G D A Sharpley - Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473604384
    • Publication date:29 Jan 2015

Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

(Book and audio support)

By G D A Sharpley

  • Mixed media product
  • £34.99

Get started reading, speaking and listening in Latin. Ideal for complete beginners, this course comprises a book and free online audio support.

Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings.

The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.

The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside.

The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes:
-An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil
-A medieval story: a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language
-Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit
-Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language
-Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English
-Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin


Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Biographical Notes

A classicist by training, George taught Latin at the University of Bristol for over twenty years to undergraduates, postgraduates and mature students, from beginner level to advanced. He has written and contributed to several courses and produced films for learners of Latin. He is also responsible for the development of learning resources for Lingua, a UK language-training organisation.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444174779
  • Publication date: 26 Dec 2014
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
The best part of the book is its lively narrative. The students become quite involved with the characters. As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent. — Dr Conrad O’Briain, Trinity College Dublin
Teach Yourself

Complete New Testament Greek

Gavin Betts
Authors:
Gavin Betts

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete New Testament Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and ultimately how to translate the language in which the Bible was originally written. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading Biblical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -21 learning units plus maps and verb guide-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Greek grammar and vocabulary-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progressRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Complete Ancient Greek

Gavin Betts, Alan Henry
Authors:
Gavin Betts, Alan Henry

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -25 learning units plus maps and verb guide-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary-Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress.Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Hodder & Stoughton

City of Masks

S D Sykes
Authors:
S D Sykes
Hodder & Stoughton

Classical World: All That Matters

Alastair J. L. Blanshard
Authors:
Alastair J. L. Blanshard
Teach Yourself

Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley

Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings.The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out in the book.-Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of LatinThis MP3 CD-ROM contains Latin readings of the medieval story and of classical authors quoted in the accompanying book (ISBN 9781444174786). You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD-ROM player.The ideal course for a beginner, the new edition of the book includes:-An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil-A medieval story : a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language-Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit-Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language -Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English "The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent." Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin "Absolutely THE best book for beginners." Amazon reviewer Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley
Teach Yourself

Complete Latin Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Gavin Betts
Authors:
Gavin Betts

Complete Latin is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to advanced level.This book is for use with the accompanying audio CD (ISBN 9781444195859).This new edition contains for the first time key Latin texts on audio to give you extra depth and context and to bring the Classical World to life.-Learn proverbs - including those taken from Erasmus's collection, the Adagia-Move on to graded readings drawn from Martial, Vergil, Caesar, Cicero and other classical authors-462-page book containing 31 learning units-Based on real Latin, not made-up sentences and stories-Packed with grammar, vocabulary and practice-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress-Revision website for extra practiceComing soon: get our companion app. Latin course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available.Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Latin book and CD pack (ISBN 9781444176340).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.

Teach Yourself

French Grammar You Really Need To Know: Teach Yourself

Robin Adamson
Authors:
Robin Adamson
Hodder & Stoughton

Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

Hodder & Stoughton

Willkommen Support Book 2ED revised [not sold separately]

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support.- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101645)- The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101652)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Do memories of your grammar lessons haunt you and other textbooks overwhelm you? Then Get Started in Latin is for you. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. Sample some classical Latin too, and learn more about the authors who wrote it.Get Started in Latin is ideal for complete beginners because it introduces the language step by step through an interesting and humorous story. Each unit contains grammatical explanations and vocabulary support. There are plenty of exercises to practise each point as it is introduced and help you remember what you have learnt. There are two revision units so that you can check your progress and review areas of difficulty. 'About Latin' sections give lots of information about the history of the language and its influence upon English. 'Living Latin' sections contain pieces of authentic Latin, most of which is classical. They are included to give you an idea of what there is to enjoy once you have mastered the language and the translations are given.The accompanying CDs are available separately or in a pack with the book. The recording contains the story and the 'Living Latin' sections of the book, and will enhance your enjoyment of the poetry and give you an idea of what Latin sounded like.Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of Latin culture and Roman history.The course is available as a book (9781444101638), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444101645) and as a double CD (9781444101652).

