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101. Intensive Course In Tongan
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102. Lonely Planet Pilipino (Lonely
$8.96 $7.77 list($11.95)
103. Pashto Dictionary & Phrasebook:
$24.99 $23.89
104. Training Foreign Language Teachers
$80.50 $72.00 list($115.00)
105. Albanian (Pimsleur Language Program)
106. Essential Latin for Lawyers
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107. Teach Yourself Romanian Complete
$42.96 $40.00 list($49.95)
108. Catalan Dictionary: English-Catalan/Catalan-English
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109. Learning Strategies Handbook
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110. Making Communicative Language
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111. Musical Spanish: Learn Through
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112. Talk Now! Mongolian
$29.00 $27.55
113. Thrasymachus: Greek Through Reading
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114. Mastering French: With Designer
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115. Colloquial Latvian : A Complete
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116. Romanian Made Nice & Easy!
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117. Juntos: Community Partnerships
$31.95 $30.95
118. Urdu: An Essential Grammar (Routledge
119. Language Change and Language Contact
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120. Teach Yourself Swedish Complete

101. Intensive Course In Tongan
by Eric B. Shumway
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Asin: 0939154706
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Brigham Young Univ Inst Polynesian
Sales Rank: 801551
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Tongan Tapes
I found purchasing Eric B. Shumway's "Intensive Course in Tongan" tapes, very helpful as a student wanting to learn the Tongan language. Although buying the book with the tapes is a necessity. I found the readings on the tapes to be very clear and easy to follow along with. The reader gives you plenty of time to repeat after them, which is very effective in learning. Also the songs and readings are very entertaining. This is a good buy for a serious Tongan language learning student. Also these are the only Tongan language tapes I could find out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent introduction to Tongan
This is an excellent introduction to Tongan when used with the tapes. It introduces grammatical points and vocabulary in a well ordered format. It's a great book to use when learning "fakaTonga", the beatiful Tongan language. ... Read more

102. Lonely Planet Pilipino (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks)
by Violetta Lorenzana
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Asin: 0864424329
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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When you're taking in the sights and smells of a local festival, hopping across the thousands of islands, telling the faith healer where it hurts, navigating your way around in a wildly-coloured jeepney or simply ordering a meal in one of Manila's finer restaurants - you'll get it right with the help of this new and comprehensive phrasebook.

  • Find the words to speak Pilipino as the Filipinos do:
  • speak with complete confidence with our accurate pronunciation guide
  • find your way by bus, train, bike, car, jeepney or foot
  • enjoy the local cuisine and get to know the local culture and customs
  • includes extensive two-way dictionary
  • special sections for business, families, gays, disabled travellers, film crews, teams on tour
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Carrying Guide
This is one of the two best books on Tagalog I have in my collection. Though TAGALOG-ENGLISH DICTIONARY by Carl R. Galvez Rubini is by far the best and most comprehensive Tagalog-English dictionary I have ever seen to date, this little pocket sized phrasebook is great for carrying on you while traveling. Ofcourse due to size don't expect it to be as complete as a full size dictionary, but you will be very satisfied for all the content it has and still fits in your shirt or back pocket. It starts off with Tagalog basic grammar and how to pronounce the vowels in a very easy to understand manner, which is extremely helpful to say the words correctly. It has a nice 2-way dictionary, a lot of common phrases, Filipino food dishes, Holiday dates, crossword puzzles and much more general info which is handy while traveling to the Philippines. There's also an assortment of fast fact boxes through out the pages which I found very interesting. I was very impressed with so much information in such a small book, not to mention the cheap price. I have been traveling to the Philippines for 6 years now and I still carry this neat little book with me. All in all, I think this is a great little phrasebook and worth every penny.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Travel Reference
If you are a non-Tagalog traveling to the Philippines, this book is a must. A concise dictionary, lots of useful phrases organized by topic, a pronunciation guide, even an introduction to Filipino grammar! Small size makes it easy to carry.

