Modern Languages Series

Foundations, Breakthrough and Mastering modern languages

by Palgrave Macmillan

Books available from the Breakthrough series

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Spanish Beginner (Level 1)

An authentic, lively and conversational introduction to Spanish

There are four hours of audio material to accompany this course available in cassette and audio CD format. Tapescripts are available to download here.

There are also multiple choice test yourself questions for this book which you can access here.


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Spanish Post-Beginner (Level 2)

This intermediate level course is designed for learners of Spanish with some basic knowledge of the language and aims to extend the learner's vocabulary and improve conversational skills.

There are three hours of audio material to accompany this course. Tapescripts are available to download here.


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Italian Beginner (Level 1)

The new edition of this highly successful language learning course comes as a result of extensive research into customer needs. Now full colour throughout in a smart larger format, the coursebook gives adult beginners carefully structured support in their learning of conversational language.

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French Beginner (Level 1)

Authentic, lively, and conversational language learning for beginners.

There are four hours of audio material to accompany this course available in cassette and audio CD format. Tapescripts are available here.

There are also multiple choice test yourself questions for this book which you can access here.

 
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French Post-Beginner (Level 2)

Authentic, lively, and conversational language learning for learners of French with some basic knowledge of the language aiming to extend their vocabulary and conversing skills.

There are three hours of audio material to accompany this course available in CD or cassette format. Tapescripts are available to download here.


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French Intermediate (Level 3)

This third level course is designed for learners of French with a reasonable knowledge of the language (perhaps two or three years of study whether in classes or less formally) and aims to extend the learner's vocabulary over a wide range of topics and improve conversational and reading skills.

There are three hours of audio material to accompany this course available in CD or cassette format. Tapescripts are available to download here.


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Chinese Beginner (Level 1)

A new approach to the teaching of Mandarin Chinese, this course concentrates on the essentials needed for everyday situations while travelling in China and provides a sound basis for further study.

Based on authentic recordings made on location in Beijing, it exposes the learner to the genuine sound of the language, supported by carefully explained notes and scripted studio recordings with a wealth of practice activities. Unlike other Mandarin Chinese courses it focuses heavily on listening and speaking skills, backed up by simple, clear but short grammar explanations and exercises. One page in each of the fifteen units is devoted to providing fascinating background detail about China and the Chinese. Pinyin is used throughout rather than the Chinese characters.