From English to Swedish 1

A Basic Swedish Textbook for English Speaking Students (Black and White Edition)

Author: Bengt Hällgren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540529954

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Page: 242

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This is the new, black and white version of From English to Swedish 1. A full color version is also available. Look for ISBN 978-1540452900. From English to Swedish 1 & 2 is a series of textbooks for English speaking students who would like to learn Swedish. The first book covers level A1 and the second book level A2 of the European CEFR-scale. Unlike most Swedish textbooks they provide vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and text commentaries in English. To help the reader learn Swedish pronunciation, a series of videos linked to the first book is available on YouTube (see https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=mEQVgbDPZ4I). The texts of the two books tell the story of an American girl who comes as an exchange student to live in a Swedish family. She struggles to learn Swedish and adapt to Swedish culture, but in the process runs into a number of culture clashes, all based on the authors' real life experiences. �ke Daun, professor of ethnology from Stockholm University and a specialist in Swedish mentality, has examined the first book and describes the way it introduces Swedish mentality as "innovative and entertaining". To facilitate the student's learning the books take advantage of the close relationship between English and Swedish. Many of the words appearing in the texts are similar to their English counterparts. Having finished both books, the student will have acquired a vocabulary of slightly more than 1,500 words including 57 % of the 2,000 most frequent words of the Swedish language as defined by Spr�kbanken (the Language Bank), a data base published by the University of Gothenburg. In an appendix to book 1, the similarities between English and Swedish are explained from an historical point of view, and over 300 related words from different areas are presented. Each chapter in the books contains a short grammar section presenting essentials in Swedish morphology and syntax. All grammatical terms, except the most common ones, are explained. At the end of each book there is a grammar overview with definitions of concepts and references to relevant chapters. Each lesson includes a number of exercises, where students are encouraged to practice their newly gained grammar knowledge, repeat vocabulary, and answer questions in connection with the texts. As the students' vocabulary develops, the questions become increasingly open-ended in order to stimulate reflection and discussion in class. Furthermore, a number of songs with simple vocabulary are included, mainly children's songs by classic song-writers. Finally, each book contains answers to the exercises and a complete alphabetical glossary. Judgments about From English to Swedish 1: "I'm just learning Swedish, and this book is wonderful. The style & methodology are ideal. Highly recommend." (Amazon, USA) "A brilliant book. ... The words and pronunciations are well explained with examples given. Common Swedish vocab is also used in lessons. Quite amazing that by lesson 2 (Lektion 2) I was understanding and translating simple paragraphs and answering questions in full sentences without much difficulty. The two books are a must buy for people looking to learn the Swedish language. ... The second book is just as good as this one." (Amazon, England) "I've tried to start learning Swedish several times with at least 4 books, and finally I've found one that is didactic enough to keep me going! Very natural way of teaching, the closest thing I've seen to have a teacher that prepares a class for you. I'm already looking for the 2nd book! " (Amazon, Spain)

Complete Swedish Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Ivo Holmqvist,Vera Croghan

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 144413440X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the print book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444107173) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444107180) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Swedish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swedish will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Sweden. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

From English to Swedish 2

An Intermediate Swedish Textbook for English Speaking Students (Black and White Edition)

Author: Bengt Hällgren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533422156