4-0 out of 5 stars lonely planet pilipino (tagalong) phrasebook
This is a useful pocket sized book that has mostly common (and some not so common) words you might need while travelling. It is divided into themes and even at the end there are some crosswords to "use what you learned". It also uses accent marks to help pronounce the words correctly. It is a "neat" little book! ... Read more

103. Pashto Dictionary & Phrasebook: Pashto-English English-Pashto (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebooks)
by Nicholas Awde, Asmatullah Sarwan
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Asin: 078180972X
Catlog: Book (2003-01-01)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Sales Rank: 33297
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104. Training Foreign Language Teachers : A Reflective Approach (Cambridge Teacher Training and Development)
by Michael J. Wallace
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Asin: 0521356547
Catlog: Book (1991-04-18)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sales Rank: 556003
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Training Foreign Language Teachers is aimed at anyone in the area of foreign language teaching who is engaged in designing, running or taking part in teacher education programmes.It begins by examining some current models of teacher education. It goes on to describe the notion of the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - someone who reflects on the practice of their profession as a way of developing their expertise in it. Training Foreign Language Teachers explores ways in which a reflective approach can be applied to many areas of the teacher education programme, including:-classroom observation-microteaching-design and assesment of teacher education programmes. It contains many suggestions for practical work and discussion, and numerous applications to actual situations, including an extended case-study. ... Read more

105. Albanian (Pimsleur Language Program)
by Pimsleur
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Asin: 074353686X
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Pimsleur
Sales Rank: 377439
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Pimsleur Method will have you speaking Albanian in just a few short, easy-to-use lessons.

Learn at your own pace, comfortably and conveniently.

No books to study. No memorization drills.


You learned English by listening. With Pimsleur, you listen to learn Albanian. This Language Program was developed by renowned memory expert, Dr. Paul Pimsleur. His research led him to the realization that the most important use of memory is in language learning. Based on this, Dr. Pimsleur designed a learning program that works for any language. The Pimsleur Language Program is an integrated system which immerses you in the language, encouraging you to hear, understand and use the language all at the same time.

Now you can take advantage of Dr. Pimsleur's research. At the completion of these eight lessons you will comfortably understand and speak at a beginner level. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Albanian: Pimsleur Language Program[ABRIDGED]
This is a very (pricey) purchase, comparable to less than what would be covered in less than half a semester of a language course. Unfortunately, it may be the only introduction to the Albanian language, available on audiocassettes. Albanian may be one of the hardest languages to pronounce, let alone learn. This reviewer was in Kosova/Kosovo, and found that the tips on the language, from his Albanian associates, in the United States, were far more useful than these audiocassettes. The booklet, included with the set, is largely useless. It only contains lists of words, without definitions, that are pronounced in the cassettes. If you have to speak Albanian, hire a tutor, and regularly interact with Albanians. If you are planning a brief visit to Kosova/Kosovo, many young Albanians speak English(unlike in Bosnia and Herzegovina), and a greater number of older Albanians speak German. English and German will almost certainly be all that you will need(the older generation also knows Serb; just ask permission first, because of sensitivities from the war). So, if you can afford these cassettes, and have the time to listen to them, buy them, since everything helps. If you are on a strict budget and schedule, however, this set may be a needless expense.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Pimsleur's Speak and Read Essential Albanian
My husband and I both found this to be an excellent course for a beginner in learning the Albanian language. It is a very practical, logical and straight forward approach to language study. Neither of us has ever attempted to learn a foreign language before but after going through this study guide we both feel reasonably comfortable with the basics of the language and are eager to learn more. Our only regret is that there is not a continuation of the series progressing to an intermediate, and then advanced level. For us as beginners, completing this course represented time and money well spent and turned what could have been a very dull and mundane undertaking into a fun and a very rewarding experience. We can actually carry on a conversation in Albanian now!

5-0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Basic Albanian
This course teaches Albanian at the very basic level and covers only a limited vocabulary for everyday communication. As such it is a solid, but too short and expensive introduction to the language. After completing the course you will be able to say hello and goodbye, introduce yourself, give basic information about yourself and your knowledge of Albanian, order a drink or a meal, ask about the price and count from 0 to 99. You still will not be able to participate in a more demanding communication. Motivated learner will find the course to be a better choise than a phrase book. The Pimsleur audio-method makes it possible for the beginner to study the ten half-an-hour lessons in a short period of time (one lesson per day or 10 days). The learned material is reinforced through constant and various repetition exercises. The cassettes are high quality and the speekers provide clear and good models for the pronunciation. Recommended as a starter course for Albanian. ... Read more

