There is so much material nowadays out there available for you to improve your Spanish skills, that there is little excuse not to take advantage of them. Maybe lack of time, but setting aside as little as 15 minutes a day, you will slowly but surely improve.
Reading is a great way to practice grammar structures, and build vocabulary. People mistakenly believe that children’s books are a good start. Nope! Just because the books are for children doesn’t mean the grammar structures or vocabulary are easy. You may find yourself extremely frustrated! Of course! You need to start reading gradually. Start reading a short book that is at you present level. If you are at the beginning stages the book must be in the present tense, for example.
We have found that “Lola Lago” series by Neus Sans and Lourdes Miquel, is perfect for adult Spanish students. They are fun reads and short. Some of them come with a CD. Great way to practice your listening skills too!
How to make the most out of the reading experience:
- Read a couple of pages a day. Make this your routine.
- Don’t check every single word you don’t understand. Just try to get the gist of it.
- Underline words you don’t know and look them up later.
- Reread the chapter aloud to practice pronunciation and rhythm.
Lola Lago series is a collection of detective short, and gradual reading stories for adults. Suitable as a supplement for Beginning and Intermediate Spanish language students.
The Lola Lago series is available in Amazon at:
Amazon books paperback
SRP: $6.99 – $14.00
Full disclosure: Neither the author nor Casa Hispana received compensation from the brands mentioned in the article.