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Discovering Albanian 1

Albanian for beginners (low to mid A1)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 24m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Albanian is the official language of Albania and Kosovo and it is a co-official language in Macedonia. In the Balkan region there are about 6 million speakers of Albanian and about 7.5 million speakers around the world. Albanian is considered a minority language in Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro. There are older forms of Albanian spoken in Greece and Italy as well.   The opening of Albania in the 1990s to broader trading and diplomatic relations with other nations has created a need for better knowledge and understanding of this beautiful and old language and culture. Albania applied to access the EU in 2009 and accession talks started in 2020.
This course, DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1 – Part I, is an introduction to Standard Albanian. In this first part, we will study lessons 3-5 of the textbook DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1 by Linda Mëniku and Héctor Campos and published by the University of Wisconsin Press (ISBN 978-0299 25084). Lessons 1 and 2 can be studied for free in the course ALBANIAN FOR BEGINNERS by Héctor Campos here in Udemy. It is highly recommended that participants get hold of this book where all dialogs, vocabulary and grammar explained in the videos here in Udemy can be found. In this book you can also find additional exercises (with answers) to practice further all the grammatical points taught in the videos. Exercises from the workbook that accompanies that book are included with this course under the RESOURCES for Lesson 3A.  To access the transcript for the Listening Comprehension texts found in this course, participants should get COLLOQUIAL ALBANIAN by the same authors and published by Routledge (ISBN 978-0-415-59796-8). Additional exercises for grammar, vocabulary and listening comprehension can also be found in this textbook.
In the full course to be published here in Udemy you will learn to talk about school, work, vacations, travel, health, entertainment, movies, etc.  After you´ve completed all the lessons in the book DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1, you will have reached level B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The full course will be equivalent to one-year study at the college level.

You will learn

✓ Basic communication in Albanian
✓ Basic Albanian grammar
✓ Vocabulary relevant to A1 once students complete up to Lesson 8
✓ Training in Listening Comprehension


• Have completed the free course “Albanian for Beginners” in Udemy
• Highly recommended: buy the book DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1 by Linda Mëniku and Héctor Campos

This course is for

• Anyone interested in learning Albanian
• Absolute beginners who have completed the course ALBANIAN FOR BEGINNERS
Associate Professor at Georgetown University
Héctor Campos is Associate Professor of Spanish and Theoretical Linguistics at Georgetown University. He is one of the two co-authors of the books DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1 and COLLOQUIAL ALBANIAN, on which books this course is based. The full course here in Udemy will cover DISCOVERING ALBANIAN 1 in its entirety, which is the equivalent of one year of Albanian at the college level. After the full course you will be ready for an intermediate course in Albanian.
Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 24m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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