British Sign Language [Book/DVD Pack]

Author: Paul Redfern,Laraine Callow

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780340991329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 1385

All you need is this best-selling course. Learn everyday, useful BSL through real-life situations that make the grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Hundreds of line illustrations throughout the book and constant references to video clips on the DVD make learning fast and fun. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the United Kingdom. The number of Deaf people in the UK using BSL has been put at about 50,000; there are in addition many more hearing people who use BSL to communicate with Deaf users. Sign languages are not related to spoken languages and BSL is completely different, for example, from American Sign Language. Sign language conveys meaning through the use of space and movement of the hands, body, face and head. We know that many hearing people are keen to learn BSL (it is a very popular evening class course, for example). But there is a lack of good teaching materials written in English for hearing learners of BSL, which this course fills. Get Started in British Sign Language follows the BSL curricula taught currently in colleges (Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People CACDP and Institute of BSL) and therefore will be able to be used as support material by learners, as well as providing a complete grounding in the structure and grammar of BSL. - has Deaf authenticity (a bit like a Black person writing a book on Black Culture) - It has a Deaf illustrator (how many BSL books are illustrated by a Deaf person ( Go on, check) - It has Deaf authors (Yes, go on and check! Authors, not 'contributors'!) - It has a DVD which can be downloaded to a phone, computer, TV, laptop (the possibilities are endless) - It's fun (just like the other Teach Yourself books) - The format is clear - lots of hand holding (you never need to ask 'what does this mean') - Only BSL experts who are deaf are used as authors and advisers (not hearing professors)
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British Sign Language: Teach Yourself

Author: Paul Redfern

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 9533

Do you want to be able to understand and use British Sign Language confidently? All you need is this best-selling course. Learn everyday, useful BSL through real-life situations that make the grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Hundreds of line illustrations throughout the book and constant references to video clips make learning fast and fun. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the United Kingdom. The number of Deaf people in the UK using BSL has been put at about 50,000; there are in addition many more hearing people who use BSL to communicate with Deaf users. Sign languages are not related to spoken languages and BSL is completely different, for example, from American Sign Language. Sign language conveys meaning through the use of space and movement of the hands, body, face and head. We know that many hearing people are keen to learn BSL (it is a very popular evening class course, for example). But there is a lack of good teaching materials written in English for hearing learners of BSL, which this course fills. Get Started in British Sign Language follows the BSL curricula taught currently in colleges (Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People CACDP and Institute of BSL) and therefore will be able to be used as support material by learners, as well as providing a complete grounding in the structure and grammar of BSL. Flexible Learn in your own time and at your own pace Time saving Learn quickly with one- and five-minute essentials Expert Written by Deaf authors Informative Sections of Deaf culture Jargon-free Learn the grammatical features of BSL with ease Practical Reinforce your learning with examples and exercises Authentic Learn everyday BSL through real-life situations Video Video clips provided throughout Teach Yourself British Sign Language includes: Chapter 1: Starting out with BSL structure Chapter 2: More about Deaf people Chapter 3: BSL Structures Chapter 4: Deaf culture and BSL etiquette Chapter 5: Introduction to facial expressions Chapter 6: Asking 'wh-' questions Chapter 7: Asking 'yes'/'no' questions Chapter 8: More about questions Chapter 9: How to use facial expressions Chapter 10: BSL mouth patterns Chapter 11: Starting out with fingerspelling Chapter 12: Learning to fingerspell Chapter 13: Reading fingerspelling Chapter 14: Fingerspelling signs Chapter 15: Using fingerspelling in conversation Chapter 16: Other fingerspelt words: months Chapter 17: Starting out with placement Chapter 18: Describing a room Chapter 19: Introduction to referent handshapes Chapter 20: Understanding switching Chapter 21: Describing a room from memory Chapter 22: Understanding someone describing a scene from memory Chapter 23: Starting out with directions Chapter 24: Directions - describing localities Chapter 25: Complex directions: adding more information Chapter 26: Using directions with landmarks Chapter 27: Colours Chapter 28: What next?
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British Sign Language

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Dorothy Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563211341

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 141

View: 5352

This work is for anyone, hearing or deaf, who is interested in sign language, and will be particularly useful to parents of deaf children and anyone with deaf relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues.
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Teach Yourself to Play Guitar

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423442684

Category: Music

Page: 47

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(Guitar Educational). This best-selling title is now available with a demonstration audio tracks available online for download or streaming! Teach Yourself to Play Guitar was created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It also: covers power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills; includes lesson examples and song excerpts in a variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more; familiarizes the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, hand and finger positions, and guitar anatomy by way of easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations; provides complete, concise explanations while keeping text to a minimum; and prepares the student for the option of further guitar instruction.
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Learn Ancient Greek

