Category «Language Learning»

Becoming Biliterate: Identity, Ideology, and Learning to Read and Write in Two Languages

By Bobbie Kabuto

Through the real-life context of 1 baby studying to be bilingual and biliterate, this ebook increases questions and gives a context for pre-service and training academics to appreciate and think about how kids learn how to learn and write in a number of languages. Highlighting the social and cognitive merits of biliteracy, its objective is to assist academics greater comprehend the complexity through which little ones develop into biliterate as they actively build that means and paintings via tensions caused by their lifestyle situations. views relating to identification and language ideologies are offered to assist academics refine their very own pedagogical methods to instructing linguistically assorted little ones. Readers are engaged in figuring out early biliteracy via a means of articulating and wondering their very own assumptions and ideology approximately studying in a number of languages and literacies.

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Wa and Ga

By William Imbrie

The proper use of Ga and Wa is without doubt one of the puzzles in jap. For this there's a reason.

In English, to a point of which we're subconscious, colours of concept are expressed through emphasis and tone. we are saying : the letter has come; the letter has come ; the letter has come ; the letter has come ; the letter has come ; and every sentence has a color of that means of its personal. So actual is that this that to a jap a lot of our speech turns out a succession of ridges. in comparison with English, eastern is a degree plain.

What in English is entire by way of emphasis and tone is in eastern in nice half comprehensive via the debris Ga and Wa. those are very diverse tools ; and the trouble is to narrate them, an issue vastly elevated through the truth that either tools are used instinctively.

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Sur le vif : Niveau intermédiaire (6e édition)

By Clare Tufts, Hannelore Jarausch

Designed for one-semester intermediate French courses, SUR LE VIF deals a contextualized assessment of the basics, including simply enough new fabric to extend the language talents of French novices with out overwhelming them. The textual content is split into an in-class dialog handbook and an out-of-class grammar reference, giving the flexibleness to settle on between readings, actions, and grammar perform to satisfy the numerous wishes of intermediate scholars. In 9 brief chapters, SUR LE VIF incorporates a full-length intermediate direction with its provocative readings, lively grammar assessment, and up-to-date cultural notes. this system additionally takes under consideration the significance of audio and visible components: the "Prelude" (before bankruptcy 1), "Interludes" (after Chapters three and 6), and "Postlude" (after bankruptcy nine) include new songs and follow-up actions. The accompanying video application, featured at the new top rate site, provides a visible part. by means of skillfully weaving grammar assessment into thought-provoking bankruptcy topics, SUR LE VIF presents an effective evaluation of first-year French whereas including refinements for enhanced talents in analyzing, listening, composition, and conversation.

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Read & Think French with Audio CD

Immerse your self within the French language and culture

Read & imagine French is your price tag to construction key French language talents. This e-book beneficial properties 100-plus enticing, easy-to-read articles written through local French-speakers. every one article includes a bilingual word list at the similar web page as a way to study with out preventing to seem up new or unusual phrases in a dictionary. because the you progress in the course of the ebook, you'll achieve self belief with the French language and construct a vocabulary of key French phrases and words. every one bankruptcy positive aspects numerous written workouts that toughen new vocabulary and comprehension.

The 70-minute significant other audio CD gains a number of of the articles learn aloud by means of native-French audio system from quite a few backgrounds providing you with important perform in French listening skills.

Read & imagine French brings the tradition of French-speaking international locations to existence! you are going to take pleasure in a shuttle narrative from Provence and a documentary on West Indies people track in addition to discover the geography of the French Alps and the streets of Montreal. choked with enticing gains similar to a recipe for beigne de nos grand-mères canadiennes (traditional Canadian doughnuts), a primer on French enterprise etiquette, a biography of French actor Mathieu Amalric, and a glance on the culture of lavender oil, perfumes, and soaps, this e-book offers an insider examine French lifestyles and culture--while introducing you to 100s of latest French phrases and words.

Topics include:
tradition; Voyages; culture; Célébration; Biographies; Musique et artwork; Histoire; Géographie; Gastronomie; Coutumes

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Learn French the Fast and Fun Way

Up-to-date with beneficial proof and advice for overseas tourists, this new 3rd variations of study French the quick and enjoyable means is appropriate as language instructing publication for adults in addition to for older kids. It instructs newcomers within the fundamentals of interpreting, writing, figuring out, and talking French. The e-book lightens language-learning exercises with cartoon-style illustrations, language video games, and puzzles. a suite of vocabulary flashcards and a small staple-bound bilingual dictionary e-book are sure into the book's backbone and will be simply got rid of for supplementary use.

