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Romanian
     

Romanian

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by Dennis Deletant, Yvonne Alexandrescu
 
Now fully revised and updated to reflect the recent changes in the language, this is a complete course in spoken and written Romanian. If you have never studied Romanian before, or if your Romanian needs brushing up, Teach Yourself Romanian is for you.

Dennis Deletant and Yvonne Alexandrescu have created a practical course that is both fun and easy to work

Overview

Now fully revised and updated to reflect the recent changes in the language, this is a complete course in spoken and written Romanian. If you have never studied Romanian before, or if your Romanian needs brushing up, Teach Yourself Romanian is for you.

Dennis Deletant and Yvonne Alexandrescu have created a practical course that is both fun and easy to work through. They explain everything along the way and give you plenty of opportunities to practice what you have studied. The course structure means that you can work at your own pace, arranging your learning to suit your needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844200392
Publisher:
NTC Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Teach Yourself Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Deletant is a 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.
Yvonne Alexandrescu was born in Romania, where she taught for over 20 years before coming to the United Kingdom. She has taught at the University of London and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

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Romanian 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So far i've made it to chapter 7 and it's definitely a rather difficult book. They throw a lot of grammar at you, very fast, with not much practice. I would have preferred to get a lot more simple vocabulary (like words for food, colors, family relationships, etc.) but instead you get subjunctive and past tense verbs first! There are also some significant errors in the book; typos, inconsistencies and problems in the exercises where they quiz you on things before they've mentioned them. The typos are especially bad since it leaves you wondering whether or not to trust the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The format of this TYS book on Romanian is predictable and boring. This book is designed for the beginner with no presupposed knowledge of Romanian and even language learning. However, only the experienced linguist is likely to work through the book from beginning to end without giving up through tedium. That said, there is a lot in the book and together with the cassette the experienced and, above all, motivated learner will acquire the necessary skills and vocabulary for speaking basic transactional Romanian. The less experienced learner is likely to be put off by the format and give up after chapter one or two!! Grammar is explained but exercises in the basic grammatical structures are lacking, and the grammar topics covered tend to jump around a bit. In general, the grammar covered is thorough but there are not enough exercises to give the learner both confidence and practice. Sadly, there is a lack of language learning material available on Romanian and this book is one of the only widely available books on the market.