This book is Volume 1 of First Spanish Reader for Beginners. There are simple and funny Spanish stories at Beginner and Elementary levels with parallel translation. The author maintains learners' motivation with captivating stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The method utilizes the natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The audio tracks are embedded in the book.
As you read this bilingual reader, your brain begins to remember words and phrases because you are exposed to them several times. You don’t even realize, until you must recall what you’ve learned, that you have already learned the new words and phrases. This graded language book with a parallel translation has helped many to uncover their potential for learning multiple languages. Whether you are learning a language as a hobby or for a necessary purpose, you will find this book is supportive.
It can usually take you from one to three months to finish a bilingual graded reader at Beginner level (A1) and Elementary level (A2). The amount of time depends on your previous experience with learning foreign languages and on your personal abilities. At this point you should be able to ask and answer simple questions with the following questioning words: What? Who? Where? When? Which? How many/much? As you improve and become more confident in your ability to use the new language, you can move on to the next reader level and continue your language-learning journey.