Asian Languages, Miscellaneous
A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course: Book 1
A.U.A. Language Center Thai Course
Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0877275068

The set includes extensive grammar, dialogues, and conversations, as well as tone distinction, manipulation, and identification.

Basic Indonesian: An Introductory Coursebook (MP3 Audio CD Included) [With MP3]
Basic Indonesian
An Introductory Coursebook (MP3 Audio CD Included) [With MP3]
Paperback      ISBN: 0804838968
This is a user-friendly and comprehensive beginner Indonesian book and a great way to learn Indonesian.

Divided into 28 graded lessons, Basic Indonesian provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce Indonesian language learning. Extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the world's largest Islamic society. It has been made to fill the need for a one-volume Indonesian course book which can be used for either self-study or classroom use by those who are keen to make a start on mastering the Indonesian language. The users might be students in universities or schools outside Indonesia, or expatriates living in Indonesia. The stories are set in Jakarta (apart from an excursion to Yohyakarta), are original and describe realistic situations, contain some interesting cultural sidelights, and display a lively mix of narrative and dialogue. Chapters include clear Language notes, which, help explain the grammar and build a solid foundation for further steps forward in the study of Indonesian.

The MP3 Audio-CD is to be used along with the book and reinforces pronunciation while building better listening comprehension.

Key features of Basic Indonesian are:
  • 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

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Basic Tagalog for Foreigners and Non-Tagalogs: (mp3 Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Basic Tagalog for Foreigners and Non-Tagalogs
(mp3 Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Tagalog    Paperback      ISBN: 0804838372
Basic Tagalog takes a friendly and innovative approach, emphasizing the structure of the Tagalog language rather than just vocabulary.

This user-friendly beginner Tagalog book teaches more than 2,000 Tagalog words and expressions with over 500 being added for this new edition. These are spread throughout 44 lessons, the Appendices and the exercises as well as in the Tagalog-English and English-Tagalog vocabulary lists at the back of the book. The added Tagalog vocabulary is meant to keep learners abreast of changes that have occurred in the language since the first edition of Basic Tagalog which was published. This edition has retained all the grammar lessons, and the tried-and-tested teaching methodology developed b the author, Paraluman S. Aspillera, for the original version. Her method has proven to be extremely efficient for tens of thousands of foreigners and non-Tagalogs who have used this book to learn to learn Tagalog, including many who have successfully learned to speak Tagalog, read Tagalog and write Tagalog through self-study on their own without a teacher. An audio CD has also been added to facilitate the correct pronunciation of Tagalog words and phrases. A succinct introduction to the language and a description of the character of Filipinos will hopefully provide learners with a better understanding of the language they are learning.

The lessons in Basic Tagalog are intended for a three-month period of intensive study followed by another three months of applied oral communication. In six months (or about 250 hours), it is expected that an average learner should be able to speak, write and understand simple, everyday, conversational Tagalog as spoken by most Filipinos. Highlights of this book include:
  • 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.
Using Basic Tagalog to study the Tagalog language will further encourage both non-Tagalogs and non-Filipinos to speak Tagalog better. Only then will they appreciate the individuality of the language that reflects the resilience and flexibility of Filipinos all around the world. In the end, such learning will improve daily interactions and communications between non-Filipinos and Filipinos--whether in business, education, tourism, social or civic endeavors.

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Beginner's Bengali (Bangla) with Audio CD [With 2 CDs]
Beginner's Bengali (Bangla) with Audio CD [With 2 CDs]
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-Bengali Glossary.

Beginner's Maori
Beginner's Maori
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: Book 1
Beginning Indonesian Through Self-Instruction
Book 1
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

Bengali (Bangla)-English/English-Bengali (Bangla) Dictionary & Phrasebook
Bengali (Bangla)-English/English-Bengali (Bangla) Dictionary & Phrasebook
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.

Berlitz Indonesian for Your Trip
Berlitz Indonesian for Your Trip
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1780044216

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.

Berlitz Language: Southeast Asia Phrase Book & Dictionary: Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer & Lao
Berlitz Language: Southeast Asia Phrase Book & Dictionary
Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer & Lao
by Berlitz
Paperback      ISBN: 178004450x

This brand new multi-language phrase book will ensure you travel throughout Southeast Asia with ease. The languages featured are: Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer and Lao.

A new addition to the best-selling phrase book series, it features a fresh, crisp design with vivid color photography, eye-catching color-coding, and user-generated content.

Sections such as "Food and Drink", "Getting Around" and "In an Emergency" provide words and phrases you'll need in everyday situations, and there's lots of useful information on the people and culture, as well as sightseeing, travel and safety, so you can get the most out of your trip.

Up-to-date content includes essential phrases such as "What is the WiFi password?", "I'll put the pictures on Facebook", "Where can I charge my phone?" and much more. You'll never be lost for words with a Berlitz phrase book.
Berlitz Turkish for Your Trip
Berlitz Turkish for Your Trip
Turkish    Compact Disc      ISBN: 1780044151
This newly designed, beginner-level Turkish audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence while abroad. The audio CD features native Turkish 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. Pack includes sturdy 2-colour booklet with phonetic transcription, handy tips and key word reminders. The audio CD runs for 60 minutes and the contents can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.