Complete Latvian: Learn to read, write, speak and understand Latvian (Teach Yourself) by Tereza Svilane Bartholomew
Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Latvian and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Latvian will equip you with the skills you need to use Latvian in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. 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.
What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Latvian you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Based on the author's many years of experience, you'll receive instant help with common problems and quick tips for success.
Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom.
What do I get?
- 14 learning units plus grammar reference and word glossary
- One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
- Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Latvia
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Latvian
- Test Yourself - see and track your own progress
*Complete Latvian maps from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines and from Novice-Low to Advanced-Mid level of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines.
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Complete Latvian Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
Tereze Svilane Bartholomew is a freelance language tutor, translator, interpreter and film sub-titler. Until recently she taught Latvian at FCO Services: Language Training (formerly Diplomatic Service Language Centre), as well as Latvian Literature for the International Baccalaureate course at Southbank International School. Currently she is freelancing whilst completing a Master's degree course (Translation and Terminology) at Ventspils University College, Latvia.