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Complete Old English: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old English, with Original Texts (Teach Yourself)

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Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Mark Atherton

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Old English offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate such canonical texts as Beowulf and the earliest version of the Lord's Prayer from a critical point in our history.

Structured around authentic material, using online audio to aid pronunciation, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features:

  • 22 learning units plus maps and verb guide
  • New edition features key set texts in an Appendix, in a title suitable for classroom or self-study use
  • Authentic materials
  • language taught through key texts
  • Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Old English grammar and vocabulary
  • Culture insights - learn about the culture and religion of the Anglo-Saxons-Self tests and learning activities
  • See and track your own progress

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Complete Old English: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old English, with Original Texts - About the Author(s):

Dr Mark Atherton is a Fellow of Regents Park College Oxford, a tutor of Old and Middle English and of the History of English. He is widely published on the subject of Old English, both from a linguistic and literary perspective; he is the author of numerous academic papers and several textbooks. He is also the author of There and Back Again: JRR Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit, and has appeared at several literary festivals, including the Oxford Literary Festival, in this capacity.

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Product Description

Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Mark Atherton

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Old English offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate such canonical texts as Beowulf and the earliest version of the Lord's Prayer from a critical point in our history.

Structured around authentic material, using online audio to aid pronunciation, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features:

  • 22 learning units plus maps and verb guide
  • New edition features key set texts in an Appendix, in a title suitable for classroom or self-study use
  • Authentic materials
  • language taught through key texts
  • Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Old English grammar and vocabulary
  • Culture insights - learn about the culture and religion of the Anglo-Saxons-Self tests and learning activities
  • See and track your own progress

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Complete Old English: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old English, with Original Texts - About the Author(s):

Dr Mark Atherton is a Fellow of Regents Park College Oxford, a tutor of Old and Middle English and of the History of English. He is widely published on the subject of Old English, both from a linguistic and literary perspective; he is the author of numerous academic papers and several textbooks. He is also the author of There and Back Again: JRR Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit, and has appeared at several literary festivals, including the Oxford Literary Festival, in this capacity.

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Additional Information
Language English
Level Beginner
Media Type Book + Audio Download
Key Benefits
  • Short, snappy sections focusing on simple tips to perfect your Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Simple, accessible explanations
  • Useful Old English (Anglo-Saxon) vocabulary for both holiday and business trips
  • Takes you through to Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages
ISBN 9781473627925
Publisher Teach Yourself
Date of Publication 13 Jun. 2019
Number of pages 352
Dimensions 19 x 1.9 x 24.8 cm
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