Colloquial Kazakh

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Routledge, Oct 24, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 309 pages
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Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh 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 Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
  • an overview of the sounds and alphabet of Kazakh
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Kazakh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Kazakh.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Kazakh pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners' listening and speaking skills.

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: 978-0-415-67428-7 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-67430-0

eBook: 978-0-203-81047-7 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-67434-8 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack : 978-0-415-67429-4 (paperback and CDs)

 

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Contents

The sounds of Kazakh
1
Glad to meet you
9
Where are you from?
23
Is your family big?
39
I am from Italy but I now live in Almaty
53
Have a nice trip
74
Business trip
90
It is raining in Almaty
105
It is not my size
155
The city we lived in
171
Everything used to be different
189
I fell sick
203
Grammar summary
221
Key to exercises
233
Translations of dialogues
253
KazakhEnglish glossary
270

Happy Nowruz
117
Please come and visit our home
130
Ready to serve
142
EnglishKazakh glossary
292
Index
307
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