106. Essential Latin for Lawyers
by Russ Versteeg
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Asin: 0890893780
Catlog: Book (1990-12-01)
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Sales Rank: 74980
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Useful for Latin Students and those interested in Law
VerSteeg's Essential Latin for Lawyers is different from other legal dictionaries of Latin expressions. He presents the phrases in groups according to the area of law that you might encounter them (Contracts, Torts, Property) and then provides enough 'case' history or scenarios so that the phrase is illustrated by anecdote and is easy to remember. Teachers can use these with their students because the phrases and their examples are short. In addition to the narrative style of presentation, there is also a more 'standard' index of terms and their translations. The tone is conversational and at times witty. There is a down-to-earth style that is refreshing. The bi-monthly review of law books said it was 'delightful' and 'should be required reading for all first year law students." ... Read more

107. Teach Yourself Romanian Complete Course
by DennisDeletant, YvonneAlexandrescu
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Asin: 0071424733
Catlog: Book (2003-07-30)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 46740
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Complete language courses that span the globe!

From Danish to Spanish, Swahili to Brazilian Portuguese, the languages of the world are brought within the reach of any beginning language student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement in their formal courses. These complete courses are based on the very latest learning methods and designed to be enjoyable and user-friendly.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and steadily promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, through:

  • Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues
  • Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises
  • Step-by-step guides to pronunciation
  • Practical vocabulary
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Bilingual glossary The new editions also feature:
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • Self-assessment quizzes to test progress
  • New recordings on CD for easy access and review
  • Website suggestions to take language study further
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4-0 out of 5 stars Short and good course
I enjoyed doing the course. The author claims that you will be able to use Romanian as used in daily life. This true for the most but do not expect to be able to translate poems or read specialist articles. Depending on your language background you have to learn a lot more words. This can not be expected from a short course. I am however able to go around in Romania, do my shopping, make myself clear in conversations and not feel totally helpless. This book does not waist time on useless practices. In fact every excercise is usefull and should be taken. It also serves as a very good reference guide on Romanian language after completion of the course. The accompanying tapes have been a great help.

3-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but too many errors
As others have noted, this book is fairly helpful, but it does contain many errors that could throw you off if you are not careful.
Although it is better than some of the other cassette and phrase books, it is too confusing to learn from on your own. The tape skips some of the key words and phrases listed, and then uses unexplained vocabulary in the dialogues. In one chapter, half the dialogue is missing.
Thankfully, my boyfriend is Romanian, and helped me, or else I would have never made it through the book.

2-0 out of 5 stars not sure
I found this book as rather doing a disservice to both the reader and the Romanian language. It uses mostly old, formal and awkard forms of conversation, unusual gerundial verb modes (like it's been translated from english!) and a constant choice of using suffixes that distort words making them seem difficult. Overall, it unrealistically pushes the language away from its latin base instead of using that base as common ground for a reader of a different language.
I must say however that I have not read other similar courses out there so I could not make a fair comparison..

4-0 out of 5 stars Good enough to teach basics - but you need a dictionary
If you buy the book with the cassettes it's not bad. I actually did learn to speak from it. But at least 15-20% of the words are unexplained, and you need a dictionary. I would have never been able learn without the dictionary.
As others say, the book has many errors, but I did not find them critical.
I was unhappy to see two 1/2 hour cassettes with the book. It's disingenuous to make people believing there is more material there than there is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good basic book and set of tapes
Deciding what to buy for basic Romanian is a mess. There seem to be 3 overlapping texts out there by the same author, Dennis Deletant. It's unclear whether they are sold with or without casettes. Anyway, this book is very good. But the third edition of the 'Colloquial Romanian' by the same author has more material for those wishing to learn more. The material of the teach yourself book is somewhat humorous, colorful, quite doable. The cassettes have 1-2 texts per lesson only, and both cassettes last only about an hour. There should have been only one with more tape in it. ... Read more

