Foreign Language Study, Celtic Languages
Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write Welsh confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Complete Welsh – Touch & Listen will guarantee success!
Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation and conversations within the pages of the books themselves – right where you need them.
In the past you used to have to juggle separate books and CDs/MP3s to master listening, speaking, reading and writing. Not anymore. Thanks to the latest enhanced ebook technology, you can learn and practise all four language skills plus grammar and vocabulary from a single ebook that you can read and listen to on your tablet device or smartphone. First, touch the on-screen play buttons and listen to native speakers conversing on scores of current topics. Then rewind.
Or pause. Whatever you need to do to make sure you’ve fully understood what you have just listened to. When you are ready, complete the activities with the convenient notes feature. You are in control.
It’s that simple.
STRUCTURE The course is structured in thematic units based on real-life situations and with an emphasis on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.
NOT MUCH TIME? Get started with a 1-minute introduction to the key principles of the language.
GRAMMAR Follow easy-to-manage steps to give you a clear understanding of the language.
VOCABULARY Use clearly marked lists to make it easy to find and review the most useful vocabulary.
DIALOGUES Touch & Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
PRONUNCIATION Don’t sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you travel.
INSIGHTS Look out for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of teaching experience.
FEATURES Make full use of the wealth of convenient ebook features, including highlighting, making notes and a built-in dictionary.
PROGRESS Rise to Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.
TEST YOURSELF Use the unit tests to keep track of your progress.
Teach Yourself Complete Welsh
Enjoy the familiarity of a book with the convenience of Touch & Listen technology at home or on the move, and let Teach Yourself and its highly experienced authors guide you every step of the way.
Dr Christine Jones is Head of the School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Julie Brake is a senior lecturer in Welsh at Glyndwr University.