Colloquial Panjabi: The Complete Course for Beginners: A Complete Language Course (Colloquial Series) Audio CD – 14 Jun 2007
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"Colloquial Panjabi" is easy to use and completely clear. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Panjabi. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes "Colloquial Panjabi" your best choice in personal language learning? It is: interactive - lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice; clear - concise grammar notes; practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide; and complete - including answer key and special reference section. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations. This pack contains the book and 120 minutes of audio material, provided on CDs. Recorded by native speakers, this material will help you develop your pronunciation, listening and speaking skills.
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The course has a well-planned architecture and does not appear to consist of chunks assembled together. The lessons move from the grammatically less complex to the more complex. The cassette recordings have not only the dialogues and exercises but also explanations and exemplification of the subtleties of pronunciation, especially Panjabi tones, which could not be presented on the printed pages. The extremely natural-sounding and dramatic dialogues present real life situations and have a touch of tenderness and gentle humour. The Grammatical Summary and the Vocabulary section should be a boon to any leaner of Panjabi.
Sadly, the author does not tell the user "where to move from here" because no courses for the learning of Panjabi at a higher level exist. I have been looking for one for the last four years and have not been able to find any. What about Bhardwaj himself writing one!
This is not a phrase book, yet neither is it a dry dissitation on grammar and conjugation. The author introduces words and phrases through conversational exchanges and then breaks down the sentences to show literal and intentional translations, explaining sentence structure and how the rules differ from English. This is a very interactive way of learning.
I haven't listened to the tapes, so sometimes I get pronunciation wrong and need to be corrected. Personally I like this, since it takes the pressure off being perfect before I use a sentence and gives Punjabi speakers an opportunity to help in my education.
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Book :ISBN 9780415101912
Colloquial Panjabi: A Complete Language Course (Colloquial Series)
Audio CD: ISBN 0415439450
Colloquial Punjabi (Routledge Colloquials)