Colloquial Albanian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Albanian as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Albanian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Albanian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

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 Albania

An overview of the sounds and alphabet of Albanian

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Albanian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Albanian.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

chapter 1|17 pages

Si jeni?

How are you?

chapter 2|16 pages

Unë jam anglez, po ju?

I am English, and you?

chapter 3|17 pages

Në kafe

At the coffee shop

chapter 4|15 pages

Suvenire nga Shqipëria

Souvenirs from Albania

chapter 5|15 pages

Apartamenti im

My apartment

chapter 6|16 pages

Në dyqan

At the store

chapter 7|15 pages

Në restorant

At the restaurant

chapter 8|15 pages



chapter 9|15 pages

Në rrugë

On the street

chapter 10|19 pages

Në postë

At the post office

chapter 11|17 pages

Në Tiranë

In Tirana

chapter 12|17 pages

Si e kalove fundjavën?

How did you spend your weekend?

chapter 13|18 pages

Te mjeku

At the doctor's office

chapter 14|21 pages

Intervistë për punë

A job interview

chapter 15|22 pages

Ismail Kadare