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Enjoy French Intermediate to Upper Intermediate Course

Mary C. Christensen, Mercedes Rooney
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Mary C. Christensen, Mercedes Rooney
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German Vocabulary Course (Learn German with the Michel Thomas Method)

Marion O'Dowd
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Marion O'Dowd

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of hours? The acclaimed audio-led Michel Thomas Method Vocabulary German course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want. How does it work? In this five-hour intermediate level audio course Michel Thomas Method teacher Marion O'Dowd introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Why is the method so successful? Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method-based Vocabulary course allows you to further extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know. Focusing on the similarities and differences between German and English, you will gain the tools and strategies to exponentially build up your vocabulary.Who is this course for? Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, Vocabulary will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand German. What's in the Course?* Vocabulary German includes five audio CDs. The booklet is available to download from www.michelthomas.com. *Note that the course content is the same as the previously entitled German Vocabulary Builder+ course, but does not include a CD-ROM. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What learners are saying I 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, 2017 I'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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Short Stories in Italian for Beginners

Olly Richards
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"Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Italian for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.What does this book give you?- Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary-Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently-Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability-Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'-Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free wayCarefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including A glossary for bolded words in each text Full plot summary A bilingual word list Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Italian for Beginners will make learning Italian easy and enjoyable.

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'A masterpiece . . . I challenge any author to top it!' Sigridur Alberstsdottir, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.Jósef Loewe can recall the moment of his birth in August, 1962 and everything that has happened since - or so he claims to the woman listening to the tale of his life . . .A love story He begins with his father, Leo, a starving Jewish fugitive in World War II Germany. In a small-town guesthouse, Leo discovers a kindred spirit in the maid who nurses him back to health; together they shape a piece of clay into a baby.A crime story Leo escapes to Iceland with the clay boy inside a hatbox, only to become embroiled in a murder mystery. It is not until 1962 that his son Jósef can be born.A science-fiction story In modern-day Reykjavík, a middle-aged Jósef attracts the interest of a rapacious geneticist. Now, what lies behind Jósef's tale emerges. And as the story of genesis comes full circle, we glimpse the dangerous path ahead for humankind. In this epic novel, Sjón has woven ancient and modern material into a singular masterpiece - encompassing genre fiction, history, theology, folklore, expressionist film, poetry, comic strips, myth, drama and, of course, the rich tradition of Icelandic storytelling.

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Do you want a solid foundation to your Turkish studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Turkish in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Turkish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Turkish is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Turkish is for absolute and false beginners of Turkish. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Turkish. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsThis pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Turkish, our Complete Turkish course (9781444102390) will take you to an intermediate level of Turkish.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years

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Contatti 1 Italian Beginner's Course 3rd Edition

Mariolina Freeth, Giuliana Checketts
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Mariolina Freeth, Giuliana Checketts

What is Contatti?Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Contatti 1 is the first part of this two-stage Italian course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian. Where does this Coursebook fit within the Contatti 1 range?Coursebook: The primary text for the Contatti 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent. The coursebook does not include the CDs.Also available:Audio and Support book pack (ISBN 978-1444133172): Supplementary to the Coursebook. The Audio and Support book pack provides the listening element of the course, along with transcripts and answers. It contains:- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. Course Pack (ISBN 9781444133134): Contatti 1 Coursebook + Contatti 1 Audio and Support Book Pack. The Course Pack contains:- 1 copy of the third edition of the Coursebook- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.Activity Book (ISBN 9781444139365): Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks presented in the Contatti 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises.What will I learn?Key language structuresContatti 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language, over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Vocabulary and grammarFrom the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. GCSE level materialIt covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar. Culture and skills for daily lifeThis third edition has been brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure. New online content offers further opportunities for learners to practise their skills.How will I learn? Authentic reading and listening materialAuthentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy.Group work and independent studyContatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study.Audio support and additional materialThe Course pack includes a coursebook fully illustrated in colour, 2 audio CDs containing the listening element of the course and a support booklet with all the answers to the exercises together with recording transcripts.What is new in the third edition?Improvements and additionsThe new edition has improvements and additions based on ideas and feedback from tutors across the country. There is also now simple navigation between the book and CDs, with clearly marked references in the coursebook. Interactive quizzes and exercisesBrush up and reinforce your learning at home, with fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises. Or use them in class with a group.

