Elementary Swedish Grammar, Combined with Exercises, Reading Lessons and Conversations

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Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, 1900 - Swedish language - 169 pages
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Page 172 - ... colloquial phrases without letting him grasp the real genius of the foreign language. The system referred to is easily discoverable: 1. in the arrangement of the grammar; 2. in the endeavour to enable the pupil to understand a regular text as soon as possible, and above all to teach him to speak the foreign language; this latter point was considered by the authors so particularly characteristic of their works, that they have styled them — to distinguish them from other works of a similar kind...
Page 171 - Charles V. .At the end of the 19th century the world is ruled by the interest for trade and traffic; it breaks through the barriers which separate the peoples and ties up new relations between the nations.
Page ii - The text -books made after this method are incessantly improved. All rights, especially the right of making new editions, and the right of translation for all languages, are reserved. Imitations and fraudulent impressions will be prosecuted according to law. I am thankful for communications relating to these matters. Heidelberg. Julius (Iroos.
Page 172 - ... books. It is doubtless on this account too that these volumes have been received with so much favour and that several have reached such a large circulation. We willingly testify that the. whole collection gives proof of much care and industry, both with regard to the aims it has in view and the way. in which these have been carried out, and, moreover, reflects great credit on the editor, this collection being in reality quite an exceptional thing of its kind.
Page 171 - The series consists of 160 volumes of different sizes which are all arranged on the same system, as is easily seen by a glance at the grammars which so closely resemble one another, that an acquaintance with one greatly facilitates the study of the others. This is no small advantage in these exacting times when the knowledge of one language alone is hardly deemed sufficient. The textbooks of the...
Page 172 - ... them to write and speak it with ease, the authors have set down the grammatical rules in such a way, that it is equally easy to understand and to learn them. Moreover, we cannot but commend the elegance and neatness of the type and binding of the books. It is doubtless on this account too that these volumes have been received with so much favour and that several have reached such a large circulation. We willingly testify that the whole collection gives proof of much care and industry, both with...
Page 172 - ... grasp the real genius of the foreign language. The system referred to is easily discoverable: 1. in the arrangement of the grammar; 2. in the endeavour to enable the pupil to understand a regular text as soon as possible, and above all to teach him to speak the foreign language; this latter point was considered by the authors so particularly characteristic of their works, that they have styled them — to distinguish them from other works of a similar kind — Conversational Grammars. The first...
Page 172 - ... systematic explanation of the rules for pronunciation, and are again subdivided into a number of Lessons. Each Part treats of the Parts of Speech in succession, the first giving a rapid sketch of the fundamental rules, which are explained more fully in the second.
Page 172 - Our admiration for this rich collection of works, for the method displayed and the fertile genius of certain of the authors, is increased when we examine the other series, which are intended for the use of foreigners. In these works the chief difficulty under which several of the authors have laboured, has been the necessity of teaching a language in a foreign idiom ; not to mention the peculiar difficulties which the German idiom offers in writing school-books for the study of that language.
Page 178 - They shall be known by their works*, and for that reason we say here a few words in favour of the books of the Gaspey-Otto-Sauer Method which have been published by Mr. Julius Groos. Valuable though these books have proved themselves to be for the use at school, it is for private tuition that they are absolutely indispensable. They just contain what I claim for such books, not too much and not too little. The chapters of the various volumes are easily comprehended and are arranged in such a way that...

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