Beginner's Georgian (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/4/15
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This book is designed for both classroom use and self-study. Each of the 13 lessons opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, followed by vocabulary lists, explanations of grammar, and exercises. Audio CDs accompany the lessons, providing correct pronunciation of the dialogues and vocabulary, with pauses for repetition by the student. Includes: an exercise key; Georgian-English and English-Georgian glossaries; and an introduction to Georgian language, culture, and history.
Now, to the actual text it self. The lessons are written in clear, conversational language. Whereas Aronson's text is for reading comprehension, this text it for speaking/listening comprehension. This is a much needed textbook and breath of fresh air to Georgian linguistics. The grammar sections are easy to understand and not bogged down with a lot of linguistic jargon. And the exercises have an answer key in the back of the book.
Now, the audio. The audio is great. You can hear the speakers very well and clearly. The dialogues are repeated twice. Once at normal speed and then at a slower speed for you to repeat after. Even the vocabulary lists are spoken on the cd's. The only thing that is a shame is that there are no speaking/listening exercises on the cd's (thus a 4 out of 5 instead of 5 out of 5).
Overall this is a great textbook though.
You should know that you can't study from this book if you don't wanna learn the aphabet. The book gives the material to do it, but if you aren't eager to do it (you want transliterations), you should avoid it (although i don't know about books that teaches you grammar with transliterations).