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Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) Paperback – 13 Dec 2007

2.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Bilingual edition (13 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415700604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415700603
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,383,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'an excellent bridge for an obvious gap in the acquisition of Yoruba ... It is systematic, simple and clear' Oluseye Adesola, Yale University, USA

About the Author

Antonia Schleicher is Professor at the Department of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the National African Language Resource Center there. She is the author of Je K'A Ka Yoruba, the main US textbook for the language.

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It is unclear both that it the book does not come with a CD and the reason for this. Yoruba is a phonetic language and pronounciation is therefore very important. The CD, which will cost you about the same as the book itelf, is obciously very usefull.

The book itself is not particularly well structured. The author does not seem to be a teacher, although they are fluent linguistically. The usually terms used in language books are mis-used and not always present. Explanations are not as clear as you would like making this more of a companion to lessons taken in person rather than a route to self-study
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The book should be read in conjunction with audio tapes but it didn't make that clear when purchasing. It's OK but I would have gone for a different book and may need to buy the audio tapes now
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Format: Paperback
I ordered this book because it said it came with two CDs. On the cover of the book was the message "Book and CDs". However, when the book arrived, the message on the cover said "CDs available" and there were no CDs with the book. I checked Amazon, and realised the CDs came separately. The CDs cost almost the same amount as the book itself. I do not agree with this type of marketing, and I am thinking of returning the book back to Amazon.
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Description led me to believe I was buying the book and CD set. I hate being duped...
Anyway I have the CD's - delivered in good time...I ordered the book as the CD's are pretty useless without it.
So in all this set actually costs just short of £50.
There is not a large range of products for beginners learning Yoruba language so I'm staying positive with this one.
I'll review the whole package when I receive the book.
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