Asian Languages, Miscellaneous
An Introductory Coursebook
Paperback ISBN: 0804838968
Basic Indonesian is a new single-volume textbook designed to provide rapid mastery of modern Indonesian, which is spoken by more than 240 million people across the worldÆs largest and most diverse archipelago. Rapid changes in the language and the introduction of new learning methods have rendered most Indonesian textbooks obsolete. In Basic Indonesian, authors Robson and Kurniasih provide clear grammar and usage notes that build a sold foundation for a full mastery of the language. Divided into 28 graded lessons, the book provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce the learning of sentence patterns and grammatical structures taught in the lesson. Extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the worldÆs largest Islamic society.
Learn to Speak and Understand Tagalog With Pimsleur Language Programs
Tagalog Compact Disc ISBN: 0743553853
This Basic program contains 5 hours of audio-only, effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. HEAR IT, LEARN IT, SPEAK IT® What is the Pimsleur® difference? The Pimsleur Method provides the most effective language-learning program ever developed. The Pimsleur Method gives you quick command of Tagalog structure without tedious drills. Learning to speak Tagalog can actually be enjoyable and rewarding. The key reason most people struggle with new languages is that they aren't given proper instruction, only bits and pieces of a language. Other language programs sell only pieces -- dictionaries; grammar books and instructions; lists of hundreds or thousands of words and definitions; audios containing useless drills. They leave it to you to assemble these pieces as you try to speak. Pimsleur enables you to spend your time learning to speak the language rather than just studying its parts. When you were learning English, could you speak before you knew how to conjugate verbs? Of course you could. That same learning process is what Pimsleur replicates. Pimsleur presents the whole language as one integrated piece so you can succeed. With Pimsleur you get: - Grammar and vocabulary taught together in everyday conversation, - Interactive audio-only instruction that teaches spoken language organically, - The flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere, - 30-minute lessons designed to optimize the amount of language you can learn in one sitting. Millions of people have used Pimsleur to gain real conversational skills in new languages quickly and easily, wherever and whenever -- without textbooks, written exercises, or drills. The 10 lessons in the Basic Tagalog are the same as the first 10 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive Tagalog Level 1. The 10 lessons in Basic Tagalog are also the first 10 lessons in the 16-lesson Conversational Tagalog edition. Pimsleur learners progress from either the Basic or the Conversational to the Comprehensive Level 1, and not from Basic to Conversational edition.
Beginner's Bengali (Bangla)
Paperback ISBN: 0781813522
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-BengaliGlossary.
Persian farsi Paperback ISBN: 0781811392
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.
Paperback ISBN: 0781806054
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.
Beginning Indonesian Through Self-Instruction
Indonesian Paperback ISBN: 0877275297
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 Bangla Dictionary & Phrasebook
Bengali (Bangla)-english/english-bengali (Bangla)
Bengali Paperback ISBN: 0781812526
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.