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Complete French Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

By Gaelle Graham

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of French and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete French will equip you with the skills you need to use French in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete French you will have a solid intermediate-level* grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

Is this course for me?
if you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course.

What do I get?
-25 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of France
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken French
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

*Complete French maps from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines.

This pack includes a full-colour book and two CDs of audio material. This title can also be used in conjunction with the French Teach Yourself Languages Online course (www.teachyourselflanguages.com)

What else can I use to learn French?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in French Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174595
If you want to take your French further, you should try our Perfect Your French: 9781444151008

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Featured in the '30 best iPad and iPhone apps of the week'.Discover a new and effective way to learn French. With 25 units covering the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.Gaëlle Graham studied at La Sorbonne where she obtained a licence-ès-lettres. She also has an MA in linguistics from the University of Kent. She has over 25 years of experience teaching French in secondary schools and as a teacher trainer.Read. Write. Speak. Understand.Learn to learn FrenchConnect with la culture françaiseUse over 2000 words
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Perfect Your Italian 2E: Teach Yourself

By Sylvia Lymbery
Teach Yourself

Get Talking and Keep Talking Brazilian Portuguese Total Audio Course

By Sue Tyson-Ward, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham
Combining the learning from Get Talking Brazilian Portuguese in Ten Days and Keep Talking Brazilian Portuguese - Ten Days to Confidence, this beginner audio course gives you the skills and confidence to speak and understand. Featuring 10 hours of audio material.

Sue Tyson-Ward has lived, worked and studied in Portugal, and has taught Portuguese for over 15 years. She is a widely published language course author and a keen promoter of all things relating to the Portuguese-speaking world.

Ethel Pereira de Almeida Rowbotham was born in Brazil and studied Politics and International Relations before moving to the UK. She's been teaching Portuguese at all levels at the University of Central Lancashire for over 20 years. She also works as an interpreter and translator.

Learn anywhere, any time with this convenient audio courseBased on 20 realistic scenarios, you'll get the knowledge to take your learning furtherHandy phrase book contains all the key words and phrases from the course for quick referenceCoursebook PDFs provide reading and writing practice
Teach Yourself

Get Started in Dutch Absolute Beginner Course

By Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik

Do you want a solid foundation to your Dutch studies?
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 Dutch in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Dutch you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.

What will I learn?
Basic Dutch 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 Dutch is for absolute and false beginners of Dutch. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Dutch. 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 Dutch, our Complete Dutch course (9781444102383) will take you to an intermediate level of Dutch.

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Dutch (9781444184167) is the perfect audio course.


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Get started reading, speaking and listening in Dutch. Ideal for complete beginners, this course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik have extensive experience in language teaching. Gerdi is lecturer in Dutch and Cultural Studies at University College, London, where Dennis also lectured in Dutch for ten years. He now runs an international language consultancy and coaching business based in Amsterdam.

Establishes the four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.A 10-unit course with regular review units to check your progress and consolidate your learning.Personalization - use the language in real situationsDiscovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stickLearn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner

Get Started reading, writing, speaking and listening in Dutch.
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Dutch in no time.

Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Dutch you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life.

Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you`ll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Dutch into use with confidence.

Get Started in Dutch has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features:




- Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals



- Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner



- Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick



- Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress



- Personalization - use the language in real situations


Note that this pack includes a 2-colour book and an MP3 CD-Rom.
Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik have extensive experience in language teaching. Gerdi is lecturer in Dutch and Cultural Studies at University College, London, where Dennis also lectured in Dutch for ten years. He now runs an international language consultancy and coaching business based in Amsterdam.

Teach Yourself

Complete German Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

By Heiner Schenke

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of German and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete German will equip you with the skills you need to use German in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete German you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course.

What do I get?
-23 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Germany
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken German
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

*Complete German maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

This pack includes a full-colour book and one MP3 CD of audio material. The MP3 CD will work in an MP3 compatible CD player or computer disc drive.
This title can also be used in conjunction with the German Teach Yourself Languages Online course (www.teachyourselflanguages.com)

What else can I use to learn German?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in German Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174625
If you want to take your German further, you should try our Perfect Your German: 9780071784672

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Discover a new and effective way to learn German. With 23 units covering the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this bestselling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

Paul Coggle has taught German at all levels, from school to postgraduate, both in Britain and the USA. Heiner Schenke has taught German at university level for many years. He currently teaches at Westminster University.

Read. Write. Speak. Understand.Learn to learn GermanConnect with deutsche KulturUse over 2000 words