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Title: Colloquial Albanian
Subtitle: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Written By: Linda Mëniku
Héctor Campos
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415597951/
Series Title: Colloquial Series
Description:

Colloquial Albanian provides a step-by-step course in Albanian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Albanian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: -completely revised and up-to-date new edition -introduces the learner to standard Albanian with a special unit presenting the main difference between this and the Gheg dialect of Northern Albanian and Kosovo -topics covered of immediate relevance - greeting, eating out, shopping etc -rerecorded audio to include plenty of audio exercies -additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Albanian will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Albanian. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, eBook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-59795-1 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs: 978-0-415-59797-5 eBook: 978-0-203-83996-6 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com) MP3s: 978-0-415-47111-4 (available from www.tandfebooks.com) Pack : 978-0-415-59796-8 (paperback and CDs)

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Albanian, Gheg
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415597951
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95
U.K. £ 27.99

 
 
Format: CD
ISBN-13: 9780415597975
Prices: U.S. $ 54.95
U.K. £ 27.49