This synopsis refers to the coursebook+double CD pack. Teach Yourself Panjabi (comprising a coursebook and audio support on a double CD) has been designed for the absolute beginner who may or may not have studied a language before. The course will be useful to people who want to learn Panjabi in order to speak with their Panjabi friends and relatives, to communicate with Panjabi communities in relation to their work, to learn about aspects of Panjabi culture and society or to travel to the Panjab itself. The course will also be useful to those who already know a little Panjabi but who may not have the confidence to speak, or to those who are fluent but need to learn to read and write the Gurmukhi script.The course is divided into two parts:- the first part (units 1-10) is specifically designed for those who want to learn the basics of grammar and vocabulary in order to be able to communicate in a simple manner and to read and write simple sentences.- the second part (units 11-16) will help you expand your knowledge of spoken Panjabi further and become proficient in the Gurmukhi script.Overall, the course introduces you to a wide range of vocabulary and covers the basic grammar of Panjabi.
By the end of the course, you will be able to understand the spoken language to communicate in Panjabi in a number of everyday situations and also have a level of understanding of the written language to begin to read newspapers and write letters.The book (ISBN 9780340958902) is accompanied by audio material on two CDs (9780340958926). The course is available for purchase as a pack comprising the coursebook and double CD (ISBN 9780340958919).
Surjit Singh Kalra is founder and director of the Panjabi Language Development Board in the UK. He retired in 1992 as Head of the Community Language Service for Birmingham Education Authority. Navtej Kaur Purewal is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Manchester. She teaches Development and South Asian Studies. Sue Tyson-Ward was formerly Subject Officer for Community Language examinations at Cambridge Examinations Board and is now a language consultant and teacher in adult education.