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14th June 2013

Mulholland Newsletter

Here at Mulholland, we're busy gearing up for the publication of a very exciting book indeed. Lexicon is the new novel from Max Barry, the author of cult hit Jennifer Government, and has been described by SciFi Now as "highly entertaining and engrossing". It follows Emily Ruff as she enters into an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will, as well as Wil Parke who doesn't know why he's immune to their powers, only that he has to run from them. You can read tor.com's review of Lexicon here: Say the Magic Word: Lexicon by Max Barry As you can imagine, the power of words is the main theme of Lexicon, and this is illustrated brilliantly by intriguing excerpts scattered throughout the book. You can read a selection of them on Facebook, in handy picture form that are perfect for sharing. Words Are Weapons on Facebook To see if she's good enough to become a Poet, Emily is asked a series of strange questions. We'd love to see how you'd answer them, so take a look at the link below. Could you become a Poet? on Facebook Lexicon publishes in hardback on the 20th June and we are going to be shouting about it for all of next week. An excerpt will be available on the Mulholland Uncovered Facebook page on Monday, so we hope you check it out!

Teach Yourself

Complete Dutch Beginner to Intermediate Course

Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik, Christina Sas
Authors:
Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik, Christina Sas

The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.-Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages-22 learning units-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of the Netherlands-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Dutch-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

Teach Yourself

Complete Mandarin Chinese (Learn Mandarin Chinese with Teach Yourself)

Zhaoxia Pang, Ruth Herd
Authors:
Zhaoxia Pang, Ruth Herd
John Murray Learning

Short Stories in Italian for Beginners

Olly Richards
Authors:
Olly Richards
John Murray Learning

Short Stories in German for Beginners

Olly Richards, Alex Rawlings
Authors:
Olly Richards, Alex Rawlings
John Murray Learning

Short Stories in French for Beginners

Olly Richards, Richard Simcott
Authors:
Olly Richards, Richard Simcott

An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners."I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for NumbersShort Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you 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 French for Beginners will make learning French easy and enjoyable.

Teach Yourself

Complete Arabic Beginner to Intermediate Course

Frances Smart
Authors:
Frances Smart
John Murray Learning

Willkommen! 2 German Intermediate course

Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
Authors:
Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
Teach Yourself

LANGUAGE HACKING SPANISH (Learn How to Speak Spanish - Right Away)

Benny Lewis
Authors:
Benny Lewis
Teach Yourself

Complete Turkish Beginner to Intermediate Course

David Pollard, Asuman Çelen Pollard
Authors:
David Pollard, Asuman Çelen Pollard

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Turkish and communicate confidently with others?Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Turkish will equip you with the skills you need to use Turkish in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Complete Turkish you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?-18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Turkey-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Turkish-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Turkish maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at library.teachyourself.com.What else can I use to learn Turkish?If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Turkish Absolute Beginner course: 9781444183207Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Get Started in Vietnamese Absolute Beginner Course

Dana Healy
Authors:
Dana Healy

Do you want a solid foundation to your Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Vietnamese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese is for absolute and false beginners of Vietnamese. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Vietnamese. 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 Vietnamese, our Complete Vietnamese course (9781444101881) will take you to an intermediate level of Vietnamese.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years

Teach Yourself

Keep Talking Dutch Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Marleen Owen
Authors:
Marleen Owen
Teach Yourself

Keep Talking French Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Jean-Claude Arragon
Authors:
Jean-Claude Arragon

If you already have the basics and want to learn more French, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak French.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-completing a questionnaire-staying at a hotel-going out for dinner and drinks-dealing with an emergency-giving directions-being welcomed by an old friend-having dinner at a friend's house-going wine-tasting-shopping at a market-taking public transport.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your French with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner French course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking French - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Complete French Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Gaelle Graham
Authors:
Gaelle Graham

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of French and communicate confidently with others?Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete French will equip you with the skills you need to use French in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Complete French you will have a solid intermediate-level* grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?if you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?-25 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of France-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken French-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete French maps from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines. This pack includes a full-colour book and two CDs of audio material. This title can also be used in conjunction with the French Teach Yourself Languages Online course (www.teachyourselflanguages.com)What else can I use to learn French?If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in French Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174595If you want to take your French further, you should try our Perfect Your French: 9781444151008Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Hodder & Stoughton

Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
Authors:
Angela Aries, Dominique Debney

Façon de Parler 1 is the first of a two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative course, specially designed for the adult beginner. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney guide you step by step through all the basic language skills you need for holiday, business or exams and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned as you go along.Now in full colour, each of the units contains the following:- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions- structured pair-work and group-work activities- basic vocabulary and useful expressions- grammar notes- listening comprehension (for work with the recordings)There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, while a useful reference section is followed by a French-English end vocabularyFaçon de Parler 1 is ideal for group work and can also be used for individual study and revision purposes.

Hodder & Stoughton

Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
Authors:
Angela Aries, Dominique Debney

Akshay Bakaya

Akshay Bakaya has lived in Paris since 1984 and has taught languages - Hindi, English, and French - at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Sciences Po, Paris, the French foreign office and the International School of Paris. He is the author of Michel Thomas Start Hindi (2014), Michel Thomas Insider's French (2015), Michel Thomas Total Foundation Hindi (2017), Assimil, Le hindi sans peine (1994) and Hindi ohne Mühe, Assimil (2010).He also teaches Hindi and French over Skype. You can contact him through Facebook: @akshaybakayahindi.

Benny Lewis

Irish native Benny Lewis speaks over ten languages - all self-taught. In 2003, he spoke only one language: English. After university, he moved to Spain and was soon frustrated that he could not speak Spanish after six months of studying. So he decided to abandon traditional learning approaches and just start speaking - and everything changed. Today Benny is known as The Irish Polyglot and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Hungarian. He is the author of the bestselling book on language learning, Fluent in 3 months. He also runs the largest language learning blog in the world, www.fluentin3months.com, where he breaks down the language learning process for busy people. Lewis is a full-time 'language hacker', and devotes his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. For the first time, he has applied his methods to helping people learn specific languages in his new Language Hacking series.

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.

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.

Zhaoxia Pang

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