amazon.com/Gramatica-Basica-Del-Estudiante-Espanol/dp/05...

I've never found a book that explains these topics in a simper or more accurate manner (and I have over 20 books on these), but it is entirely written in Spanish. It is full of pictures and the exercises are extremely well designed....

Just one example: we often find questions from people wanting to understand the idea of nouns being feminine or masculine here at Span¡shD!ct.com. The beginning chapter of this textbook handles the subject thoroughly and provides exercises. It addresses the various classifications for the names of animals, for example. Serpiente is always "la" serpiente. One then adds "hembra" or "macho" depending on whether the snake is in fact biologically female or male:--) One always says "el cocodrilo" - a crocodile - is invariably masculine. Again one can have this cocodrilo as an agreable "macho" or "él" can be "ella" and "hembra".

Some animals get completely different words depending on their gender: el caballo but la yegua. Others change the ending as we all first learn to do and I thought always to be the case before reading this chapter: el perro, la perra. I liked learning that some animals change the ending in the same way we change the ending in English: el tigre, but la tigresa.

Yes, thorough, - and fun - to be highly recommended.

updated SEP 11, 2009
posted by Janice
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You are kind to say so, Kathleen. I would be happy to share the materials I have sorted out and sometimes created for myself - things I chose or made because I am trying to learn with minimal access to the written word. I think that the first dual language book I am going to try to read will be the dictionary. The words are already looked up!!

Some (most) of what I have is from Germany and what little dual language the materials include is in German, but I still find that for someone who already knows Spanish and wants to teach it, the tools could be very useful.

For example, I have two series of vocabulary trainers for the raw beginner. I recorded everything from these using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/, open source sound auditing software. I attenuated all the "native" language (the German) and increased the volume just a bit on the Spanish. Very importantly, I made a copy of the Spanish word to play both after as well as before the German word (the way the recording came, the Spanish word was only spoken once. But I wanted to hear it again after hearing the meaning. In fact, I don't understand why the publisher did not think of that!. Well criticism aside,) little by little, I attenuated the volume more and more on the German until I had enough confidence to cut out the German words entirely. The auditing software makes that all easy, if maybe a bit laborious. And it turned out, too, that learning was a side effect of the auditing. The words are the recognized basic ones. In the second trainer, the words are followed by sentences using the words. By the way, Heidita made such a vocabulary list right here in SpanishDict.com---|sentences!!

There is also a firm called "Digital Publishing" which publishes CD's containing software that allows you to control the tempo of what you are hearing. The one I purchased is called "Déjame que te cuenta" - "easy" stories by the Argentine psychologist and author, Jorge Bucay. I want to learn Castillian pronunciation first - Lazarus1907 once advised that it would be helpful for spelling, But Bucay's stories are fun and addressed to the advanced beginner. Mind you I was not an advanced beginner when I started listening...and did not understand a word!! In fact, I actually believed then that I never would understand. Yes, indeedy, as my Mom would put it! I truly doubted that I would ever understand. But amazingly, now, I do...nor do I translate, but understand it all directly in the Spanish. (Well, not quite all of it yetgrin

My favorite program is called "Spanish Superplus for Beginners". I was just lucky to stumble upon it as a very beginner and I still listen to it sometimes when I go out on walks. The secret to this program, -- in which you spend a day with "Radio Metropolis" in Madrid -- is that it is not boring. Thus you can listen to it again and again and again and again and I had better stop with the "again's" before Heidita complains that my posts are too long. (They aregrin I think this Superplus is still available, now on CD. I bought it in tapes and recorded it with one of those cables from the earphone plug on my computer to the microphone. I trust it is allowed to perhaps upload just a snippet to give you the idea. Find 37 seconds of the three tapes attached here. (Pardon the missing "s" in the title, I now know better than when I wrote this to a CD..it cannot be changed there now.)

All these other sources that people have posted look pretty exciting too! And probably the kinds of things I found are now also available via such Internet sources as Los Más TV. Once I feel I am ready, I will subscribe. The young Argentinean who does the demo is ¡muy simpatica"! For now, I am still in the modus operandi in which I need to hear the same thing over and over instead of listeing to ever new things that I don't understand.

Kathleen said:

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updated FEB 5, 2009
posted by Janice
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Janice said:

I have an old (copyright © 1984) Schaum's Outline Series Spanish Vocabulary by Conrad J. Schmitt which I like because it is dual, but not dual English-Spanish, but rather dual Pictures-Spanish (unfortunately for me, written, no audio, for which reason I have not gotten around to using the book yet)For example, there is a picture of a car. A word (sometimes words) for each part of the car is connected to the part of the picture that corresponds to the word. I have la aleta, el guardafango, la luz o el faro, el capó o el bonete, el parchoques, la placa o la matricula, el tapón o el tapacubo, el intermitente o la direccional. The dashboard is illustrated in another graphic. Chapters include En el aeropuerto, En el avión. You get the picture. Today's technology could omit the written words altogether (or use them as backup) and just give the sound - in full sentences, perhaps.


Janice, your post forced me to look through the Spanish workbooks that I have acquired due to my new teaching position as of this past school year. ( It has been 15 years since I graduated from college as a Spanish major and need all the help I can get!) I knew the name SCHAUM'S sounded familiar. I found a Schuam's Outline Series, Spanish Grammar, 2nd. ed. by Conrad Schmitt. Copyright 1950!! Unfortunately this workbook it not dual and does not have the pictures that your "newer" version does!! I briefly viewed the pages and it seems like quality material that I could use for myself and the class. I always learn from your posts and enjoy reading them. Kathleen

updated FEB 4, 2009
posted by Kathleen
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Great book for learning Spanish is the title of another thread just begun in the forum by Jeff in which "amigos falsos" from the two languages are shown side by side [url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A1151012]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A115...[/url]

updated FEB 4, 2009
posted by Janice
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