Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)
  • Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)

Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)

Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 01/08/2015
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Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Yoruba as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Yoruba in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Yoruba is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar

An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises

Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations

Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Nigeria

An overview of the sounds of Yoruba

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Yoruba is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Yoruba.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138960435
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


'an excellent bridge for an obvious gap in the acquisition of Yoruba ... It is systematic, simple and clear' Oluseye Adesola, Yale University, USA

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