- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself; New Ed edition (27 Jun. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 034086852X
- ISBN-13: 978-0340868522
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 830,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach Yourself Romanian New Edition (Teach Yourself Complete Courses) Paperback – 27 Jun 2003
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This course introduces both colloquial and written forms of Romanian. The emphasis is on learning to use Romanian in a variety of situations. No knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed but traditional grammatical terms are included for those who are familiar with them.
About the Author
Yvonne Alexandrescu has a PhD in Philology and was born in Romania, where she taught for over 20 years before coming to the UK. She has been a teacher at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London for the last 14 years.
Dennis Deletant is Professor of Romanian Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London. He was awarded the OBE for services to British-Romanian relations in 1996 and was a member of the advisory board of the British Government's Know-Fund with special reference to Romania 1990-1999. He is currently Consultant to the EU on Romanian language materials in English.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is good and is aimed at getting you speaking the language and not just understanding grammar. However, it is not just a phrase book and will give a reasonable grounding in the language. It is worth getting the pack because you get to hear native speakers on the CD and this helps pronunciation.
You don't have to have any knowledge of Romanian to start with.
Chapter 2 - repeat more simple sentences - still very simple
Chapter 3 - loads of grammar with pronunciation and very complicated sentences.
upon the (frequent) suggestion of the author, I discussed/practiced with Romanian friends (native speakers) - they looked at the sentences I was learning and suggested I might want to find an easier book.
Not terrible, but not that great either.
Quite a lot of coverage
Verb and dictionary sections
You will need to supplement with other media to learn the language properly. Most useful of these are:
A Romanian person
English films with Romanian subtitles
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this course because it looked as if it would give me a good background to Romanian language. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2009 by Calypso
The teach yourself series are normally very good and this is no exception. Put the CD in your car or walkman and repeat the chapters, then move on with the book. Read morePublished on 3 July 2008 by Cpps Med Imob Tidey