Foreign Language, General
15-Minute Arabic
15-Minute Arabic
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465462937

Learn how to speak fluent Arabic in an easy and fun way in just 12 weeks. This indispensable guide also comes with a free audio app for Apple and Android phones, featuring native speech that enables you to hone your pronunciation.

Whether you're beginning from the scratch or looking to polish your existing knowledge, 15-Minute Arabic is a quick and convenient option for learning the language. This book features 12 themed chapters broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of everyday situations to help you conduct your business or travel smoothly.

Jargon-free, straightforward instructions equip you to converse with ease, whether you're shopping for groceries, trying to find accommodation, ordering tea at a caf , or sightseeing around town.

Each lesson combines Arabic vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-color photographs for comprehensive learning. The guide also includes an English-Arabic dictionary, an extensive menu of popular Arabic dishes, and excellent review and repeat exercises at the end of each chapter to test yourself and track your progress.

Packed with cultural tips, neatly labelled images of everyday life objects, conversational advice, and grammar explanations, 15-Minute Arabic is the go-to book for mastering the Arabic language.
15-Minute French
15-Minute French
by DK
French    Paperback      ISBN: 1465462945

Learn French in just 15 minutes a day with this revolutionary language learning system, now with an accompanying free app that is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Practicing your language skills is quick, easy, and fun with 15-Minute French. There's no homework. Instead, use the visual guide and the free app to test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by listening to native speakers, and learn from real-life examples that cover every holiday and business situation. Each full-color course book has themed chapters and common everyday scenarios, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries.

Whether you're just starting to learn French or you want to brush up, there's no easier way to learn.

15-Minute Italian: Learn in Just 12 Weeks
15-Minute Italian
Learn in Just 12 Weeks
by DK
Italian    Paperback      ISBN: 1465462961

Whether you are planning to travel to Italy or just curious to learn a new language, this 15-minute language pack is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to learn Italian fast.

15 Minute Italian has 12 themed chapters, spanning a range of practical themes, from socializing to doing business. By practicing 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week you can introduce yourself, fix an appointment, order your favorite dish, ask about the nearest shopping center, and much more.

This handy volume is an ideal Italian language course for beginners and also contains a menu guide and an Italian-to-English and English-to-Italian dictionary. It also comes with a free downloadable audio app for phones that will enable you to hear words and phrases spoken by native Italian speakers.

The colorful illustrations and unique visual approach of 15 Minute Italian makes learning quick, easy, and fun.

15-Minute Spanish: Learn in Just 12 Weeks
15-Minute Spanish
Learn in Just 12 Weeks
by DK
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1465462988

Learn Spanish in just 15 minutes a day with this revolutionary language learning system, now with an accompanying free app that is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Practicing your language skills is quick, easy, and fun with 15-Minute Spanish. There's no homework. Instead, use the visual guide and the free app to test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by listening to native speakers, and learn from real-life examples that cover every holiday and business situation. Each full-color course book has themed chapters and common everyday scenarios, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries.

Whether you're just starting to learn Spanish or you want to brush up, there's no easier way to learn.

250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 2: Revised Edition (Jlpt Level N4) the Japanese Characters Needed to Learn Japanese and Ace the Japanes
250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 2
Revised Edition (Jlpt Level N4) the Japanese Characters Needed to Learn Japanese and Ace the Japanes
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804847592

"This is the best kanji book available today. Designed for beginners with a basic knowledge of Japanese to use in the classroom or for self-study."--Modern Language Journal

Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket can be an ordeal in Japan if you don't read kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters. Unfortunately, the kanji characters taught in most textbooks are not always those that you'll encounter in everyday situations. To fill this gap, a group of teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo have pooled their talents to create 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters in two volumes: a practical way to learn the kanji most frequently used in daily life in Japan. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, using an extremely effective approach that focuses on you, the learner, taking an active part.
  • Introductory Quizzes introduce everyday situations where you encounter kanji.
  • Vocabulary sections help you understand the readings and meanings of the kanji.
  • New Character Charts teach you new kanji systematically—for each character you'll learn its meanings, its basic on-kun readings, its stroke order, common compounds, and derivations.
  • Practice sections help you improve your skills in recognizing and using the kanji.
  • Advanced Placement Exam Practice Questions for each lesson follow the format of the College Boards Japanese Language and Culture examination.
You'll also encounter authentic and practical materials that help you understand how kanji are used in real-life situations. Emails and texts, choosing the best dictionary in a library, understanding the weather report, navigating floors in a Tokyo department store--all are easier when you know kanji. After studying this book together with its companion 250 Essential Japanese Characters, Volume 1 you will have learned 500 of the most important characters in Japanese and thousands of words in which they appear.
Albanian-English English-Albanian
Albanian-English English-Albanian
Paperback      ISBN: 0781804191

In its ninth printing, the Albanian Practical Dictionary is expanded and romanized to include 9,000 entries with simple pronunciation and basic grammatical information. Also includes a transliteration guide, a list of abbreviations, geographical names, and idiomatic expressions.

