Colloquial Albanian

The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

By Linda Mëniku, Héctor Campos

© 2012 – Routledge

352 pages

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About the Book

Colloquial Albanian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Albanian 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 Albanian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Albanian 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 Albania

An overview of the sounds and alphabet of Albanian

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Albanian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Albanian.

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.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Si jeni? 'How are you?' UNIT 2: Unë jam anglez, po ju? 'I am English, and you? UNIT 3: Në kafe 'At the coffee shop' UNIT 4: Suvenire nga Shqipëria 'Souvenirs from Albania' UNIT 5: Apartamenti im 'My apartment' UNIT 6: Në dyqan 'At the store' UNIT 7: Në restorant 'At the restaurant' UNIT 8: Pushimet 'Vacation' UNIT 9: Në rrugë 'On the street' UNIT 10: Në postë 'At the post office' UNIT 11: Në Tiranë 'In Tirana' UNIT 12: Si kalove fundjavën? 'How did you spend your weekend' UNIT 13: Te mjeku 'At the doctor's office' UNIT 14: Intervistë për punë 'A job interview' UNIT 15: Ismail Kadare

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General