Complete Swedish: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Date

January 14, 2011

Format

Paperback, 384 pages

ISBN

0071758798 / 9780071758796

$

Your Price

26.00



Overview


Main description

It's easy to teach yourself Swedish!

Complete Swedish: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Swedish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Swedish with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.

Features:

  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language


    Table of contents

    Introduction / Pronunciation / Formal and informal introductions and greetings / Stock expressions and numbers from 0-12 / Telling the time and counting to 100 / Discussing leisure activities and the weather / Banks and money / Shopping / Directions and apologies / Meals, restaurants, food and drink / Road signs and advice / Asking for and offering assistance / Asking for information / Hotels and tourist attractions / Transport / Illnesses and ailments / Telephones and post / Some useful verbs / Swedish-English / English-Swedish glossaries


    Author comments

    Vera Croghan started teaching Swedish at Aberdeen University straight after her second degree from Lund University, Sweden. She began teaching at the University of East Anglia when it opened in 1963 and taught there for 30 years. Ivo Holmqvist has taught Scandinavian literature at the universities of Lund, Odense, Ghent and Auckland.





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