Language Studies

  • Grammar for Grown-Ups - Hardback - 9780857830807 - Craig Shrives
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    Do you know the difference between affect and effect? Or where to put your apostrophes and when to use commas? Let Craig Shrives, the owner of www.grammar-monster.com, teach you everything you need to know with Grammar for Grown-Ups.

    If you need to write well for your career, or just want to brush up on your knowledge of grammar, this is the book for you. With its friendly tone and real-life examples of how to use grammar correctly, including quotes from everyone from Homer the Greek to Homer Simpson, this is comprehensive and light-hearted grammar guide for all ages.

    A methodical approach to all things grammar related, the handy book will become a much-needed point of reference whenever you're stuck between whether to use who or whom.
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    With over 24,000 translations, including everyday idioms and expressions, Essential Gaelic Dictionary is the perfect tool to support your Gaelic learning. This new edition is fully updated to reflect the recently published spelling conventions, and includes a guide to usage and insights from the author to help you learn and remember new words and phrases. New interactive features: 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 online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of speakers of Gaelic.
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    Get By in Spanish is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Spanish and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Spanish will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Spanish way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
  • ABLFH
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    From the bay of Lisbon to the carnival streets of Rio de Jainero, one language unites 150 million people. With this unique guide you too can speak Portuguese as you build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are ordering seafood on the Algarve or cheering on Brazil in the World Cup, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking this vibrant language.
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    Get By in Italian is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Italian and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Italian will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Italian way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
  • ABLFO
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    Face any Spanish inquisition with confidence! This unique guide to learning Spanish will help build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are in the bar ordering a jug of sangria or soaking up the city vibes in Barcelona, you will feel assured in understanding and speaking this passionate language. Viva Espana!
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    Get By in French is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to French and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. With the help of a 60-minute CD, get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in French will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the French way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Download the tracks on to your MP3 player to learn on the move. 160-page book and 75-minute audio CD
  • ABLFF
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    When in Rome speak as Romans do! With this unique guide to learning Italian you can build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are buying high fashion in Milan or being serenaded on a gondola in Venice, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking this beautiful language. Belissimo!
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    When travelling do you want to: -Communicate accurately? -Do more than just 'get by'? -Make connections in a new language? Through twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll soon be practising the most frequent words and expressions you need for your travels. Get the words and phrases you need for ordering food, booking a hotel, meeting friends, shopping and more. -Progress in your understanding by working out language patterns by yourself. -Personalise your Norwegian with interactive role-plays. -Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural. Go further: Use the Learning Plus sections to build your vocabulary fast! Use the accompanying coursebook to practise reading and writing. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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    Meet the man who makes the mission of learning any language possible! Language hacker Benny Lewis shows how anyone anywhere can learn any language without leaving their home, using a simple toolkit and by harnessing the power of the Internet. Benny definitely wasn't born with the 'language gene'. After graduating in electronic engineering in his native Ireland he spent six months in Spain struggling to learn Spanish. This frustrating experience fuelled his determination to take a different approach to learning foreign languages. Today he speaks over ten languages including Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, and Hungarian. At present, he's learning Japanese in Spain. This typifies one of his '3-month challenges' where he targets a new language and proceeds to become fluent in it within just three months. He charts his progress on his blog, proving that his techniques allow anyone to learn a language from anywhere. Benny's blog, also called Fluent in 3 Months, is the largest language learning blog in the world. The key principles of Benny's method: * Speak from day one: find mother-tongue speaking partners online. Don't be self-conscious - keep the flow going! * Change your mindset: ditch the excuses, you can do it! * Stay focused and determined: even if you don't have much time, never forget the goal you've set yourself and work at it. * Learning a language doesn't need to be expensive: there is a wealth of free resources out there, if you know where to find them * Reap the rewards! Learning a new language is not an end in itself, but a means to meeting new people and discovering new cultures. Curiosity will fuel your determination.
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    If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your Hungarian language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Hungarian in no time. Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian maps from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. This pack includes a book and an MP3 CD-ROM. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to an MP3 player or play the disc in an MP3-compatible CD player. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Hungarian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Hungarian into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: -Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick -Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress -Personalization - use the language in real situations Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
  • ALKRL
