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Language Builder German (Learn German with the Michel Thomas Method)

By Michel Thomas
Authors:
Michel Thomas
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.* Improve your German naturally and unforgettably, without strain* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing* Build up your German in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourselfHow does it work?During this two-hour one-to-one seminar, Michel Thomas widens your vocabulary and teaches authentic phrases and expressions. It is the ideal course for brushing up on your language skills, or as a follow-on to the Michel Thomas Foundation German course. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to express yourself more fully by using idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating.What's new?This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.Why is it so successful? 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel ThomasMichel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.What's in the Course?*Language Builder German comprises two course CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.*Note that the course content is the same as the previous German Masterclass edition, with remastered audioLearn anywhereMichel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.What learners are sayingI experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me! -Peter LØVSTRØM , Actor, 2017I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. -Katie from Joyoflanguages.com
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Language Builder Italian (Learn Italian with the Michel Thomas Method)

By Michel Thomas
Authors:
Michel Thomas
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.* Improve your Italian naturally and unforgettably, without strain* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing* Build up your Italian in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourselfHow does it work?During this two-hour one-to-one seminar, Michel Thomas widens your vocabulary and teaches authentic phrases and expressions. It is the ideal course for brushing up on your language skills, or as a follow-on to the Michel Thomas Foundation Italian course. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to express yourself more fully by using idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating.What's new?This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.Why is it so successful? 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel ThomasMichel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.What's in the Course?*Language Builder Italian comprises two course CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.*Note that the course content is the same as the previous Italian Masterclass edition, with remastered audioLearn anywhereMichel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.What learners are sayingI experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me! -Peter LØVSTRØM , Actor, 2017I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. -Katie from Joyoflanguages.com
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Language Builder Spanish (Learn Spanish with the Michel Thomas Method)

By Michel Thomas
Authors:
Michel Thomas
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.* Improve your French naturally and unforgettably, without strain* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing* Build up your French in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourselfHow does it work?During this two-hour one-to-one seminar, Michel Thomas widens your vocabulary and teaches authentic phrases and expressions. It is the ideal course for brushing up on your language skills, or as a follow-on to the Michel Thomas Foundation French course. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to express yourself more fully by using idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating.What's new?This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.Why is it so successful? 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel ThomasMichel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.What's in the Course?*Language Builder French comprises two course CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.*Note that the course content is the same as the previous French Masterclass edition, with remastered audioLearn anywhereMichel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.What learners are sayingI experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me! -Peter LØVSTRØM , Actor, 2017I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. -Katie from Joyoflanguages.com
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Language Builder French (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method)

By Michel Thomas
Authors:
Michel Thomas
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time thanks to the unique Michel Thomas Method, perfected over 50 years by celebrated psycholinguist Michel Thomas. The method works in tune with how the brain prefers to receive, store and then retrieve information. You'll stick with it, because you'll love it.* Improve your French naturally and unforgettably, without strain* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing* Build up your French in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourselfHow does it work?During this two-hour one-to-one seminar, Michel Thomas widens your vocabulary and teaches authentic phrases and expressions. It is the ideal course for brushing up on your language skills, or as a follow-on to the Michel Thomas Foundation French course. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to express yourself more fully by using idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating.What's new?This new edition includes remastered audio and comes in new, eco-friendly recyclable packaging.Why is it so successful? 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' - Michel ThomasMichel Thomas believed that the greatest barrier to any form of learning was stress: stress from worrying about remembering what you are being taught, stress from being afraid to make a mistake, stress from failing.With the Michel Thomas Method, all the attention is focused on removing stress and tension from the learning environment. The teacher takes on full responsibility for your understanding, and therefore your remembering, of what is being taught. In fact, the Michel Thomas Method forbids you from trying to memorize. There's no writing, no books, no homework.The Michel Thomas Method works by stripping away all inessential language and breaking down the most important language into its component parts. Crystal-clear building blocks are then presented, and only when they are absorbed and understood is the next piece of the puzzle introduced, enabling you to reconstruct the language for yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want.What's in the Course?*Language Builder French comprises two course CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com.*Note that the course content is the same as the previous French Masterclass edition, with remastered audioLearn anywhereMichel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.What learners are sayingI experienced the same sort of pleasure that you got from suddenly getting a crossword clue right or cracking a code...the finger-snapping moment of, Oh My God! I've just understood what you've said to me in Spanish or you've just understood me! -Peter LØVSTRØM , Actor, 2017I've used Michel Thomas to get off the starting block for French, Italian and Spanish and I'm always surprised by how much I can say after only a few hours of listening. The Michel Thomas Italian course organises verbs into logical groups which helps you pick them up fast. And perhaps more importantly, it shows you how to use this grammar to build useful sentences. -Katie from Joyoflanguages.com
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LANGUAGE HACKING SPANISH (Learn How to Speak Spanish - Right Away)

By Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis
Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!"I had to learn [a new language] in a handful of days for a TV interview. I asked Benny for help and his advice was invaluable." - Tim Ferriss What if you could skip the years of study and jump right to speaking Spanish? Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and using what you've learned to have real conversations in Spanish - from day one!Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of a language, Language Hacking Spanish, shows you how to learn and speak Spanish immediately through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfect by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. The Method Language Hacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration and the 80/20 principle of learning (Benny's ten #languagehacks show you how to achieve more with less!). It focuses on the conversations and language that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in the order of difficulty like most courses. This means you can start having conversations immediately. Course FeaturesEach of the 10 units culminates with a speaking mission that you can choose to share on the italki Language Hacking learner community (www.italki.com/languagehacking) where you can give and get feedback and extend your learning beyond the pages of the book. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
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LANGUAGE HACKING GERMAN (Learn How to Speak German - Right Away)

By Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis
Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!"I had to learn [a new language] in a handful of days for a TV interview. I asked Benny for help and his advice was invaluable." - Tim Ferriss What if you could skip the years of study and jump right to speaking German? Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German - from day one!Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of a language, Language Hacking German, shows you how to learn and speak German immediately through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfect by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. The Method Language Hacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration and the 80/20 principle of learning (Benny's ten #languagehacks show you how to achieve more with less!). It focuses on the conversations and language that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in the order of difficulty like most courses. This means you can start having conversations immediately. Course FeaturesEach of the 10 units culminates with a speaking mission that you can choose to share on the italki Language Hacking learner community (www.italki.com/languagehacking) where you can give and get feedback and extend your learning beyond the pages of the book. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
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LANGUAGE HACKING ITALIAN (Learn How to Speak Italian - Right Away)

By Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis
Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!"I had to learn [a new language] in a handful of days for a TV interview. I asked Benny for help and his advice was invaluable." - Tim Ferriss What if you could skip the years of study and jump right to speaking Italian? Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and using what you've learned to have real conversations in Italian - from day one!Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of a language, Language Hacking Italian, shows you how to learn and speak Italian immediately through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfect by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. The Method Language Hacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration and the 80/20 principle of learning (Benny's ten #languagehacks show you how to achieve more with less!). It focuses on the conversations and language that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in the order of difficulty like most courses. This means you can start having conversations immediately. Course FeaturesEach of the 10 units culminates with a speaking mission that you can choose to share on the italki Language Hacking learner community (www.italki.com/languagehacking) where you can give and get feedback and extend your learning beyond the pages of the book. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
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LANGUAGE HACKING FRENCH (Learn How to Speak French - Right Away)

By Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis
Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster!"I had to learn [a new language] in a handful of days for a TV interview. I asked Benny for help and his advice was invaluable." - Tim Ferriss What if you could skip the years of study and jump right to speaking French? Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and using what you've learned to have real conversations in French - from day one!Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of a language, Language Hacking French, shows you how to learn and speak French immediately through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfect by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. The Method Language Hacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration and the 80/20 principle of learning (Benny's ten #languagehacks show you how to achieve more with less!). It focuses on the conversations and language that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in the order of difficulty like most courses. This means you can start having conversations immediately. Course FeaturesEach of the 10 units culminates with a speaking mission that you can choose to share on the italki Language Hacking learner community (www.italki.com/languagehacking) where you can give and get feedback and extend your learning beyond the pages of the book. The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app.You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.
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Living French

