Get Started in Gujarati Absolute Beginner Course: The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language (Paperback)

Get Started in Gujarati Absolute Beginner Course: The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language By Rachel Dwyer Cover Image
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Description


Do you want a solid foundation to your Gujarati studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Gujarati in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Gujarati you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.

What will I learn?
Basic Gujarati is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

Is this course for me?
Get Started in Gujarati is for absolute and false beginners of Gujarati. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Gujarati. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.

What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:

- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists

This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.

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About the Author


Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London. She took her BA in Sanskrit at SOAS, followed by an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. Her PhD research at SOAS was on the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram (1777-1852). She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in cinema and supervises PhD research on Indian cinema.

Emilia Bachrach completed the revision of the Get Started in Gujarati course. She has a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where she studied South Asian Religions, and has received several scholarships, including the American Institute of India Studies Junior Fellowship, to study language and religion in India. She holds a Ph.D. in Asian Cultures and Languages from the University of Texas - Austin


Product Details
ISBN: 9781444195408
ISBN-10: 1444195409
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Publication Date: December 26th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Teach Yourself Language