Complete Xhosa Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Beverley Kirsch and Silvia Skorgei with Sindiwe Magona and Theresa Soci
320-page book (with 40 illustrations) and double CD.
Are you looking for a complete course in Xhosa which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Xhosa 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 South Africa.
- This is the only Xhosa course with accompanying listening material on CD
- Enjoyable to use - the storyline running through the book keeps new language in context
- Comprehensive - covers a wide range of topics and language structures
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Getting acquainted on an aeroplane
- Meeting again at the
- Murrays' home
- Knowing how to speak Xhosa
- Speaking about work
- How do you like your coffee?
- Are you warm enough?
- Jenny at work - Let's speak Xhosa
- Thandi at work - 'I am Dr Thamsanqa'
- Peter at work at Kirstenbosch
- Themba at work - an interview
- May I speak to Mr Thamsanqa?
- At the cricket match
- Let's go to that new restaurant!
- Buying clothes and African arts and crafts
- Travel woes Xhosa heritage trail
- Translations of the dialogues
- Key to the exercises
- Xhosa-English vocabulary
- English-Xhosa vocabulary
- Bibliography Index
Complete Xhosa Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
Beverley Kirsch has taught Xhosa at the medical schools of the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch as well as at various multinational companies and various other institutions. Silvia Skorge, linguist, was Associate Professor in the Department of German at the University of the Western Cape and has been involved in producing textbooks in several other languages. Sindiwe Magona, one of South Africa's well-known contemporary authors, taught Xhosa at school and university level until she took up a position at the United Nations in New York in the 1980s. Theresa Soci is an experienced Xhosa teacher and translator. Their collaboration spans more than 25 years.