By T W Knight, Anna Stevenson, Rev. Jean-Claude Arragon
Authors:
T W Knight, Anna Stevenson, Rev. Jean-Claude Arragon
This 7th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.Do you want to learn French or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:- clear grammar explanations- vocabulary lists- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter- questions for speaking practice- exercises- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in French, together with model answers.Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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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 University What do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike? This ebook contains 10 video-based lessons and is part four of a series of six. It features audio and visual learning material and works best on tablets and smartphones. Addictive learning Mike 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 short and highly addictive video lessons, 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 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 speaking Chinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling. Praise for Mike The coolest Chinese teacher out there. Totally rad!! confusedlaowai.com Like a rock star teacher. Excellent for beginners. Entertaining too! socialmandarin.com As an instructor, I have found Prof. Hainzinger's teaching material was very practical; it was very easy to be inserted into our classroom activities because of its fragmented structural style, and its companying video files. In addition, the students really appreciated the lively style of the text, as well the vivid video contributions. Yuxiang Liu Lecturer in Chinese, EALC The University of Chicago
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Learn Chinese with Mike Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Activity Book 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?-160-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.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 9781444198584).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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Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Coursebook Seasons 1 & 2

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?This ebook contains 10 video-based lessons and is part four of a series of six. It features audio and visual learning material and works best on tablets and smartphones.Addictive 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 short and highly addictive video lessons, 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 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, 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 speakingChinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.Praise for MikeThe coolest Chinese teacher out there. Totally rad!! confusedlaowai.comLike a rock star teacher. Excellent for beginners. Entertaining too! socialmandarin.comAs an instructor, I have found Prof. Hainzinger's teaching material was very practical; it was very easy to be inserted into our classroom activities because of its fragmented structural style, and its companying video files. In addition, the students really appreciated the lively style of the text, as well the vivid video contributions.Yuxiang Liu Lecturer in Chinese, EALC The University of Chicago
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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 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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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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Living Spanish

By R P Littlewood, Rosa Maria Martin
Authors:
R P Littlewood, Rosa Maria Martin
This new 5th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.Do you want to learn Spanish or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:- clear grammar explanations- vocabulary lists- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter- questions for speaking practice- exercises- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.The accompanying online audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Spanish, together with model answers.Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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Living German

By R W Buckley, Paul Coggle
Authors:
R W Buckley, Paul Coggle
This new 7th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.Do you want to learn German or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:- clear grammar explanations- vocabulary lists- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter- questions for speaking practice- exercises- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.The accompanying online audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in German, together with model answers.Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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Living Italian

By Maria Valgimigli, Derek Aust
Authors:
Maria Valgimigli, Derek Aust
This new 6th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.Do you want to learn Italian or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:- clear grammar explanations- vocabulary lists- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter- questions for speaking practice- exercises- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Italian, together with model answers.Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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The Language Wars

By Henry Hitchings
Authors:
Henry Hitchings
The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been acrimonious, and those involved have always really been contesting values - to do with morality, politics and class. THE LANGUAGE WARS examines the present state of the conflict, its history and its future. Above all, it uses the past as a way of illuminating the present. Moving chronologically, the book explores the most persistent issues to do with English and unpacks the history of 'proper' usage. Where did these ideas spring from? Which of today's bugbears and annoyances are actually venerable? Who has been on the front line in the language wars?THE LANGUAGE WARS examines grammar rules, regional accents, swearing, spelling, dictionaries, political correctness, and the role of electronic media in reshaping language. It also takes a look at such niggling concerns as the split infinitive, elocution and text messaging. Peopled with intriguing characters such as Jonathan Swift, H. W. Fowler and George Orwell as well as the more disparate figures of Lewis Carroll, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lenny Bruce, THE LANGUAGE WARS is an essential volume for anyone interested in the state of the English language today or intrigued about its future.
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