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Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for St...
by George Trombley

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners.In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget I...
by Gabriel Wyner

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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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.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>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 <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.  <br /><b> </b><br />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. <i>Fluent Forever</i> 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. <br /> <br />Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into <i>familiar</i> 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 <i>think</i> in a foreign language<i>.  </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in <i>minutes</i> every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br /> <br />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.
Easy Spanish Step-By-Step
by Barbara Bregstein

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 23, 2005

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<p><b>A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away</b></p> <p><i>Easy Spanish Step by Step</i> proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.</p>
101 Conversations in Simple Spanish: Short Natural Dialogues to B...
by Olly Richards

Language

Spanish

Pages

227

Publication Date

May 24, 2019

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<h2>Improve your spoken Spanish from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday Spanish.</h2><br /><b>Real Spanish people don’t speak like your textbook… so it’s no wonder you feel unprepared when it’s your turn to speak! This book fixes that. For the first time, you’ll learn to speak Spanish in the REAL world, with 101 authentic conversations in simple, spoken Spanish, so you can become confident in the words, phrases and expressions you need to communicate like a local.</b><br /><br /><br />You’ll be transported into a real-world story that unfolds between six Spanish characters, told by the people themselves in 101 authentic conversations. Over 15,000 words of real Spanish, you’ll immerse yourself in a gripping Spanish drama and get an education in natural Spanish in the process. Here’s what you’ll get:<br /><ul><li>101 conversations in simple Spanish, so you can learn the real Spanish spoken in the street, understand spoken Spanish with ease, and have Spanish roll off your tongue more fluently</li><li>Over 15,000 words of dialogue - an unparalleled resource that will immerse you in Spanish, at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken Spanish without getting lost or overwhelmed</li><li>Real, daily spoken Spanish throughout - it’s as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people’s mouths - so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street (not in textbooks). You’ll sound more authentic when you speak and make Spanish-speaking friends more easily.</li><li>Situational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you’ll prepare yourself to survive realistic Spanish encounters, in shops and cafés, and make meeting people and making arrangements second nature</li><li>Conversations that are carefully written to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangers</li><li>Each conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say “I actually understood all of that!”</li><li>Word lists with English definitions in every chapter, so you can get instant translations of any difficult words and focus on reading and enjoying the stories rather than wasting time in a dictionary</li>Summaries of each conversation which contextualise each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost</li></ul>The story is set in Spain and includes expressions that are typical in Castilian Spanish. However, since the conversations use mostly “neutral” Spanish, you’ll have plenty to learn, whether you’re learning the Spanish of Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, or even your local Spanish-speaking community! Created by Olly Richards, internationally-renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Real Spoken Spanish gives you an education in real Spanish that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll be better prepared for using Spanish in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in Spanish!<br /><br /><br /><b>SCROLL UP AND GRAB YOUR COPY NOW</b>
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><P>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</P><P>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</P><P>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</P><P>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <I>The Giver </I>and <I>Number the Stars.</I></P></DIV>
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Rise and Shine)
by Eric Carle

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in <i>your</i> life?</b><br /><br />For the first time, Eric Carle’s <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. This classic story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods makes the perfect addition to your child's digital library, easily available to read again and again.
Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach
by Margarita Madrigal

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 26, 2012

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<b>Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. </b><br /><br />Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, <b><i>Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish</i></b> will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p> </p><p> “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”<br /> <b>—<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<br /><em >Buon giorno!</em> From ordering calamari in Venice to making new friends in Tuscan hill towns, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling, an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, <em >Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary</em> is an essential item for any traveler's <em >zainetto.</em>
The Three Fundamental Principles & Their Evidences: Workbook for ...
by Shaykhul-Islam Muhammad I...

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English

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Publication Date

June 13, 2019

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NOT for self-study, this workbook is your study guide for the summer seminar at Masjid as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah in Germantown, Philadelphia (USA) this year (2019). The workbook includes the Arabic text of Thathaatul-Usool wa Adillatuhaa (The Three Fundamental Principles and Their Evidences), translated into English, and spread out over 92 points. The full text of the translation, as well as the complete original Arabic text (both vowelled and unvowelled) are also included as appendixes, as well as a chain of transmission and a manuscript of the text. This allows beginner students to begin reading a basic text, vowelled for beginners, and continue their studies all the way to proficiency in reading Arabic manuscripts! A unique learning opportunity awaits you this summer, in shaa' Allah. 1: An Introduction to the Text and its Author 2: Four Essential Matters We Must learn 3: One Short Soorah as Comprehensive Proof 4: Knowledge Precedes Statements and Actions 5: The Purpose of Mankind's Creation 6: Messengers Must be Obeyed: The Proof 7: Allah is not Pleased with Shirk 8: The Absolute Prohibition of Shirk 9: Religious Loyalty Must be for Allah's Sake Alone 10: True Believers and Their Religious Loyalty 11: The Religion of Ibraaheem: Islamic Monotheism 12: Allah Created Mankind to Worship Him 13: The Greatest of All Obligations 14: The Most Severely Forbidden Sin 15: A Specific Order and a Broad Prohibition 16: What are the Three Fundamental Principles? 17: The First of the Three Fundamental Principles 18: The One True Lord, Creator, and Sustainer 19: How a Worshipper Knows about his lord 20: Among the Greatest of Allah's Signs 21: The Creation and the Command Belong to Allah 22: The Lord and Creator Alone Deserves Worship 23: The Three Levels: Islam, Eemaan, and Ihsaan 24: All Acts of Worship are Due to Allah Alone 25: Places of Prostration are for Allah Alone 26: Directing Worship to Other than Allah 27: Calling Upon False Deities is Disbelief 28: Supplication is the Core of Worship 29: Allah Refers to Supplication as Worship 30: Fearing Allah Alone is a Form of Worship 31: The Worship of Hope and Aspiration 32: The Worship of Trust and Reliance 33: Hope and Fearful Awe are Forms of Worship 34: Knowledge-based Fear is a Form of Worship 35: Repentance is a Form of Worship 36: Seeking Help as a Form of Worship 37: Seeking Allah's Help in All Affairs 38: Seeking Refuge as a Form of Worship 39: Seeking Relief as a Form of Worship 40: Slaughtering Sacrificial Animals is Worship 41: Sacrificing Animals to Other than Allah 42: Taking a Vow is a Form of Worship 43: The Second of the Three Fundamental Principles 44: The Three Levels of the Religion 45: The Five Pillars of Islam 46: Allah Himself Testifies to His Oneness 47: The Meaning of the Testimony of Towheed 48: A Fine Example of Implementation of Towheed 49: Another Quranic Explanation of Towheed 50: Testifying to the Messengership of Muhammad 51: The Meaning of the Testimony to His Messengership 52: The Upright Religion of Towheed, Prayer, & Zakaat 53: Fasting is an Act of Worship 54: Hajj (Pilgrimage): An Act of Worship 55: THe Second Level of the Religion: Eemaan 56: The Six Pillars of Eemaan (Faith) 57: Five Pillars of Eemaan in a Quranic Verse 58: Belief in Qadar, the Sixth Pillar of Eemaan 59: The One Singular Pillar of Ihsaan 60: Allah is with the People of Ihsaan 61: The All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Knowing 62: Allah Witnesses Whatever We Do, Always 63: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part One) 64: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Two) 65: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Three) 66: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Four) 67: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Five) 68: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Six) 69: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Seven) 70: THE Lineage of the Prophet Muhammad 71: 23 Years as a Prophet and Messenger 72: The Opening Verses of...

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