Complete Latvian Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Complete Latvian Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course : Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

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Are you looking for a complete course in Latvian which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Latvian 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:

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extra online articles at: to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Latvia.

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

This pack includes a book and two CDs of audio material.

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 170 x 236 x 56mm | 518g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40
  • 1444106880
  • 9781444106886
  • 287,967

Table of contents

: Introduction, general remarks about the language
Unit 1.: Greetings, identifying yourself,
: asking questions
Unit 2.: Getting to know you -
: introductions, personal information
Unit 3.: What is your name and address?
: Requesting information and clarification, spelling
Unit 4.: Permission, where are you from?,
: talking about proximity, addressing people (Mr and Mrs)
Unit 5.: How are you? - talking about
: family, age, marital status, descriptions of people
Unit 6.: Unit 6. Accepting/declining invitations,
: describing house and home
Unit 7.: At the restaurant, ordering and
: talking about food
Unit 8.: Shopping for food and for clothes
Unit 9.: Telling the time, using the
: telephone, making arrangements
: Unit 10. Travelling and transport, asking for
: directions, obtaining travel information, buying tickets, using the car (parking, road rules and signs)
: Unit 11. Health and welfare, a visit to the
: doctor, other services (hairdresser, bank, post office)
: Unit 12. Festivities (birthdays, name days,
: festivals), the weather and seasons of the year, emotional state
: Unit 13. Chatting away: conversation about
work,: educational background and free time
: Unit 14.Chatting away: TV and the media,
: talking about the news, a little geography and history
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About Tereza Svilane

Tereza Svilane is a freelance language tutor, translator, interpreter and film sub-titler. Until recently she taught Latvian at FCO Services: Language Training (formerly Diplomatic Service Language Centre), as well as Latvian Literature for the International Baccalaureate course at Southbank International School. Currently she is freelancing whilst completing a Master's degree course (Translation and Terminology) at Ventspils University College, Latvia.
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