Aprender a Aprender En La Era Digital: Tecnopedagogía Crítica Para La Enseñanza del Español Le/L2
Aprender a Aprender En La Era Digital
Tecnopedagogía Crítica Para La Enseñanza del Español Le/L2
Paperback      ISBN: 1138954632

Aprender a aprender en la era digital provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account that empowers readers to leverage learning technologies to promote second language learner autonomy. Written entirely in Spanish, the book covers a breadth of innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish via and with technology, such as emerging pedagogies, autonomous and participatory learning, learner agency and identity, teacher development, and post-communicative curriculum design.

Key features:

  • a novel and unique approach, combining the latest research on learning autonomy and instructional technologies in language learning;
  • an emphasis on the connections between theory and practice, with concrete suggestions for using technology in the classroom;
  • an extensive selection of curricular and pedagogical tools that can be easily adapted to various teaching and learning environments and needs;
  • a broad selection of bibliographical references for further reading and research;
  • a bilingual glossary of key techno-pedagogical terms;
  • a catalogue with over 250 tools for second language learning and teaching, with contextualized examples of their practical application;
  • a comprehensive eResource with a wealth of additional materials, including access to a database of technological tools and best practices in teaching Spanish with technology.

Written in a clear and accessible manner, Aprender a aprender en la era digital is ideal for instructors of Spanish at all educational levels. The book will also be of great interest to teachers of languages other than Spanish, as well as graduate students pursuing a degree in Spanish, Educational Technology or Language Education.

Aprender a Aprender En La Era Digital: Tecnopedagogía Crítica Para La Enseñanza del Español Le/L2
Aprender a Aprender En La Era Digital
Tecnopedagogía Crítica Para La Enseñanza del Español Le/L2
Spanish    Hardcover      ISBN: 1138954624

Aprender a aprender en la era digital provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account that empowers readers to leverage learning technologies to promote second language learner autonomy. Written entirely in Spanish, the book covers a breadth of innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish via and with technology, such as emerging pedagogies, autonomous and participatory learning, learner agency and identity, teacher development, and post-communicative curriculum design.

Key features:

  • a novel and unique approach, combining the latest research on learning autonomy and instructional technologies in language learning;
  • an emphasis on the connections between theory and practice, with concrete suggestions for using technology in the classroom;
  • an extensive selection of curricular and pedagogical tools that can be easily adapted to various teaching and learning environments and needs;
  • a broad selection of bibliographical references for further reading and research;
  • a bilingual glossary of key techno-pedagogical terms;
  • a catalogue with over 250 tools for second language learning and teaching, with contextualized examples of their practical application;
  • a comprehensive eResource with a wealth of additional materials, including access to a database of technological tools and best practices in teaching Spanish with technology.

Written in a clear and accessible manner, Aprender a aprender en la era digital is ideal for instructors of Spanish at all educational levels. The book will also be of great interest to teachers of languages other than Spanish, as well as graduate students pursuing a degree in Spanish, Educational Technology or Language Education.

Arabic Practical Dictionary: Arabic-English English-Arabic
Arabic Practical Dictionary
Arabic-English English-Arabic
Paperback      ISBN: 0781810450

An essential resource for students of Arabic and English alike. This dictionary covers their needs with the most up-to-date entries in handy reference form. It includes more than 18,000 word-to-word entries in clear, easy-to-read format the Arabic is provided with Romanized transliterations and the English with phonetic transliterations.

Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary
Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465459278
The perfect pocket reference for learning Arabic, make sure this helpful tool is packed when you next go on your travels.

With over 6,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, getting to grips with the Arabic language has never been easier. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, buying food or train tickets, discussing work, or famous sights on the tourist trail, you'll gain confidence in your new language skills with this bilingual visual dictionary by your side.

Photographs and comprehensive indexes combine to make finding the word you need a quick and easy task. The Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use free audio app (available on the App Store and Google Play) enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases and words you need to know and perfect your pronunciation.

DK's bilingual visual dictionaries are truly bilingual; every section is written side by side in both languages - right from the contents to the index - meaning that this dictionary is easy to use for native speakers and learners alike. Whether you're studying a new language in the classroom or practicing on your travels, choose a DK bilingual visual dictionary to be part of your essential kit.