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Teach Yourself is an imprint of Hodder Education that specializes in self-instruction books. The series is most famous for its language education books, but its titles in mathematics (including algebra and calculus) are also best sellers, and the series covers a great many other subjects as well.
Like many similar series, the Teach Yourself series has always used a common design for all of its books. Most older titles are covered with a distinctive yellow and blue dust jacket, but over the years the publisher has changed the cover design several times, using an all-blue paperback format during the 1980s, a larger photographic or painted front cover with a black stripe containing the title in the 1990s, and recently adopting a yellow rounded rectangle with a black border as their primary logo in the 21st century. For 2010, the books have had a total redesign, and for the first time will be printed in colour. The website has been revamped to coincide with the "relaunch".
The Teach Yourself books were published from 1938 until 1973 by the English Universities Press. Most titles published during the Second World War were aimed at helping the British nation survive as well as improving knowledge in the subjects that would improve the war effort. The books in the Teach Yourself language series prior to 1973 were published in a hardback format and emphasized the mastery of grammar.
Teach Yourself Languages 
The Teach Yourself Languages range is available in over 65 languages and is available at four different levels. The Teach Yourself Languages range grade the four levels used against the Common European Framework (CEFR) for languages. The first two strands, Get Talking (audio course) and Get Started, are aimed at absolute beginners and those who have not learnt a language since school. Get Talking is an all-audio course designed to get teach basic speaking in a short period. Get Started In is a more comprehensive course tackling all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
The third strand is the Complete course, which is again aimed at absolute beginners, but is longer and covers a greater range of material. The Complete range offers the broadest range of products in the Teach Yourself Languages series as it covers all 65 languages available from Teach Yourself. Perfect Your is the fourth level, introducing further vocabulary and grammar.
In their 2012 range, Teach Yourself introduced a feature called Discovery Method. After each conversation has been practiced, the Discovery Method provides further explanation through focusing on usage and practice rather than the focus on rules found in the traditional inductive method.
The Teach Yourself Languages range is available in print, audio and CD packs, e-books, enhanced e-books (which utilize multimedia to enhance the learning experience), and will soon be launched as a series of apps for smart devices.
In a Week 
New to Teach Yourself for 2012, is the business and careers series In a Week. Written by expert authors with collected business experience in over 50 countries, the range covers a huge variety of business and career skills, from Assertiveness to Time Management, and allows the reader to learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime. The series is aimed at junior and aspiring managers and any employees who wish to further their career.
Split into seven chapters, and consisting of only 128 pages, each book in the range is a fast, easy way of learning the basics of a particular skill set. Clear text is used for readers approaching the subject for the first time, and there are cartoons, diagrams and tables throughout the text to make topics approachable and appealing to visual learners. Every book features a Surviving in Tough Times section to ensure the content is current and up-to-the-minute.
Additional Information 
Books in the Teach Yourself series have been published by Hodder & Stoughton since 1974, who shifted the format of the books to trade paperbacks. They are now available around the Anglophone world and cover numerous subjects, from the series' traditional strength in language education (including multimedia packages) to computers, games, and other crafts and hobbies.
The company now specialises in self-instruction courses through books, records, cassettes, compact discs, and multimedia.
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