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  • Live Ethically: Teach Yourself

    By Mac Bride
    Authors:
    Mac Bride
    Is this the right book for me?Live Ethically will clear a path through the minefield of information available on green issues and give you everything you need to know in order to make informed choices about the goods, services and products you use on a daily basis. Designed for anyone who wants to live more responsibly without huge effort or cost, it is a realistic guide to understanding the issues surrounding every area of consumer life, from clothing and food to energy saving and environmentally friendly travel. Each section explains the pros and cons of every choice we make as householders, then shows the practical steps you can take to make changes that will really have an impact. Live Ethically includes:Chapter 1: Basic ethicsWhat is 'ethical living'?Making ethical choicesEthical companiesEnvironmental issuesLifetime energy costs and savingsHow do you measure up?The cost of ethical livingThe good neighbourChapter 2: EnergyEnergy sourcesEnergy use in the homeSpace heatingWater heatingLightingInvest in the futureCookingChapter 3: Electrical appliancesEU energy labelsWashing machinesTumble dryersDishwashersFridges and freezersElectronic equipmentComputers......and printersHow much electricity are you using?Disposal and recyclingChapter 4: In the homeWater useCleaningHousehold wastePaints and varnishesFurnitureFloors and floor coveringsChapter 5: Food and drinkEnergy and food productionFood milesHow can I reduce my food miles?Organic foodFood wasteReducing your food wasteFood packagingFairtradeBottled waterChapter 6: ShoppingClothesGadgetsGiftsPlastic shopping bagsEthical retailers and shopping guidesChapter 7: MoneyBankingMortgagesEthical investmentChapter 8: MotoringDo you really need your car?Working with what you've gotTotal energy costsAlternative fuelsElectric (battery) carsWhich car?Chapter 9: Travel and tourismAir travelTourismLearn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to live ethically.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself

    By Sara Kirkham
    Authors:
    Sara Kirkham
    Is this the right book for me?Have you tried hundreds of diets and failed? Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy is not a diet, but an achievable approach to eating which maximizes the use of superfoods to not only lose weight but really gain in energy and wellbeing. With info on how to detox, and how to sustain your weight loss, this is your ultimate guide to optimum nutrition and a new, slimmer body.Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself includes:Chapter 1: Food for health and lifeWhat is a healthy diet?Your food diaryHealthy eating recommendationsOptimum nutritionNutrition QuizUnderstanding the basicsProof that a healthy diet worksChapter 2: Eat to lose weightReasons for weight gainThe energy balance equationCalculating your Body Mass IndexBasal Metabolic RateHow much weight should you lose?1: Reducing your calorie intake2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise3: Eating less and exercising moreSeven-day eating plan for healthy weight lossChapter 3: SuperfoodsWhat are superfoods?PhytonutrientsThe essential fatty acidsMeet the superfoodsSimple tips for increasing your superfood intakeSuperfoods seven-day eating planSuperfood recipesGetting the most from superfoodsChapter 4: How to detox!Why detox?Do YOU need to detox?What are toxins?How we detoxifyDetox optionsPlanning your detoxTop ten foods for detoxBasic detox guidelinesSupplements to helpWhat to expect during your detoxPossible side effectsFourteen-day detox eating planChapter 5: Functional foodsWhat are functional foods?Are functional foods useful?Benefits and drawbacks of functional foodsOmega 3 fatty acidsPlant sterolsDo functional foods cost more?The probiotic and prebiotic revolutionWill functional foods work for you?Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) youngerWhat is ageing?Top ten anti-ageing diet tipsAnti-ageing nutrientsNutrition for super skinWaterDoes diet affect your hair and nails?Your anti-ageing guideChapter 7: Energy boosting foodsWhere do we get energy from?Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL)Blood sugar controlHow much carbohydrate should you eat?Energy giving foodsWaterCaffeinated drinksStressAdrenal superfoodsHealth conditions that can sap vitalityChapter 8: Food for thoughtSerotoninChocolate - friend or foe?Brain food - fish and fish oilsNutrients for brain powerThe effect of low blood sugar levelsDietary benefits for specific mental health conditions Supplements to help mental functionsChapter 9: Healthy eating for the familySmall stepsHealthy eating ideasCutting a few corners!Get the family involvedGoing organicGrow your ownTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself

