Author: Alan R. King, Begotxu Olaizola Elordi
Publication date: 1996
Number of pages: 246
Format: pdf with OCR
Size: 13 mb
Quality: quite good (missing pages: 159, 190, 203)
Colloquial Basque Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Basque. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes Colloquial Basque your best choice in personal language learning?
* interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
* clear – concise grammar notes
* practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
* complete – including answer key and special reference section.
I recently bought this book and tape to prepare for my trip to the Basque Country. I read the book a few times and listened to the tape in the background at work and home. For every bit of effort I put into learning Basque, the reward was 100%. When I got to San Sebastian, I found that people spoke very much like they did on the tapes. Even though I had never studied Basque or Spanish prior to buying the tapes I was able to get around. I was able to ask for directions, greet and introduce myself, and buy food. By the time I arrived, I had heard the tapes so much that little phrases kept popping out. Having this as a base I was able to begin speaking to people both quicker and at a deeper level. It was amazing how far I could stretch a conversation based on simple grammar and vocabulary. Once I became to speak some of their language, the Basque people really opened up to me. They really appreciated the effort I made to learn their language. And now is a great time to learn Basque. It is undergoing a revival so both kids and adults are going to school to learn Basque.
This book and tape helped me a lot! Now that I am home I still listen to the tapes to refresh my memory. To the authors I say eskerrik asko!!