Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners by Bruce Donaldson

By Bruce Donaldson

Colloquial Afrikaans offers a step by step path in Afrikaans because it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia at the present time. Combining a trouble-free strategy with an intensive therapy of the language, it equips newbies with the fundamental abilities had to speak with a bit of luck and successfully in Afrikaans in a vast diversity of events. No past wisdom of the language is required.

Key positive aspects include:

• innovative insurance of talking, listening, examining and writing abilities

• dependent, jargon-free reasons of grammar

• an intensive diversity of centred and stimulating workouts

• lifelike and interesting dialogues masking a extensive number of eventualities

• important vocabulary lists through the text

• extra assets on hand in the back of the e-book, together with an entire solution key, a grammar precis and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, accomplished and worthwhile, Colloquial Afrikaans can be an vital source either for self reliant newcomers and scholars taking classes in Afrikaans.

Course components:

The entire direction includes the booklet and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, booklet, CD and MP3 structure. The paperback and CDs is additionally bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-20672-3 (please observe this doesn't contain the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-30072-8

eBook: 978-0-203-82682-9 (please notice this doesn't comprise the audio, to be had from

MP3s: 978-0-415-47112-1 (available from

Pack : 978-0-415-44173-5 (paperback and CDs)

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