The Everything Essential German Book

All You Need to Learn German in No Time!

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 8032

Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071483179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 6160

A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation

Author: Jean Yates

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744770

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 9264

Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you’re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you’ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in conversation. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most grammar-phobic learners that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you: Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations Expand your vocabulary Get clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you’ll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!

The Arabic Alphabet

How to Read and Write It

Author: Nicholas Awde,Putros Samano

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 9780818404306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 95

View: 412

Discusses the basics of the Arabic language and provides instruction in the Arabic alphabet

Chinese Flash Cards Volume 3

HSK Upper Intermediate Level (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Philip Yungkin Lee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915485

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 32

View: 2606

Flash cards are one of the quintessential keys to successful language learning, and Chinese Flash Cards ebook Volume 3 contains all the necessary ingredients you need to read and write Chinese. Many Chinese language students understand that there are three secrets to committing these Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to memory: start with the basic characters first, then study the others in the correct order, and use constant repetition to reinforce them until they stick in your long-term memory. No other study tool is better equipped to handle this task other than flash cards, making this ebook an ideal resource for practicing Chinese. These handy flash cards present the characters in the correct order and the cards have a full range of features to help you master the 448 Upper Intermediate level characters, along with their associated 2,240+ words and sentences. All characters needed for the HSK Upper Intermediate Level exam are covered. The HSK is China's standard test of Chinese proficiency for non-native speakers, required of foreigners who wish to study or work at Chinese universities and firms. Whether at home or on the go, you can use these cards to learn several new characters every day, and watch your knowledge develop rapidly over time. This ebook features: 448 hole-punched cards presenting the essential intermediate-level characters. Native-speaker downloadable audio recordings of 2,240+ example words and sentences. A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips. Radicals, compounds and idiomatic phrases, plus traditional forms where applicable. Ideal as a study tool to prepare for China's official HSK exam .

Practice Makes Perfect German Vocabulary

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071763023

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 7224

Master the words and phrases necessary for handling everyday situations Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in German. Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary offers you: More than 100 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in German about: Different occupations and jobs * German holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background . . . and much more!

The Delights of Learning Turkish

A Self-Study Course Book for Learners of Turkish

Author: Yasar Esendal Kuzucu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499389432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

View: 7373

'The Delights of Learning Turkish' is a self-study course book that takes the learner from the beginner level to the intermediate level in Turkish. It is designed for English speakers, targeting adult and young adult learners; especially for those planning to settle and live in Turkey or visiting Turkey for business or pleasure. It is a comprehensive, explanatory approach to Turkish language teaching how to construct and use the language both in formal and colloquial forms with dialogues, examples, grammar points, vocabulary and exercises. It shows the grammatical structures in detail with examples, which enables the learners to make their own sentences instead of depending on off-the-shelf phrases. In the book, you can also find general information about the Turkish alphabet and Turkish language as well as notes on Turkish culture in daily life. Covering so many language points, this book is also a grammar reference that targets a wide range of audience including advanced learners. At the end of the book, you will find the keys to the exercises. There are also Turkish - English and English - Turkish glossary sections as well as Turkish proverbs and idioms added to the book with explanations.

Italian Grammar

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438000046

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 8929

Titles in Barron's Grammar series are small in size but filled with helpful fast-reference information for language students and translators. Barron's Italian Grammar makes a handy supplement to classroom textbooks. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and advice on pronunciation. Books in this series are printed in two colors to highlight important study points and help students find specific information quickly and easily

Get Started in Beginner's Indonesian

Author: Christopher Byrnes,Eva Nyimas

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444175028

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 6990

If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Indonesian in no time. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Indonesian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Indonesian into use with confidence. Get Started in Indonesian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals Learn to learn- tips and skills on how to be a better language learner Discovery method- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick Self-check and test yourself- see and assess your own progress Personalization- use the language in real situations

Enjoy Intermediate Italian

Author: Sylvia Lymbery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473602915

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 4128

Using authentic conversations between native speakers as a basis, this course will help you to improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy talking and understand what is said. You will be introduced to more colloquial Italian so you will sound more natural when speaking and gain confidence.If you already know some Italian and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It is a great refresher course, as well as being an easy way to build upon and improve your existing Italian. Taking you from a good intermediate level (lB2 of the Common European Framework), this course helps you to progress up to C1 by offering: - Workbook plus MP3 CD of audio files. - Carefully levelled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge. - Quality listening and reading input - day-to-day conversations but also speeches, interviews and newspaper articles. - Fluency building - reach a level where you can discuss sophisticated ideas in Italian. Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Italy and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Italian. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Italy today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you?ve learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Essential Japanese Grammar

A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Masahiro Tanimori,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910092

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 2190

Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable study guide for students of the Japanese language at all levels. Long the standard in Japanese language education, it provides clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offers hundreds of example sentences. It is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come. A strong foundation in grammar is vital to those wishing to learn Japanese as a whole. Essential Japanese Grammar presents a number of unique features. First, grammatical terminology has been kept to a minimum so that extensive prior knowledge of grammar is not required. Second, abundant example sentences written in Japanese characters (kana and kanji) followed by romanji and English translations. Third, the authors have tried to reveal aspects of grammar that may not be found in comparable grammar books such as rare Japanese verbs, adjectival nouns, clauses adverbs, etc. This Japanese grammar book contains: parts of speech. sentence constructions. conjugations forms. speech styles and tones. accentuation rules. essential words and functional elements. an appendix for referencing and cross-referencing Japanese words.

