National African Language Resource Center

setswanaA Re Bueng Setswana (2005) is an integrated learning tool designed to present the fundamentals of Setswana to university and non-university students. The book features a balanced series of lessons that are based on the communicative approach to language teaching and learning. The text invites students from the very beginning to communicate meaningfully in Setswana and at the same time to understand better the daily life and attitudes of Setswana speaking people.

 

Softcover Edition $35. Ordering information is found HERE 

somaliAf Soomaali Aan Ku Hadalno (Hadallo) (2007) is designed to develop the linguistic and communicative skills of learners of Somali. This will help them to have a balanced, functional knowledge of linguistic structures and a sound vocabulary, as well as the ability to use their skills appropriately in real life situations. The book also encourages students to be systematically involved in activities requiring the communicative use of all four language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Culture and language are integrated in the book in a way to enable students to achieve both linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

 

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Asikhulume IsiNdebele is based on a communicative approach to language learning. Language structure and cultural aspects are all embedded in the different dialogues, monologues and narratives. The dialogues, monologues and narratives touch on different aspects of life among the Ndebele, starting with greetings. The book aims to provide a foundation of speaking reading and writing the Ndebele language. It aims to give an understanding of language structure, at the same time immersing the student in the Ndebele culture through cultural notes. The monologues and dialogues also give a good foundation for speaking as they are based on everyday Ndebele talk.

 

Softcover with Audio CD $50. Without Audio CD $35. Ordering information is found HERE 

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Asikhulume SiSwati features a series of lessons that are aimed at providing the learner with the communicative use of SiSwati. Therefore, the teaching and learning approach adopted is based on a functional-notational syllabus. It is also hoped that learners who use this book will be able to master the functions and the structures of the language as well as the culture of the Swazi people, emaSwati. The main aim of this book is to present learners with multidimensional material that takes into account both linguistic and cultural knowledge.

This integration will equip learners not only with linguistic competence, but with the ability to communicate in a way that is culturally acceptable and appropriate in the SiSwati language. As a result, most of the material used in this textbook is authentic. This is illustrated by the use of many realistic situations, authentic pictures, and as much cultural information as possible. Finally, to ensure the success of learners in learning SiSwati, every lesson incorporates the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and reading.

 

Softcover with Audio CD $50. Without Audio CD $35. Ordering information is found HERE.

kikongoBeto Tuba Kikongo is designed to develop the linguistic and communicative skills of learners of Kikongo. This will help them to have a balanced, functional knowledge of linguistic structures and a sound vocabulary, as well as the ability to use their skills appropriately in real life situations. The book also encourages students to be systematically involved in activities by requiring the communicative use of all four language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Culture and language are integrated in the book in a way to enable students to achieve both linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

 

Softcover edition $35. Ordering information is found HERE 

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Wolof Lexicon and Grammar (2006)

Sana Camara

ISBN: 978-1-59703-012-0

 

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sesothoBua Sesotho (2006) is designed to develop the linguistic and communicative skills of learners of Sesotho. This will help them to have a balanced, functional knowledge of linguistic structures and a sound vocabulary, as well as the ability to use their skills appropriately in real life situations. The book also encourages students to be systematically involved in activities by requiring the communicative use of all four language skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Culture and language are integrated in the book in a way to enable students to achieve both linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

 

Softcover edition $35. Ordering information is found HERE 

Dardasha is an integrated-skills introduction to Egyptian Arabic, designed for both learners with previous experience with Arabic as well as those who are complete beginners. The purpose of this textbook is for learners to develop their linguistic and communicative skills in Egyptian Arabic, such that the final outcome is a balanced functional knowledge of linguistic structures and a sound vocabulary, along with the ability to use them appropriately in real life situations. The writer of this book, Mustapha Mughazy made use of the receptive and productive skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in language learning to write this book.

dardashaDardasha Egyptian Arabic Companion Audio CDROM This was developed to supplement the Dardasha Egyptian Arabic Textbook for enhancing the learner's grasp of the Egyptian Arabic Language. It is a recording of the monologues and the dialogues presented in the textbook by native speakers of Egyptian Arabic. Self-learners will find this CDROM particularly helpful to practice the pronunciation of words as they are presented by a teacher.

 

Softcover with Audio CD $60. Without Audio CD $40. Ordering information is found HERE.