Colloquial English: The Complete Course for Beginners

Colloquial English: The Complete Course for Beginners

by Gareth King
     
 

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Colloquial English provides a step-by-step course in English as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in English in a broad range of situations.

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Overview

Colloquial English provides a step-by-step course in English as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in English in a broad range of situations.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful explanations of idioms throughout the text
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key and lists of irregular verbs.

This second edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout, and includes up-to-date cultural information, an improved reference grammar and revised audio recordings.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial English pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial English is a complete English Language course and will be an indispensable resource for independent learners and for instructors and students on TEFL and EFL courses.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-83140-6 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-83142-0

Ebook: 978-0-203-48949-9 (please note this does not include the audio, available from www.tandfebooks.com)

MP3s: 978-0-415-83141-3 (available from www.tandfebooks.com)

Pack : 978-0-415-83139-0 (paperback and CDs)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book’s layout, as well as its presentation of the material, is both well thought out and systematic." - Josef Fioretta, Hofstra University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415831406
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Series:
Colloquial Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gareth King, who is currently working in Further Education, has a background in Linguistics and is an experienced teacher odf foreign languages and English as a Foreign Language. He is author of Routledge's Colloquial Welsh, Basic Welshand Intermediate Welsh Grammar Workbook titles and is the Series Advisor for the Colloquials. He has previously authored material for OUP's Oxford Junior English titles (pub 1999), aimed at EFL learners in secondary schools.

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