Reference books

Teach Yourself publishes a wide range of reference material to support your language learning. Our list includes: Essential Vocabulary guides, Grammar Your Really Need to Know, Essential Verbs, 50 Ways to ImproveDictionaries and Read and Write Script coures.

These titles are the perfect supplement to any course, either for a beginner student or an advanced student.

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Verbs
  • Dictionaries
  • Read and Write Script
  • 50 Ways to Improve


Essential Arabic Vocabulary

This book is a comprehensive guide to the most essential vocabulary in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).

It’s an ideal study companion for those in formal school or university education (GCSE and A-level, undergraduates and postgraduates) as well as self-learners.

Featuring 20 theme-based units, this reference book is designed to help you become familiar with key Arabic words.


Dutch Grammar You Really Need to Know

Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Dutch Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.


Essential French Verbs

Essential French Verbs is the course for you if you need help with your study of French.

The aim of this book is to help you improve your command of French by focusing on one aspect of language learning that invariably causes difficulties – verbs and the way they behave.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a relatively advanced learner, you can consult the book when you need to know the form of a verb quickly.

Essential French Verbs contains:
– full coverage of the main tenses for 200 frequently used French verbs arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference
– examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and words sharing the same origin
– a French-English verb list of approximately 3000 verbs with details of the patterns they follow
– an English-French verb list giving the most frequently used English verbs in French with details of the patterns they follow.


Essential Welsh Dictionary

With over 16,000 translations, including everyday idioms and expressions, Essential Welsh Dictionary is the perfect tool to support your Welsh learning. This edition is fully updated with a guide to usage and insights from the author to help you learn and remember new words and phrases.

‘Unlike traditional dictionaries, here at last is a dictionary that lists mutated forms. This key feature, together with the emphasis on contemporary idiomatic phrases and key grammar points, makes this dictionary an ideal choice for learners of all ages.’
– Dr Christine Jones (Dirprwy Is-ganghellor a Phennaeth Adran y Gymraeg / Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Welsh Department, Prifysgol Cymru Llanbedr Pont Steffan / University of Wales Lampeter Ceredigion)


Read and Write Japanese Scripts

Read and Write Japanese scripts is a clear step-by-step guide to the written languages, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how they work in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning.


50 Ways to Improve Your Spanish

Do you have a working knowledge of Spanish, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Spanish is presented and analyzed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections.


ISBNTitlePublication dateFormat
978144411064750 ways to improve your French: Teach Yourself [book]27/08/10Book
978144411065450 ways to improve your German: Teach Yourself [book]27/08/10Book
978144411066150 ways to improve your Italian: Teach Yourself [book]27/08/10Book
978144411067850 ways to improve your Portuguese: Teach Yourself [book]24/06/11Book
978144411594950 ways to improve your Spanish: Teach Yourself [book]27/08/10Book
9781473600591Arabic Vocabulary You Really Need to Know (Learn Arabic with Teach Yourself)26/02/15Book
9781444189544Dutch Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself26/07/13Book
9781444103977Essential Dutch Dictionary: Teach Yourself27/08/10Book
9781444103984Essential Dutch Grammar: Teach Yourself30/07/10Book
9781444105971Essential English Grammar: Teach Yourself27/08/10Book
9781444103601Essential French Verbs: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444103618Essential French Vocabulary: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444103991Essential Gaelic Dictionary: Teach Yourself24/09/10Book
9781444103632Essential German Verbs: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444103649Essential German Vocabulary: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444104004Essential Hindi Dictionary: Teach Yourself30/09/11Book
9781444103663Essential Italian Verbs: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444103670Essential Italian Vocabulary: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444104028Essential Latin Dictionary: Teach Yourself25/06/10Book
9781444103571Essential Spanish Verbs: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444103588Essential Spanish Vocabulary: Teach Yourself28/05/10Book
9781444104080Essential Swahili Dictionary: Teach Yourself25/06/10Book
9781444795523Essential Urdu Dictionary (Learn Urdu with Teach Yourself)30/11/15Book
9781444104059Essential Welsh Dictionary: Teach Yourself25/06/10Book
9781444104066Essential Welsh Grammar: Teach Yourself29/10/10Book
9781444179439French Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself31/08/12Book
9781444179491German Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself31/08/12Book
9781444189575Irish Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself29/11/13Book
9781444179460Italian Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself28/09/12Book
9781444189605Latin Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself26/07/13Book
9781444105735Living in France [Book/Audio]: Teach Yourself24/06/11Mixed Media Product
9781444105766Living in Italy [Book/Audio]: Teach Yourself24/06/11Mixed Media Product
9781444105797Living in Portugal [Book/Audio]: Teach Yourself24/06/11Mixed Media Product
9781444105711Living in Spain [Book/Audio]: Teach Yourself24/06/11Mixed Media Product
9781444179583Portuguese Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself31/08/12Book
9781444138849Read and Write Arabic Script (Learn Arabic with Teach Yourself)31/12/10Book
9781444103892Read and Write Chinese Script: Teach yourself26/11/10Book
9781444106138Read and Write Greek Script: Teach yourself30/07/10Book
9781444103915Read and Write Hindi Script: Teach yourself26/11/10Book
9781444103908Read and Write Japanese Scripts: Teach yourself25/06/10Book
9781444103922Read and Write Russian Script: Teach yourself25/06/10Book
9781444103939Read and Write Urdu Script: Teach yourself30/07/10Book
9781444179552Russian Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself28/09/12Book
9781444179521Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself31/08/12Book
9781444189636Welsh Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself26/07/13Book

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