Teach Yourself Language Courses

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The world-Famous Teach Yourself series covers over 50 languages and they’ll help you master a language at beginner or intermediate level, plus get you to grips with grammar, verbs, vocabularly and scripts. And, you can learn about the culture too!


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01 Teach Yourself One-Day

level: complete beginner
languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
method: audio
media: cd, booklet, dvd (French, Spanish only)

If you’re a complete (and we mean complete) beginner, then these may be the courses that get you started with French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish in just one-day. Perfect for that holiday or weekend break. Much better than just speaking English.

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02 Teach Yourself Starter Kits

level: complete beginner
languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
method: traditional with add-ons!
media: book, phrase book, flashcards, cd

If you’re a complete (and we mean complete) beginner, then these may be the courses that get you started with French, Italian and Spanish! A new series by Elisabeth Smith based on learning 5 words a day to give you a confident start. You have everything you need to get going with a language book, phrase book, flashcards and 2 CDs.

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03 Teach Yourself Instants in 35 minutes a Day

level: beginner
languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
method: traditional with add-ons!
media: book, cd

Never been able to learn a language before? Then try the Instants. They offer a quick solution by teaching you only the words and phrases that really matter and bypass difficult grammar which gets you speaking your new language from the first week. And it keeps you motivated by telling you what you need to do for 35 to 45 minutes each day for 6 weeks!

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04 Teach Yourself Conversation

level: beginner – intermediate
languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Welsh
method: audio
media: cd

Where Michel Thomas has not gone, these audio-only Teach Yourself Conversation courses go! Learn to both speak and understand your language.

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05 Teach Yourself Complete Language Courses

level: beginner – intermediate
languages: over 50 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu
method: traditional
media: book, cd

Great if you’re a beginner or a ‘false’ beginner and you’ve studied a bit of the language before. From Afrikaans to Zulu, the complete courses offer a comprehensive guide to understanding, speaking and writing the language. Takes you from beginner to intermediate and will refresh ‘rusty’ knowledge. The complete course contains a book and CD.

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06 Teach Yourself Improve Your …

level: intermediate
languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
method: traditional
media: book, cd

Ideally suited if you have a good grounding in a language and are early intermediate. These courses will extend your languages skills at the same time as you learn more about the country and its culture. This series includes a book and double cd.

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07 Teach Yourself Beginner’s Scripts

level: beginner
languages: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Urdu
media: book

These books help you learn the scripts of non-Roman alphabets from scratch, with the help of examples of real-life text. The ideal companion to one of the Teach Yourself language courses.

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08 Teach Yourself Essential Grammar and Vocabulary books

Teach Yourself Quick Fix Grammar

level: beginner
languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
media: book

These pocket-sized books will give instant help to those learning a language and needing to get to grip with the most important grammar points quickly. This series is ideal for the absolute beginner or the intermediate student wanting to check grammar points quickly and easily, with one grammar point explained on each page. The ideal companion to one of the Teach Yourself language courses.

Teach Yourself Essential Grammar

level: beginner – intermediate
languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Welsh
media: book

These grammar guides are suitable for students of all levels. You can work through them as a course or dip into them to check a grammar point or extend your knowledge. The ideal companion to one of the Teach Yourself language courses.

Teach Yourself Essential Verbs

level: beginner – intermediate
languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
media: book

If you need to refresh your memory on how verbs work, then this is the series for you. It covers 200 frequently used verbs and gives examples of how they can be used in context. The ideal companion to one of the Teach Yourself language courses.

Teach Yourself Essential Vocabulary

level: beginner – intermediate
languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish
media: book

These vocabulary books will take your existing knowledge and build up your vocabulary systematically with the most useful words. The ideal companion to one of the Teach Yourself language courses.

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09 Teach Yourself World Cultures

level: all
cultures: China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Wales
media: book

The teach yourself world cultures range gives you everything you need to know about your chosen country in one book. Designed to enrich your course or stay abroad, the topics covered include language, culture, geography, food and drink, fashion and the practicalities of living in the country. Each chapter also includes a list of useful words and phrases, plus contacts and further information. These books give an insight into the customs and ways of each country, touching on subjects such as government, language, arts, festivals and food with fascinating facts and figures. These guides are full of really good information, so you can really get more out of your stay and get to know people more easily.

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10 Teach Yourself Religion

level: all
religions: Buddhism, Catholicism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, World Faiths
media: book

teach yourself religion series presents all the essential information to gain knowledge of particular faiths. Covering everything from the religions’ key texts to dietary requirements, these books raise fascinating questions about specific religious beliefs and practices.

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