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
320-page book (with 40 illustrations) and double CD.
Are you looking for a complete course in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon) 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 Anglo-Saxon England.
- GRAMMAR IS CLEARLY EXPLAINED - in simple modern English
- CULTURE SECTIONS - understand the relevance of Old English to modern English language, literature and life
- OLD ENGLISH TAUGHT THROUGH AUTHENTIC TEXTS - the words and phrases as used in the original documents
- EXERCISES TO REINFORCE UNDERSTANDING - comprehension, reading for gist, comparing texts
- LISTEN TO OLD ENGLISH ON THE AUDIO CD - bring Old English to life
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Part I - Foundation
- 1 A king must rule a country
- 2 Say what I am called
- 3 I promise three things
- 4 The four season
- 5 A certain stone
- 6 Signs in the monastery
- 7 King Cnut's proclamation
- 8 Charters and writs
- 9 Dedication of a church
- 10 The translation of St Alphege
- 11 The family dispute in Herefordshire
- 12 Love and marriage
- 13 The king's duties
- 14 The first English fiction
- Part II - History
- 15 The Alfred jewel
- 16 Alfred and Guthrum
- 17 The Fonthill cattle raid
- 18 The legend of the Anchorite
- 19 Three charters from the reign of Edgar
- 20 Bishop Æthelwold of Winchester
- 21 Abbot Ælfric
- 22 Byrhtferth and Wulfstan
- Part III - Poetry
- 23 Runes
- 24 The Wanderer
- 25 The Seafarer
- 26 The Beowulf manuscript
- 27 Beowulf
- 28 Beowulf and archaeology
- CD: Readings
- 1 Here Edward was consecrated as king
- 2 A king must rule a kingdom
- 3 Say what I am called
- 4 Here in this year
- 5 About the four seasons
- 6 I saw in a dream
- 7 King Cnut greets his archbishops
- 8 He promised her the land at Orleton
- 9 I seek my brothers, where they are keeping their herds 1
- 0 These are the bounds of the pasture at Hazelhurst
- 11 Here is declared in this document
- 12 I saw a creature travel on the wave
- 13 And they put him into the waterless well
- 14 The boy is not here
- 15 I always wanted to convert to the monastic life
- 16 It happened one night
- 17 And bishop Aethelnoth travelled to Rome
- 18 Archbishop Wulfstan greets king Cnut
- 19 How Wynflaed summoned her witnesses
- 20 Act like thegns, and deliver my message to the assembly
Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
Dr Mark Athertonis Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. A trained teacher, he has taught in Germany and Austria and has published widely in medieval studies and linguistics.