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Page: 324

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This is the black and white version of From English to Swedish 2. A full color version is also available. Look for ISBN 978-1533227034. From English to Swedish 2 is an intermediate Swedish textbook for English speaking students covering level A2 of the European CEFR-scale. It is a direct sequel of From English to Swedish 1 by the same authors. The first book tells the story of an American exchange student, Ashley Chapman, and her Swedish host family, the Lundstr�ms. In this book readers continue to follow Ashley through the second half of her exchange year, during which she learns more about the Swedish society and visits several of the larger cities in the country. She also continues to observe, analyze, and discuss differences in culture and mentality between Swedes and Americans. With the help the two books students acquire a total vocabulary of slightly more than 1,500 words including 57 % of the 2,000 most frequent words of the Swedish language as defined by Spr�kbanken (the Language Bank), a data base published by the University of Gothenburg. A glossary listing the complete vocabulary is included at the end of this book. Furthermore, the book contains exercises which help students develop the skill of guessing the meaning of many more words, which are of common origin to English and Swedish or have been imported from English to Swedish during the last 200 years. The grammar sections of the book cover all forms of the Swedish verb. Other themes, such as the logical relationship between sub-clauses and main clauses and the use of prepositions, are also included, as well as advice on how to address the Swedes. A final grammar overview provides explanations of grammatical terms with references to relevant grammar sections. Each lesson includes a number of exercises, where students are encouraged to practice their newly gained grammar knowledge, repeat vocabulary, and answer questions in connection with the texts. As the students' vocabulary develops, the questions become increasingly open in order to stimulate discussion in class. Finally, some traditional Swedish songs are included with printed music, lyrics and guitar chords. Judgment about From English to Swedish 2: "From English to Swedish 2 is a very well-composed and pedagogic text book which is ideal for international students, who have different mother tongues but use English as a lingua franca. The book contains a suitable mix of enjoyable, informative and often funny texts, grammatical explanations in English, and varying exercises with instructions in English, as well as useful lists of vocabulary." (Gun Lystedt, Assistant Professor of Swedish, Ume� University, Sweden)

Basic Swedish

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Ian Hinchliffe,Philip Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351169661

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 184

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Basic Swedish: A Grammar and Workbook combines an accessible basic reference grammar and related exercises in one volume, and covers most of the topics that students might expect to deal with in their first year of learning Swedish. Each of the 25 units discusses one or more grammar topics, with examples that are subsequently practised in the exercises that follow. The book introduces the contemporary language against a backdrop of Swedish culture, society, geography, customs and history. Each unit ends with a cultural text that outlines an aspect of Swedish culture and exemplifies and consolidates the grammar topic examined in the unit. Features include: clear grammatical explanations with examples in Swedish and English vocabulary based on a major corpus of written Swedish in order to guarantee authenticity and relevance cross-references to other units over 100 exercises with a key to all the correct answers full vocabulary list at the end of the book. The book is suitable both for independent study and for class use. It can be used by absolute beginners and those who have advanced a little further.

Book2 English - Swedish for Beginners

A Book in 2 Languages

Author: Johannes Schumann

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781440434006

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 106

View: 9459

book2 - is available in many languages - is ideal for beginners - has 100 short and easy chapters - corresponds to the European levels A1 and A2 - requires no prior knowledge of grammar - covers the basic vocabulary - uses simple structures to help you learn a language - helps you to speak complete sentences immediately - applies the latest memory research All downloads can be accessed at www.book2.de.The audio files are available free of charge at www.book2.de.

Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes,Ian Hinchliffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134119984

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 728

View: 6681

Winner of the Swedish National Language Council’s Erik Wellander Prize, 2003 Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is an award-winning complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. Systematic and accessible, the volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar, presenting the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon, and an extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Now in its third edition, the text has been comprehensively updated to conform to new standards set in the description of language and to reflect the recommendations of the Language Council of Sweden. It offers an improved layout, completely revised index and more user-friendly paragraph structure. Continuing the tradition of previous editions, the emphasis remains fixed on Swedish in everyday communication, drawing on modern corpus material, the internet and the media to provide high frequency words and expressions. Examples have been modernised throughout and new content takes account of recent trends resulting from the increasing democratisation of written Swedish. Features include: detailed treatment of grammatical structures and parts of speech a wealth of examples from present-day Swedish particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty for learners Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book chapters on word formation, orthography and punctuation. Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most thorough and detailed Swedish grammar available in English and is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Essentials of Swedish Grammar

Author: Ake Viberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844285399

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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This compact volume offers an integrated guide to the major grammatical concepts needed for writing and speaking Swedish.

Colloquial Swedish

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Jennie Ahlgren,Philip Holmes,Gunilla Serin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442067

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 376

View: 9754

Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. This thoroughly revised new edition features: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish. 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.

Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Swedish)

Author: Ylva Olausson

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473604414

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Swedish? By studying and practising Swedish grammar you?ll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Swedish with clarity and ease. This Swedish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features. Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning

Intensive Basic Latin

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Jean-François Mondon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317579402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook comprises a dynamic reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Latin. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. There is a particular emphasis throughout on familiarising students with real, unadulterated Latin and the task of teasing information from the Latin via translations. To this end, there are matching exercises with unedited Latin excerpts and rough English translations in the chapters, encouraging students to take a hands-on approach in their learning. In addition to this, a short reading relating to the adventures of Hercules is presented at the end of almost every chapter; these readings, which become progressively more complex, give the course a strong sense of narrative cohesion and interest and provide students with opportunities to develop their comprehension and translation skills. Key features include: Clear, accessible format and jargon-free explanations of grammar Many useful language examples Abundant and varied exercises with full answer key Controlled usage of vocabulary throughout, allowing students to concentrate on building up their grammatical knowledge Review chapters at intervals throughout the text, providing exercises specially designed to consolidate knowledge of language points covered Useful English-Latin and Latin-English glossaries at the back of the book Written by an experienced instructor, Intensive Basic Latin: A Grammar and Workbook is an ideal resource for beginning students of Latin. It can be used as a textbook, grammar reference and practice resource and is suitable both for class use and independent study.

Basic Italian

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Stella Peyronnel,Ian Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134277792

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 6096

Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian. Features include: * contemporary examples in both Italian and English * grammar tables for easy reference * full exercise answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

Intermediate Persian

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Saeed Yousef,Hayedeh Torabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113501793X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8582

Intermediate Persian: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible grammar and related exercises in a single volume. Each of the fourteen units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises to help learners reinforce and consolidate their knowledge.There are additionally four appendices covering colloquial, polite, literary and journalistic styles. Features include: clear, accessible format many useful language examples clear, jargon-free explanations of grammar abundant exercises with full answer key units covering different levels of language a glossary of Persian-English terms that includes all Persian simple verbs and their roots subject index Intermediate Persian reviews many of the principle elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Persian, and introduces more advanced features and structures of the language. The two books form a compendium of the essentials of Persian grammar. User-friendly and engaging, Intermediate Persian is suitable for both class use and independent study, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for students and learners with some knowledge of the language.

Doing a Research Project in English Studies

A guide for students

Author: Louisa Buckingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317520211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Doing a Research Project in English Studies is the essential guide to undertaking research and developing academic English literacy skills for students new to research. With a particular focus on the needs of students in contexts where English is used as a foreign or an additional language, this accessible textbook takes the reader through the research process in five main sections: getting started (arriving at a topic, interacting with a supervisor); finding bibliographic resources; collecting data; developing academic writing skills; preparing for the oral defence. Each chapter contains exercises; the answer key facilitates independent study throughout. Extracts from published research articles provide invaluable illustration of the features of academic writing. This is a must-have resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on a research project in English studies.

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I

Understanding Learning

Author: Denise E. Murray,MaryAnn Christison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136933557

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 1348

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know I and II are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom: the characteristics of the context in which they work how English works and how it is learned their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning instructing assessing The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

Basic German

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Heiner Schenke,Anna Miell,Karen Seago

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317658183

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 214

View: 6158

Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The book introduces German people and culture through the medium of the language used today, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first years of learning German. Each of the 29 units presents one or more related grammar topics, illustrated by examples which serve as models for the exercises that follow. These wide-ranging and varied exercises enable the student to master each grammar point thoroughly. Features include: • Clear grammatical explanations with examples in both English and German • Authentic language samples from a range of media • Checklists at the end of each unit to reinforce key points • Cross-referencing to other grammar chapters • Full exercise answer key • ‘Did you know?’ sections with extra learning tips on specific grammar points and insights into current usage of German • Glossary of grammatical terms The new edition has been thoroughly revised, including more varied exercises for practice, and grammar points have been reformulated to use a more learner-centred approach. Suitable for independent study and for class use, Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 7753

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Get Talking Swedish in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

The essential introduction to speaking and understanding

Author: Regina Harkin

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444170856

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 12

View: 9005

If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you?ll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Swedish in just 10 days. Practice the most frequent words and expressions for: - being in an interview - continuing the interview - booking a room in a hotel - checking into a hotel - having a coffee - having a meal - taking a taxi - travelling by subway - going to the supermarket - buying clothes. You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalize the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural This absolute beginner Swedish course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice. Get Talking Swedish in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 2751

David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.