Getting Started With Spanish: Beginning Spanish For Homeschoolers And Self-Taught Students of Any Age
Getting Started With Spanish

Getting Started with Spanish: Beginning Spanish for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age is a book that teaches beginning Spanish gradually yet systematically. This unique method was designed specifically to help homeschooled and self-taught students overcome the obstacles they face when studying Spanish at home. In each lesson, after learning something new, you can immediately apply what you've learned by translating the fun practice sentences. Download the free MP3 files that accompany the book and listen to a native speaker (co-author Antonio Orta) pronounce all the exercises. As you practice speaking and understanding spoken Spanish, refer to the answer key in the back if you get stuck. For additional help and instruction, the authors have provided extensive audio commentary recordings that teach through every lesson and exercise in the book. Everything you need is here in one book, so what's stopping you from Getting Started with Spanish?


New Facebook Page

September 28, 2015

Hi everyone. We're developing a new Facebook page to help keep you all informed about current and upcoming projects.

Big News!

March 12, 2013

Big news, folks. Work has begun on the next book in the Getting Started language series...Getting Started with French.

More news later. Until then, au revoir!

Now Available for Kindle and NOOK

December 14, 2011

Big news, everybody. Getting Started with Spanish is now available as an e-book for both Amazon's Kindleand Barnes and Noble's NOOK. See the Order page for links.

Cultivating Realistic Goals for Foreign Language Study

August 24, 2011

Here's an article I recently wrote for a homeschool website. It's about having appropriate goals for the study of foreign languages.

Contest Winners

January 18, 2011

Hi folks: announcing the winners of the free book drawing contest. I decided to have a second place winner, so there are actually two winners.

Winner: Christie J. She will receive a free copy of Getting Started with Latin and a free copy of the textbook for Linney's Latin Class.

Second place winner: William R. He will receive his choice of either a free copy of Getting Started with Latin or the textbook for Linney's Latin Class.

I will have another drawing in a few months, so check back for the next drawing.

Last Day for Book Drawing

January 17, 2011

Today is the last day to enter the book drawing. I will draw the winner's name out of a hat perhaps tonight or tomorrow morning.

Enter the Book Drawing

January 11, 2011

Just wanted to let you know that I am having a free Latin book drawing. The winner will receive TWO Latin books: one copy of Getting Started with Latin and one copy of the textbook for Linney's Latin Class.

To enter, just send me an email. When the contest is over, as usual I will draw a name out of a hat. I delete all email entries after each contest (i.e. I won't save your email address so I can send you spam later). U.S. residents only, please.

Yet Another Review

October 6, 2010

Here's a review of Getting Started with Spanish from

Book Review

August 1, 2010

The Homeschool Magazine has posted a review of Getting Started with Spanish on their website. Click here to read it.

All Recordings Complete

November 12, 2009

All recordings associated with Getting Started with Spanish are now complete and ready for downloading.