108. Catalan Dictionary: English-Catalan/Catalan-English (Routledge Reference)
by Routledge
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Asin: 0415108020
Catlog: Book (1994-08-01)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 298817
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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This compact two-way dictionary includes 18,000 entries in each section which provide phonetic transcriptions, translations, examples and expressions to aid comprehension, dialectical variants and excellent coverage of American English. Other features such as pronunciation guides and grammatical summaries make this dictionary unique. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Catalan Dictionary (Routledge)
1. The typeface is clear, sharp, and perfectly legible; 2. The format is exquisite and pleasing to the eye. 3. Both the Catalan-English parts and the English-Catalan parts include phonemic transliteration using International Phonetic Alphabet placing an easy-to-read pronunciation at the fingertips of both Catalan-speaking users and English-speaking users--a vital feature since neither English nor Catalan pronunciation is predictible from its orthography. 4. The entries are noticeably limited, with the Catalan entries being considerably smaller than the English entries. 5. A very serious shortcoming is the inclusion of phonemic transliteration for only the infinitives of verbs. This limits its usefulness drastically because in the present tense of any Catalan verb, a stressed thematic vowel of "e" or "o" might be pronounced open or closed. Information regarding the quality of the thematic vowel is vital for a language learner, and it is completely lacking in the Routledge dictionary.

3-0 out of 5 stars A useful medium-format Catalan/English dictionary
It is not unusual to see this dictionary in the hands of students at the Universitat de Barcelona. Unfortunately it was not available when I first arrived at that school. There are larger and smaller Catalan/English dictionaries that you can find, but this one is acceptable for toting around and it is still very useful for first-year Catalan language students. Being published in the UK it has a distinct British flavour. One very useful feature is the guide to conjugation of Catalan verbs. I also appreciated the inclusion of common useful phrases in both Catalan and English. If you are headed for Catalunya, it is best that you pick up this book before going to Spain, since it can be quite hard to find and expensive if you can find it. One shortcoming: the paperback binding is not as durable as I wished that it had been, and with the use that a typical student might put it through, it may start of unravel. Also bear in mind that this is not a professional translator's dictionary, but an excellent companion for a basic Catalan language text. Some native speakers of Catalan may differ with the use and meanings that are supplied, but given the diversity of Catalan and its many dialects, that is to be expected. Bona sort! ... Read more

109. Learning Strategies Handbook
by Anna Uhl Chamot, Sarah Barnhardt, Pamela Beard El-Dinary, Jill Robbins
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Asin: 0201385481
Catlog: Book (1999-02-22)
Publisher: Pearson ESL
Sales Rank: 404113
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Teach your students not just English, but how to learn
If you are interested in teaching your students not only ESL, but how to learn, this book is for you. Based on the CALLA method to teaching (as described in Ana Chamot's Calla Handbook) the concept behind this text is to show how to teach students various strategies on how to become better learners and improve memory. With these skills, students are more apt to use higher order thinking skills in the classroom. In this particular book, you will find out how to implement the CALLA system step by step; there are all sorts of charts and reproducible forms for students and teachers to use. ... Read more

110. Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen
by James F. Lee, BillVanPatten, James Lee, Bill VanPatten
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Asin: 0073655171
Catlog: Book (2003-05-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Sales Rank: 176919
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Praised for its fresh and informed discussion of language instruction and language acquisition, the first edition of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen was recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the twenty most influential methods textbooks. The authors are both internationally recognized scholars in the field of second language acquisition research and have also written numerous successful language textbooks. The guiding principle of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen is the premise that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning, and not simply oral expression. Following that framework, Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen helps instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Give this book a chance!
I must disagree with the reviewer who could not find applicability in her secondary French classroom. I have found Lee and VanPatten's approach to teaching grammar quite enlightening, and it has prompted me to change the way I will structure such activities in my middle school Spanish classes. Considering the considerable research they presented in support of their theories regarding structured input, there is little reason we should continue with traditional grammar instruction without even giving processing instruction methods a chance. It is understandable that moving from an explanatory, resarch-based text toward immediate application in the classroom can be confusing and frustrating. Try viewing sample copies of the text books the authors have worked on, ¿Sabías qué...? or Vistazos, to see how they created structured input activites in beginning level Spanish. Perhaps this could assist in creating similar activities in whatever language you teach.

