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Question #90966 posted on 02/22/2018 6:42 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Can someone remember/find out what the name of the green Spanish grammar book is titled that missionaries use in the MTC?? I'm thinking of the book that was in use in 2011, so I bet they've changed by now, but I just remember that textbook being excellent.

I guess similarly, does anyone know what the German-speaking missionaries use? I'm not talking about the MTC-made textbooks, but rather the third party textbooks that were used.

-Someone who just realized how long ago he was in the MTC


Dear Former Missionary,

That would be The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice by Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman, and yes, it is a fantastic practice! I made a goal to do all of the exercises in the book by the time I finished my mission and I think doing so really helped when I was a missionary. 

I don't know about any German books like that, though, and I don't have anyone to contact on this one, so someone else is going to have to pinch hit for me here.

-Frère Rubik


Dear RM,

I asked my cousin who served in Germany, and he told me that they used German in Review by Kimberly Sparks and Van Horn Vail. For what it's worth, my cousin said that he would definitely recommend it. 

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave