The quickest, easiest way for Spanish speakers to master English verbs Ideal for business, travel, or living in an English-speaking world, Manual completo de los verbos en ingles presents the English verb system in a single, compact volume for beginning- to intermediate-level language learners. Written in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, it provides numerous examples illustrating verbs in action, and notes containing important insights into the meanings and usages of different forms. This updated and expanded second edition includes practical exercises and an answer key, making it an ideal learning tool for ESL students. The perfect way for Spanish speakers to master English verbs, Manual completo de los verbos en ingles: Focuses on the most commonly used verbs in English Covers regular and irregular verbs, grouped according to their patterns Presents auxiliary verbs with complete examples of all their tenses Demonstrates how verbs are integrated into complete sentences Clearly explains the meaning and usage of different verb forms
It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
Author: Gabriel Wyner
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
This review book has been designed and developed in order to make the study of Spanish grammar easier for the learner. The book is divided into nine chapters. Each chapter concentrates on the basic problem areas of the language: nouns and articles, adjectives, verbs, negatives, interrogatives, pronouns, and three additional areas related specifically to the Spanish language, ser versus estar, por versus para, and special verb usage. Each particular grammatical or structural point is introduced by a simple, succinct explanation in English. The explanation is further clarified by many concrete examples. It is recommended that you first read the explanation and then study the illustrative examples. Once you have done this, there is a series of exercises for each point that you can write out in order to practice the particular grammatical point. The best way to learn a language is to practice it-both in oral and written form. The answers to each exercise appear at the end of the book. It is recommended that you correct yourself immediately before proceeding to the next exercise. One of the most difficult and tedious tasks in acquiring a second language is to learn the many forms that exist in the language, whether they are noun, adjective, or verb forms. In this book all forms have been logically grouped in order to make their acquisition as simple as possible and also to minimize what at first appear to be irregularities. In many texts, the verbs dar, ir, and estar are treated as separate irregular verbs in the present tense. You will note, however, that when these three verbs are grouped together they have a great deal in common. Once the first person form (I) is learned, they function the same as any regular -ar verb. doy das, da, damos, dan voy vas, va, vamos, van estoy estas, esta, estamos, estan This can be done with many verbs in all tenses. Making such groupings will greatly facilitate your task of mastering the many forms. This book can be used as a review text or as a companion to any basic text. In order to reinforce each point you are learning in your basic text, you may wish to get additional practice by doing the clear, logically organized exercises provided throughout the book. CONRAD J. SCHMITT
Riding the Bullet
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.
Creoles in Education
Author: Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise, Angela Bartens
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.
Up-to-date volume, organized for quick access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, emergencies, other common circumstances. Over 700 entries include terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, slang. Phonetic pronunciations accompany phrases.
Author: M. Placencia, Rosina Márquez Reiter
The first substantial textbook on pragmatics to focus on Spanish. The authors discuss key theories within the Anglo-American tradition of pragmatics, concentrating on the relationship between language use and socio-cultural contexts, and their uptake by Hispanists. Drawing on research by foremost scholars in the field, with reference to a wide range of 'Spanishes', including a first treatment of 'sociopragmatic variation'. Concepts throughout are illustrated with real language examples taken from different Spanish corpora. The book is carefully structured to be appropriate for upper-level undergraduate, as well as postgraduate, students.
'This volume is the most comprehensive overview to date of sociologically orientated approaches to text and discourse analysis and is worth reading even for those who are interested only in purely linguistiv approaches to text and discourse. Its main merit, I think, is that it intorduces approaches which up to now have hardley been admitted into the universe of scientific discourse' - Discourse Studies Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis. Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aims, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures.
Word by Word
Author: Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Parallel title in Russian (Cyrillic) also present.
"Can you solve these mysteries? Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant Dr Watson, investigate the cases of The Speckled Band, The Dancing Men and The Red-Headed League." -- Cover.