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Visions Book B: Language, Literature, Content

by Mary Lou Mccloskey Lydia Stack

Use this book to "grow" your English, to talk about what you write and read. Use it to learn lots of new words and new reading strategies you'll need.

Vistas: Introducción a la lengua española

by José A. Blanco Philip Redwine Donley

NIMAC-sourced textbook

¡VIVA! (Second Edition)

by Philip Redwine Donley Jose A. Blanco

Welcome to ¡VIVA!, Second Edition! This highly successful introductory Spanish program is designed to provide you with an active and rewarding learning experience. You are about to embark on an exciting adventure as you learn Spanish and explore the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.New to the Second Edition * Culture! An enhanced Exploración section presents compelling cultural information on the products, practices, and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world * Readings! Two new readings--a literary piece and a comic--in the Lectura section help you develop your reading skills with authentic material * Technology! A comprehensive upgrade to the ¡VIVA! Supersite (viva.vhlcentral.com); see p. xxx for a complete description * Support! Ancillaries like the Flash cultura video program and MAESTRO® Language Learning System all closely integrated with your student text

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families, Book 1

by Paul Moliken Elizabeth Osborne

In this etymology-based vocabulary program,units are organized by meaning rather than alphabetically and it aims to increase retention of new words as well as to expand students' vocabulary.

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families, Book 2

by Elizabeth Osborne

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots shows students how thousands of words share common elements: roots, prefixes, and suffixes derived from Latin and Greek.

Vocabulary Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching

by Folse Keith S.

In Vocabulary Myths, Keith S. Folse breaks down the teaching of second language vocabulary into eight commonly held myths. In debunking each myth, he introduces the myth with a story based on his 25 years of teaching experience (in the United States and abroad), continues with a presentation of what empirical research has shown on the topic, and finishes with a list of what teachers can do in their classrooms to facilitate true vocabulary acquisition. The goal of Vocabulary Myths is to foster a paradigm shift that correctly views vocabulary as fundamental in any second language learning process and demonstrates that research supports this goal-that in fact there is a wealth of empirical evidence to support these views. In addition, an important theme is that teachers have overestimated how much vocabulary students really understand, and as a result, the so-called "comprehensible input" is neither comprehensible nor input. The second language vocabulary acquisition myths reexamined in this book are: *In learning another language, vocabulary is not as important as grammar or other areas. *Using word lists to learn L2 vocabulary is unproductive. *Presenting new vocabulary in semantic sets facilitates learning. *The use of translations to learn new vocabulary should be discouraged. *Guessing words from context is an excellent strategy for learning L2 vocabulary. *The best vocabulary learners make use of one or two really specific vocabulary learning strategies. *The best dictionary for L2 learners is a monolingual dictionary. *Teachers, textbooks, and curricula cover L2 vocabulary adequately.

Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture: A Selected Guide to Russian Words, Idioms, and Expressions of the Post-Stalin Era, 1953–1991

by Irina H. Corten

Irina H. Corten's Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture is an experiment in what Soviet scholars call lingvostranovedenie--the study of a country and its culture through the peculiarities of its language. Not a conventional dictionary, Corten's lexicon is selective, offering a broad sampling of culturally significant words in the areas of politics, ideology, the economy, education, arts and letters, social problems and everyday life as well as language associated with the personalities and activities of individual Soviet leaders. The entries are listed alphabetically in English transliteration followed by the Cyrillic, although readers familiar with Russian may prefer to use the Cyrillic alphabet listing included in this volume. In each entry, the author provides a succinct but full explanation of the term and, whenever possible, cross-references to other entries, authentic examples of its use, and samples of relevant Soviet jokes. A reader may approach the lexicon either sequentially or with the aid of a subject thesaurus that divides the material into specific topics. A listing of complementary sources of reference appears in a useful bibliography. With this fascinating lexicon of "Sovietisms," Corten provides an invaluable and easily accessible medium for those general readers and scholars of the Russian language and Soviet culture interested in understanding contemporary Soviet life.Selected entries from the Vocabulary of Soviet Society and CultureAnekdótchik (anekdótchitsa) (cyrillic spelling) (n.)1: A person who tells jokes (anekdoty); 2: coll. since the late Stalin era, a person arrested and given a prison sentence for the telling of political jokes. The phenomenon indicates the important role of the political joke in Soviet culture and, specifically, in the dissident movement. See iazychnik; sident.The following jokes were popular during the Brezhnev era:1. "Comrade Brezhnev, what is your hobby?" "Collecting jokes about myself." "And how many have you collected so far?" "Two and a half labor camps."2. Question: What is a marked-down joke? Answer: A joke which, under Stalin, got you ten years in a labor camp, and now gets you only five.egoístiki (cyrillic) (n.; pl.). Lit., little egotists; coll. since the 1970s referring to headsets worn by music lovers, especially teenage fans of rock music. The idea is that, by wearing headsets, one shuts out the world and becomes indifferent to everything except oneself.zhrál'nia (cyrillic) (n.). Der. zhrat', to gorge, devour (vulg.); coll. since the 1970s denoting an eating establishment with inexpensive and often bad-tasting food. In the late 1980s, the term also has been applied to new fast-food restaurants which have been built in Soviet cities by Western concerns, for example, McDonald's. See amerikanka; stekliashka; stoiachka.

