Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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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.

Spanish for Children (Book + Audio CD)

Author: Catherine Bruzzone

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071407854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Already a proven home-study program, the Language for Children series is making noise with this updated, integrated book-plus-audio edition. Along with its charming visuals and lively activities, the series now provides in CD format the stimulating sounds of language to entice preschoolers through primary graders into learning a second language. Cute, catchy songs and the humorous, serial adventures of SuperCat are sure to captivate the imagination and foster language acquisition. Each set in the series contains an 80-page full-color activity book coordinated with two 60-minute CDs as well as a Parent/Instructor CD packed with helpful tips. Together children and parents can master basic language skills, including making introductions, counting from 1 to 20, and describing objects. The perfect package for parents and teachers who want to familiarize three- to nine-year olds with foreign languages and cultures.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

First Words - Spanish

Author: Lonely Planet Kids

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Bring the Spanish language to life with this beautifully illustrated children's book from Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide and phrasebook publisher. Perfect for the whole family, First Words Spanish features 100 words to use while travelling, from food and transport, to animals and weather. Each word is accompanied with a bold illustration and a simple pronunciation guide to make the vocabulary fun and easy to learn. Plus, its small size means it's a handy addition to any trip to Spain or a Spanish-speaking country. Also included is a free audio pronunciation guide. Scan the QR code on the back cover or visit our First Words website to hear each word spoken by a native child. Also available: First Words French First Words English About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Colloquial Spanish 2

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Untza Otaola Alday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305892

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

View: 8849

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Do you know Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Spain, need to brush up your Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Spanish, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish 2 include: Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics A wide range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit Highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys A broad range of everyday situations, focusing on mainland Spain. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Spanish Made Easy

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409349389

Category: Spanish language

Page: 40

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Help your child be top of the class with Spanish Made Easy the best-selling home-study workbook from Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman guides your child through Spanish words, grammar and pronunciation with this new edition to the popular Made Easy Series. Both fun and engaging Spanish Made Easy supports the school curriculum at Key Stage Level 2 and is perfect for any child who enjoys Spanish or needs some extra support in their languages.Packed with interactive exercises and engaging activities Spanish Made Easy strengthens your child's learning and understanding in areas such as how to spell, perfect pronunciation and grammar rules so they really master the language. Plus interesting sections on Spanish culture and geography illustrated with pictures and fact boxes. Vocabulary, spelling and grammar lessons are broken up into manageable chunks alongside colourful images making Spanish Made Easy fully accessible and understanable for your child. You can get involved too, reward your child with gold stars and fill in the progress chart to positively encourage their learning!

Raising a Bilingual Child

Author: Barbara Zurer Pearson

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 1400009502

Category: Education

Page: 368

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If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Developmental Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning

The L2 Acquisition of Object Pronouns in Spanish

Author: Paul Malovrh,James F. Lee

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441146296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

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Identifies the developmental stages that characterize the acquisition of direct pronouns in Spanish and the effect of formal instruction on language development.

How Children Learn a Second Language

Author: Kenneth M. Johns

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 36

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The purpose of this fastback is to help teachers find out how children acquire a second language and explore the linguistic foundations on which sound English as a Second Language (ESL) curricula can be developed. It is intended for the regular classroom teacher, not the ESL specialist. Central findings in research on second language learning include these: that there is an order in which language structures are acquired; this order differs from the traditional grammar sequence taught; fluency develops gradually and subconsciously; and formal learning of grammatical structures follows. Three conditions are necessary for second language learning: perception of a need to communicate in the target language; comprehensible input; and a low-anxiety environment. Children go through four stages in second language learning: pre-production; early production; speech emergence; and intermediate fluency. They proceed through these stages at their own pace, and forcing can delay progress. The teacher's role is to structure an environment in which the learner finds it necessary to communicate, using a variety of techniques so the message transmitted is understood. Above all, the teacher should take an interest in the child's first language and culture, and should accept all attempts made to communicate. Caretakers should provide an environment rich in language experiences and cooperate with the school in second language teaching efforts. Teachers must understand that the child learned his native language easily, and can learn the second similarly. Teacher knowledge of the native language is not required for effectiveness. (MSE)

