The main aims of the course are to revise, by study and practice, the use of tenses and other basic structures of the language; to extend the existing knowledge of vocabulary, idiom forms and patterns;to develop recognition and use of different kinds of English in varying situations; and to improve the students’s ability to speak and write effectivley.
The course is divided into 21 programmes, presented in two volumes. Each programme consists of 3 texts, notes on grammar and idiom, practice materials, drills and written self correcting exercises. All the texts and drills and some of the practice materials are recorded on the CDs. This same audio is also available online. Full study instructions are included
Below are just some of the topics covered in this comprehensive course. As you encounter new vocabulary, you will also be taught structures that will allow you to understand and be understood in many other situations.
– Daily Life
– Television and media
– Newspaper articles
This course was written by Dennis Ware B.A., Director of Studies at the Linguaphone Language Laboratory and was produced under the guidance of the Linguaphone Academic Advisory Committee.
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The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:
- You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
- You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.
Speaking a new language is an active skill – something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone course, you will have a thorough understanding of the target language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.
The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.
Listening to native speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone’s method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.