2-0 out of 5 stars A great book for college teachers but not secondary ones.
I used this book for a graduate level course on Foreign Language Teaching Methodology given by my school district. I am a secondary level French teacher. The theories of instruction that this book explores are very enlightening, however the practical examples it offers are more suitable for university level instruction. My biggest complaint with this text is that the examples of communicative language teaching methods it offers are in English and are too vague to lend themselves to practical application. One is left wanting more specifics than the examples give, especially when the text advocates such activities as "brainstorming" or group input activities. For example, how can one brainstorm in the target language when that is precisely what one is trying to teach? I made lots of notes in my copy of the text, but I have not had success in applying what I've learned in my classroom.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful for new students of second language acquisition
I read this as a master's candidate in a TESL in Washington, DC. I found it relatively easy to read. Still, it's academically written and focuses on theories and research done on second language acquisition. Topics covered include grammar in communicative language, speaking, reading and writing. This book is for those who want to take a step forward into academia and research in teaching methodology. ... Read more

111. Musical Spanish: Learn Through Pop Music (includes music CD/interactive CD-Rom)
by Stacey Tipton
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Asin: 0970682905
Catlog: Book (2000-12-30)
Publisher: Musical Linguist
Sales Rank: 19158
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Musical Spanish is an exciting new book, music CD and CD-rom teaching languages through pop music. The program comes with an audio CD of 10 traditional Spanish songs presented in a contemporary dance-pop style, and an interactive CD-rom that brings the songs to live through animation. Includes travel phrases section and teacher's guide to using songs in the classroom. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Language-Impaired Turned "Latin Lover"
I bought Musical Spanish for my U.S.-centric, investment banker boyfriend before our trip to Cancun this past summer. As a fluent speaker of Spanish, and someone who has spent a lot of time in Latin America, I have always longed to hear the words "te amo" from my gringo guy's anglophone lips. Yet, he always insisted that spreadsheets and numbers were his true loves...not foreign language! Well, anyone who says that they lack a nac for langauges has not used Musical Spanish! By using the book and CD, my boyfriend now admires Enrique Iglesias, as much as he does Alan Greenspan! As he sings in the car to the spicy tunes of Musical Spanish, he looks over to me and says "te amo....."

5-0 out of 5 stars Singing My Way to Learning Spanish! Fun & Easy Way to Learn!
As a Junior High teacher, I am in constant search of cognitive ways to help my students learn. The Musical Spanish CD ROM provides students with colorful, entertaining animations along with upbeat rhythms and lyrics that solidify grammar concepts. The CD ROM also includes Spanish vocabulary building games, karaoke fun, and grammar assistance! The full color illustrated grammar textbook uses clear, youthful written examples of how to transfer the Spanish lyrics into daily Spanish conversation. I find the students immediately "catching on" with light bulb moments as they sing along to the Spanish pop music. Musical Spanish is a "must have" for all Spanish language learners of all ages.

3-0 out of 5 stars It was okay
This language series is good if you want to learn basic grammar concepts. It's cool to sing along with the songs that are included as apart of the learning process. However, it wasn't for me.

I like tools like Pimsluer's Spanish Program which teaches conversational tools. For me it's difficult to learn Spanish without it being in the context of a conversation. Musical Spanish is a great review if you have Spanish skills OR if you are already profecient in another romance language, Musical Spanish will give you a great foundation on which to build.

I think that this is a great supplement to Spanish learning. I've donated my copy to the local public library.

3-0 out of 5 stars This is a cheap production that ....!

They completely butchered these songs. I'm not that picky, but it's painful to listen to. It honestly sounds like chipmunks with an electronic keyboard.

The whole CD runs in Adobe Acrobat which isn't that convenient to navigate around. The music plays in a jukebox run by Flash.

This CD and thin book was a great idea, but more effort needed to be put into this production.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy lessons, fun songs, and great animations on CD-rom
I travel to the Baja region of Mexico several times a year for business, and my daughter sent me a copy of this program to help me communicate a little better with the locals. I read the label and thought "pop music??" but the songs are quite fun - my favorite is "La Adelita" - and their version of La Cucaracha is hard to listen to without singing along. My Mexican friends now think I'm the gringo loco who can sing all of the words to La Bamba...

The CD-rom has been the most helpful part for me. I like to go through the CD-rom and practice saying each sentence from the songs. I've also found that the images from the animations have helped the words and concepts to keep going around my brain long after I've turned off the computer.