Voces sin fronteras: Antologia Vintage Espanol de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea

by Cristina García

A medida que los descendientes de inmigrantes mexicanos se han ido estableciendo por todo Estados Unidos, ha surgido una gran literatura, pero sus similaridades con la literatura de México han pasado inadvertidas. En Voces sin fronteras, la primera antología que combina la literatura de ambos lados de la frontera méxico-americana, Cristina García nos presenta un diálogo intercultural de una rica diversidad.Voces históricas de maestros mexicanos como Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska y Juan Rulfo se entrelazan contínuamente con voces magistrales de chicanos como Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya y Gloria Anzaldœa para formar una vibrante tela bilingüe y bicultural. El resultado es esta memorable colección de obras de ficción, ensayos y poesía que brinda una perspectiva emocionantemente nueva de nuestro continente --y de la mejor literatura contemporánea.From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Vos Marques!: Teacher's Book

by Alison Andrews Brigette Edelston Sandy Tippett-Spirtou

This Teachers' book is designed to accompany the A Vos Marques student's book, an introductory French course designed specifically for false beginners.

A Vos Marques!: Student's Book

by Alison Andrews Brigette Edelston Sandy Tippett-Spirtou

A Vos Marques! is an introductory course for students taking French as an option alongside their main degree course. It has been developed specifically for false beginners: students who have a slight acquaintance with the language.The course comprises a student's book, teacher's book and 180 minutes of audio (available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415157285/ ) and, through fifteen chapters, follows the progress of an English-speaking student studying in Paris, whose achievements are designed to reflect those of the course user.Special features include:* activities involving pair and group work* an aid to self-assessment at the end of each chapter* hints on vocabulary learning* clear and accessible layout including integrated cartoons.The guidance offered by the teachers book is of particular importance, as lower-level classes in universities are often taught by native-speaking lecturers with little or no teaching training or experience.

Vox Latina

by W. Sidney Allen

This is a reissue in paperback of the second edition of Professor Allen's highly successful book on the pronunciation of Latin in Rome in the Golden Age. In the second edition the text of the first edition is reprinted virtually unchanged but is followed by a section of supplementary notes that deal with subsequent developments in the subject. The author also added an appendix on the names of the letters of the Latin alphabet and a select bibliography.

Vredaman

by Unai Elorriaga Lopez de Letona

Aurreko bere bi liburu arrakastatsuen ondoren (Sprako tranbia eta Van?t Hoffen ilea), nobela berri batekin dator Unai Elorriaga (Algorta, 1973): Vredaman. Aita ospitalean gaixo eta ama hura zaintzen dauzkalako osaba-izekoen etxera bidaltzen duten haurra; golf-klub baten barruan errugbi-zelai klandestino bat margotu nahi duten bi lagun; urtetan arkitekto baten andregai izan baina inoiz ezkondu ez zen emakume adindua; aitite gizon inportantea zela jakin eta haren arrastoaren atzetik dabilen gaztea. Elkarrekin nahasten diren hainbat istorio daude liburu honetan, pertsonaia ameslari, xelebre edo maitagarriz beteak, bakoitza bere estilo eta hizkera berezian kontatua: haurraren sinpletasun magikoa, atso-agureen berritsukeria patxadatsua, alprojen elkarrizketa zoroak? Jolasetik asko du eleberri honek, baina jolasetik harago gizatasun-taupadak ere nabarmenduko ditu irakurleak, amaierara hurbildu ahala emozioan goraka doan kontakizun biribil eta gozagarri honetan.

Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook

by Gail Brenner

The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idiomsThe largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly.Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).

Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook, 1st Edition

by Gail Stein

PROGRESS FROM VOCABULARY TO PROFICIENCYVocabulary words let you communicate basic ideas, but proper grammar enables you to communicate concepts, feelings, and subtle nuances much more effectively. Now mastering Spanish grammar is easier than ever. Whether you're a student, a business professional who wants to sound more professional, or a future tourist who doesn't want to sound like one, Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook is an indispensable reference. It helps you hone your Spanish writing skills and sharpen your verbal expression with features such as:* Fifteen parts covering all the essential elements of Spanish grammar* A section on everyday necessities-commonly used words and expressions* Clear explanations of the rules with examples* Comprehensive verb charts illustrating the conjugations* Thematic vocabulary charts for common, everyday topics* A glossary that defines all the grammatical termsOrganized so you can proceed at your own pace and review as needed, Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook helps you progress from vocabulary to proficiency so you can communicate confidently in both social and business situations.

Welcome to Indonesian

by Stuart Robson

This is a concise and user-friendly introduction to the Indonesian languageThis concise book aims to introduce the reader to the Indonesian language not by creating a course, with grammar and exercises, but by describing it from various points of view, such as telling what it is related to and how it has developed, and on this basis saying where some of its words originate, as a means of familiarization with some common examples. After that, the description moves on to talk about the kinds of words one wold expect to meet, and how they can be put together as sentences, before providing a few examples of journalistic prose as well as some more literary specimens, in order to give a feeling for the language. Welcome to Indonesian includes:Chapter 1: What is Indonesian?Chapter 2: Bahasa Indonesia as the National LanguageChapter 3: A Historical OverviewChapter 4: The Development of Modern IndonesianChapter 5: Indonesian and MalaysianChapter 6: The colloquial Dimension, Influence of Dialek JakartaChapter 7: What is Indonesian Related to?Chapter 9: Loanwords in Indonesian Chapter 10: The Indonesian WordChapter 11: The Indonesian SentenceChapter 12: Journalistic ProseChapter 13: A Literary DimensionSuggestions for Further ReadingGlossary of Indonesian Words

Welcome to Indonesian

by Stuart Robson

This is a concise and user-friendly introduction to the Indonesian languageThis concise book aims to introduce the reader to the Indonesian language not by creating a course, with grammar and exercises, but by describing it from various points of view, such as telling what it is related to and how it has developed, and on this basis saying where some of its words originate, as a means of familiarization with some common examples. After that, the description moves on to talk about the kinds of words one wold expect to meet, and how they can be put together as sentences, before providing a few examples of journalistic prose as well as some more literary specimens, in order to give a feeling for the language. Welcome to Indonesian includes:Chapter 1: What is Indonesian?Chapter 2: Bahasa Indonesia as the National LanguageChapter 3: A Historical OverviewChapter 4: The Development of Modern IndonesianChapter 5: Indonesian and MalaysianChapter 6: The colloquial Dimension, Influence of Dialek JakartaChapter 7: What is Indonesian Related to?Chapter 9: Loanwords in Indonesian Chapter 10: The Indonesian WordChapter 11: The Indonesian SentenceChapter 12: Journalistic ProseChapter 13: A Literary DimensionSuggestions for Further ReadingGlossary of Indonesian Words

Welcome to Japanese: A Beginners Survey of the Language

by Kenneth G. Henshall Junji Kawai

This is a concise and user-friendly introduction to the Japanese language.<P><P>Japanese has too often been treated by Westerners as an exotic curiosity, but the reality is that it is a functional language spoken as a mother tongue by more than 125 million people, and ranks as the ninth most spoken language in the world. In the present global age, an age characterized by a vast range of Japanese products including electronic games and anime, more and more Westerners are in one way or another interacting with Japan and Japanese people. But it is nonetheless fair to say that the language, while increasing in popularity as a subject of study, is still not as widely spoken among non-Japanese as we might expect.In this book we would therefore like to "demistify" Japanese, to show how the language is formed and used, and to encourage you to pursue the study of it. Of course it has its challenges, especially with regards to the writing system, but we try to put these in a balanced context. And we like to think that, by describing the various facets of the Japanese language to you, we thereby empower you with a degree of knowledge and familiarity.

Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration: Branwen’s Starling (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration examines the prison literature of certain iconic Welsh authors whose political lives and creative writings are linked to ideas about Wales and the Welsh language, the nature of political activism, and the function of incarceration.

