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.
UNIT 1: Si jeni? 'How are you?' UNIT 2: Une jam anglez, po ju? 'I am English, and you? UNIT 3: Ne kafe 'At the coffee shop' UNIT 4: Suvenire nga Shqiperia 'Souvenirs from Albania' UNIT 5: Apartamenti im 'My apartment' UNIT 6: Ne dyqan 'At the store' UNIT 7: Ne restorant 'At the restaurant' UNIT 8: Pushimet 'Vacation' UNIT 9: Ne rruge 'On the street' UNIT 10: Ne poste 'At the post office' UNIT 11: Ne Tirane 'In Tirana' UNIT 12: Si kalove fundjaven? 'How did you spend your weekend' UNIT 13: Te mjeku 'At the doctor's office' UNIT 14: Interviste per pune 'A job interview' UNIT 15: Ismail Kadare