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760739785

Category: Greek language

Page: 216

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With enthusiasm and wry wit, author Jones takes you step by step through the rudiments of the Western World's first great language--the medium of Plato and the New Testament. Introduces the Greek alphabet, explains each grammar point in layman's terms, gives plenty of study hints, provides answers for the exercises, and even presents a "to-do" list at the end of most chapters. Not too far into the book you'll already be reading masterful Greek literature, in extracts chosen from such authors as Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides. Offers a discussion of Greek history and culture in each chapter, and another feature that looks closely at Greek words, with special emphasis on related words in English.--From publisher description.
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Total Immersion

The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Author: Terry Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3861

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
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British Sign Language For Dummies

Author: City Lit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 4830

Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you’ll become an expert signer in no time! British Sign Language For Dummies includes: Starting to sign – learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going Learning everyday BSL – develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language Getting out and about – sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating Looking into Deaf life – learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they’ve adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs For corrections to this book, please click here: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/BSLcorrectionslip.pdf Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version
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Signs Make Sense

A Guide to British Sign Language

Author: Cath Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: 128

View: 7780

Guide to some useful signs in British Sign Language (BSL).
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Keep Talking English: A Teach Yourself Audio Course

Author: Rebecca Moeller

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9781444193145

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 16

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Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, readers gain advance skills for more understanding and further conversations in English in just 10 days Through its interactive Discovery Method, Keep Talking in English gives learners practice on the most frequently used words and expressions for getting to places most other tourists don’t and for starting conversations. As readers progress, they will understand more of naturally paced conversations and perfect their pronunciation to sound more fluent. Audio files on disc can be downloaded from to an mp3 player or played in an mp3 CD-ROM player. Students learn anywhere, any time with this convenient audio course Focus on what people actually need to get by in English Includes a handy phrase book containing the key words and phrases from the course
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Mastering Piano Technique

A Guide for Students, Teachers, and Performers

Author: Seymour Fink

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780931340468

Category: Music

Page: 187

View: 7505

(Amadeus). This holistic approach to the keyboard, based on a sound understanding of the relationship between physical function and musical purpose, is an invaluable resource for pianists and teachers. Professor Fink explains his ideas and demonstrates his innovative developmental exercises that set the pianist free to express the most profound musical ideas. HARDCOVER.
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Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary

BSL Concise Beginner's Guide

Author: Cath Smith

Publisher: Co-Sign Communications (DEAFSIGN)

ISBN: 095423846X

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 404

View: 5668

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Stand-Up Comedy

The Book

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307575209

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 9868

All the world loves a clown and whether you want to clown around at parties or make a living as a standup comic, comedian Judy Carter can show you how to "do" comedy.
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Medical Sign Language

Easily Understood Definitions of Commonly Used Medical, Dental, and First Aid Terms

Author: W. Joseph Garcia

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398048051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 711

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How Cars Work

Author: Tom Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966862300

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 676

How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.
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Complete Afrikaans Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Lydia McDermott

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444134388

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 7256

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105872) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105889) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Afrikaans which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Afrikaans will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Afrikaans speakers. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as an ebook (9781444134384), as a print book (9781444105865), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444105872) and as a double CD (9781444105889).
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How to Build a Better Vocabulary

Author: Maxwell Nurnberg,Morris Rosenblum

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446315067

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 727

This is the entrancingly entertaining yet amazingly effective guide that shows you how to know the meaning of words that you have never seen or heard before, learn the history of words so that they come alive for you, master an invaluable and permanent technique of word-viewing within 30 days. This is the one book that makes you love to learn.
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How to Read the Bible Book by Book

A Guided Tour

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310853648

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 998

A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
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The Game Maker's Apprentice

Game Development for Beginners

Author: Jacob Habgood,Mark Overmars

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430201592

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 1345

The Game Maker's Apprentice shows you how to create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of genres, including action, adventure, and puzzle games--complete with professional quality sound effects and visuals. It discusses game design theory and features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games that are more fun to play. Game Maker allows games to be created using a simple drag-and-drop interface, so you don't need to have any prior coding experience. It includes an optional programming language for adding advanced features to your games, when you feel ready to do so. You can obtain more information by visiting book.gamemaker.nl. The authors include the creator of the Game Maker tool and a former professional game programmer, so you'll glean understanding from their expertise.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 8149

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Get Talking English in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

The essential introduction to speaking and understanding

Author: Rebecca Moeller

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444193138

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 16

View: 5733

Learn essential American and British English in this complete beginner audio course. This course contains: -One MP3 CD of audio files you can download to your computer or play in an MP3 CD player -A handy phrasebook of vocabulary and phrases -Coursebook PDFs in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for reading and writing practice Get Talking English in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. - Choose your learning language: English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese - MP3 format lets you learn on the go - Practise the words and phrases you need for meeting colleagues and friends, booking a hotel, making plans, shopping and more - Progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations - Use the learning plus sections to extend your vocabulary - Personalize the language with interactive role-plays - Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural -This course is also ideal for use in the classroom for extra listening and speaking practice. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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