John Murray Learning

Start Russian (Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method)

Natasha Bershadski
Authors:
Natasha Bershadski
John Murray Learning

Start Greek (Learn Greek with the Michel Thomas Method)

Hara Garoufalia-Middle, Howard Middle
Authors:
Hara Garoufalia-Middle, Howard Middle
Teach Yourself

Essential Hindi Dictionary: Teach Yourself

Rupert Snell
Authors:
Rupert Snell
Hodder & Stoughton

Start Japanese (Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly

Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Japanese and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas teachers Helen Gilhooly and Niamh Kelly, and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.Why is the method so successful?The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next?Start Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Japanese course, which includes 8 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Japanese follows on from the Total course with 5 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM

Teach Yourself

Read and Write Arabic Script (Learn Arabic with Teach Yourself)

Mourad Diouri
Authors:
Mourad Diouri

Master Arabic script - in which the Koran is written - with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Arabic script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.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. Learn effortlessly with 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.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

John Murray Learning

Start Mandarin Chinese (Learn Mandarin Chinese with the Michel Thomas Method)

Harold Goodman
Authors:
Harold Goodman

Hodder & Stoughton

Start Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Egyptian Arabic and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Egyptian Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar, and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.Why is the method so successful?The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next?Start Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Arabic course, which includes 9 hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Arabic follows on from the Total course with 8 hours of audio.Learn anywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.

Hodder & Stoughton

Contatti 2 Italian Intermediate Course 2nd Edition revised

Hodder & Stoughton

Contatti 1 Italian Beginner's Course 3rd Edition

What is Contatti?Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Contatti 1 is the first part of this two-stage Italian course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian. How will the Contatti 1 Activity Book help me?The Activity Book is a valuable resource for learners and teachers alike. It can be used to complement the coursebook, providing extra material for fast learners or homework activities to consolidate what has been learnt in class. It can also be used for self-access and as a general practice workbook for beginners and false beginners in Italian. It accompanies Contatti 1, the first-stage Italian course for adult learners, providing a wealth of material designed to reinforce and extend the material in the coursebook. It mirrors the fourteen units offering a variety of exercises, homework tasks and self-access activities to consolidate language input and provide further practice.Each unit contains:- topics reviewed with further vocabulary and extension activities- reinforcement and clarification of grammatical structures with additional tasks and exercises- extra reading material and stimulus to writingThe final page in each unit contains an overview of the whole with extra reading and writing activities, a short text of cultural interest and a self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learnt. Units 7 and 14, which are revision units, provide proficiency tests on all the material covered in previous sections. The book finishes with a complete Answer Key.What is in the Contatti 1 Range?Activity Book (978144139363): Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks presented in the Contatti 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises. Also available as...Coursebook (9781444133141): The primary text for the Contatti 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent. Audio and Support book pack (9781444133172): Supplementary to the Coursebook. The Audio and Support book pack provides the listening element of the course, along with transcripts and answers. It contains:- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. Course Pack (9781444133134): Contatti 1 Coursebook + Contatti 1 Audio and Support Book Pack. The Course Pack contains:- 1 copy of the third edition of the Coursebook- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.What will I learn with the Contatti 1 range?Key language structuresThe first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language, over 14 thematic lessons, with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Vocabulary and grammarFrom the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. GCSE level materialIt covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar. Culture and skills for daily lifeThis third edition has been brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure. New online content offers further opportunities for learners to practise their skills.How will I learn with the Contatti 1 range? Authentic reading and listening materialAuthentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy.Group work and independent studyContatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study.Audio support and additional materialThe Course pack includes a coursebook fully illustrated in colour, 2 audio CDs containing the listening element of the course and a support booklet with all the answers to the exercises together with recording transcripts.What is new in the third edition?Improvements and additionsThe new edition has improvements and additions based on ideas and feedback from tutors across the country. There is also now simple navigation between the book and CDs, with clearly marked references in the coursebook. Interactive quizzes and exercisesBrush up and reinforce your learning at home, with fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises. Or use them in class with a group.