Elementary Vietnamese

Author: Binh Nhu Ngo
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804845328
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a complete Vietnamese language course designed for college or high school–level classroom use or self–study. Since its publication in 1998, Elementary Vietnamese has become the leading book for anyone wishing to learn Vietnamese, and an invaluable resource for people traveling, studying or working in Vietnam. This beginner Vietnamese book was originally developed for classroom use at Harvard University, where it has been field-tested for many years. This revised Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in Vietnamese speech patterns and culture over the past decade. The primary focus of Elementary Vietnamese is to assist learners in developing necessary skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading the language. It serves a secondary function as a general introduction to modern Vietnamese society and culture, with dialogues, cultural notes, exercises and readings drawn from contemporary life and popular media there. Elementary Vietnamese is designed for efficient self-study as well as for use in a college-level classroom. Features of the Third Edition include: Many hours of new audio recordings by native Vietnamese speakers. Innovative pronunciation drills to help you to achieve near-native pronunciation ability. New usage examples, cultural notes, and exercises along with photos showing life in Vietnam today. A guide for instructors ("New Edition Notes") detailing changes made in the Third Edition. The MP3 audio recordings which accompany this book are of native Vietnamese speakers. These recordings cover: All dialogues, narratives and vocabulary. Grammar and usage notes. Everyday Vietnamese idioms and expressions. A unique set of pronunciation drills to help you speak like a native. Commonly-used proverbs, to help you speak and understand colloquial Vietnamese.

Continuing Vietnamese

Author: Binh Nhu Ngo
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804847630
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"Quite simply the most serious early intermediate textbook currently available for thoughtful American students at the university level."—Professor Stephen O'Harrow, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa This is a second-year, intermediate Vietnamese language course designed for high school, college or self-study. Continuing Vietnamese is your next step toward master; it follows the best–selling, linguistically–based Elementary Vietnamese, and helps you progress to an intermediate level of communicating in Vietnamese. Invaluable for anyone planning to travel, study or work in Vietnam, this complete language course has been extensively tested at Harvard University. The accompanying MP3 audio CD helps to develop listening comprehension and ensure correct pronunciation. The book contains ten lessons, each composed of two parts. Part 1, the dialogue part, introduces the learner to conversational Vietnamese as it's currently spoken in Hanoi so that the learner will be able to participate in engaging conversation on a variety of topics. Part 2, the narrative part, includes written materials that are characteristic of formal Vietnamese. It aims to develop the learner's reading and writing skills as well as speaking skills. The lessons focuse on various aspects of life in present-day Vietnam, including topics such as culture, history, geography, economy, theater, music, tourism, literature, poetry, cinema and sports. Each lesson helps you to learn Vietnamese by building your Vietnamese proficiency using several complementary elements to thoroughly develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Key features of Continuing Vietnamese include: MP3 Audio files offering native speakers' renditions of all the dialogues and narratives, vocabulary, grammar and usage explanations, everyday Vietnamese expressions, pronunciation drills and exercises, and even some popular Vietnamese proverbs. Exercises and practice activities which hone your skills throughout the learning process. Cultural notes that help bring Vietnam to life. A contemporary focus on today's Vietnamese speech patterns. A format that sharpens all four language skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Beginner s Vietnamese

Author: Robert M. Quinn
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017411716
Release Date: 1995-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Up-to-date language instruction guide for students with little or no background in Vietnamese. This book also teaches about the country's history and culture, including social customs, dining out and other daily issues. Also provided are basic language skills, vocabulary, grammar and phrases to move about freely in the country.

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners

Author: Tri C. Tran
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462919567
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Vietnamese Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Vietnamese language. Nothing introduces students and cultural enthusiasts to a language and people better than stories. Intended for Vietnamese language students or heritage learners, the stories in this volume present the everyday vocabulary and grammar in use in Vietnam today. Forty folk stories have been edited and simplified for learning purposes and are presented in parallel Vietnamese and English versions to facilitate language learning. These delightful Vietnamese folktales immediately animate the culture, offering readers a glimpse of the social, cultural and religious aspects of Vietnamese society in bygone eras. The English translations allow readers who are not yet studying the language to experience the wisdom and humor in these traditional, well-loved stories. An audio CD in Vietnamese helps students improve their pronunciation and inflection and introduces readers to the uniquely Vietnamese story of storytelling. Discussion questions, vocabulary and cultural notes are provided at the end of each story.

Easy Tagalog

Author: Joi Barrios
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462916771
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Easy Tagalog brings the Tagalog language and culture of the Philippines alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking basic Tagalog immediately. The opening chapters introduce the essentials of Tagalog pronunciation and sentence construction, showing you how to build simple Tagalog sentences. Each subsequent chapter gives a short, easy dialogue that's useful in an everyday situation, along with a new set of sentence patterns and a vocabulary list to help you gradually build up your knowledge and repertoire for activities like making new acquaintances, going shopping, and much more. Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly island nation, so that you'll soon be able to talk with ease about everything from the weather to your job and home and family. An extensive glossary at the back and a variety of interesting practice activities, with answer keys, help you build your fluency. The audio disc is a great way to learn Tagalog and gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language. Let Filipino experts Barrios and Camagong teach you how to enjoy this beautiful language.

Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary

Author: Phan Van Giuong
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462918331
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a compact and user–friendly Vietnamese dictionary. The Tuttle Compact Vietnamese Dictionary is the most up–to–date and complete Vietnamese dictionary yet published. An essential tool to learn Vietnamese, it is written for English speakers and other non–native users who need to look up Vietnamese terms, and can also be used by Vietnamese speakers who are learning English. This dictionary has 25,000 entries covering all contemporary terms likely to be used in educational or business settings. The layout is user–friendly and attractive. Headwords are displayed in blue—this helps the reader to locate words quickly. Information on parts of speech, idiomatic expressions and sample sentences showing the us of the words in context are given for each entry. English pronunciations are given in the English to Vietnamese language section. A comprehensive pronunciation guide and detailed notes on Japanese grammar are also included. Completely comprehensive and up–to–date with over 25,000 entries. Contains English–Vietnamese and Vietnamese–English Clear, user—friendly layout with idioms, and sample sentences given. The ideal dictionary for students, teachers and business people.

Vietnamese for Beginners

Author: Jake Catlett
Publisher: Paiboon Pub.
ISBN: 1887521860
Release Date: 2008-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is the second edition of the book Vietnemese for Beginners by Jake Catlett. It contains the book and three CDs. This edition is much improved from the first one. The Vietnamese language made easy! Vietnamese for Beginners is designed for either self-study or classroom use. It teaches all four language skills - speaking, listening (when used in conjunction with the audio), reading and writing; and offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction building on what has been previously learned. Lots of exercises and useful phrases. Very user-friendly and fun to use. There is an audio version that follows the book. Three CDs are available separately.

Teach Yourself Vietnamese Complete Course Book Only

Author: Dana Healy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071434321
Release Date: 2004-01-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Checking into Ho Chi Min City? Teach yourself Vietnamese! With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout An exploration of the culture And much more

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

Author: Baruch Lev
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119191087
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Business & Economics

An innovative new valuation framework with truly useful economic indicators The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions. An enlightening discussion details the reasons why accounting is losing relevance in today's market, backed by numerous examples with real-world impact. Beyond simply identifying the problem, this report offers a solution—the Value Creation Report—and demonstrates its utility in key industries. New indicators focus on strategy and execution to identify and evaluate a company's true value-creating resources for a more up-to-date approach to critical investment decision-making. While entire industries have come to rely on financial reports for vital information, these documents are flawed and insufficient when it comes to the way investors and lenders work in the current economic climate. This book demonstrates an alternative, giving you a new framework for more informed decision making. Discover a new, comprehensive system of economic indicators Focus on strategic, value-creating resources in company valuation Learn how traditional financial documents are quickly losing their utility Find a path forward with actionable, up-to-date information Major corporate decisions, such as restructuring and M&A, are predicated on financial indicators of profitability and asset/liabilities values. These documents move mountains, so what happens if they're based on faulty indicators that fail to show the true value of the company? The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows you the reality and offers a new blueprint for more accurate valuation.

Korean for Beginners

Author: Henry J. Amen IV
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462901036
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, downloadable audio lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. Downloadable audio with native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!

Elementary Japanese Volume Two

Author: Yoko Hasegawa
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804835063
Release Date: 2006-02-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is an extensive beginning level Japanese textbook and Japanese language learning package. Elementary Japanese is designed for students who are just beginning their study of Japanese at the first–:year college level or on their own. The author and contributors have created a highly structured approach to leaning Japanese that is based on learning the fundamental patters and constructions of the language as well as the writing system including basic kanji. Systematic grammatical explanations are provided in enough detail for this book to be used as a reference work as well as an introductory textbook. The accompanying MP3 audio CD is a great way to learn Japanese and ensures correct pronunciation and helps to build listening comprehension. After completing this course, you will be able to: Describe yourself, your family and your friends. Talk about daily events using basic vocabulary and grammatical constructions. Understand conversations on these topics as well as classroom activities. Read Japanese articles and write short and simple compositions and letters.

Complete Vietnamese Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Author: Dana Healy
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444130010
Release Date: 2012-03-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101881) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101898) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Vietnamese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Vietnamese will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Vietnam. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Easy Vietnamese

Author: Bac Hoai Tran
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462918782
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Concise and user-friendly, Easy Vietnamese is designed for anyone who wants to learn Vietnamese—whether on their own or with a teacher. This language learning book introduces the learner to all the basics of the Vietnamese language and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables users to begin communicating effectively from the very first day and it's compact size makes it a great tool for travelers or business people looking to learn Vietnamese on the road without giving up on any content. This Vietnamese language learning book includes: Useful notes on Vietnamese script, pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and grammar Sections covering greetings, requests, idiomatic expressions and common situations Cultural information about Vietnamese etiquette as well as do's and don'ts A glossary of the most commonly-used Vietnamese words and phrases Downloadable audio with many hours of native-speaker recordings of the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises.

Complete Vietnamese

Author: Dana Healy
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444125389
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language and languages

The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Vietnamese. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444101898) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101881).

Elementary Korean

Author: Ross King
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804844984
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package. Korean is now the 15th most popular language taught at American universities. This new edition of Elementary Korean, the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available, offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. Perfect for a first-year university-level course use or the independent language learner. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary. The new format, now with dozens of illustrations, presents Korean vocabulary and Korean grammar in an accessible and understandable manner while extensive conversations and exercises help to reinforce the Korean language and build reading and listening comprehension. This edition includes: An MP3 audio CD and a dedicated website. Rich and highly nuanced examples with brand new illustrations. Detailed but on–technical grammar notes, ample writing exercises with an accompanying answer key. Detailed examples of authentic dialogue. Highly technical grammar notes. Plenty of writing practice. Dialogues, reading texts, and written exercises are in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, so students are quickly able to read and write authentic Korean. Layered lessons are designed to build on each other, making Korean easy to learn from the most popular introductory Korean language textbook available. Included is a revised audio CD that helps learners to speak like a native and a web-based practice component through the University of British Columbia that can help students to learn Korean even beyond the pages of this book. According to the Modern Language Association, enrollment in Korean in American universities is increasing rapidly. Available separately is the companion Elementary Korean Workbook. This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Korean language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Korean.