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Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections – introduction, development, exploration and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
Introducing English Language:
Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of the English language and linguistics.
A stylish new dictionary with a beautiful cloth-finished cover, for everyday use, with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases for today’s fast-changing world and thousands of fascinating entries for people and places.
Ideal for use in the office, at home and for study, this is the dictionary for support in all areas of the language.
Are you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level?
Now fully updated, this third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes brand new chapters on children’s literature and reading comprehension. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level.
The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on:
All the chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of national curricula. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading.
This book is for all who want to improve teaching English, language and literacy. Designed to help inform the practice of students on teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.
The quick and simple way of communicating in a foreign language on the move. Phrasebooks can be bulky, difficult and slow to use, with a phonetic system that is rarely understood. What makes these cards unique is the way you use them. Instead of looking up complete phrases, you tailor-make your own using the words on the cards. Pigeon cards are discreet and they look like postcards. Three tough 110x165mm laminated cards with a wraparound cover. They come as a single strip, perforated and consortia folded into a resealable polypropylene bag.
The Republic of Serbia is located on the Balkan peninsula at the crossroads between Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. The majority of its 10 million inhabitants are Serbs and the official language is Serbian, written in both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. The use of two scripts simultaneously and equally among speakers is not seen in any other European language. Learn to confidently speak, read, and write Serbian with Beginner's Serbian with Online Audio. It includes: A brief introduction to Serbian history and culture 15 practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, and instruction in the Cyrillic alphabet Exercises with answer key Serbian-English and English-Serbian glossaries Online MP3 audio files for download which feature pronunciation by native speakers
One of the best-loved fairy tales. Beauty goes to the Beast's castle in order to save her father's life and help her family. The Beast is kind to her, but when he asks her to marry him, she can't bring herself to say yes. Then Beauty returns home and dreams that the Beast is dying. Can she save him? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
"From the famous English legend. Robin Hood and his outlaws rob the Sheriff once too often, and the Sheriff sets a trap: an archery contest with a splendid prize. On the day of the contest, there's no sign of Robin Hood, and the winner is a mysterious dark stranger from the wars overseas. Who could he be? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
From the classic French fairy tale. All Tom has in the world is a cat; but Puss is no ordinary cat. He introduces Tom to the King as the "Marquis of Carabas". The King is impressed by the Marquis' generosity, and his daughter thinks Tom is charming. If Puss can kill a giant, their fortunes are made. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Oromo is spoken as a first language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oromo is the fourth most widely spoken language in Africa. Also known as Afaan Oromo, Oromiffa(a), and sometimes in other languages by variant spellings of these names (Oromic, Afan Oromo), Oromo is an Afro-Asiatic language. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Ethiopia with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes: 4,000 dictionary entries, with phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business Concise grammar and pronunciation sections.
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For courses in Elementary French. Building on the success of earlier editions and anchored in the most current innovations in language instruction, the Fourth Edition of Chez nous offers a richly nuanced focus on the Francophone world through a highly integrative and process-oriented approach to the development of language skills that emphasizes the "Five C's" and is consistent with the National Standards. The Fourth Edition Chez nous is a complete elementary French program designed for use at colleges and universities, over two or three terms or semesters. Using a careful progression from skill-developing to skill-using activities and a sophisticated treatment of Francophone culture, the text and its full complement of supplementary materials help students develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills as well as insights into other cultures by exposing them to authentic, contemporary French and encouraging them to express themselves on a variety of topics.
The Fifth edition of the best-selling communicatively based text for beginning Russian is enhanced by a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage your students. Golosa:A Basic Course in Russian, 5e strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge. It also provides comprehensive explanations of Russian grammar along with the structural practice students need to build accuracy. Golosa is divided into two books (Book 1 & Book 2) of ten units each. The units are organized thematically, and each unit contains dialogs, texts, exercises, and other material designed to enable students to read, speak, and write about the topic, as well as to understand simple conversations. The systematic grammar explanations and exercises enable students to develop a conceptual understanding and partial control of all basic Russian structures. This strong structural base enables students to accomplish the linguistic tasks and prepares them for further study of the language.
The first edition of Percorsi quickly became one of the best-selling elementary Italian texts. The new second edition features a new design, more focus on skills-development, updated cultural information and a full version of MyItalianLab. Percorsi is an introductory program that promotes the acquisition of Italian language and culture through the integration of the "5 Cs" principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Percorsi is designed to provide beginning learners with a variety of tools to develop their communicative competence in the four major language skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing-as they acquire familiarity with Italian culture. All of the features in Percorsi have been carefully thought out to support the two key aspects of the language acquisition process: language comprehension and language production. From the start, carefully structured communicative activities based on authentic materials and texts encourage students to use Italian in everyday situations. Generous use of authentic content also offers students a chance to develop reading skills while gaining cultural awareness and understanding of Italian communities and traditions throughout the world. In addition, each chapter explicitly promotes cultural exploration through illustrated presentations that are followed by activities facilitating comprehension and highlighting cultural comparisons. Students are encouraged to analyze and compare extremely varied aspects of Italian culture while making connections to their own experiences. MyItalianLab will be available for Fall 2011 courses.
"From the classic novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant student of natural sciences. Traumatised by his mother's death, he attempts to create life, but flees in horror from the monster he has made. Within months, his family and friends start to die mysterious and violent deaths... The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
* Offers consolidation and extension of the language points presented in the Students' Book* Includes a CD Multi-Rom that contains interactive grammar and vocabulary activities to reinforce key language points* Students can practise listening at home with the audio for the Workbook listening activities on the Multi-Rom
Edexcel GCSE French Foundation Student Book has been written to prepare students for the latest Edexcel GCSE specification. It has been written by an experience team of authors and reviewed by Edexcel examiners. With a strong focus on controlled assessment and exam preparation throughout the course, students can confidently aim for up to grades C. Graded examples and examiner tips in ResultsPlus show students how to aim for the best possible grade through perfecting key language skills.
These Edexcel GCE English Language resources support the new specification and are written by an expert team including senior examiners. Develop students' critical approaches to language in a practical way through stimulating sources and activities, supporting student success in examination and coursework units. Provides a range of engaging extracts allowing students to experience a wide variety of texts, and encouraging them to think more widely about what constitutes a text. Develop students' understanding of key concepts that they will use throughout their course through an essential 'toolkit' for language which is integrated into Unit 1. Clearly explains the assessment requirements for each unit and offers guidance, so students understand how they can achieve their best.
'Russian Language and People' will help you speak and understand Russian, as well as introduce you to the basics of the written language and alphabet. Designed for beginners learning at home or in a class, its approach is entertaining, informal and interesting.
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