    By Mark Butcher, Paul Abraham
    Authors:
    Mark Butcher, Paul Abraham
    Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself is the essential guide for cricketers of all ages who want to improve their all-round skills and player performance. Written by Mark Butcher, Captain of Surrey County Cricket Club and former England Captain, together with Paul Abraham, an ECB Level 3 Coach and Berkshire County Cricket Club Committee Chairman, this book will help you to improve every dimension of your game. It covers all aspects of the sport from preparing for the game to improving your batting, fielding and bowling techniques. It also gives essential advice on tactical play, coaching, umpiring, scoring and most importantly the rules of the sport. Packed full of practices, training drills and key advice from Butcher and Abraham, this book will help you reach your full potential.Teach Yourself - the world`s leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don`t have much time, don`t worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.
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    Living in Portugal: Teach Yourself

    By Nat Macbride, Bill Reed, Isa Reed
    Authors:
    Nat Macbride, Bill Reed, Isa Reed
    Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the câmara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Portugal, but judging by the number of television programmes featuring people hoping to move to Italy either permanently or to buy a holiday home there, the number must be significant. Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Portuguese property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Portugal gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Portugal. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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    Living in Italy: Teach Yourself

    By Guilia Gigliotti
    Authors:
    Guilia Gigliotti
    Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Italy? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the comune is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Italy, but judging by the number of television programmes featuring people hoping to move to Italy either permanently or to buy a holiday home there, the number must be significant. Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Italian property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Italy gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Italy. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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    Living in France: Teach Yourself

    By Monique Perceau
    Authors:
    Monique Perceau
    Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in France? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the mairie is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is estimated that at least half a million Brits now own houses in France and that around 100,000 are buying, looking for, or at least thinking seriously about, a (second) home in France.Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of French property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in France gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in France. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book comes with audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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    Living in Spain: Teach Yourself

    By Nat Macbride, Mac Bride, Eva Mendarro Carrio
    Authors:
    Nat Macbride, Mac Bride, Eva Mendarro Carrio
    Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Spain? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the ayuntamiento is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals. It is estimated that nearly a million Brits now own houses in Spain and that at least 100,000 are buying, looking for, or at least thinking seriously about, a (second) home in Spain.Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Spanish property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Spain gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Spain. In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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    Leadership In A Week

    By Carol O'Connor
    Authors:
    Carol O'Connor
    The ability to lead people successfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Carol O'Connor, a leading expert on leadership as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to be a great leader.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Latin Grammar You Really Need to Know: Teach Yourself

    By Gregory Klyve
    Authors:
    Gregory Klyve
    Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Latin Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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    Live a Life of No Regrets

    By Suzie Hayman
    Authors:
    Suzie Hayman
    No-one has ever said on their deathbed "I wish I'd spent more time at the office". But we all have regrets - losing touch with people, not spending enough time with our family - things that seem insignificant at the time but actually make a huge impact on our wellbeing and other peoples' lives.In this book, trusted counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman sets out a 7-step action plan for living a life free from regrets and toxic decisions. From making more time for your children to keeping in touch with friends, this book is a roadmap you can follow on both a daily basis and in the long term, making small changes that will dramatically improve the way you feel about your life.
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    Live a Life of No Regrets: Teach Yourself eBook ePub - The proven action plan for finding fulfilment

    By Suzie Hayman
    Authors:
    Suzie Hayman
    No-one has ever said on their deathbed 'I wish I'd spent more time at the office'. But we all have regrets - losing touch with people, not spending enough time with our family - things that seem insignificant at the time but actually make a huge impact on our wellbeing and other peoples' lives. In this book, trusted counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman sets out a 7-step action plan for living a life free from regrets and toxic decisions. From making more time for your children to keeping in touch with friends, this book is a roadmap you can follow on both a daily basis and in the long term, making small changes that will dramatically improve the way you feel about your life.
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    The Leadership Coach: Teach Yourself

    By Tony Buon
    Authors:
    Tony Buon
    Most business books just tell you what to do. The Leadership Coach will guide you every step of the way.Understand your leadership styleDevelop your weaknesses into strengthsInspire and encourage your teamFocus on leading, not managingMake a positive impact on your business Who are you?Any leader who is excited by the opportunity to take their skills to the next levelWhere will this book take you?You will have a firm understanding of your leadership style and how you can be most effectiveHow does it work?The book uses the proven WORKBOOK METHOD, meaning it is packed with interactive exercises and self-assessment tools to help you reach your potential.What else do I get?The book includes access to a range of free downloadable templates and resources which will help you develop even further.
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    Learn to Sing: Teach Yourself

    By Rick Guard, Rick Guard
    Authors:
    Rick Guard
    Read by:
    Rick Guard
    Whether you are an absolute beginner, a pop wannabe, a karaoke crooner, or simply want to add singing to your repertoire, Learn to Sing is for you. Friendly advice from your very own instructor will help you develop your voice and enable your talent to flourish.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.Test yourself. Tests in the accompanying booklet to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledge. Five things to remember. Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this. Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.This Audible product was originally a 2-CD course. The book referenced in the course is supplied as a PDF.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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    Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Activity Book Seasons 1 & 2

