Fast Russian with Elisabeth Smith Ebook / Digital original - eBook
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Vendor: Teach Yourself
Publication Date: 2011
This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding CD which is sold separately (ISBN: 9781444145106).
Elisabeth Smith has used her wide teaching experience to write a course that covers just the vocabulary and the grammar that you really need. This day-by-day programme is easy to follow and fun to do. At the end of six weeks, you'll have the confidence and knowledge to tackle all the situations you need to know about, such as shopping, eating out and getting around. With just the essential words and phrases to learn, and flashcards at the back of the book to help learn them, progress is fast and enjoyable.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.
Elisabeth Smith was born and educated in Germany. She studied English at Hamburg University with a teaching career in mind, and well before EU days was offered her first assignment at a London prep school.
While on contract in Africa she became sidetracked by commerce. She spent the next ten years learning about printing and publishing in Zambia before joining a publishing house in Johannesburg where she ultimately became the company's chief executive.
In spite of climbing the corporate ladder she never lost her interest and skills in teaching languages.
During the last 30 years she has taught French to English children, English to Zambian students, German at evening classes and Italian to her daughter "just for fun".
Since moving to Spain she had to learn Spanish in a hurry - cutting across traditional learning methods. This gave her the inspiration for the
highly successful "Teach Yourself Instant..." series currently offering eight titles with a further four to be published in early 2001.
Elisabeth Smith now lives in Marbella like a "proper" author with a volatile PC and two cats.