Multilingual Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Author: Dr. Sharynne McLeod,Brian Goldstein

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695159

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Multilingual Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders in Children explores both multilingual and multicultural aspects of children with speech sound disorders. The 30 chapters have been written by 44 authors from 16 different countries about 112 languages and dialects. The book is designed to translate research into clinical practice. It is divided into three sections: (1) Foundations, (2) Multilingual speech acquisition, (3) Speech-language pathology practice. An introductory chapter discusses cross-linguistic and multilingual aspects of speech sound disorders in children. Subsequent chapters address speech sound acquisition, how the disorder manifests in different languages, cultural contexts, and speakers, and addresses diagnosis, assessment and intervention. The research chapters synthesize available research across a wide range of languages. A unique feature of this book are the chapters that translate research into clinical practice. These chapters provide real-life vignettes for specific geographical or linguistic contexts.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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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.

The Everything Kids' Learning Spanish Book

Fun Exercises to Help You Learn Español, Fun Exercises to Help You Learn Espanol

Author: Laura K Lawless

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605503096

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Hola, amigos! So, you want to learn Spanish but don't know where to start? Start aquî, with The Everything KIDS' Learning Spanish Book. Packed with sections of fun facts, tips, and silly Spanish phrases, you'll be speaking Spanish before you can say pronto! With this book, you'll learn how to say all of the following in Spanish: Descriptions about yourself and your family Letters, numbers, and punctuation Food and meals Sports and school And some fun phrases to play with Loaded with fåcil and fun lessons to keep you busy for hours, The Everything KIDS' Learning Spanish Book is just the thing to get you to hablar Español hoy!

Listen and Learn First French Words

Author: Sam Taplin,Mairi Mackinnon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409597711

Category:

Page: 20

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A word book that lets you listen to 12 French words, spoken by a native speaker. Simply take one of the 1 cards (each features 12 words) out of the envelope and slot it in as instructed. Press 'go' and then press each of the pictures to hear how the word is pronounced. Contains 12 words, spoken by a native French speaker. For preschool children learning French as either a first or second language.

Learning Indigenous Languages: Child Language Acquisition in Mesoamerica

Author: Barbara Pfeiler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110923149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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This book includes six studies on the acquisition of single Mesoamerican indigenous languages, (Huichol, Zapotec, and the Mayan languages Ch'ol, Tzeltal, K'iche', and Yukatek); and a crosslinguistic study of five Mayan languages (K'anjob'al, K'iche', Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Yukatek). Three topics are theoretically and methodologically discussed and empirically demonstrated: with respect to ergativity, the ergative-absolutive cross-referencing pattern on the morphological level, noun-verb distinction and the acquisition of body-part locatives in the early lexicon, and the role of semantic properties and cultural context in language acquisition and socialization. This book makes important claims regarding the methodology of cross-linguistic studies as well as the results of these studies and the comparative method used in the book (structural and discursive factors in language acquisition, cross-linguistic relationships and variation).

Flash Kids Flash Cards

Numbers

Author: Flash Kids Editors

Publisher: Flash Kids

ISBN: 9781411401310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 86

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A firm understanding of those basic concepts will enable your child to master more difficult games and activities to improve your child's math skills while having fun.

Early Literacy Instruction

Author: Elfrieda H. Hiebert,Taffy Raphael

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Early literacy instruction is one of the most fundamental goals of schooling, and one that sets the stage for students' lifelong learning and success. The text encompasses standards for early literacy instruction, instructional strategies, alternative assessment procedures, strategies for making program connections, and ways to integrate children's home literacy into the classroom. Each chapter opens with vignettes to emphasize key points in the text, and offers instruction on how teachers can create classrooms that immerse children in theoretically-sound, meaningful literacy though events, lessons, and activities. This engaging, user-friendly book makes the ideas on theory and practice readily accessible to those interested in helping young children learn to read.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.