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Sanskrit Syntax

An excerpt from the Preface:

This e-book goals to offer a succinct account of Sanskrit Syntax, because it is represented in vintage Sanskrit literature, with no neglecting but the archaisms and peculiarities of Vaidik prose (Brahmana, Upanishad, Sutra) and of epic poetry. The proof laid down the following were said mainly by way of my very own observations in perusing Sanskrit writings, and as a result through some distance the good majority of the examples quoted were chosen at once from the assets, if now not, these urged through the Petropolitan Dictionary or others have, normally, been got in simple terms after verification. furthermore, invaluable details used to be received through the statements of vernacular grammarians , particularly of Panini, to whose reverenced authority due admire is paid and whose principles are observed at each chance.

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French All-in-One For Dummies, with CD

Your accomplished consultant to talking, examining, and writing in French

French is a gorgeous language yet may be very tricky to profit. even if you want to study the language for a French category, or for company or relaxation go back and forth, French for Dummies All-In-One makes it easier.

With approximately 800 pages, French All-in-One For Dummies is for these readers searching for a complete consultant to assist them immerse themselves within the French language.

  • Culls very important info from a number of Dummies titles, providing you a complete, all-encompassing consultant to conversing and utilizing French
  • Includes French Canadian content material and better practiced opportunities
  • Its accompanying audio CD offers you en potent device to begin conversing French correct away

Both new scholars of French and skilled audio system can enjoy the wealth of data that has been incorporated in French All-in-One For Dummies.

CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics usually are not integrated as a part of the ebook dossier, yet can be found for obtain after purchase.

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Bilingual Reading Comprehension, Grade 1

By Frank Schaffer Publications

Construct greater readers in bilingual school rooms! Bilingual studying Comprehension is a worthy source for bilingual, two-way immersion in first-grade school rooms. This booklet offers bilingual interpreting perform for college kids via exact actions featured in English and Spanish, permitting the instructor to tailor classes to a dual-language lecture room. Fiction and nonfiction actions strengthen crucial interpreting talents, comparable to discovering the most thought, settling on helping info, spotting tale components, and studying new vocabulary. This 160-page publication aligns with universal center kingdom criteria, in addition to country and nationwide criteria.

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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

By Michael Mould

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in smooth French unearths the hidden cultural size of up to date French, as utilized in the click, going past the restricted and merely lexical method of conventional bilingual dictionaries.

Even international inexperienced persons of French who own an exceptional point of French frequently have hassle in totally figuring out French articles, no longer due to any linguistic shortcomings on their half yet due to their insufficient wisdom of the cultural references.

This cultural dictionary of French presents the reader with transparent and concise reasons of the the most important cultural measurement in the back of the main often used phrases and words present in the modern French press. This important history details, accrued the following during this leading edge and pleasing dictionary, will let readers to move past a superficial figuring out of the French press and the French language mostly, to determine the hidden but implied cultural value that's so obvious to the local speaker.

Key features:

a large diversity of cultural references from the historic and literary to the preferred and classical, with an in-depth research of punning mechanisms.

over 3,000 cultural references defined

a three-level indicator of frequency

over six hundred inquiries to try wisdom ahead of and after reading.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in sleek French is the perfect reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of French looking to improve their knowing of the French language. it's going to even be of curiosity to academics, translators and Francophiles alike. French scholars in khâgne, Sciences-Po and colleges of journalism also will locate this useful and proper for his or her experiences.

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Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary

By Norman Lewis

This time-tested classic—first released greater than sixty years ago—has helped thousands in attaining mastery of English. Word energy Made Easy is the simplest vocabulary builder within the English language. It presents an easy, step by step strategy for expanding wisdom and mastery of written and spoken English. prepared in thematic sections—on every thing from tips on how to flatter neighbors and insult enemies to tips to speak accurately approximately technological know-how and medicine—the ebook is written in a full of life, obtainable, and sometimes funny variety, proposing rules and a mode of broadening your wisdom as a vital part of vocabulary-building. the writer delves into etymology to arm the reader to decode unexpected phrases, presents phonetic pronunciations, offers pointers on averting universal spelling mistakes, and gives priceless sections on which fussy, outdated grammar principles are legitimate and that are superseded or inaccurate and will be accurately missed. Loaded with necessary experiences, development assessments, and quizzes to enhance the cloth, this vintage source has helped hundreds of thousands discover ways to converse and write with higher sophistication.

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