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning

by MaryAnn Christison Denise E. Murray

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know I and II are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom: the characteristics of the context in which they work how English works and how it is learned their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning instructing assessing The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I: Understanding Learning (ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series)

by MaryAnn Christison Denise E. Murray

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know Volumes I, II, and III are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? In the Second Edition of Volume I, Murray and Christison return to this essential question and call attention to emerging trends and challenges affecting the contemporary classroom. Addressing new skills and strategies that EFL teachers require to meet the needs of their shifting student populations who are impacted by changing demographics, digital environments, and globalization, this book, which is grounded in current research, offers a strong emphasis on practical applications for classroom teaching. This updated and expanded Second Edition features: a new chapter on technology in TESOL new and updated classroom examples throughout discussions of how teachers can prepare for contemporary challenges, such as population mobility and globalization The comprehensive texts work for teachers across different contexts—where English is the dominant language, an official language, or a foreign language; for different levels—elementary/primary, secondary, university, or adult education; and for different learning purposes—general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes.

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume II: Facilitating Learning

by MaryAnn Christison Denise E. Murray

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, Volume II and its companion are companion textbook, Volume I, are volumes organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? Volume I covers the characteristics of the context in which teachers work, how English works and how it is learned, and the teacher’s role in the larger professional sphere of English language education. Volume II covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning. The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III: Designing Curriculum

by MaryAnn Christison Denise E. Murray

What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? These texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education); and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes). Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom. Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. Volume III, on designing curriculum, covers the contexts for, processes in, and types of ELT curricula—linguistic based, content-based, learner-centered, and learning-centered. Throughout the three volumes, the focus is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Features • Situated in current research in the field of English language teaching and other disciplines that inform it • Sample data, including classroom vignettes • Three kinds of activities/tasks: Reflect, Explore, and Expand

What the Persian Media says: A Coursebook

by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi

What the Persian Media Says: A Coursebook is a comprehensive and stimulating course for intermediate to advanced students of Persian. Presenting many exercises based on authentic Persian newspaper texts, the course thoroughly introduces students to the language of the news in Iran. Real cultural content is featured throughout and there is a strong focus on enabling students to gain familiarity with day-to-day modern Persian discourse. Features include: A wide range of interesting and challenging exercises presented throughout, including activities designed to both test students’ knowledge in a classroom setting and to search online for further Persian news resources Usage of authentic texts from the Iranian media, written for native speakers, with sources including Ettel?’?t, Keyh?n, Sharq, E’tem?d, Ir?n, and Mardoms?l?ri Coverage of topics highly relevant to modern day Persian society, including the Arts, divorce, violence, problems of youth, unemployment, politics and economic issues, enabling cultural engagement and knowledge of complex expressions and idioms used in the media A comprehensive bilingual glossary of journalistic and non-journalistic terminology used in the newspaper texts, provided at the back of the book for easy access All the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free download at http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138825567/ What the Persian Media Says combines modern and more traditional techniques of language teaching. With all the newspaper texts and their corresponding audio files available for free on the Routledge website, students can read the texts in digital form and listen to the audio while working on exercises in the book, enabling full and exciting engagement with the course materials. Written by an experienced instructor, this will be an invaluable resource for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Persian. It can also be used by self-learners and by instructors and students on intensive courses and summer language programs.

What They Didn't Teach You in French Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Henry Rowe Adrien Clautrier

Sipping a café au lait at a sidewalk bistro...Getting down at Paris&’s hottest club...Cheering on Les Bleus at the stadium...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in France&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Ça va?• She&’s totally hot. Elle est bandante.• This party is lit! Cette bringue est enflammée!• That brie smells funky. Ce brie sent putain de drôle.• Wanna French kiss? On se roule une pelle?• That ref is a moron. L&’arbitre est un abruti.

What They Didn't Teach You in German Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

by Daniel Chaffey

Drinking a Hefeweizen at a Biergarten...Dancing at Berlin&’s hottest club...Cheering for the local soccer team at the Stadion...Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Germany&’s everyday language.• What&’s up? Wie geht&’s?• He/She is a real hottie. Er/Sie ist eine ganz heiße Nummer.• What&’s on tap? Was gibt&’s vom Fass?• I ordered the Currywurst. Ich bin den Currywurst.• Do you wanna cuddle? Willst Du kuscheln?• Gooooooal! Toooooor!

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