Editors Choice – Best Albanian Language Books

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. Learn to speak Albanian with no prior knowledge of the language needed. 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.

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. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

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Why is Albanian an important language to learn?

Have you considered traveling to Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, or Greece? As you know, they are all beautiful parts of the world, but to get the most out of your visit, you need to speak the local language, which is Albanian. More than seven million people speak Albanian, which is the language of culture, including those who are painters, poets, writers, and artists. Once you learn how to speak Albanian, much of what you see and experience in Albania, and in many of the other parts of the world where this language is spoken, will be much clearer. Speaking Albanian will allow you to easily meet new people, whether you are in a museum, at an attraction, or even inside a local restaurant. The best part about learning this language is that you can easily find people who speak it as their native or second language in other countries. That means that you can easily spend time conversing in this language no matter where you are, and you may even find that you can help others who cannot understand a language other than Albanian.

Learn to speak Albanian

Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in Albania around you, learning Albanian will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

The largest and most comprehensive bilingual dictionary of Albanian, The Albanian-English Dictionary is an essential reference for all those concerned with modern Albanian, whether students, scholars, translators, or in professional contexts. Over 75,000 entries cover idioms and scientific definitions as well as modern Albanian and the book includes pronunciation guidance and generous examples of usage.

Albanian is spoken by 5.8 million people worldwide, and is an official language of Albania and Kosovo. Modern standard Albanian is a combination of the two main dialects, Tosk and Gheg. Ideal for those new to Albanian, learning at home or in the classroom, Beginner’s Albanian with Online Audio includes a brief introduction to Albanian history and culture, 13 practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, and expressions, exercises with answer key, Albanian-English and English-Albanian glossaries, and an Online MP3 audio files for download which feature pronunciation by native speakers.

The Word to Word series provides ELL students with standardized bilingual dictionaries approved for state testing. Students with different backgrounds can now use dictionaries from the same series that are specifically designed to create an equal resource that strictly adheres to the guidelines set by districts and states.