The book has quite a bit of grammar - nearly all of the basics, as well as a travel phrases section that I've just about worn out. I also bought the 501 verbs book, which is a good compliment to this program. The amazing part for me is that I've struggled with verbs for a long time (I've done all kinds of learn on tape programs) - and having the songs as a reference point has made it easier to remember. I don't get much past using the present and the past tense, but Musical Spanish has helped me to feel more comfortable actually speaking. I think the author is really on to something with this musical grammar business - heck if it works for an old fart like me it must do wonders for the young kids. Arriba with the Español con Musica! ... Read more

112. Talk Now! Mongolian
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Asin: 1843521105
Catlog: Book (2004-05)
Publisher: Euro Talk
Sales Rank: 550755
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113. Thrasymachus: Greek Through Reading
by C. W. Peckett, A. R. Munday
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Asin: 0862921392
Catlog: Book (1992-09)
Publisher: Duckworth Publishing
Sales Rank: 713818
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114. Mastering French: With Designer Cd Travel Case (Global Access)
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Asin: 1591252903
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Penton Overseas
Sales Rank: 334603
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Mastering French
I have wasted lots of money on language learning CD's that were worthless.This set is excellent.You get 10 CD's, not the 2 or 3 that most sets have.I thought the format was excellent.There are only 3 minor problems: 1) There is no book - all of the work is oral; 2) the bulk of the material is not geared for the beginning learner; and 3) the speaker on the CD's has a regional accent on some words.I have studied French before so my previous studies helped, especially without a book.In spite of these drawbacks, I highly recommend this set.The CD's really prepared me for my trip to France and the price is quite a bargain! ... Read more

115. Colloquial Latvian : A Complete Language Course (Colloquial Series, Book and Audio Cassette)
by Christopher Moseley
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Asin: 0415117992
Catlog: Book (1996-12-01)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 244161
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not useful for beginners
This book was confusing for me, a beginner, and within ten days I returned it for a refund. It may be fine for a more advanced student, but beginners should avoid it and the frustration that it causes. I recommend instead the "Easy Way to Latvian" book and tapes set for beginners, which is a much more accessible course. Veiksmi!

2-0 out of 5 stars only okay
This book is too advanced for a beginner and too simple for anyone who is ready for its content. Latvian has a complex grammatical structure that is completely foreign to English speakers and this book makes that structure confusing. Furthermore, there aren't a lot of instantly accessible phrases that beginners would need to know in order to survive. The progression is too quick and can cause frustration.

The thing the book is good at is providing cultural information so that a newcomer gets a sense of the place and the people. The book follows a story of Latvian Australians coming to visit relatives and seeing the sights of Latvia and can, from this perspective, provide insight for those who don't know a lot about Latvia.

The problem is that there are precious few materials out there to assist one to learn Latvian. If Colloquial Latvian is all you can find, then it is better than nothing. But do not place high hopes on it helping you to conquer Latvian becuase it simply won't.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not really for beginners...
I did not find this course to be very helpful to an absolute beginner. There is little vocabulary building, and too few practical phrases presented. I don't speak any Latvian and I am about to leave for Riga for a year. I don't expect to be able to master this language in one year's time, but I would like to be able to ease my way into the culture by being able to communicate in some basic everyday situations. For example I would like to be able to hail a taxi, order coffee, or buy grocieries.
This course attempts to instruct by having you be an outside observer to situations, rather than having you learn as a direct paricipant. Furthermore, the cassette tapes have poor sound quality which makes them a bit difficult to understand.
I did find this course somewhat useful for listening to basic pronounciation, inflection, and sentence structure. Since the number of available Latvian language courses is extremely limited, I would recommend using this course in conjunction with the Lonely Planet Baltic Phasebook to give you a more practical and useful experience.

3-0 out of 5 stars Well, at least it's available...
Not a lot of ways to learn Latvian and many are out of print or in print but only in some godforsaken place. I currently live in Latvia and can tell you that although this book is not BAD! it is also not good. It drops you into very advanced grammatical concepts very early on (I think perfect tense is covered in chapter 2). There isn't a logical progression of vocabulary or concepts (wouldn't it be better to know past or present tense before perfect?). There is good inclusion of cultural information -- actual maps of riga to learn directional vocabulary, newspaper ads, excerpts from Raina or dainas. I guess when it comes down to it I wonder why I'm learning Latvian from a Brit/Aussie? I can tell you that the local University language immersion programs use the Dialogs series almost exclusively. But why can't someone get Trevor Fennel in print again? That would be the answer -- instead I have to visit the library to review his presentation of grammatical concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fine treatment of a difficult language
This is a really first rate language book- and it's up to date, the grammar is covered very thoroughly (and very comprehensibly), there are lots of exercises, the cassettes are a big help (I would always recommend getting the cassettes) and the theme is refreshing, too- the dialogues involve a family of Latvian origin living in Australia that goes back to the old country to rediscover its roots after Latvia regains its independence- an interesting variation on the usual tired plots and characters employed in language books. Incidentally, for those interested in travelling to the Baltic countries, I also highly recommend "Colloquial Estonian" by the same author. ... Read more

