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VietnameseElementary Vietnamese, Third Edition: Mời bạn nói tiếng Việt. Let’s Speak Vietnamese
Binh Nhu Ngo

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.

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ThaiThai Language and Culture for Beginners Book 1 (Thai Edition)
Hoonchamlong, Yuphaphann

Thai Language and Culture for Beginners aims to provide a basic foundation in conversational Standard Thai for beginning learners. It focuses on developing the learners’ listening and speaking skills. Designed primarily for use in Thai as a Foreign Language classes at U.S. universities, this coursebook uses a proficiency-based approach to learning Thai and covers the daily real-life topics and situations that a student might encounter.

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IndonesianLet’s Speak Indonesia, Volume 1: Berbahasa Indonesia
Rafferty, Ellen; Barnard, Erlin; Suharni, Lucy

Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia (Let’s Speak Indonesian) provides beginning and intermediate learners with an introduction to conversational Indonesian. Using a relaxed variety of standard Indonesian spoken among educated native speakers, it offers fifteen thematically-based chapters in two volumes that are rich with photographs, illustrations, and cultural explanations.

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KhmerColloquial Cambodian: The Complete Course for Beginners
Chhany Sak-Humphries

This new edition of Colloquial Cambodian has been rewritten to make learning Khmer easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Khmer. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

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IlokanoLet’s Speak Ilokano
Precy Espiritu

Let’s Speak Ilokano takes a new and lively approach to language learning. Lessons are learned in the context of simulated real-world experiences that are acted out in the classroom.

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TagalogModern Tagalog: Grammatical Explanations and Exercises for Non-native Speakers
Teresita V. Ramos and Resty M. Cena

Modern Tagalog expands on the descriptions and lessons in Tagalog Structures and is illustrated with numerous new examples. This volume will be valuable for all students of Tagalog as a foreign language who have advanced beyond the beginning level. It provides further practice on points ranging from phonology to syntax. Although the emphasis of the exercises is on written work, many of them may be used for oral drill as well.

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