Krížom-krážom A1 - B2
Original and richly illustrated textbook and a CD for the A1 level is composed in a communicative way without an intermediary language. The authors took into consideration communicational needs of foreigners upon their first contact with Slovakia. Krížom-krážom represents an attractive way how to deal with common communication situations and to acquire the basic knowledge of Slovak. Through the main characters of the textbook, you will find yourself studying, working, in the city or having fun. This purpose is followed also by a richly illustrated and didactically interpreted contents, which enables practice of individual communicational skills in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) for the A1 level (Basic user – Breakthrough). New vocabulary and grammar are explained with a help of pictures, standard phonetic training and dialogues from individual chapters are recorded on a CD.
Original and richly illustrated textbook and a CD for the A2 level is the second wolume of the series of the Slovak language textbooks Krížom-krážom. The book includes 10 topic-based units introducing day-to-day situations. All the units have an identical structure that is easy-to-follow. Through the main characters of the textbook, you will find yourself studying, working, in the city or having fun. This purpose is followed also by a richly illustrated and didactically interpreted contents, which enables practice of individual communicational skills in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) for the A2 level (upper intermediate). New vocabulary and grammar are explained with a help of pictures, standard phonetic training and dialogues from individual chapters are recorded on a CD.
This Workbook is a modern learning tool composed in accordance with the concept of the “Slovak as a Foreign Language for Elementary Level A“ Educational Project. It develops standard communication skills, reading comprehension, and building of simple sentence structures. The individual lessons are related to the contents of the Textbooks: the 20 lessons are given titles identical with the lessons in the Textbooks for levels A1 and A2. The Workbook consists of a total of 450 exercises for the practice and retaining of the presented content focusing on the mastering and expanding of vocabulary and its usage in everyday situations as well as on the practice of elementary Slovak grammar. The number of exercises in individual lessons depends on the type and degree of difficulty of the study material as well as on the lexical potential of the topic. The exercises and the dialogues are presented in models with the creative and targeted application of illustrations, which support the receptive and productive mastering of the foreign language. Thanks to its structure, the Workbook is suited for working with groups of students under teacher supervision. In addition, it provides numerous exercises and specific tasks for individual study, practice, and automatic utilization of the studied areas. The book can also be used selectively based on the learning objectives and needs of the individual user.
Krížom-krážom B1 is the third volume of the Slovak language textbooks series Krížom-krážom. In each unit there are dialogues which are recorded on the CDs and which reflect current social issues. They are followed by texts covering the same issues and give you an opportunity to practise all four skills and to express your opinion on those topics as they are usually presented in a confrontational way. New words are explained by both their synonyms and explanations as well as illustrations, schemes and word groups that make them easier to learn and remember. They are practised in vocabulary and word formation exercises. There are also phrases and idioms mentioned in the units which you can learn and use to enrich your vocabulary in discussions. The grammar sections of the book were adjusted to the topics of the units and cover grammar phenomena on the B1 level, namely plural forms of nouns, adjectives and pronouns, use of prepositions (their division into groups, meaning, function), verbs (aspect, reflexive verbs), the most frequent conjunctions and particles as well as some aspects of the sentence structure, especially word order. Each unit contains comprehensive exercises practising reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Various exercises, texts, idioms, photo stories and cartoons were also added to the units to make the book even more interesting and increasingly challenging for the students.
Krížom-krážom. Slovenčina B2 is a new textbook of Slovak as a foreign language for upper-intermediate students. It is designed for learners who would like to improve their Slovak in an interesting and attractive way and who would like to learn more about Slovakia. It contains 10 units where you will learn how to communicate in everyday situations as well as on some special occasions. All units (except for Unit 10 which was designed as a brochure about Slovakia with various information about its different regions) have an identical, easy to follow structure. In each unit there are dialogues recorded on the CDs, reflecting current social issues in everyday or professional life. They are followed by texts covering the same topics, and they provide an opportunity to practice all four skills and to express your opinion on the topics. New words and grammar in the units will help you use Slovak more accurately and precisely. Grammar presented in the units reflects their topics and concentrates on the most challenging areas of Slovak morphology, i.e. mostly the aspect forms of verbs and their prefixes. It also builds on the previous knowledge of grammar phenomena as well as offering many opportunities to practice language skills. A very useful part of the textbook is the grammar reference section with tables explaining grammar rules and the list of all verbs used in the book in their perfective and imperfective aspect forms.