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This book is aimed at researchers who need to write clear and understandable manuscripts in English. Today, English is the official language of international conferences and most important publications in science and technology are written in English. Therefore, learning how to write in English has become part of the researcher's task. The book begins by discussing constructs of the English language such as sentence structure and word use. It then proceeds to discuss the style and convention used in scientific publications. This book is written at such a level that the reader should not have to resort to a dictionary. It includes many examples and exercises to clarify the rules and guidelines presented. Topics covered in this book include word choice - how to avoid redundancy; sentence and paragraph structure; the planning of a manuscript - format, nomenclature and style; how to present attractive figures and tables; references; how to prepare a manuscript for publication; submission to a journal and checking of proofs; and some standard abbreviations and symbols.
Immerse yourself in the France of today with LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE. The text will improve your understanding of the Francophone world and your communication in French, using up-to-date information on the political, social, technological, economic, and rich cultural forces that affect this fascinating country and its people. End-of-chapter comprehension and discussion activities, sample quizzes, and an integrated companion website help you master the material and fully appreciate everything that makes France French.
More than 2000 Italian idioms are listed with their English language meanings in this updated edition. Each entry includes use of the idiomatic phrase in a model sentence presented in both Italian and English. This pocket-size book makes a handy classroom supplement and a valuable traveler's companion. The book's clear vinyl jacket adds a measure of protection when it's carried around in travel situations.
Collins Spanish Dictionary
Up-to-date coverage of today's language
Offers over 40,000 entries and 70,000 translations
Includes additional entries on life and culture
Notes on words which are commonly confused
Contains in-depth treatment of key vocabulary such as "do, make, poner" and "poder"
Pronunciations for English and Spanish shown in the International Phonetic Alphabet
Part of the widely-used and highly acclaimed Kubler series, The Basic Chinese and Intermediate Chinese books provide separate but integrated tracks to help you learn to read, write and speak Chinese efficiently, at your own pace. Some students and teachers wish to emphasize speaking ability first, whereas others want to focus on learning to read and write Chinese at the same time. These Chinese language study books allow you the flexibility to acquire the spoken language and the written language with the method that best fits your needs. With the internationally-recognized Kubler system and accompanying CD-ROM, you will: Learn to use 288 high-frequency Chinese characters, and over 700 popular words written with them Find yourself quickly reading and writing sentences with the correct Chinese grammar Be taught both simplified and traditional characters; you may choose to learn one or both Recognize a variety of fonts in both typeset and handwritten styles, to prepare you to use Chinese in many different contexts - from reading signs and newspapers, to computers and mobile phone texts Listen to hours of native-speaker recordings on the enclosed CD-ROM, and have access to practice sheets and printable flashcards. Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials stands out among Chinese books and textbooks for its dynamic study system and practical exercises, which will assist you in learning Chinese quickly and comfortably.
These new editions of the first universal textbooks for studying Czech as a foreign language employ a strictly communication-based format that requires no mediating language and thus is ideal for users of all mother tongues. Fresh and modern in their approach, these books systematically develop all language skills--reading, speaking, listening, and writing--using engaging illustrations and texts that emphasize the natural dialogical character of the language as used in everyday speech. Jitka Cvejnov 's extensive experience teaching intensive, immersive classes and introducing foreign learners to the Czech world through language also enables her to enrich the books with valuable sociocultural context. Consequently the only Czech language textbooks based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels, they are ideal for use in both short-term and long-term courses. Cesky, pros m III is intended for young adults and adults who want to master Czech at the B1 level. It also includes a workbook, grammar overview, audio exercises on CD, and other materials online.
This workbook is a companion volume to "First Step," the elementary Chinese textbook. Featuring both traditional and simplified characters along with pinyin and English translation, the workbook includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Perforated pages facilitate student use and easy handling of homework, and the workbook also includes more than 120 color illustrations. Listening exercises that help students learn to identify and pronounce the tones used in contemporary spoken Chinese are paired with free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Basic Chinese Vocabulary features common words and expressions grouped under a broad range of thematic topics. All terms have been specifically chosen to meet the needs and interests of beginning students of Chinese. Organized alphabetically, as well as thematically, this book contains practical vocabulary immediately usable in everyday situations.
VOCES DE HISPANOAMERICA, the market-leading anthology, features the most distinguished authors of Spanish-American literature from the pre-colonial period to the present. Introductory essays and literary selections, combined with many historical and literary references, make this text an invaluable resource. Through detailed essays that focus on each historical period, this 5th edition provides the necessary background information for you to effectively study, analyze, and evaluate literary works.
Palabra abierta, 2/e, is a theme-driven and process-based Spanish composition text designed to develop advanced students' critical-thinking skills and academic writing proficiency. Through a functional grammar approach students learn about a variety of genres, with a particular focus on the academic essay. Each chapter explores multiple aspects of a common theme through various written genres and teaches students about functional components that constitute each of the genres presented. Each chapter also includes one model essay that demonstrates the genre in which students will be asked to compose. Readings and activities provide students with the appropriate vocabulary, linguistic structures, and writing strategies to allow them to meaningfully engage in chapter topics as well as diversify and expand their writing skills.
Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese that was developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka and was continuously refined over eight years in the classroom by native Japanese professors. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In volume two of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are introduced to new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and are also taught the Katakana writing system.
Perfect the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Nervous that you're not ready to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you'll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you: Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations Expand your vocabularyGet clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercisesImprove your pronunciation through audio dialogs and exercises, via app and online Before you know it, you'll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!
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