- 28 graded lessons.
- Multiple types of accompanying exercises.
- Entertaining stories and dialogues in manga-style cartoon strips.
- Clear grammar and usage notes.
- Interesting cultural notes.
- Accompanying MP3 audio-CD
- Over 2,000 Tagalog words and expressions.
- 44 lessons organized by organized for efficient language absorption.
- Extensive exercises and activities to reinforce the lessons.
- Vocabulary lists serve as comprehensive English-Tagalog and Tagalog-English dictionaries.
- Completely updated and expanded with new materials.
- Includes accompanying MP3 Audio CD.
Spoken in Bangladesh and northeastern regions of India, Bengali/Bangla is the seventh most-widely-spoken language in the world. It is set apart from its sister tongues Hindi and Urdu by use of its own unique script. Beginner's Bengali utilizes Thompson's many years of teaching experience by introducing basic sounds and scripts, and building on them in a graded system. This methodology clearly introduces the basics of Bengali/Bangla sounds and script in Unit 1, which serve as a key building block for subsequent chapters. The most up-to-date and intuitive Bengali course on the market, Beginner s Bengali is ideal for classroom or self-study use. Includes: 14 carefully-paced units, each chapter including practical grammar lessons, exercises and vocabulary; Companion CD with dialogues spoken by native Bengali speakers; Answer key and helpful appendices including verb charts, numbers and kinship terms, and a Bengali-English and English-Bengali Glossary.
Employing a step-by-step format, this book aims to teach how to read, write, and pronounce the 32 letters of the Dari alphabet, followed by the explanations of grammar and syntax. It contains lessons which include exercises and vocabulary words. It also includes expressions and phrases.
The Beginner's Series is designed to meet the bilingual needs of the traveling businessperson, tourist, and student. These language lessons cover such common situations as: passing through customs, checking into a hotel, placing phone calls, going to the post office, and extending and accepting invitations. First learn about the country's history and culture, acquaint yourself with social customs, restaurant practices, and transportation systems. Then learn basic language skills, including vocabulary, grammar, and useful phrases that will have you communicating with natives and moving about feeely. Clear, easy to use, and insightful, the Beginner's Series will introduce you to the languages of the world.
The first volume of a complete three-volume curriculum for learning Indonesian at the beginning and intermediate levels. Includes an extensive Indonesian-English glossary (over 2,600 words) and a complete answer key. Additionally, every exercise in the series is included on a DVD, available separately. For more information about ordering the DVD, contact SEAP at SEAP-Pubs@cornell.edu.
Bengali, an official language of Bangladesh and India, is the seventh most-spoken language in the world, with nearly 230 million total speakers. Travelers who like to venture off the beaten path are sure to find adventure and lush natural beauty in Bangladesh. The country is home to a World Heritage Site mangrove forest, Bengal tigers, tropical rain forests, and relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations. This bilingual dictionary and phrasebook contains all the essential language that a traveler to Bangladesh or West Bengal needs to communicate. The dictionary offers instant access to key words, while the phrasebook covers topics including introductions, travel, accommodations, and sight-seeing. A concise grammar section provides an overview of the language. This is the only Bengali phrasebook available. It features 4,000 dictionary entries. Simple phonetics included for all Bengali words. It is perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and foreign aid workers.
Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Indonesian audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence. The 60-minute audio CD features native Indonesian speakers using phrases you're likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. The pack includes a sturdy booklet with a phonetic transcription of the phrases on the CD, plus handy tips and key word reminders. The contents of the CD can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.