116. Romanian Made Nice & Easy! (Rea's Language Series)
by Research & Education Association
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Asin: 0878914013
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars a good familiarization
This is a helpful introductory familiarization to some basic conversational situations. ... Read more

117. Juntos: Community Partnerships in Spanish and Portuguese : AATSP Professional Development Series Handbook Vol. 5 (American Association of Teachers of... fessional Development Series Handbook, Vol 5)
by Josef Hellebrandt, Jonathan Arries, Lucía Varona, Carol Klein
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-14)
Publisher: Heinle
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Heinle is pleased and honored to announce its partnership with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in publishing this handbook series. The goal of the series is to provide instructors with the latest research on individual topics, so that you can focus on the issues of greatest concern to you and your program. The handbooks will form the core materials at a series of workshops related to these topics, to be held at the national AATSP conference as well as at various regional conferences throughout the country. ... Read more

118. Urdu: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Grammars)
by Ruth Laila Schmidt
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Catlog: Book (2000-04)
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Here is a reference guide to the most important aspects of the language as native speakers use it today. The complexities of Urdu are set out in short, readable sections. Explanations contain minimal jargon and emphasis has been placed on the aspects of Urdu that pose a particular challenge for English-speaking users. Features include: language examples throughout in Urdu script and romanization, user-friendly layout, detailed contents list and a comprehensive index. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Contribution to the Literature
This book fills and important hole in the literature: a solid, up-to-date, in-print grammar of the Urdu language. I have used it to supplement my study of other Urdu texts.

I have a few minor quibbles with the book:

1) The Urdu transcription system is not given explicitly. Reference is made to R. S. McGregor's Urdu Study Materials, an out-of-print book published in India. While it may be readily available in major centers of learning or through interlibrary loan, I think that reference to an out-of print book for something as significant as the transcription system should be avoided. Perhaps in future editions the system should be included in the text.

2) Sections appear where reference is made to 'ko' marking objects and 'ko' marking subjects. I'm not sure that this is the best way to address the use of 'ko', since it is more a comment on peculiarities of English grammar than any feature of Urdu. In Russian there are similar impersonal structures that use dative objects for what we would consider subjects in the English translations. A simpler approach to the issue of 'ko' might be to say that it marks dative objects, which may, however, be translated into English by words having different grammatical roles in the corresponding English sentence.

Incidentally, I also have the "Teach Yourself Urdu" book and have found it of value, though not for its grammatical descriptions, which don't seem to me to be a distinguishing strength. I have collected the Urdu texts of the dialogues into a notebook that I find useful for rapid reading practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars good!
A great book. It does what it says. Clear, easy to understand. It says that this book is not for complete beginners, but it could be, given only that said beginners are not complete idiots. I bought another book, a 'teach yourself' book, which I needn't have, given that this book suffices. ... Read more

119. Language Change and Language Contact in Pidgins and Creoles (Creole Language Library)
by John McWhorther
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Catlog: Book (1999)
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This book collects a selection of fifteen papers presented at three meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 1996 and 1997. The focus is on papers that approach issues in Creole studies with novel perspectives, address understudied Pidgin and Creole varieties, or compellingly argue for controversial positions. The papers demonstrate how Pidgins and Creoles shed light on issues such as verb movement, contact-induced language change and its gradations, discourse management via tense-aspect particles, language genesis, substratal transfer, and Universal Grammar, and cover a wide range of contact languages, ranging from English- and French-based Creoles through Portuguese Creoles of Africa and Asia, Sango, Popular Brazilian Portuguese, West African Pidgin Englishes, and Hawaiian Creole English. Contributions by: Angela Bartens; Marlyse Baptista; Joseph Clancy Clements; Paul Garrett; Stphane Goyette; John Holm; Alain Kihm; George Lang; John McWorther; Bettina Migge; Anthony J. Naro; S.J. Roberts; W.J. Samarin; John Singler; Sali Tagliamonte; Donald Winford. ... Read more

120. Teach Yourself Swedish Complete Course(book and cd pack) (Teach Yourself Language Complete Courses)
by VeraCroghan
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Asin: 0071414525
Catlog: Book (2003-05-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Average Customer Review: 3.47 out of 5 stars
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Bestselling language courses now with audio CDs!

