This synopsis refers to the coursebook. A double CD pack accompanies the book and is available for purchase either separately (ISBN 9780340958896) or as a pack with the book (ISBN 9780340958889). TEACH YOURSELF BENGALI is a complete course in spoken and written Bengali. If you have never learnt Bengali before, or if your Bengali needs brushing up, this is the course you need. William Radice has created a practical course that is both fun and easy to work through. He explains everything along the way and gives you plenty of opportunities to practise what you have learnt. The course structure means that you can work at your own pace, arranging your learning to suit your needs. The course contains: - A range of graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar and exercises - A step-by-step guide to pronunciation - Bengali-English and English-Bengali vocabularies - An introduction to Bengali script By the end of the course you'll be able to cope with a whole range of situations and use the language confidently.
William Radice is Senior Lecturer in Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has pursued a double career as a poet and as a scholar and translator of Bengali, and has written or edited more than twenty-five books. He has given numerous lectures and poetry readings in Britain and overseas, and has been awarded literary prizes in India and Bangladesh. For the last three years he has written a fortnightly column for the Statesman newspaper in India, and has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's early morning 'Pause for Thought'.