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Teach Yourself Swedish Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Complete Courses) - Vera Croghan

Teach Yourself Swedish Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)

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Vera Croghan

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Pages: 336 (Paperback)

ISBN: 0340887532

Pub: Teach Yourself

Pub date: 2004-10-29 Sales Rank: 5413

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Reader Reviews:

4/5 stars

good little book (0/0 people found this helpful)

Great book, need the cd's to get anywhere though. Make sure you get em.

4/5 stars

Swedish without tears (1/1 people found this helpful)

Learning a foreign language is always a challenge,especially for English-speakers and often ends in failure. The "Teach Yourself" series is however a tried and tested tool for getting to grips with a new language and helping one to settle down in a new country. The Swedish course is well structured , easy to follow and gets you speaking Swedish from Day One.While not ignoring grammar, it introduces the student to real-life ,day-to-day situations which the new arrival has to deal with as soon as arriving in Sweden.

The exercises are well geared to the lessons and allow the diligent student to gauge his or her progress on a regular basis. There is ample scope for revision and when a student has finished the course , he or she should have no difficulty in communicating with Swedish-speakers on the ground.

As a professional EU linguist and and a former teacher of languages,I can heartily recommend the course to anyone wanting to learn Swedish and getting to know this beautiful, interesting country and its friendly and attractive citizens.

2/5 stars

Heavy going, slow learning (1/1 people found this helpful)

I took on this course looking for a way of building on the (highly recommended) "Teach Yourself Swedish Conversation" but sadly the excellent teaching method employed on that course is not in evidence here. If you learn mainly by ear (as I do) and want to learn while you drive, forget this - too much bookwork and not enough detailed breakdown of the words and phrases in the conversations. These, by the way, seem very old fashioned (nobody says "God dag" any more!) and the tiny cast means the same actors are playing half a dozen different roles each - sometimes having conversations with themselves which is a bit confusing.
Overall, OK if you want more grammar theory and written practice but I wish there was a "Swedish Conversation" volume 2.

5/5 stars

Swedish language help (2/2 people found this helpful)

The best tool for someone who is planning to live in Sweden. It is the most comprehensive language tool that combines both written and audio material for better understanding and learning of the Swedish language
I highly recommond this product

3/5 stars

Intense! (2/2 people found this helpful)

I was hesitant about this product having read the mixed reviews but am pleased with my purchase. The seller seemed fine; no problems with the item or delivery or timescale. The product itself is a fast-paced book, very intense, but that makes it better value for money. No single language course is perfect as everyone learns differently, so you never know if you'll get on with a book even after reading reviews. I personally had already done the Teach Yourself Swedish Conversation CDs and this was definitely helpful - coming with some basic Swedish made the intensity of this book/CD course much less scary. They also vary slightly in vocab so useful in that respect. As I don't know a Swedish person I can't comment on how 'correct' this book/CD is but I find it very detailed and useful and would on the whole recommend it as a full, in-depth look at Swedish.

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