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Teach Yourself Complete Latvian

Teach Yourself Complete Latvian

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Complete Latvian: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Latvian, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Latvian with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. The accompanying audio CDs contain all dialogues that appear in the course book, recorded by native speakers.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Table of contents:
Introduction, general remarks about the language / Greetings, identifying yourself, / asking questions / Getting to know you – / introductions, personal information / What is your name and address? / Requesting information and clarification, spelling / Permission, where are you from?, / talking about proximity, addressing people (Mr and Mrs) / How are you? - talking about / family, age, marital status, descriptions of people / Accepting / declining invitations, / describing house and home / At the restaurant, ordering and / talking about food / Shopping for food and for clothes / Telling the time, using the / telephone, making arrangements / Unit 10. Traveling and transport, asking for / directions, obtaining travel information, buying tickets, using the car (parking, road rules and signs) / Unit 11. Health and welfare, a visit to the / doctor, other services (hairdresser, bank, post office) / Unit 12. Festivities (birthdays, name days, / festivals), the weather and seasons of the year, emotional state / Unit 13. Chatting away: conversation about / work, educational background and free time / Unit 14.Chatting away: TV and the media, / talking about the news, a little geography and history

Book (384 pages) with Audio CDs