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Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Course

Product Description

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.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

GRAMMAR TIPS

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

USEFUL VOCABULARY

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

DIALOGUES

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

PRONUNCIATION

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

TEST YOURSELF

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.

TRY THIS

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:

  • Introduction
  • Pronunciation
  • Greetings
  • Yes sir, no sir
  • Please, thank you
  • Culture and church
  • Celebrations
  • Fit, strong, happy
  • Review
  • Getting there
  • Staying there
  • Cunning shopping
  • SOS
  • This is what people do
  • Review
  • Follow your stomach
  • Feed your soul
  • To the veld
  • Review
  • 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.

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£39.99

Product Description

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.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

GRAMMAR TIPS

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

USEFUL VOCABULARY

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

DIALOGUES

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

PRONUNCIATION

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

TEST YOURSELF

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.

TRY THIS

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:

  • Introduction
  • Pronunciation
  • Greetings
  • Yes sir, no sir
  • Please, thank you
  • Culture and church
  • Celebrations
  • Fit, strong, happy
  • Review
  • Getting there
  • Staying there
  • Cunning shopping
  • SOS
  • This is what people do
  • Review
  • Follow your stomach
  • Feed your soul
  • To the veld
  • Review
  • 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.

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Additional Information
Language Afrikaans
Level Beginner
Media Type Book + CD
Key Benefits
  • Short, snappy sections focusing on simple tips to perfect your Afrikaans
  • Simple, accessible explanations
  • Useful Afrikaans vocabulary for both holiday and business trips
  • Takes you through to Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages
ISBN 9781444105872
Date of Publication 26/11/2010
Number of pages 320
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