Colloquial Welsh: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 316 pages
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Colloquial Welsh provides a step-by-step course in Welsh 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 Welsh 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

* 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 Welsh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Welsh.

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: 978-0-415-46113-9 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-46128-3

eBook: 978-0-203-42701-9 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47056-8 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack : 978-0-415-46127-6 (paperback and CDs)

 

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Contents

Alphabet
1
Meeting people
6
Naming people and things
11
Getting to know people
19
I dont understand
25
Going out
34
Can you show me ?
49
Asking the way
65
Making suggestions
148
What do you think?
165
Hearing the news
186
Here are the latest headlines
204
If your brother were here
218
The countryside
236
Written Welsh and the media
254
Reference grammar
265

Shopping
80
The weather
95
Making arrangements
112
9 Be ddigwyddodd?
129
Key to exercises
272
WelshEnglish glossary
292
Index
311
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About the author (2008)

Gary King has a first degree from Cambridge and a Master's from University of Wales. He taught Welsh as a second language from 1982 to 1998 and he is now UCAS co-ordinator, Oxbridge applications co-ordinator and Latin co-ordinator for a large sixth-form college.

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