Hodder & Stoughton

Contatti 1 Italian Beginner's Course 3rd Edition

Mariolina Freeth, Giuliana Checketts
Authors:
Mariolina Freeth, Giuliana Checketts

What is Contatti?Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Contatti 1 is the first part of this two-stage Italian course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian. Where does the Audio and Support Book Pack fit within the Contatti 1 Range?Audio and Support book pack (9781444133172):Supplementary to the Coursebook. The Audio and Support book pack provides the listening element of the course, along with transcripts andanswers. It contains:- 2 audio CDs - 1 Support Book containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. Also available as...Coursebook (9781444133141): The primary text for the Contatti 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent. Course Pack (9781444133134): Contatti 1 Coursebook + Contatti 1 Audio and Support Book Pack. The Course Pack contains:- 1 copy of the third edition of the Coursebook- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.Activity Book (978144139363): Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks presented in the Contatti 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap filling conjugation exercises. What will I learn with the Contatti 1 range?Key language structuresContatti 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Vocabulary and grammarFrom the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. GCSE level materialIt covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar. Culture and skills for daily lifeThis third edition has been brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure. New online content offers further opportunities for learners to practise their skills.How will I learn with the Contatti 1 range? Authentic reading and listening materialAuthentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy.Group work and independent studyContatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study.Audio support and additional materialThe Course pack includes a coursebook fully illustrated in colour, 2 audio CDs containing the listening element of the course and a support booklet with all the answers to the exercises together with recording transcripts.What is new in the third edition?Improvements and additionsThe new edition has improvements and additions based on ideas and feedback from tutors across the country. There is also now simple navigation between the book and CDs, with clearly marked references in the coursebook. Interactive quizzes and exercisesBrush up and reinforce your learning at home, with fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises. Or use them in class with a group.

Hodder & Stoughton

Contatti 2 Italian Intermediate Course 2nd Edition revised

Contatti is the best-selling course for anybody wishing to learn Italian, whether for work or pleasure. The course offers a thorough grounding in the language and enables you to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian.In Part 2 of the course, the emphasis is on communication, with modern and authentic reading and listening materials providing the basis for a wide range of interesting activities. The use of English is kept to a minimum but full vocabulary and grammar support are provided. With 2 audio CDs included in the book, Contatti 2 is the perfect follow-on for anyone who has already studied the basics of Italian.Contatti 2 is ideal for group study and will also be a useful aid for independent learners. It covers all the skills and structures required to bridge the gap between intermediate and advanced level.Free online practice resources and activities for use in the classroom and for self-study are a valuable addition to the course. A Support Book, containing answers to the activities in the Coursebook and transcripts of all the audio content, is now available to download for free online.

Hodder & Stoughton

Contatti 1 Italian Beginner's Course 3rd Edition

Mahmoud Gaafar

Mahmoud Gaafar worked for the United Nations and Radio Cairo and now authors print, radio and TV resources for the Arab World.

Martyn Ellis

Martyn Ellis is a renowned specialist in language teaching and learning.

Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil was born in 1988 to Turkish parents at Gelsenkirchen in what was then West Germany. An attacking midfielder, his professional career began with home-town team Schalke 04 and led him to Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before he joined Arsenal for a club-record £42.5m in 2013. His honours include FA Cup success with Arsenal, a Spanish title with Real and the German Cup at Bremen. A five-time Player of the Year in Germany, he made his debut for the national team aged 20 and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2014.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in labour camps. At the end of the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. Languages, being his strength and passion became the focus of the next 50 years of his life that he spent developing a method that he hoped would change the way we teach and learn - so that everyone could succeed. He developed this method 'that works with the brain'. After creating several courses of his own, he passed on his method so that other teachers might use it too.

Neal Bascomb

Neal Bascomb is the author of nine award-winning, national, and international bestselling adult books, including most recently the New York Times bestseller on the sabotage of the German atomic bomb program The Winter Fortress. He also chronicled the search for a Nazi war criminal in Hunting Eichmann and the story of Roger Bannister's four-minute-mile in The Perfect Mile. His work has been translated in over eighteen countries.

Ruth Herd

Dr Ruth Herd is Co-ordinator of Mandarin Chinese at Imperial College London, where she has developed Chinese language programmes since 2002. She has a long-standing interest in the languages and cultures of East Asia and has spent extended periods living and teaching in both China and Japan.

Sjón

Born in Reykjavik in 1962, Sjón is a celebrated Icelandic author. He won the Nordic Council's Literary Prize for his novel The Blue Fox and the novel From The Mouth Of The Whale was shortlisted for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was was awarded the 2013 Icelandic Literary Prize. Also a poet, librettist and lyricist, he has worked with his countrywoman Björk, written four librettos and published eleven volumes of poetry. His novels have been translated into thirty-five languages. He lives in Reykjavik with his wife and two children.

Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

Zhaoxia Pang

Zhaoxia Pang is a course convenor and senior lector of Mandarin Chinese at SOAS, University of London. She is a member of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society and has also worked as a government interpreter and translator.