Language Texts

The Southeast Asia Language Text Series is a leader in its market. Our language texts are currently used at High School, College, and University levels, in courses for heritage and non-heritage students in both regular and intensive modes. The materials include student texts, supplementary audio materials on CD and/or cassette, as well as complementary activity manuals.


Thai Sound System and Reading RuleThai Sound System and Reading Rules  
Prawet Jantharat
978-2-022348-51-3   $17.0   215 pages    1995

Designed with native English speaking students in mind, this text includes lessons on Thai spelling, writing system, pronunciation, tones, and tone rules. The book is not a step-by-step programmed course of study; rather, it includes short explanations of the Thai writing system, rules to help students read and spell Thai words, and exercises to demonstrate and reinforce the rules and spelling. The main purpose of the book is to impart basic writing and pronunciation tips to help students to recognize written Thai words. It also is intended to help students improved their pronunciation and writing by using the sound system and rules of Thai writing


Instructor's Manual for Activities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for BeginnersInstructor's Manual for Activities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners  
Thuy-Kim Le Pham
978-1-877979-32-3   $14   59 pages    1999

Instructor's manual includes answers to exercises and scripts. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.


 


 

Activities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for BeginnersActivities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners, Book 1  
Thuy-Kim Le Pham
978-1-877979-27-9    $35   130 pages    1999

Book 1 of 2. Listening, writing, and in-class communication practice, along with pattern drills. Published by Le Pham Thuy-Kim in 1996 and distributed exclusively by NIU's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In two volumes. Accompanies Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.

 


 

Activities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for BeginnersActivities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners, Book 2  
Thuy-Kim Le Pham
978-1-877979-30-9    $33   130 pages    1999

Book 2 of 2. Listening, writing, and in-class communication practice, along with pattern drills. Published by Le Pham Thuy-Kim in 1996 and distributed exclusively by NIU's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In two volumes. Accompanies Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.

 


 

Contemporary Vietnamese ReadingsContemporary Vietnamese Readings  
Bich Thuan Nguyen
978-1-891134-00-5   $30   218 pages    1999

The third in our popular series of texts for learning Vietnamese. Intended for high intermediate students, this text includes readings on the Vietnamese land and its people; Vietnamese society and culture; current affairs; the environment; health and safety; demography and family planning; politics; economics and finance; Vietnamese literature; and Vietnamese women. Accompanies Contemporary Vietnamese: An Intermediate Text. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.

 


Contemporary Vietnamese: An Intermediate Text. Book with CDsContemporary Vietnamese: An Intermediate Text. Book with CDs  

Bich Thuan Nguyen
978-1-877979-46-5    $43   401 pages    1996

This is a companion to our best-selling Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners, by Nguyen Long, Marybeth Clark, and Nguyen Bich Thuan. 340pp. including extensive glossary. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.


 


Spoken Vietnamese for BeginnersSpoken Vietnamese for Beginners. Book with CD-ROM  
Long Nguyen Marybeth Clark Bich Thuan Nguyen
978-1-877979-45-3    $46   401 pages    1994

This is a text for speakers of English to learn to speak and understand the Vietnamese language. It is designed primarily for classroom use at the secondary or tertiary education level for beginners without Vietnamese language background. Activities Manuals to accompany this text are also available. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.


Burmese: A Course in Four VolumesBurmese: A Course in Four Volumes. 4 books with 34 cassette tapes  
John Okell
978-1-877979-49-1   $193.00   1247 pages    1994

Though designed for self-study, Okell's Burmese course has also become the standard classroom textbook. Course adoptions include Cornell University, Latrobe University (Australia), Center for Burma Studies (Northern Illinois University), School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute. Users have written praising the text's accuracy and effectiveness. The author estimates that the four books are equivalent to 10-12 weeks of intensive full-time study. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.


Burmese: An Introduction to the Spoken LanguageBurmese: An Introduction to the Spoken Language, Book 1. Book with 12 cassette tapes  
John Okell
978-1-877979-41-5   $60.0   275 pages    1994

Book 1 of 4. Book 1 focuses on early encounters with Burmese speakers in Burma or abroad. It covers survival needs (asking the way, taking taxis, going to shops and cafés, and so on) and first conversations (Where are you from? How long have you been here? What's your job? and so on). To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.



Burmese: An Introduction to the Spoken Language, Book 2Burmese: An Introduction to the Spoken Language, Book 2. Book with 14 cassette tapes  
John Okell
978-1-877979-42-2   $66.0   290 pages    1994

Book 2 of 4. Book 2 focuses on early encounters with Burmese speakers in Burma or abroad. It covers survival needs (asking the way, taking taxis, going to shops and cafés, and so on) and first conversations (Where are you from? How long have you been here? What's your job? and so on). To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.


Burmese: An Introduction to the ScriptBurmese: An Introduction to the Script. Book with 7 cassette tapes  
John Okell
978-1-877979-43-9   $55.0   428 pages    1994

Book 3 of 4. This text enables students with no previous knowledge of Burmese to become competent in reading and writing Burmese script. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.



Burmese: An Introduction to the Literary StyleBurmese: An Introduction to the Literary Style. Book with 1 cassette tape  
John Okell
978-1-877979-44-6   $25.0   255 pages    1994

Book 4 of 4. This text is based on passages selected from children's school books used in Burma. Parts 1 and 2 contain passages relation to life at home and at school, while the texts selected for Part 3 deal with theme of Burmese nationalism and independence. Each passage is accompanied by a full vocabulary and translation and is followed by a set of exercises designed to familiarize the student with new vocabulary and structures. To order, please visit Northern Illinois University Press.