Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Lydia McDermott
320 pages, 40 illustrations book + 2 CDs
Are you looking for a complete course in Afrikaans which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Afrikaans will guarantee success!
Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.
The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Afrikaans speakers.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
- Approach - the emphasis on communication means that you will learn the language you really need to be able to get the most out of a trip to South Africa.
- New course - this is a completely new, up-to-the-minute course with over two hours of recorded material to help you get your pronunciation right and improve your understanding when people speak to you.
- Culture notes - get behind the language and the people.
Table of Contents:
- Yes sir, no sir
- Please, thank you
- Culture and church
- Fit, strong, happy
- Getting there
- Staying there
- Cunning shopping
- This is what people do
- Follow your stomach
- Feed your soul
- To the veld
- Key to the excercises
- Taking it further
- Appendix: useful information
- Afrikaans-English vocabulary
- English-Afrikaans vocabulary
- Grammatical index
Complete Afrikaans Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
Lydia McDermott was Director of the Multilingual Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban, South Africa. This new edition has been updated by her son and daughter-in-law Liam and Rachél McDermott and her daughter Rachel de Kock.