How to Improve Your Foreign Language Immediately

Author: Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: M S I Press

ISBN: 9780967990750

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 104

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This book provides a unique set of tools designed to enhance an individual's success in communicati0n in a foreign language environment. The devices presented allow the speaker of a foreign language to demonstrate the level of his/her language more impressively. These techniques were developed and tested by the author with adult professionals in such varied fields as journalism, diplomacy, government, and international business.

Teaching & Researching: Language Learning Strategies

Author: Rebecca L. Oxford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Over the past thirty years, the field of language learning strategies has generated a massive amount of interest and research in applied linguistics. Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies redraws the landscape of language learning strategies at just the right time. In this book Rebecca Oxford charts the field systematically and coherently for the benefit of language learning practitioners, students, and researchers. Offering practical, innovative suggestions for assessing, teaching, and researching language learning strategies, she provides examples of strategies and tactics from all levels, from beginners to distinguished-level learners, as well as a new taxonomy of strategies for language learning. In demonstrating why self-regulated learning strategies are necessary for language proficiency, Oxford integrates socio-cultural, cognitive, and affective dimensions, and argues convincingly for the need for conceptual cross-fertilization. Providing clear and concise explanations of the advantages and limitations of the different approaches, this book is full of practical value and theoretical insights. The book is designed to guide the reader with the use of a range of features, including: - key quotes and concept boxes - preview questions and chapter overviews - glossary and end-of-chapter further readings - sources and resources section

Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency

Author: Betty Lou Leaver,Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016858

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 308

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This book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the leap from "advanced" or "superior" proficiency in a foreign language to "near-native" ability. While there are an abundance of publications on classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction, almost nothing exists about the transition, which is vital for those who intend to use foreign languages in high-level arenas. Compiled by leading practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, the book fills the gap for those developing programs at the "advanced to distinguished" level.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education

Practices and Programs

Author: Betty Lou Leaver,Jane R. Willis

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014190

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Task-based language instruction has proven to be highly effective, but surprisingly underutilized. Theory can only go so far and hands-on experience can greatly speed and enhance the learning of a second language. Nineteen talented instructors who have successfully implemented task-based programs explain the principles behind the programs, discuss how problems were resolved, and share details on class activities and program design. Each chapter takes the reader through the different stages in designing and setting up such programs, adjusting them, and appraising and testing them in normal classroom conditions. This book covers TBI syllabus and program design and is based on actual classroom experience. Any one of the courses or programs discussed can serve as models for others. Many of the contributors are highly respected practitioners who are presenting their programs for the first time, while others are regular participants in today's ongoing dialogue about teaching methods. Full of concrete, adaptable models of task-based language teaching drawn from a number of countries and eleven different languages—including Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, and Ukrainian—Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education presents proven, real-world, practical courses and programs; and includes web-based activities. It demonstrates useful and practical ways to engage students far beyond what can be learned from reading textbook dialogue. TBI involves the student directly with the language being taught via cognitively engaging activities that reflect authentic and purposeful use of language, resulting in language-learning experiences that are pleasurable and effective. For all instructors seeking to help their learners enhance their understanding and grasp of the foreign language they are learning, Task-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education is a rich and rewarding hands-on guide to effective and transformative learning.

Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Betty Lou Leaver,Madeline Ehrman,Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546638

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 265

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Aimed at beginning to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to help the student achieve optimal success as a language learner and user. It teaches students to understand their own preferences in learning, develop individual learning plans and approaches, and select appropriate learning strategies. Each chapter contains an overview and review section, with learning activities that students can carry out either individually or in classrooms.

