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George Stankevich's textbook, Belarusian Conversation for English Speakers:
Note: There is also an audio cassette
available. Contact information for obtaining the cassette is provided
both in the textbook (page 5), and in the printing instructions.
These files are mirrored in cooperation with the Belarusian Review Web site's "downloads" area.
Uladzimir Katkouski's, Belarusian Phrasebook on the Pravapis.org Web site. Modeled on the Berlitz style of phrasebook. Although incomplete--first 20 pages thus far (strong hint:
Please encourage someone to take over Mr. Katkouski's work!), it is an
excellent resource, and complements the more traditional, grammar-based
language learning reference, noted above.
S. Alaksandrau's and H. Mycyk's: Базавы курс беларускае мовы: Найлепшы сучасны падручнік для самастойнага навучаньня беларускай мове (Basic Course of Belarusian Language: The Best Modern Manual for Mastering Belarusian)
Note: Intended for
students who already know Russian or some Belarusian (not intended for
those limited to English - unless you're willing to try total
immersion!). The two languages in this textbook are Belarusian and
Chris Marchant's, Fundamentals of Modern Belarusian on the www.vitba.org Web site:
110 pages. Created by Chris Marchant because he couldn't find any
Belarusian language materials in English that satisfied his
requirements. Available in RTF and PDF through the GNU public license. (January, 2004)
For advanced students, "dual language" materials (Belarusian and English) :
To download a PDF version of a dual language (Belarusian and English, side by side) version of the novella The Wild Hunt of King Stakh (Дзікае паляванне караля Стаха), click the following link: The Wild Hunt of King Stakh. The file size is approximately 2 MB, and you can download Acrobat Reader or a similar program for free from many Web sites (if you don't already have an appropriate reader program). (Note: The Belarusian and English language versions included in the PDF are from the Беларуская Палічка Web site, and regrettably, the English language version has some text missing--this is not a scanning error, since the error occurs in the published version of the English translation [most noticeably on p. 27 in the paperback version, 1989; p. 24 in this PDF].)