The Living Language Method is based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and more than sixty-five years of experience. Languages are complex systems, but they can easily be broken down into simple components for learning. The Daily Phrase and Culture Calendars feature the book series' four top-selling languages: French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Each of these calendars includes basic words or phrases accompanied by English translations, a phonetic pronunciation guide for key words, practical examples of words in use, and an audio CD of basic phrases. Cultural theme pages about literature are featured throughout the calendars. Spanish and Latin American poetry, prose, and drama are featured in this calendar's cultural theme pages. Poets and novelists profiled are Federico Garcia Lorca, Miguel de Cervantes, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, and many others. Various periods of Spanish literature are also featured, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, and Romanticism.