Colloquial Slovene: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Slovene as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Slovene in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Slovene is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Slovenia.
An overview of the sounds of Slovene
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Slovene is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Slovene.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Table of Contents
Introduction Pronunciation guide 1. Welcome to Slovenia 2. Family and language 3. What do you do? 4. City and errands 5. May I help you? 6. Schedules 7. Bon appétit! 8. More about relatives 9. By car or by train? 10. Houses and apartments 11. Weekend plans 12. Around Ljubljana 13. Culture and entertainment 14. Clothes make the man 15. Body and health 16. To Upper Carniola or towards the coast? Grammar summary Key to exercises Slovene-English glossary English-Slovene glossary Index
Marta Pirnat-Greenberg teaches Slovene at the University of Kansas.