Colloquial Estonian: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Estonian is a practical course in everyday written and spoken Estonian requiring no prior knowledge of the language. It is ideal for ... Show synopsis Colloquial Estonian is a practical course in everyday written and spoken Estonian requiring no prior knowledge of the language. It is ideal for anyone seeking to develop a sound command of contemporary Estonian, whether studying independently or with a teacher. The book is divided into 20 lessons which introduce the reader to the core functions needed to communicate effectively in Estonian, such as ordering food, speaking on the telephone and discussing subjects like health and the weather. The course includes: a pronounciation guide; useful and up-to-date vocabulary; situation-based conversations; a wide range of interesting texts; aspects of Estonian culture, customs and history; clear, concise grammar notes; a variety of exercises with answer key; a ready-reference grammar; English-Estonian and Estonian-English glossaries; and a grammar index. Two 60-minute cassettes recorded by native Estonian speakers are available to accompany Colloquial Estonian. These complement and reinforce the material covered in the book and should prove useful in helping the reader to develop their pronunciation and understanding of Estonian.