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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>
Accelerated Spanish: Learn fluent Spanish with a proven accelerat...
by Timothy Moser

Language

English

Pages

446

Publication Date

June 28, 2016

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Learn Spanish with a revolutionary mnemonic system.<br /><br />If you've tried to learn Spanish in a classroom, you've probably been disappointed. Maybe you learned Spanish verb conjugations and lists of vocabulary, but you still can't speak the language.<br /><br />The Accelerated Spanish system is completely different: You can learn fluent Spanish with a step-by-step system that begins with the fundamentals of the Spanish language, moving from there into actual conversational fluency.<br /><br />This first volume will teach you to think like a Spanish speaker and give you the vocabulary that makes up 50% of the Spanish language.
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an America...
by Helen Thorpe

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>“A delicate and heartbreaking mystery story...Thorpe’s book is a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing newcomers, the seeds of the great American experiment.”</b> —<b><i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“The teens we meet have endured things none of us can imagine…and [this book has] never been more crucial than at this moment.” —<i>USA TODAY</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature.” —Malcolm Gladwell</b><BR> <BR><b>From the award-winning, “meticulously observant” author of <i>Soldier Girls</i> and <i>Just Like Us</i> comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. </b><BR><BR><i>The Newcomers</i> follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.<BR> <BR> At the center of their story is Mr. Williams, their dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of English Language Acquisition. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. Ultimately, “<i>The Newcomers</i> reads more like an anthropologist’s notebook than a work of reportage: Helen Thorpe not only observes, she chips in her two cents and participates. Like her, we’re moved and agitated by this story of refugee teenagers…Donald Trump’s gross slander of refugees and immigrants is countered on every page by the evidence of these students’ lives and characters” (<i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>).<BR> <BR> With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage, Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective.<i> The Newcomers</i> is “not only an intimate look at lives immigrant teens live, but it is a primer on the art and science of new language acquisition and a portrait of ongoing and emerging global horrors and the human fallout that arrives on our shores” (<i>USA TODAY). </i>
TOEIC: TOEIC (Japanese Edition)
by Eiichiro

Language

Japanese

Pages

441

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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 最近では、多くの企業でTOEICのスコアが求められ、学生だけでなく、サラリーマンなどの従業員もTOEICを受けるケースが珍しくなくなってきています。このフレーズ集では、TOEIC初心者でも中級者でも必ずTOEICスコアを上げられるように、過去の試験問題を細かく分析して、出題可能性の高い多くのTOEIC重要フレーズを選び抜いて掲載しています。<br /> 最後まで諦めずにきっちりと勉強していきましょう!!<br />
TOEIC English: TOEIC Practice (Japanese Edition)
by Takahashi

Language

Japanese

Pages

Publication Date

February 21, 2018

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Customer Reviews
 最近では、多くの企業でTOEICのスコアが求められ、学生だけでなく、サラリーマンなどの従業員もTOEICを受けるケースが珍しくなくなってきています。この「TOEIC徹底解説 -超重要フレーズ集付き!!-」では、TOEIC初心者でも中級者でも必ずTOEICスコアを上げられるように、過去の試験問題を細かく分析して、各問題について徹底解説し、出題可能性の高い多くのTOEIC重要フレーズを選び抜いて掲載しています。<br /> 最後まで諦めずにきっちりと勉強していきましょう!!<br />
TOEIC: TOEIC (Japanese Edition)
by Eiichiro

Language

Japanese

Pages

437

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
 最近では、多くの企業でTOEICのスコアが求められ、学生だけでなく、サラリーマンなどの従業員もTOEICを受けるケースが珍しくなくなってきています。このフレーズ集では、TOEIC初心者でも中級者でも必ずTOEICスコアを上げられるように、過去の試験問題を細かく分析して、出題可能性の高い多くのTOEIC重要フレーズを選び抜いて掲載しています。<br /> 最後まで諦めずにきっちりと勉強していきましょう!!<br />
Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for St...
by George Trombley

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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Customer Reviews
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!
Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superi...
by Norman Lewis

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. <i>Word Power Made Easy </i>does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. <br /> <br />Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need <i>Word Power Made Easy</i>. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.  <br />
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third E...
by Gilda Nissenberg

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>

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