Book & 2 CDs. The Beginner's Series offers basic language instruction, with grammar, vocabulary, and common phrases presented in clear, concise lessons. Review questions and exercises accompany each lesson. "Beginner's Serbian" is designed for both classroom use and self-study. Each of the 15 lessons includes a dialogue about an everyday topic, vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar, and exercises. The audio CDs accompany the lessons, providing correct pronunciation of the dialogues and vocabulary, with pauses for repetition by the student. Includes: a brief introduction to Serbian history and culture; fifteen practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, and expressions; instruction in the Cyrillic script; exercises with answer keys; Serbian-English and English-Serbian glossaries; two audio CDs of dialogues and vocabulary spoken by native Serbian speakers.
Aida Vidan holds a Ph.D. in Slavic language and Literatures from Harvard University, where she currently teaches. Her areas of interest include language instruction, sociolinguistics, South Slavic oral traditional literature and mythology, war narratives, and film. Robert Niebuhr is a university instructor of modern European history, politics, and south-Slavic language. A specialist in South-eastern Europe, Niebuhr has lived and studied in Bosnia- Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. He currently resides and teaches in the Boston area.