How to Improve Your Foreign Language Immediately

Foreign Language Communication Tools

Author: Boris Shekhtman

Publisher: Villa Magna, LLC

ISBN: 9780989387002

Category: Language and languages

Page: 114

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This is the third edition of a popular book that 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.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 2721

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.

Teaching & Researching: Language Learning Strategies

Author: Rebecca L. Oxford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 4942

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

View: 5967

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.

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

View: 6949

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

View: 3474

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


Page: 166

View: 9934

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.

Communicative Focus, Second Edition

Author: Boris Shekhtman,Dina Kupchanka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940178226


Page: 172

View: 4824

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.

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

View: 6851

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.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983638206


Page: 822

View: 5104

Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.

Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren, beurteilen

Author: John Trim,Brian North,Daniel Coste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783126065207


Page: 244

View: 4433

Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Portuguese For Dummies

Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461266

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 2733

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more! Have everyday conversations in Portuguese Make sense of Portuguese grammar Use idioms and popular expressions Improve your pronunciation Grasp verb conjugations Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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

View: 6024

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.

Arabic Shortcuts 3

Learn Arabic Today in 10 Mins

Author: Mohd Mursalin Sa'ad


ISBN: 9811168741

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 2909

Learn Arabic Today in 10 mins - Speak Arabic Easily & Gain Faster Results. Master Useful Arabic Phrases Quickly and Easily with this Powerful Learning System! Learning a new language can be an overwhelming task, however “Arabic Shortcuts 3” using an expertly created solution to help you learn a variety of important Arabic phrases, step by step to increase your word power and speaking skills. This book is equivalent to "Arabic CERF B1" certification. By using several different learning methods, readers are able to learn and understand the basics of the Arabic languages provided in the book. Every unit is summarized to recap vocabularies and phrase. And the next step is to test their skills by doing practical spelling and speaking. *The MP3 Audios support new Arabic learners to emulate pronunciation and audible comprehension, so that you can put the Arabic you learn into practice immediately. Save the Audios on your USB Flash drive or android and listen to the audio several times to retain and recap the Arabic language on the go. Create your own flash cards and practice new words by writing them. Speak and use the Arabic that you have learnt on a daily basis. tag: foreign language books, learn Arabic as a foreign language, simple Arabic, easy Arabic, fluent in Arabic, FEATURES OF ARABIC SHORTCUTS: • 10 fundamental topics that are used in everyday life, • 30 practical usage and expressions, • Over 2000 new words and Expressions • 30 dialogues for you to memorize and practice speaking immediately, • Recap vocabulary practice, • Quizzes to ensure your progress. • Cultural Points About the Arabic Continents • MP3 Files Perfect for travellers, business people and anybody else that needs to know the most often used Arabic phrases. A great choice to prepare yourself for the "Arabic CERF B1 certification" this book and learning system offers the fastest and most efficient method to speak and understand the Arabic that you need. taq: Learning Arabic, standard Arabic, Arabic study guide, Arabic books, learn Arabic, Arabic language book. A word from the author: "My book helps students and working adults who want to learn Arabic language simple and easy by direct Arabic speaking with transliteration and English translation. The unique advantage is that it was based on the author's actual life experience learning the Arabic, with his perspective and learning concept will enlighten the process of learning Arabic language. The best part about this Arabic Shortcuts series is; you do have to pay for mP3 Audios.” The author will transfer files to you at no charge. Just as a friendly gesture of mutual support and investing on your Arabic language discoveries. Get more of this Arabic shortcuts series coming your way with special support by the author”. The mission in this book is to; "Help people develop understanding of the Arabic language and able to speak good Arabic at social gathering or international jobs. The concept of the Arabic shortcuts book will definitely improve job resume and personal Arabic speaking skills.." Take the first steps of your new language journey with Arabic Shortcuts and open a new world of linguistic and communication possibilities! *Take note: This book is not sold with Mp3 audios. To get the Mp3 audios. Please send a message to the publisher. [email protected] Your purchase will be verified with prove of purchase such as invoice. Once we received your email request and proof. We will send to you the MP3 audio files which you can be downloaded to your PC or transfer to your android flash drive, and listen to the Arabic MP3 audios on the go. No extra charges to you.

Top 50 Vocabulary Mistakes

How to Avoid Them

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331970981X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

View: 4511

Whatever your mother tongue, you are likely to have encountered difficulties with most of the 50 vocabulary items in this book. Each chapter contains: Examples of typical mistakes. Examples of correct usage. Rules / explanations. A short exercise where you can immediately practise what you have learned. Additional exercises (including false friends) By completing the exercises in this book, you should be able to eliminate some of the most common vocabulary mistakes that non-native speakers of English tend to make. Easy English! is a series of books to help you learn and revise your English with minimal effort. You can improve your English by reading texts in English that you might well normally read in your own language e.g. jokes, personality tests, lateral thinking games, wordsearches. doing short exercises to improve specific areas grammar and vocabulary, i.e. the areas that tend to lead to the most mistakes - the aim is just to focus on what you really need rather than overwhelming yourself with a mass of rules, many of which may have no practical daily value Other books in the Easy English!series include: Wordsearches: Widen Your Vocabulary in English Test Your Personality: Have Fun and Learn Useful Phrases Word games, Riddles and Logic Tests: Tax Your Brain and Boost Your English Top 50 Grammar Mistakes: How to Avoid Them Top 50 Vocabulary Mistakes: How to Avoid Them

Talent to go

52 Tipps für mehr Erfolg im Leben

Author: Daniel Coyle


ISBN: 3838753305

Category: Psychology

Page: 154

View: 5086

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.