Spanish with Monsters - Kelly McLarnan

Spanish with Monsters

By Kelly McLarnan

  • Release Date: 2019-04-24
  • Genre: Spanish
5 Score: 5 (From 7 Ratings)


Spanish with Monsters is a language learning program designed both for independent and classroom learners. Monsters are the hosts of the books as they are metaphorical language learners meant to lighten the mood. “Spanish with Monsters: The First Date” deals largely with everyday situations such as the basics of getting around, ordering in a restaurant, negotiating in the market, making introductions, expressing likes and dislikes, talking about everyday life, family, obligations, and profession. Grammatical explanations are provided to help the learner understand Spanish as a language system. These pages are filled with audio, video, down-to-earth explanations, hundreds of self-check practices, an extensive glossary of words and typical expressions, self-check quizzes, and reviews. 

An ideal workbook for beginning high school or college Spanish courses, this practical text emphasizes the development of language skills and pronunciation, while also offering extensive instruction in listening, reading, writing and grammar. If you’re looking for an extensive review, or you need to master the basics, this is where you will want to begin.

Originally created for teen and adult language learners already living in the Spanish-speaking world, the focus of the text is not simply language theory, but application. 

Teachers may wish to use the text as a main classroom text or as a digital supplement to empower students with a diverse and inclusive guide that addresses everyday issues of living and interacting with native Spanish speakers. Appropriate for ages 13 to adult, the monsters are diverse, cheeky, and inclusive, allowing for a little comic relief as students master difficult concepts. 


  • Easy as abc

    By Dkbogart
    I love this book. As a linguist, I am very critical of how a language is taught. This book was so easy to follow and to use. My husband, who speaks no Spanish, and I both found it helpful and well organized. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to learn Spanish.
  • Highly Effective & Fun!

    By Nevada Montagu
    This book has really helped me improve my Spanish! I’m a beginner and the format of the book and the exercises are really user friendly. I’m learning practical Spanish that I find myself using the very next day (I moved to a Spanish speaking country). I’m very happy with my purchase and highly recommend the book!
  • Best Spanish Textbook Yet!

    By Whisperingishard
    I’ve been a Spanish teacher for nearly 15 years and this is my favorite text book yet. It’s accessible, but gives complete explanations of important grammatical structures. It focuses on the most important and likely situations a second-language learner would find themselves in, making it practical. The quizzes and audio guide the way! Useful at any level of language learning.
  • Where has this book been all my life?

    By Cuba leader
    I have been struggling for years with my, on again off again, Spanish lessons. Then three years ago I started to work in Cuba and returned to my lessons with a private tutor. Time to get serious. Then this book “Spanish with Monsters” comes out. I don’t care how old you are this book is FUN! Just like in the movie “ Mary Poppins” says “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. This books makes learning loads of fun. Thank you so much Kelly for this brilliant book.
  • Spanish With Monsters

    By Maxheddie
    Spanish with Monsters is the only Spanish learning book I actually enjoyed learning from. The others that I have used to learn Spanish were, well, too much like textbooks and I lost interest quickly. Spanish With Monsters kept me interested throughout, with its audio portions and the video interactions. The monsters made learning very enjoyable, which seems to me an easier way to learn anything. I grew up speaking Spanish but never learned grammar and verb conjugation. Now that I'm older, I really wanted to raise the level of my Spanish. Spanish With Monsters made all that fun and the way information is presented in the book, it wasn't as hard to learn and kept my interest. My confidence in speaking Spanish has increased tenfold.