    By Mike Hainzinger
    Authors:
    Mike Hainzinger
    Why Chinese with Mike?Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. Through a blend of 60 short practice lessons and audio, you'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun! This activity book is for use with the corresponding Coursebook (ISBN 9781444198577).What will I learn?This is a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together.Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats. Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life. Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speakingWhat do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?-144-page activity book of addictive practice material-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMAddictive learningMike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while."It is definitely new, and it definitely works."-Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern UniversityChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
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    Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Coursebook Seasons 1 & 2

    By Mike Hainzinger
    Authors:
    Mike Hainzinger
    Why Chinese with Mike?Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. Through a blend of 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook and audio, you'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!What will I learn?Thisis a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together.Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats. Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life. Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speakingWhat do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?-256 pages of addictive learning material-60 videos on DVD-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMAddictive learningMike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while."It is definitely new, and it definitely works." -Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern UniversityChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
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    Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Coursebook and Activity Book Pack Seasons 1 & 2

    By Mike Hainzinger
    Authors:
    Mike Hainzinger
    Why Chinese with Mike?Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. In this complete learning package you'll get 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook, an Activity Book and audio. You'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!What will I learn?This is a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together.Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats. Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life. Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speakingWhat do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?Coursebook:-256 pages of addictive learning material-60 videos on DVD-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMActivity Book:-144-pages of addictive practice material-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMAddictive learningMike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while."It is definitely new, and it definitely works." -Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern UniversityChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
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    Linguistics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

    By David Hornsby
    Authors:
    David Hornsby
    Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at theUniversity of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on linguistics - withseparate chapters focusing on linguistic thought, syntax, sound systems, morphology,semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, and much more.
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    The Life Coach Workbook: Teach Yourself

    By Jeremy Raymond
    Authors:
    Jeremy Raymond
    Are you at a crossroads in life?Do you want to make a career change or other transformation?Would you like lasting strategies to help you set achievable goals and targets?This workbook uses a holistic and whole-life approach to life coaching along with self-assessment and interactive tasks to help you set and achieve new goals. It doesn't just tell you how to change your life; by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises, and thought challenges, it will show you how to identify the areas of your life which are making you feel less than satisfied, and achievable plans for change. The contents help you identify your own life-coaching needs, allowing you to pick a path through the book that works for you, while giving you practical support for managing change and long-term planning for a happier future.
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    Learn Chinese with Mike Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Coursebook Seasons 3, 4 & 5

    By Mike Hainzinger
    Authors:
    Mike Hainzinger
    "It is definitely new, and it definitely works."-Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern UniversityWhat do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?-272 pages of addictive learning material-60 videos on DVD-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMAddictive learningMike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while.Why Chinese with Mike?Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. Through a blend of 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook and audio, you'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!What will I learn?Season 3 Learn to tell people the milk is in the refrigerator and your dirty clothes are under the bed. You'll also learn about jobs, dreams and measure words.Season 4 You'll learn some new adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions, and best of all, you'll get to watch Mike Laoshi's ballet lesson and retirement press conference. Season 5 This was the season that was never meant to be, but Mike Laoshi was lured out of retirement. You'll learn how to make comparisons (I am smarter than you) and use superlatives (This is the best Chinese book ever!). Also talk about the past and the future, and use transitions to put events in sequence.Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speakingChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
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    Learn Chinese with Mike Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Coursebook and Activity Book Pack Seasons 3, 4 & 5

    By Mike Hainzinger
    Authors:
    Mike Hainzinger
    "It is definitely new, and it definitely works." -Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern UniversityWhat do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?Coursebook:-272 pages of addictive learning material-60 videos on DVD-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMActivity Book:-160-pages of addictive practice material-Audio on MP3 CD-ROMAddictive learningMike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while.Why Chinese with Mike?Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. In this complete learning package you'll get 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook, an Activity Book and audio. You'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!What will I learn?Season 3 Learn to tell people the milk is in the refrigerator and your dirty clothes are under the bed. You'll also learn about jobs, dreams and measure words.Season 4 You'll learn some new adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions, and best of all, you'll get to watch Mike Laoshi's ballet lesson and retirement press conference. Season 5 This was the season that was never meant to be, but Mike Laoshi was lured out of retirement. You'll learn how to make comparisons (I am smarter than you) and use superlatives (This is the best Chinese book ever!). Also talk about the past and the future, and use transitions to put events in sequence.Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speakingChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
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