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    Japanese for Busy People is the most popular Japanese language textbook series in the world. With over 20 components including texts, workbooks, CDs, videos and teacher's manuals, it is also one of the most comprehensive. Now, a decade after its first revision, the entire series has been redesigned, updated and consolidated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. The book features not only a sleek, new design but also a unit structure that groups thematically linked lessons together, making it easier than ever to learn Japanese. Moreover, it now comes with a CD containing audio for the dialogues and listening exercises from the text. The exercises in the book have also been thoroughly revised to incorporate more comprehension and production tasks. Many of these exercises are illustrated, making for a stimulating learning experience, and the purpose of each one is clearly stated. This first of three volumes introduces "survival Japanese"-the absolute minimum amount of Japanese needed to live in Japan. Thus, the vocabulary and grammatical items it introduces are limited to about a third of what is typically introduced in a first-year course. In addition, the book features notes on Japanese culture intended to expand the learner's understanding of Japan, its customs and people. Japanese for Busy People I is available in two formats: romanized and kana. The Romanized Version uses romanized Japanese throughout, with kana in the Opening Dialogues of each lesson. The Kana Version-exposing students to hiragana and katakana from the very beginning-uses only kana.The content of the two books is otherwise exactly the same. The companion volume, Japanese for Busy People 1: The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition contains a variety of illustrated exercises for mastering the basic sentence patterns presented in the main text.
  • AEZBM
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    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. Portuguese 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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    Volume I dealt with survival Japanese' for tourists and other short-term travelers and newcomers to Japan. Volume II, meanwhile, turns to the basics of Japanese syntax. The book is by no means only about grammar, however. Rather, it is designed to help learners consolidate their understanding of syntactical structure through lessons that focus on how to talk about topics relevant to daily life. In addition to serving learners continuing from Volume I, Volume II will benefit those who have already studied beginning Japanese to some extent but wish to brush up on'
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    This portable, user-friendly Korean language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Korean before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Korean language book--Essential Korean is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of South Korea and is also designed as a Korean phrasebook, making it the most versatile Korean language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Korea or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Korean phrase book or as an English-Korean Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Korean without the need to say a word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Korean again and again when you study Korean, visit Korea and work or interacting with Koreans. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A Korean dictionary of over 2000 terms and expressions. Extensive information about Korean grammar and pronunciation. Latest Korean vocabulary and Korean phrases for smart phones, social media and more.This beginner Korean book will help you to quickly and easily learn Korean. Your ability to read Korean, write Korean, speak Korean, and comprehend Korean will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Korean language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.
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    Say farewell to language faux pas forever! Based on the revolutionary Easily Pronounced Language Systems approach, Say It Right in Dutch makes mastering correct Dutch pronunciation simple. With Say It Right you'll learn how to use hundreds of Dutch words and phrases in everyday conversation. This amazing guide gives you easy-to-read vowel symbols that, when combined with consonants, make pronunciation easy. With Say It Right in Dutch you will: Learn more than 500 essential Dutch words and phrases Easily create sentences using "Phrasemakers" Get a quick reference to more than 500 word pronunciations in the Say It Right travel dictionary Topics include: Essential Words & Phrases; Arrival/Departure; Transportation; Hotel Survival; Restaurant Survival; Shopping; and Health
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    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. German 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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    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. Spanish 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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    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. French 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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    This Sudoku puzzle book is designed to provide bite-sized vocabulary puzzles that can be completed in minutes, and is perfect for busy individuals who have no time for long tutorials. The brand-new series combines the simple but addictive game of Sudoku with learning French in a collection of innovative word puzzles. This book contains over 60 original puzzles carefully crafted to teach foreign language vocabulary. Three levels of puzzles are organized by themes and teach more than 300 useful words for travellers and students.
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    Complete Finnish is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. 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 -18 learning units plus grammar and word glossaries -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 Finland -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Finnish -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you'll get a 448-page book and two CDs of audio learning material (160 minutes). Coming soon: get our companion app. Finnish course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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    Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Danish and communicate confidently with others?

    Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Danish will equip you with the skills you need to use Danish 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 Danish 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.
  • AIMXF
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    Complete Norwegian is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. 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 -16 learning units plus grammar reference and word glossary -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 Norway -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Norwegian -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you'll get a 352-page book and two CDs of audio learning material (160 minutes). Coming soon: get our companion app. Norwegian course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
  • ARDIC
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    Introducing our new fresh edition two-sided Vocabulary Study Cards which have been redesigned for a more user-friendly look. Helping students of all ages learn, review and build confidence in their German, compiled by an experienced teacher to help you improve at your own pace. The 1000 cards are totally portable and interactive, making them ideal for individual study or for quizzing your friends!