What makes Routledge Colloquials the best choice in personal language learning?

With over 70 languages to choose from, Routledge Colloquials offer the most comprehensive range of language courses.  Whether you’re interested in a perennial classic such as French or German or something more exotic like Kazakh or Yiddish, the Colloquials series has the course for you!

Each Colloquial has been carefully developed by experienced teachers to provide a step-by-step guide to the language as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, each course equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in the target language in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Routledge Colloquials are an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in a range of languages.

‘The Colloquials series fills the ever increasing market for language guides. They are always up-to-date, clear and accessible and enable the reader to communicate effectively in the chosen languages.’ – Blackwell’s University Bookshop

Key Features

A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up  their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar

An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises

Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations

Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in the country of the target-language

Bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues

Useful vocabulary lists within each unit

Free audio available online in MP3 format. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and helps learner’s listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.