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Colloquial Icelandic

The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

By Daisy Neijmann

Routledge – 2014 – 398 pages

Series: Colloquial Series

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $44.95
    978-0-415-52745-3
    November 27th 2013
  • Add to CartPack - Book & CD: $89.95
    978-0-415-52746-0
    December 2nd 2013
  • Add to CartAudio CD: $54.95
    978-0-415-52747-7
    October 30th 2013

Description

Colloquial Icelandic provides a step-by-step course in Icelandic 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 Icelandic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • 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, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.

This second edition has been extensively updated and revised throughout, and includes up-to-date cultural information, an enhanced index, an expanded glossary and completely new audio recordings.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Icelandic will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Icelandic.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Icelandic pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-52745-3 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-52747-7

Ebook: 978-0-203-07553-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com)

MP3s: 978-0-415-52748-4 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)

Pack : 978-0-415-52746-0 (paperback and CDs)

Reviews

"Ideal for beginners and brushers-up alike, this enlarged and updated edition is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the essentials of Modern Icelandic, combining the teaching of the language at every stage with useful tips on day-to-day living in Iceland: food and drink, where to stay, how to get about, and how to ask intelligent questions about Icelandic history, culture, and geography. An undoubted ‘must’ for travellers to Iceland, whether as first-time or returning visitors!" Rory McTurk, University of Leeds, UK

"Neijmann's Colloquial Icelandic will both navigate you towards advanced communication skills and familiarize you with many specific Icelandic language concepts. It is comprehensive and extremely user-friendly at the same time—a must for a language as complex as Icelandic. For a self-study kit, it is as close as you can get to having your own private teacher and native guide to the local culture." Silvie Cinkova, Charles University in Prague, The Czech Republic

Contents

Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. The sounds and letters of Icelandic. 1 Velkomin til Íslands!Welcome to Iceland! 2. Hvaðan ert þú?Where are you from? 3. Hvert förum við? Where are we going? 4 Ég ætla að fá . . . Hvað verður þetta mikið? I would like to get . . . How much will that be? 5. Föt Clothing 6. Á ferð og flugi On the move 7. Daglegt líf Daily life 8. Verði þér að góðu! Enjoy your meal! 9. Fjölskyldur Families 10. Stefnumót Appointments 11. Gisting Accommodation 12. Tómstundir Spare time 13. Ísland Iceland 14. Saga og þjóð Story, history and people 15. Höfuð, herðar, hné og tær Head and shoulders, knees and toes 16. Gangi þér vel! Good luck!Grammar Summary. Glossary of grammatical terms. Key to exercises. Glosses of reading passages. Icelandic-English glossary. English-Icelandic glossary. Index

Name: Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Daisy Neijmann. Colloquial Icelandic provides a step-by-step course in Icelandic 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...
Categories: Language Teaching & Learning, Icelandic, Languages of Scandinavia, Languages of Western Europe