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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.
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.
"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."
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
"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."
The home of trusted Spanish dictionaries for everyday language learning. A handy 3-in-1 Spanish study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Spanish reference and revision guide. This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Spanish. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. * Verbs: you will find 120 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real Spanish to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in Spanish. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important Spanish verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, this book gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in Spanish.
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.
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Meet the man who makes the mission of learning any language possible! The all-you-need guide to learning a language. Language hacker Benny Lewis shows how anyone anywhere can learn any language without leaving their home, using a simple toolkit and by harnessing the power of the Internet. Benny definitely wasn't born with the 'language gene'. After graduating in electronic engineering in his native Ireland he spent six months in Spain struggling to learn Spanish. This frustrating experience fuelled his determination to take a different approach to learning foreign languages. Today he speaks over ten languages including Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, and Hungarian. He has also learnt Japanese in Spain. This typifies one of his '3-month challenges' where he targets a new language and proceeds to become fluent in it within just three months. He charts his progress on his blog, proving that his techniques allow anyone to learn a language from anywhere. Benny's blog, also called Fluent in 3 Months, is the largest language learning blog in the world. The key principles of Benny's method: * Speak from day one: find mother-tongue speaking partners online. Don't be self-conscious - keep the flow going! * Change your mindset: ditch the excuses, you can do it! * Stay focused and determined: even if you don't have much time, never forget the goal you've set yourself and work at it. * Learning a language doesn't need to be expensive: there is a wealth of free resources out there, if you know where to find them * Reap the rewards! Learning a new language is not an end in itself, but a means to meeting new people and discovering new cultures. Curiosity will fuel your determination.
ShaoLan Hsueh, a Taiwanese entrepreneur based in London, couldn't find an effective way of teaching her children Chinese, so she developed a groundbreaking visual method to make reading characters fun and easy. By learning the most commonly occurring characters - the building blocks of the entire language - readers of all ages can swiftly grasp basic concepts and words. Chineasy (TM) Everyday teaches over 400 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences. Organized into eleven themes that reflect our daily lives, it brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a unique perspective into Chinese history and culture. 'Learning Mandarin just got Chineasy (TM)... May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world' The Sunday Times
Barron's updated AP English Language and Composition features practice rests, sample essays, and essay-writing tips to help students practice their skills and score high on the exam. This edition includes: Five full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained A complete overview of the AP test Advice and instruction for answering multiple-choice questions A guide to writing focused and well-organized responses to essay questions Sample student essays with critiques Guidelines for evaluating essays and determining final AP exam scores BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP English Language and Composition test with all questions answered and explained.
Exam board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: English First teaching: September 2018 First exam: Summer 2019 Practice makes permanent. Feel confident and prepared for the SQA Higher English exam with this two-in-one book, containing practice questions for every question type, plus two full practice papers - all written by an experienced examiner. - Choose which question types you want to revise: A simple grid enables you to pick particular question styles that you want to focus on, with answers provided at the back of the book - Understand what the examiner is looking for: Clear guidance on how to answer each question type is followed by plenty of questions so you can put the advice into practice, building essential exam skills - Remember more in your exam: Repeated and extended practice will give you a secure knowledge of the key areas of the course (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Critical Reading) - Familiarise yourself with the exam papers: Both practice papers mirror the language and layout of the real SQA papers; complete them in timed, exam-style conditions to increase your confidence before the exams - Find out how to achieve a better grade: Answers to the practice papers have commentaries for each question, with tips on writing successful answers and avoiding common mistakes Fully up to date with SQA's requirements The questions, mark schemes and guidance in this practice book match the requirements of the revised SQA Higher English specification for examination from 2019 onwards.
Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Donde Esta? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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