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Complete Ukrainian Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself (Complete Languages) [Kindle Edition]

Olena Bekh , James Dingley
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support, which is sold separately as a double CD (ISBN: 9781444104141)



- You can also purchase the paperback book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444104134)


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



NOT GOT MUCH TIME?


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



AUTHOR INSIGHTS


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



GRAMMAR TIPS


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



USEFUL VOCABULARY


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



DIALOGUES


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



PRONUNCIATION


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



TEST YOURSELF


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



EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE


Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of The Ukraine.



TRY THIS


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





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Book Description

The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Ukrainian.

This ISBN is for the audio support component. The corresponding paperback book (ISBN: 9781444104127) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444104134).

About the Author

Olena Bekh specializes in teaching Ukrainian to foreigners and has worked at the International Renaissance Foundation, Kyiv. Jim Dingley is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7090 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself (18 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZTD574
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive text 29 Jun. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Although this book is very comprehensive, I think that it would have been improved by including pronunciation guides as well as translations, at least in the earlier chapters, and use of the accompanying CD is therefore a necessity. I was surprised that the lessons move quickly on to explanations of Ukrainian grammar quite early in the book, but it seems necessary to learn these aspects if one is to understand how the language works and to progress further. In my opinion one needs a lot of time and much patience to progress through the book, but in the end it will be well worth the effort.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 14 Aug. 2013
By lpt63
Format:Paperback
As with most other language courses it seems, initial audio examples are given from the start at full speed and with little or no repetition. Many sounds are unfamiliar to our ears and no allowance or consideration is given for this. "Complete Ukrainian" falls at the first hurdle for someone wanting to learn enough basic Ukrainian to give them confidence to talk to locals on what may be a one and only visit. This is a course for those who already have a basic knowledge of Ukrainian and I doubt was ever tested by someone with no knowledge before going to print.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars difficult book for a difficult language 31 Oct. 2013
By Greg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Ukrainian language is way past difficult. Cyrillic alphabet, opposite grammar. In this teach yourself book it starts off with "see spot, see spot run" and eases you into more complex reading, writing and speaking. It does a great job of covering the cyrillic alphabet and progresses you through the language into simple conversational situations.

The interactive part of the book is a cool idea as you can hear how words are pronounced, but the implementation is poor. There is no way to slow down the pronunciation or to simply backup up to repeat a word. Instead, there is only a volume control on screen and a repeat...but it repeats from the very beginning of the audio. All in all, its a good book with an i imagine a ton of work went in to making it. One star deduction for the audio control features.
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