How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Category: Foreign Language Study
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
Travel around the world in 1000 words in this fun search-and-find vocabulary-building book Action-packed illustrations introduce your eager young language learners to essential words in English--plus a few fun ones. From having breakfast together to visiting the zoo or a fantastic art gallery to learn about colors and shapes, these characters will bring new words to life on the page and reinforce those words that you already know. Each page has a central scene teeming with details to discuss and discover, and each word has its own illustration.
A bi-lingual Spanish/English word book, that features a thousand everyday words. It is illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key Spanish vocabulary. It also includes stickers that add an extra interactive element, which aids learning.
"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
A word book that lets you listen to 12 French words, spoken by a native speaker. Simply take one of the 1 cards (each features 12 words) out of the envelope and slot it in as instructed. Press 'go' and then press each of the pictures to hear how the word is pronounced. Contains 12 words, spoken by a native French speaker. For preschool children learning French as either a first or second language.
Publisher: Phoenix International Publications Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book is a great tool for introducing children to new vocabulary words. » Words are organized into fun categories, and each word is accompanied by a colorful and kid-friendly image. » Sample sentences show how the vocabulary words are used.
An interactive first word book for English speakers to learn their first French words. There are a hundred French word and picture stickers to match up, which will help reinforce the learning of 100 everyday words.
Suitable for children who are learning English as their mother tongue or as an additional language, this book provides an accessible approach to language learning based around useful everyday phrases and vocabularly. With over 200 sticker speech bubbles to add to the scenes. Illustrations: Full colour throughout