250 of the most commonly used words and phrases provide students and travellers with the core words of the language, and the booklet includes all the words presented on the CD. Compatible with iPod and MP3 devices, this course will enable beginners to start speaking their chosen language within an hour.
Designed for those with limited learning time, this book is not a condensed outline of all aspects of Swedish grammar. Rather, it focuses on simple everyday communication, helping students use previously learned phrases and vocabulary more effectively and with great versatility.
After introductory discussions of vocabulary building, word order and the formation of negative sentences and questions, the author offers concise, easy-to-follow coverage of the parts of speech. Numerous examples are included to demonstrate each rule of grammatical usage with the emphasis throughout on simple constructions rather than complicated ones. A selection of useful expressions and a glossary of grammatical terms round out this excellent, inexpensive guide, perfect for self-study or as an adjunct to a language course.
Whether you are just beginning the study of Swedish or wish to review the fundamentals, Essential Swedish Grammar enables you to learn in a systematic way, at your own rate, guided by your own requirements and interests.
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Swedish in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Swedish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn?
Basic Swedish is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?
Get Started in Swedish is for absolute and false beginners of Swedish. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Swedish. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Swedish, our Complete Swedish course (9781444107173) will take you to an intermediate level of Swedish. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talkingand Keep Talking Swedish(9781444184228) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away.These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, color-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travelers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.