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  1. Now Available- Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced

    "This four-skill textbook is truly the key to mastery for intermediate and advanced students since it focuses on independent language production through the ability to narrate, describe, compare, and explain." - Irina Six, The University of Kansas, USA 

    Russian: From Intermediate to Advanced is a vibrant and modern course designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Russian. Offering a flexible modular approach structured around contemporary themes, the course further develops reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding the student’s cultural literacy. This title also comes with a companion website

    More information can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

  2. Now Available: Understanding the Chinese Language

    Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics. Combining an accessible style with an in-depth treatment of the topics at hand, it uses clear, full descriptions and vivid, modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse structures and pragmatics of modern Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese or linguistics is required. Free eResources can be found here and instructors can request an e-inspection copy here

  3. Introducing The Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs. Read more

    There is also Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar and pack of both titles available. 

  4. Introducing Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. Read more

    This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook, which features related exercises and activities. Both titles are also available in a pack.

    Instructors can request an inspection copy here.

  5. Introducing The New Routledge & Van Dale Dutch Dictionary

    This second edition has been systematically revised and updated throughout to provide:

    • 9.000 new headwords and definitions, supported by 18,000 translations and helpful pronunciation aid
    • Expanded and updated information for a number of the previously existing headwords, including the addition of 3000 new examples
    • An improved layout and format for clearer and easier referencing 
    • And much more...
  6. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    Claudia Ross to Head Summer Residential Program

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar author Claudia Ross will serve as the program director for the College of The Holy Cross' STARTALK grant program! Telegram & Gazette spoke with Ross recently about the upcoming program.  

  7. New - The Complete Latin Course

    The Complete Latin Course is a comprehensive introduction to Latin for students and armchair enthusiasts alike. This modern, user-friendly text offers a series of fascinating glimpses into the world of ancient Rome, and sets you up to read Virgil, Cicero, Juvenal, Tacitus and many other authors in the original Latin. Read more...

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  8. New for April - A History of the Chinese Language

    'This is an important and valuable book for anyone interested in the Chinese language and its history. It offers a gripping account of what the language was like thousand years ago and how it reached its present state. The author's clear and reader-friendly style makes it a pleasure to read.' - Boping Yuan, University of Cambridge, UK

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Read More.

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  9. New for April - ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas: Part Three

    ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas (Part Three): An Advanced Course in Arabic builds further on the groundbreaking approach used in Part One and Part Two of the series. It integrates Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and spoken Levantine in a way specially tailored to the needs of advanced students. Levantine Arabic strongly features in spoken discussions of MSA materials, reflecting authentic practice by native speakers. However, the overall ratio of MSA – the form employed for reading, writing and formal speaking in the Arab world – to Levantine has been increased, supporting students’ mounting need for MSA as they progress further in their education. Read More.

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  10. New Edition - The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course

    An innovative multimedia course for advanced students of Chinese, this book helps to develop both strong language skills and cultural literacy. It covers the four themes of popular culture, social change, cultural traditions and politics and history. Read more...

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