From Danish to Spanish, Swahili to Brazilian Portuguese, the languages of the world are brought within the reach of any beginning student. Learners can use the Teach Yourself Language Courses at their own pace or as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are based on the very latest learning methods and designed to be enjoyable and user-friendly.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues
  • Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises
  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation
  • Practical vocabulary
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Bilingual glossary

The new editions also feature:

  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • Self-assessment quizzes to test progress
  • Website suggestions to take language study further
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5-0 out of 5 stars Learn Swedish On Your Own!
So, ya wanna learn Swedish? Then thank your stars for Vera Crogan's "Swedish: A Complete Course for Beginners". This book is custom-made for people just like yourself who have always wanted to learn Swedish, but never quite found the appropriate study guide to use. The book contains 18 lessons, each broken up into 8 parts: a dialogue, the vocabulary to the dialogue, a true or false test, things you need to know about grammar and culture, important words and expressions, language patterns, exercises, and further dialogues testing your comprehension. The book is very easy to get through. You can go at your own pace, and you can also use the book as a grammar reference once you've advanced to a higher level. With this book, you're bound to advance quickly if you're serious about learning Swedish!

5-0 out of 5 stars I am learning fast!
I found this book very useful and after getting to lesson 4 I am able to hold simple conversations with my Swedish colleagues. I see that a teacher is critical of this book, but as a student I am finding it useful, firstly because it addresses usual situations you might find yourself in, like the vocabulary used when visiting someone, having something to eat, etc. and is discusses the grammar in small digestible chunks. I learnt German some years ago and the books I had then were nowhere near as good. I also have looked at some 'Teach Yourself' books German/Swedish and find them very clumsey. I don't mind at all if there are different dialects on the tapes because that is exactly how you are confronted with the language when you start speaking to Swedish people and additionally it trains the ear. So far so good - I have been able to write my first small letters to my Swedish step daughter and I thinks thats not bad going.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Pronounciation, Too much English
We bought this book and CD for my wife to brush up on her Swedish before going to Sweden. The book starts out with the basics and steps gradually through the learning stages of the Swedish language. There is a lot of explaining text that is in English. As someone who has learnt English and German without translation, it seems that the easiest way to learn a language is by not translating the words. The Swedish on the CDs has good pronounciation in Swedish. It would have been nice if at least the CD had only Swedish on it so that the person listening would not have to go back and forth between the two languages, but instead get into the Swedish language.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great buy if you know your parts of speech
Hello. I think this book is a wonderful find for people who want to learn Swedish. The pronunciation guide isn't the best, but after listening to the recordings you get a general sense of how things are pronounced. The recordings are great because you can get used to a few different dialects and accents within the Swedish language. The one thing is, and this goes for all language-learners, you need to really study up on your parts of speech before you try to learn a foreign language. I say this because this book doesn't do the best job explaining parts of speech. In addition to this book I would reccomend "Essential Swedish Grammar" which is published by Dover. Have fun learning!!

5-0 out of 5 stars very well
I started learning swedish one year ago with this book, and I found it very useful: funny, clear, interesting. It was everytime simple in teaching grammar - not like some others TY's books...- through shorts sections, rich of images - that's markedly useful for a non-english born people as I am - and full of interesting informations about people and everyday life in Sweden. After the eigth chapter I took a trip to Stockholm, and I could cope with many situations; after finishing the course, I could get started in reading swedish books - with a good dictionary, however...- and I could came back to Stockholm and speaking to everyone without great problems. Yes, if you can have a teacher, it will work faster and better, of course. But if you can't, as I couldn't, so TY Swedish will be the best way for a beginner. Be aware that swedish pronounce is unique in the world, so the cassette version might be necessary. I checked my pronounce by Garmarna's songs... ... Read more

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