Grammar
Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Russian with Teach Yourself): Advanced Beginner to Upper Intermediate Course
Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Russian with Teach Yourself)
Advanced Beginner to Upper Intermediate Course
Paperback      ISBN: 1473623480
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Russian?
Master Russian grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Russian Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Russian grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Russian with clarity and ease.

What will I learn?
The Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Russian. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Russian grammar.

Is this course for me?
The Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Russian course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Russian.

What do I get?
This Russian workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:
-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points
-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice
-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points
-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner

20 short learning units each contain:
-communication goals to guide your studies
-grammar explanations with extensive exercises
-vocabulary presentations and activities
-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning

*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

What other courses are available?
For further study and practice, see Get Started in Russian (ISBN 9781444174892) and Complete Russian: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781473602519).

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Teach Yourself Spanish Verbs
Teach Yourself Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071420029

Master the verbs of a new language without intimidating textbooks or confusing charts Learning verbs and remembering their correct usage is a daunting task for anyone studying a new language. The experts at Teach Yourself have developed the Teach Yourself Verbs series to deal with this perplexing yet necessary part of language learning. Perfect for students at any level of experience, the Teach Yourself Verbs series will increase their knowledge and proficiency and give their language confidence the boost it needs. Each book contains: Helpful hints on learning verb forms Explanation of various tenses and their useage Verb categories, their patterns, and their conjugations Full coverage of the main tenses for frequently used verbs, arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference Examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and keywords based on the verbs A glossary of verbs with details of the patterns they follow

Italian Grammar Drills
Italian Grammar Drills
Paperback      ISBN: 0071789677

Sharpen your ITALIAN grammar with skill-building exercises

If you want to be proficient in Italian, you have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of Italian grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--Italian Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience.

This comprehensive book features:

  • More than 200 exercises that demonstrate how the Italian grammar system works
  • Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage
  • A thorough review section, new to this edition
  • An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept

Topics include:
Adjectives and adverbs * Comparatives and superlatives * Present tense versus past tense * Prepositions * Passive voice * Verbal expressions and constructions * and more

Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions
Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions
Arabic    Paperback      ISBN: 0071759735

Master Arabic pronouns and prepositions quickly and easily

The only way to build your skills in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. Following the successful Practice Makes Perfect approach, this book gives you clear explanations and all the tools you need to learn Arabic pronouns and prepositions. A valuable resource for advanced beginning- to intermediate-level Arabic learners, Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions enables you to:

  • Successfully grasp Arabic pronoun and preposition usage
  • Review and compare different types of pronouns and prepositions
  • Build your language skills with hundreds of exercises

With the help of many everyday examples, this book takes the mystery out of pronouns and prepositions and gets you on your way to communicating in Arabic with confidence

Master these key topics and boost your Arabic language skills:
Possessive pronouns * Subject pronouns * Demonstrative pronouns * Separate and inseparable pronouns * Prepositional phrases

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
The Sense of Style
The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0143127799
"Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing--and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now.

In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times-bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
The Concise Red Book of Spanish Verbs
The Concise Red Book of Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071761047

Add weight to your Spanish verb choices without breaking your back(pack)

In one compact package, The Concise Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs provides 333 of the most important verbs in Spanish in full conjugated form. Each verb is illustrated by example sentences, showing the verb in action. The top 33 verbs are broken down into groups according to key meanings, use with prepositions, and key idiomatic expressions. In addition, the Verb Index links over 2,300 verbs to the verb conjugations.

Online you will find a companion website that provides you with extensive bonus content--more than 100 exercises that give you a dynamic way to build your mastery of the Spanish verb system.

Features

  • A diagnostic test
  • Audio exercises to improve your listening comprehension
  • Additional exercises that focus on your idiomatic usage of verbs
  • Audio recordings of example sentences to show the Top 30 verbs is use
  • Traditional verb conjugations combined with online exercises + audio

Topics include: Spanish Tense Profiles; 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs; English-Spanish Verb Index; Irregular Verb Form Index; Spanish Verb Index

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Between You & Me
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240185

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language--and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

Readers--and writers--will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

Hindi Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Hindi with Teach Yourself)
Hindi Tutor
Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Hindi with Teach Yourself)
Paperback      ISBN: 1473617456
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Hindi?
Master Hindi grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Hindi Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practising Hindi grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Hindi with clarity and ease.
What will I learn?
The Hindi Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and common grammar and vocabulary in Hindi. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Hindi grammar.
Is this course for me?
The Hindi Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Hindi course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building along with an overview of Hindi script. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Hindi.
What do I get?
This Hindi workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:
-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points
-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice
-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you understand language rules and culture points
-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a successful language learner
Twenty short learning units each contain:
-communication goals to guide your studies
-grammar explanations with extensive exercises
-vocabulary presentations and activities
-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning
*This workbook maps from from A2 Beginner to B1 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Novice High to Advanced Mid-level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) guidelines.
Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs: 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs
The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs
333 Fully Conjugated Verbs
Paperback      ISBN: 0071421629

Based on the popular language "bibles," The Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs and The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs are the most comprehensive, clearest, and easiest-to-use sources for beginning and intermediate learners. Now these books are even more convenient for school or home use thanks to their smaller trim size. But these pocket-sized guides are still mightier than all of the competition in this format.

These portable guides offer smooth sailing through the turbulent seas of a new grammar with:

  • 333 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically
  • Current idioms and expressions for each verb
  • Full facing page of usage examples for the top50 verbs
  • One-stop, at-a-glance verb-tense profiles
  • More than 2,200 verbs cross-referenced to models
  • A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms
  • English index to the model verbs
French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide
French Grammar
A Complete Reference Guide
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 007144498x

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing.

Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.