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by Vera Croghan

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ISBN:
0071420185
Author:
Vera Croghan
Category:
Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Language:
Swedish
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 22, 2003)
Pages:
336 pages
EPUB book:
1398 kb
FB2 book:
1556 kb
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1498 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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167


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Items related to Teach Yourself Swedish Complete Course (book only). Vera Croghan started teaching Swedish at Aberdeen University straight after her second degree from Lund University, Sweden. ISBN 13: 9780071420181. After her marriage, she moved to Edinburgh where she gave private lessons and translated and interpreted for the Swedish Consul and businesses. She began teaching at the University of East Anglia when it opened in 1963 and taught there for 30 years.

Complete Swedish book.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Croghan, Vera Swedish I. Title 43. 82421 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 95-68139 First published in UK 1995 by Hodder Headline PIc, 338 Euston Road, London NWl 3BH First published in US 1995 by NTC/Contemporary Publishing, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood (Chicago), Illinois 60646-1975 .

But this book makes things hard. It starts with a quick overview of Swedish pronunciation but then throws the reader in head first. And considering that the tape only covers a portion of the written text, I found myself forced to guess how words were pronounced. I mean, is "lakare" (doctor) pronounced as "luh-kah-ray" or "la-care". Maybe it's obvious to someone who knows Swedish but as a complete beginner I had no idea. It was also tedious reading because I had to continually flip back to the pronunciation guide to figure out how to pronounce things.

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  • Rexfire
After deciding I wanted to learn Swedish and not having thepatience to wait until a new semester started at one of the localuniversity extension programs, I decided to try this book, since it seemed to be one of the more highly recommended ones on Amazon.com. Perhaps if you have more perseverance or a higher pain threshhold than I do, it might be worthwhile for you. I've always thought of myself as a pretty good student of language: I never had much trouble learning Spanish, French, of Japanese. But this book makes things hard.
It starts with a quick overview of Swedish pronunciation but then throws the reader in head first. And considering that the tape only covers a portion of the written text, I found myself forced to guess how words were pronounced. I mean, is "lakare" (doctor) pronounced as "luh-kah-ray" or "la-care". Maybe it's obvious to someone who knows Swedish but as a complete beginner I had no idea.
It was also tedious reading because I had to continually flip back to the pronunciation guide to figure out how to pronounce things. It would have been nice if a phonetic spellings (along with accent and tone indications) had been included, at least in the early chapters.
The short quizzes are often inscrutable. One of the first true or false questions uses vocabulary and grammar that haven't even been introduced yet, forcing the reader to guess what the answer is. A short time later the reader is shown a picture of a smiling man in a kilt and asked what his profession is. Apparently the smile is supposed to hint to you that he is in a dentist.
I don't think it is impossible to learn languages from books, although it is certainly harder than with a live instructor. There are good language books out there. Unfortunately, I don't think this is one of them. Also unfortunately, there don't seem to be a lot of alternatives for learning Swedish.
  • Nuadora
Hello. I think this book is a wonderful find for people who want to learn Swedish. The pronunciation guide isn't the best, but after listening to the recordings you get a general sense of how things are pronounced. The recordings are great because you can get used to a few different dialects and accents within the Swedish language. The one thing is, and this goes for all language-learners, you need to really study up on your parts of speech before you try to learn a foreign language. I say this because this book doesn't do the best job explaining parts of speech. In addition to this book I would reccomend "Essential Swedish Grammar" which is published by Dover. Have fun learning!!
  • Unirtay
If you are searching for a beginner-level book in order to learn enough Swedish to enjoy visiting the country, don't waste your money on this book and tape like I did!!
Although the audio tape included with this book is a good way to get a feel for how Swedish sounds, it is definitely not at a beginner level. The book does not have enough detailed information for someone who has no prior background in a Scandanavian language to be able to learn this language without lots of extra help (and having learned Spanish and Japanese previously, I found them both MUCH easier to learn than this book made learning Swedish).
  • Frlas
Talar ni skulle ave svenska?
  • Cha
This book was great for beginning Swedish. It was easy to catch on. The pictures helped a bit as well.
  • Ann
It arrived very quickly, and I've picked up a lot on Swedish just from reading a little of it. The book was in almost perfect quality.
Thank you so much! :]
  • Gugrel
This book and cd kit has everything one needs to start learning the swedish language. It is very thorough, giving an abundance of vocabulary (perhaps too much, which is one of the problems many have stated concerning the Teach Yourself series), goes over grammar and pronunciation, and has a clear and consistent format. Nothing is out of order as in some other books. TY generally has a very good reputation for all of the languages they provide and TY Swedish is no exception.

One person mentioned that this book should not be used alone as the sole aid in learning the language. This is true, but this is how most books of this type function. I would never recommend that you buy a conversation/exercise/audio kit and rely entirely on that. You must get a seperate grammar books as these kits are designed to be general so that you can see how the language works without the messiness of grammar. I dare anyone to show me a book that goes over the various nuances of a language's grammar all the while providing the same content of a TY kit. It simply isn't possible (with the exception of perhaps TY's Latin and Sanskrit books, but this is understandable).

And then someone else gave the book only one star simply because of its "pompous British pronunciation guide" and recommended that you get a grammar and language software program. This person obviously doesn't know much about learning languages on your own. First, all the TY books include references to pronuciations for sounds similar to the French, mainly because these sounds most widely occur in French. Second, how many people will be learning Swedish in the US? The majority of the world speaks British English and that's why the book is based on this. I don't see how this is pompous (perhaps the reviewer has some issues with the United Kingdom?). Lastly, software programs are the WORST way to go about learning a foreign language. They provide you with meaningless bits of simple vocabulary that you could learn from a cheaper (and more efficient, since these programs tend to be a bit buggy) phrase book.

The reviewer mentioning that there was too much English needs to remind himself that this is a "Teach Yourself" book meaning its meant for self-study. Anyone will agree that with books at the beginning level, you need to have some sort of English translation for self-study. Only in a class setting will you be able to manage without any English. Even the pimsleur courses start you off with English.

Swedish is really quite a fun language and seemingly easy, but like all, it has its difficulties. This book goes over them in a thorough yet understandable manner, though naturally, as with all languages, it helps if you have some experience in the field. I hope this review helped redeem the quality of this great learning tool.