Maltese for Foreigners Book Series by Charles Daniel Saliba
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Gozitan author, Charles Daniel Saliba, is well-known for his publications related to the Maltese language. Saliba’s most recent book series is intended for a different audience. He has published a Maltese/English book series entitled Maltese for Foreigners.
This series, which is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), consists of three levels.
Level A1 (Beginners-Elementary) includes three books: My First 750 Words in Maltese, Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context and Speaking Maltese. These three books are perfect for beginners and are suitable for use by individuals, by groups or in a school setting.
Level A2 (Elementary-Pre-Intermediate) includes the book Speaking Maltese 2. Saliba has plans to publish Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context 2 to further the lessons taught at this level.
Level B1 (Intermediate) includes two bilingual readers: Reality and Rocco Learns Karate. Saliba said that in the future he will publish Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context 3 to complete this level.
Saliba has also produced a CD containing the audio files linked to the books so learners can listen to native Maltese speakers reading the text and acting out the dialogues. In addition, Saliba has also devised a syllabus for each level based on the CEFR, which can be downloaded for free from his website under the heading Maltese for Foreigners.
The bilingual series, featuring the latest developments in Maltese orthography, is aimed at beginners who want to learn Maltese and advance to the intermediate level. This series is based on a needs analysis Saliba conducted with foreigners learning Maltese and instructors teaching Maltese to foreigners.
Maltese for Foreigners is a by-product of Saliba’s PhD research, undertaken at the University of Sheffield, focusing on teaching Maltese as a foreign language and sponsored by a Malta Government Scholarship Scheme Grant.
For more information about each book, please visit www.charlesdanielsaliba.com.