Colloquial Panjabi: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Panjabi as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Panjabi in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Panjabi is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Panjabi-speaking areas.
An overview of the sounds of Panjabi
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Panjabi is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Panjabi.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills. A wealth of additional text material is also provided on the website. This supplementary material builds on the foundation provided in the Colloquial Panjabi course and will develop your language skills beyond the beginner level into intermediate study.
Table of Contents
Preface How to use this course Script Unit 1 Script Unit 2 Script Unit 3 Unit 1: How are you? Unit 2: Very pleased to meet you Unit 3: What would you like to have? Unit 4: Do you like music? Unit 5: What are you going to do tomorrow? Unit 6: What did you do yesterday? Unit 7: Can you speak Panjabi? Unit 8: What is done here? Unit 9: Let me say something else as well Grammar summary Grammar index
The author is a native speaker of Panjabi. He has a Ph.D. in lingustics and has many years’ experience of teaching Panjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English and of research in second language learning by adults. He is the author and co-author of several books and research papers.
'readers are guided through simple exercises in pronounciation, gradually proceeding to a fairly difficult set of lessons...cover[s] some aspects of Panjabi cultre.' - Darshan S. Tatla, International Journal of Punjab Studies