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2nd Edition

Colloquial Latvian
The Complete Course for Beginners

ISBN 9781138949898
Published October 5, 2015 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This new edition of Colloquial Latvian has been completely rewritten to make learning Latvian easier and more enjoyable than ever before!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Latvian. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes Colloquial Latvian your best choice in personal language learning?

  • interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
  • clear – concise grammar notes
  • practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
  • complete – including answer key and reference section.

By the end of this rewarding course, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Latvian in a broad range of everyday situations.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  How To Use This Book  The Sounds of Latvian Abbreviations  1. Hello!  2. Please drive to…!  3. I Have a Reservation  4. Travelling by Train  5. At the Restaurant  6. Family  7. What Do You Do In Your Free Time?  8. Let’s Go Shopping!  9. Let’s Go To The Market!  10. How Do You Spend Your Days?  11. Where Did You Go On Holiday?  12. What’s Wrong With You?  13. The New Flat  14. What Will The Weather Be Like Today?  15. Communications and Mass Media  Grammar Summary  Key to Exercises  Latvian–English Glossary  English–Latvian Glossary  Bibliography  Index

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Chris Moseley teaches Latvian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London and is also the editor of two other volumes for Routledge: the Atlas of the World’s Languages and the Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages.

Dace Praulinš started teaching Latvian History, Culture, Society and Language at the University of Glasgow in 2006 following three decades in language teaching. She has taught English to speakers of other languages in the UK, Germany and Latvia. She has also taught German and French.


Review of the previous edition:

'An hour a day for a month and it's under your belt - I think that's hard to beat in its genre, and textbooks for much more widely spoken languages often fall far short of this standard.' Amazon customer