Spanish short stories - lecturas graduadas
Editions:Kindle (Spanish): £ 2.32 GBP

¿Me voy o me quedo?

This book is a short story for adult learners with an intermediate level of Spanish (B1).

It tells the story of James, a young English man who is really obsessed with studying Spanish. Not only does he want to learn Spanish: he wants to be Spanish! He gave up drinking tea and now he only drinks coffee, sangría and red wine; he is learning to dance flamenco by watching videos on YouTube, has only paella and tortilla for dinner and sleeps siesta every day. No wonder people in the village think he is completely crazy!

It is also a story about the experience of being an immigrant and the stereotypes we all have about “the others”.




Reviews:DJ Vallone wrote:

Profersor Juan,
Gracias por el curso y especialmente el libro electronico, ¨Me Voy o Me Quedo.¨ Es una historia muy interesante en que, como autor, tú nos has enseñado muy bien. Seguro que alguien que lo lee va a mejorar su español. Son invalorables los audios en que tú has grabado cada lección y las actividades designadas para reforzar la gramatica y las expresiones comunes. Me alegre saber que una nueva historia viene pronto sobre la bella ciudad, Granada.

Dennis wrote:

Profe Juan,

Estoy triste de terminar el libro, ¡me gustaba mucho!. He leído todos sus libros, un buen método de aprender. Tengo ganas de inscribirme al nuevo curso de los pasados.

Muchas gracias

Erik Linthorst wrote:

I have had a very hard time finding books that I can read and understand in Spanish. I started buying children’s books in Spanish but even those use vocabulary that is beyond my abilities. When I found this story, it was the first time I could read a story beginning to end and understand nearly all of it. On top of that the story is actually quite entertaining, the characters are complex, interesting themes are explored and I found myself very engaged.

Sarah Guenther wrote:

The book is a nice length- not too short or too long. The chapters are relatively short with vocabulary words in bold and a list of the vocabulary words and definitions at the end of each chapter. The words and sentence structure is suitable for an early intermediate student. The majority of the verbs are in the past tense. I could understand a lot of the new words to me by the context of the sentence. I also wrote in my notebook the new words to help me learn them for future use.

Joanne Damico wrote:

It is a pleasure to read a story in Spanish that is interesting and pleasurable. Me Voy o Me Quedo holds your interest in such a way, you forget you’re actually studying. There is a strong character development, the reader truly cares about the lives of James and Elvira. The chapters are short with a vocabulary page after each chapter, a tremendous help. I am now reading another of Juan’s books Una Chica Triste, and I enjoy it immensely. I plan on reading all of his books. I was reading children’s books in Spanish before I found Juan and 1001 Reasons To Learn Spanish, I’m so happy to be reading as an adult.

James A Christianson wrote:

I'm so pleased that I found Juan Fernandez, his videos on Facebook and YouTube, his books and podcasts. He makes learning Spanish FUN. His videos, books and podcasts are always engaging and humorous, but they're seriously designed to increase your vocabulary, grammatical understanding, and written and listening comprehension. Escuchar, Leer, Hablar y Escribir! One caveat: his videos, books and podcasts are not for beginners, but are designed for students at intermediate to intermediate-advanced levels. Si quieres aprender mas or mejorar tu espanol, Juan ofrece de todo. Muchas gracias, Juan!

Mark B wrote:

Esta trama y los personajes de este libro me mantuvieron interesados, ya que aprendí nuevas frases y palabras para mejorar mi español. Fue una experiencia de aprendizaje agradable para mí. Lo recomiendo a cualquiera que quiera mejorar su comprensión en español.

Joe wrote:

I enjoyed reading the story. The text was sufficiently challenging to keep me on my toes. The story was sufficiently interesting to keep me reading.