Reading and resources

Reading

Reading

LFA course textbooks are available via a range of online bookshops.

For some courses (particularly specialist courses/courses at Levels 3 and above), there may be no textbook and tutors will provide all course materials.

If a course textbook is required, you do not need to purchase it in advance of the first class, as tutors will give further information about all course materials in the first session. If you are unsure of your level, we recommend that you do not purchase the book before the first class until your tutor has confirmed you have registered for the correct level.

Spanish Level 1

  • Essential reading - course book:

Aula Internacional 1. Nueva edición, libro del alumno + CD (white background cover with a picture of oranges). Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 978-84-15640-09-7

  • Highly recommended reading:

Easy Spanish Reader Premium, Third Edition: A Three-Part Reader for Beginning Students + 160 Minutes of streaming Audio (Easy Reader Series). William T. Hardy. McGraw-Hill 2009 (Kindle Edition & Paperback)

  • Recommended reading: 

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

 

Spanish Level 1 Plus

  • Essential reading - course book:

Bitácora 2, Nueva Edición - Libro del alumno + MP3 descargable 2 (A2). Cristina Bartolomé Martínez. Difusión 2016. ISBN: 978-8477118312

  • Highly recommended reading:

Easy Spanish Reader Premium, Third Edition: A Three-Part Reader for Beginning Students + 160 Minutes of streaming Audio (Easy Reader Series). William T. Hardy. McGraw-Hill 2009 (Kindle Edition & Paperback)

  • Recommended reading: 

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

 

Spanish Level 2

  • Essential reading - course book:

Aula Internacional 2. Nueva edición, libro del alumno + CD (white background cover with a picture of colourful material). Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 978-8416347667

  • Highly recommended reading:

Easy Spanish Reader Premium, Third Edition: A Three-Part Reader for Beginning Students + 160 Minutes of streaming Audio (Easy Reader Series). William T. Hardy. McGraw-Hill 2009 (Kindle Edition & Paperback)

  • Recommended reading:

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

 

Spanish Level 3

  • Essential reading - course book:

Aula Internacional 3. Libro del Alumno + CD. Nueva edición. Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 9788415640110 

  • Essential reading:

Spanish Grammar in Context. Third Edition. Juan Kattán-Ibarra and Angela Howkins. Routledge 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-72347-3. (Also available in eBook edition)

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish Level 4

  • Essential reading - course book:

Aula Internacional 4 B2.1. Libro del Alumno + CD. Nueva edición. Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2014. ISBN: 9788415620853

  • Recommended reading:

¡Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0340984499. (Also available in Kindle edition)

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

 

Spanish Level 5

  • Essential reading - course book:

C de C1. Libro del alumno + MP3 descargable (Spanish). Editorial Difusión, Barcelona 2017. ISBN: 978-8416273485

  • Recommended reading:

¡Exacto! A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0340984499. (Also available in Kindle edition)

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar. ISBN: 978-0071472685. (Also available in Kindle edition)

Resources

Resources

Spanish Language and Grammar

Listening Practice in Spanish

Interactive sites and apps

  • Duolingo - A very popular free language app
  • Memrise - Another popular free language app
  • Anki - Intelligent flashcards to help you learn a language (free app)
  • Quizlet - Search millions of study sets or create your own (flashcards, games and more)
  • Spanish apps - The best 12 apps for learning Spanish
  • Babbel - The fun and easy way to learn Spanish online
  • EspañolExtra - Interactive language exercises and games
  • Materiales de Lengua y Literatura - Interactive exercises

Guides to Spanish resources on the Internet

  • Instituto Cervantes - Non-profitable organisation promoting Spanish language learning and culture
  • Universia - Factual information to study and live in Spain (in Spanish)
  • Universia - Factual information to study and live in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and Brazil (in Spanish)

Online media, newspapers and magazines

Spanish Literature and Culture

Museums: Art, History, Ethnography, and Natural Sciences

Spanish accents and pronunciation

Spanish Geography, Society, History and Politics

Spanish for Business, Computing, Biology & Medicine

Practical guides to studying, living and working in Spain

Children's websites