Working with Advanced Foreign Language Students

Author: Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: Villa Magna, LLC

ISBN: 9781940178240

Category:

Page: 166

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Working with Advanced Foreign Language Students describes students who reach very high levels of foreign language proficiency from the point of view of typical teacher-student relations, their classroom expectations, and their language attributes and needs. Written by a teacher with over 20 years of experience at this level of instruction, the book is full of proven methodologies, practical advice, and sample classroom activities.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Communicative Focus, Second Edition

Author: Boris Shekhtman,Dina Kupchanka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940178226

Category:

Page: 172

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In Communicative Focus, Boris Shekhtman describes in detail the principles and practices used in his approach to language teaching. He is not afraid to talk about some aspects of language learning and teaching, such as the development of lexical and grammatical accuracy, as well as the need for memorization and the development of memory, that have been increasingly omitted from the classroom as a result of the rise in popularity of theories that debase their significance but which are very important, especially if students are to reach the highest level of proficiency. He also discusses some ideas, such as the unique nature of the connection between language and meaning that native speakers experience that non-native speakers must learn to deal with-in differing ways at differing levels of proficiency. His focus throughout is on communication and the nature of communicative focus (and its development). Just as many students have tremendously benefited from Boris's unique approach to language teaching, many teachers can benefit from the information he has included in this book if they put aside their graduate-school-enforced understandings of how foreign-language development can occur if looked at from a point of view that we have not generally taken in the past. I recommend to all teachers who want to see leaps in their students' progress in developing language proficiency and who are willing to take upon themselves (as opposed to leaving to students) much of the responsibility for language acquisition to read this book carefully and to return to it frequently.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Living Languages: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools

Author: Catherine Watts,Clare Forder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136674950

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Living Languages is simply bursting with practical and original ideas aimed at teachers and trainee teachers of foreign languages in secondary schools. Written by a team of experienced linguists, this book will inspire and motivate the foreign language classroom and the teachers who work within it. Living Languages comprises eight chapters and is structured around the integrated classroom, merging language learning with different aspects of the wider curriculum such as multimedia, theatre and music, celebrations and festivals, sport, and alternative approaches to teaching languages. A DVD is also included with the book containing additional teaching materials and the associated films and audio recordings which make this a fully developed and effective teaching resource. Twenty-eight real-life case studies and projects are presented, all of which have been tried and tested in the classroom with many having won recent educational awards. Ideas and activities outlined in this unique resource include: Languages and multi-media projects involving different uses of technology such as film-making, Digital Storytelling and subtitling in different languages; Languages and theatre and music including the work of the Thêàtre Sans Frontières with its Marie Curie Science Project; Motivating pupils to learn languages whilst keeping fit including examples from Score in French, The German Orienteering Festival and Handball in Spanish; Continuing Professional Development to inspire secondary language teachers to continue their individual professional development. The chapter contains concrete examples of others’ experiences in this area and includes details of support organisations and practical opportunities. Each project is explored from the teachers’ perspective with practical tips, lesson plans and reflections woven throughout the text such as what to budget, how to organise the pre-event period, how to evaluate the activity and whom to contact for further advice in each case. Activities and examples throughout are given in three languages – French, German and Spanish.

German Quickly

A Grammar for Reading German

Author: April Wilson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467597

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

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German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.

Teaching and Learning to Near-native Levels of Language Proficiency

Proceedings of the Spring and Fall 2003 Conferences of the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers

Author: Betty Lou Leaver,Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: M S I Press

ISBN: 9780967990774

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

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This book contains the proceedings of the conferences on high-level foreign-language teaching and learning that were held at Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California) Spring 2003 and at Howard University (Washington, DC) Fall 2004. Keynote speeches and conference presentations are included. Languages are English, Russian, and Spanish. Extensive first-hand information is provided by successful language learners--those who have learned languages to a near-native level--and teachers of very advanced students. Much of this information is available nowhere else.

Talent to go

52 Tipps für mehr Erfolg im Leben

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838753305

Category: Psychology

Page: 154

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Egal, ob Sie eine neue Sprache lernen, ein Instrument beherrschen oder eine exzellente Rede halten wollen. Anhand von 52 kurzen und prägnanten Tipps zeigt Bestsellerautor Daniel Coyle, wie Sie Ihre Talente erfolgreich fördern: Denken Sie in Bildern, üben Sie lieber 5 Minuten täglich als eine Stunde wöchentlich und machen Sie regelmäßig ein Nickerchen. Die Lektionen sind wissenschaftlich fundiert und praxiserprobt. Lernen Sie schnell und gezielt, das Beste aus sich herauszuholen.