Foreign Language, General
Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language
Becoming Fluent
How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language
Paperback      ISBN: 0262529807
Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.
Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students: HSK Levels 1-5
Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students: HSK Levels 1-5
Paperback      ISBN: 0804846685
This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language. The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. Key features of this Chinese character dictionary: - Over 2,500 basic vocabulary items - English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. - Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. - Includes all words for HSK Levels 1-5. - Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. - Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. - Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. - Key character components are given for easy recognition. - Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.

Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters: Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for HSK + AP Exam Prep)
Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters
Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for HSK + AP Exam Prep)
Paperback      ISBN: 0804845077
Learn the essential Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China! Anyone planning to learn Chinese knows that there are 300 primary characters they must learn to function in China. This systematic introduction to Mandarin is designed to help you learn them fast—along with how to pronounce, write, and remember 1,200 key vocabulary words and phrases. Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters, Volume 1 presents these 300 characters in a series of very simple and easy lessons that: - The characters are grouped into themes with a warm-up narrative for each character - Each character's pronunciation and meanings in combination with other characters are presented - Exercises to practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary are provided - Writing guides show you how to write each correctly - Includes easy access to online native speaker audio recordings and free, printable flashcards
Bengali Bangla Dictionary & Phrasebook: Bengali (Bangla)-english/english-bengali (Bangla)
Bengali Bangla Dictionary & Phrasebook
Bengali (Bangla)-english/english-bengali (Bangla)
Bengali    Paperback      ISBN: 0781812526
Bengali, an official language of Bangladesh and India, is the seventh most-spoken language in the world, with nearly 230 million total speakers. Travelers who like to venture off the beaten path are sure to find adventure and lush natural beauty in Bangladesh. The country is home to a World Heritage Site mangrove forest, Bengal tigers, tropical rain forests, and relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations. This bilingual dictionary and phrasebook contains all the essential language that a traveler to Bangladesh or West Bengal needs to communicate. The dictionary offers instant access to key words, while the phrasebook covers topics including introductions, travel, accommodations, and sight-seeing. A concise grammar section provides an overview of the language. This is the only Bengali phrasebook available. It features 4,000 dictionary entries. Simple phonetics included for all Bengali words. It is perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and foreign aid workers.
Berlitz Japanese Phrase Book + Dictionary
Berlitz Japanese Phrase Book + Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 1780042671
A fresh, crisp new design re-launches this perennial bestseller. More user-friendly thanks to improved color-coding and new categories, this is the phrase book created by the people for the people.
Berlitz Korean Compact Dictionary: Korean-english / English-korean
Berlitz Korean Compact Dictionary
Korean-english / English-korean
Korean    Paperback      ISBN: 9812686509
The Berlitz Compact Dictionary series, ideal for travelers, students, and business people, features bold, blue headwords for maximum accessibility, thousands of idioms, new words, expressions and grammatical information. It’s a must-have compact reference work for language learners that fits in a pocket. From Berlitz – the leaders in language-learning.
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 9812686495
The Berlitz Compact Dictionary series, ideal for travelers, students, and business people, features bold, blue headwords for maximum accessibility, thousands of idioms, new words, expressions and grammatical information. It’s a must-have compact reference work for language learners that fits in a pocket. From Berlitz – the leaders in language-learning.

Berlitz Picture Dictionary French
Berlitz Picture Dictionary French
Paperback      ISBN: 1780044771
Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. Every word is accompanied by a picture and there are also useful phrases boxes on each page. FEATURES Developed by a team of language experts in a realistic visual context Contains more than 2,000 illustrated A-Z words and phrases Content is organised within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Work, Food and Leisure. Every word is accompanied by a translation, simple phonetics and a picture Includes a bilingual index.
Berlitz Spanish Picture Dictionary
Berlitz Spanish Picture Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 1780044801
Developed by a team of language experts, this dictionary series is a goldmine of more than 2,000 illustrated words and phrases. This series is packed with essential terms you need to know in order to communicate in everyday situations: money, numbers, family, shopping, work, filling in forms, etc. Every word is accompanied by a picture and there are also useful phrases boxes on each page. FEATURES Developed by a team of language experts in a realistic visual context Contains more than 2,000 illustrated A-Z words and phrases Content is organised within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Work, Food and Leisure. Every word is accompanied by a translation, simple phonetics and a picture Includes a bilingual index.
Berlitz: Turkish Universal Dictionary
Berlitz: Turkish Universal Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 9812688862
This brand new addition to the successful series of Universal Dictionaries is ideal for everyday use, due to a long-lasting vinyl cover and portable size. This Turkish dictionary captures core words of the language, along with the latest jargon, plus additional grammatical information. Blue headwords improve ease of use and quick reference.