Instant Vietnamese

How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas With Just 100 Key Words and Phrases!

Author: Sam Brier,Linh Doan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910157

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 7705

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Vietnamese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Vietnam for a short time and want a Vietnamese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, this is the book for you—it's the quickest and easiest way to learn Vietnamese. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. The idea of Instant Vietnamese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the authors Sam Brier and Linh Doan have solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Vietnamese language. Added features include an easy-to-use pronunciation guide that distinguishes between Northern Vietnamese (as spoken in Hanoi) and Southern Vietnamese (as spoken in Saigon), and a Vietnamese dictionary Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more.

Teach Yourself Complete Italian

Author: Lydia Vellaccio

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444100129

Category: Italian language

Page: 504

View: 6496

The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Italian. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod (components available separately).

Italian Verb Conjugation Card

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764129544

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

View: 1256

The most-often-used Italian regular and irregular verbs are presented with English translations in this quick-reference format. The six-panel card is laminated for long life and punched to fit either a two-ring or a three-ring notebook. The verb tenses are listed and explained in both active and passive voices, with information on how to use them in sentences, which makes this title a fine supplement for language students and travelers to Italy. Italian is the latest in BarronÂ's new series of Foreign Language Verb Conjugation Cards. Others are available in French, German, and Spanish. All are printed in full color on laminated card stock.

Japanese Particle Workbook

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 5767

Particles are an essential component of the Japanese language, and a facility with their use is essential for a mastery of both spoken and written forms. This new workbook will help students acquire that facility. It introduces 60 particles and their 188 basic functions in order of frequency of usage. Each function is illustrated with example sentences, and exercises are presented every few lessons to allow users to test their understanding, writing directly in the workbook and checking their work against the answers provided. A basic vocabulary is employed throughout to allow students to concentrate fully on one important goal—the mastery of Japanese particles.

Teach Yourself Chinese Complete Course Package (Book + 2CDs)

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield,Song Lianyi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071430333

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 9311

Business in Bejing? Teach yourself Chinese! With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout An exploration of the culture And much more

Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners (+ Audio)

Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills

Author: Claudia Orea

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533531971

Category:

Page: 152

View: 9612

An Effective Way to Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills This book makes use of simple yet entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. By covering a diverse range of grammar structures and vocabulary, and supplementing it with audio, you can improve your reading and writing skills, and even practice your listening and pronunciation.No Dictionary NecessaryThis book comes with a Spanish and English glossary embedded within the stories themselves, so there will be no need for a dictionary to help you with words you do not understand..Improve Your Listening Skills in SpanishWith the help of the audio, you can give your listening skills a boost as well as practice your pronunciation. Recorded by a professional voice talent from Madrid, Spain, the stories are narrated using a standard Spanish voice at a slightly slower speed than how actual Spanish people speak.This will allow beginners and low-intermediate learners to grasp the narration properly. Extra care has also been given to the recording of the audio to ensure a pleasurable listening experience for learners.Boost Your Comprehension With Useful Learning Aids and Extra FeaturesAside from the audio material provided, you will also find: Questions at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension. A summary of the story: After each chapter, you are encouraged to write a short summary of the story, and you can compare it to the provided summary to check your understanding. Learn Useful Vocabulary for Everyday SituationsThis book contains a total of ten short stories with themes about everyday activities and ideas. The stories are written using a wide range of vocabulary and diverse grammar structures. The carefully selected combination of dialogue and descriptions is especially suited for beginner to low-intermediate level learners.What to Expect from This Book A total of 1,000 new Spanish vocabulary words including some colloquial terms spoken in everyday Spanish conversations. Highly improved listening skills in Spanish, thanks to the audio material provided. So, whether you are learning Spanish for business or for pleasure, thanks to this book, you can now effectively hone skills that will help you to sound more natural when communicating in Spanish. Technical Details: 1,000 words and expressions in Spanish, translated in English. MP3 (90 minutes in total) Ready to learn Spanish? Grab your copy and get started today!

Enjoy Italian Intermediate to Upper Intermediate Course

Author: Sylvia Lymbery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473621794

Category:

Page: 288

View: 7407

Do you want to have more meaningful conversations in Italian? Do you want to feel comfortable in a variety of situations?Using authentic conversations between native speakers as a basis, this course will help you to improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy talking and understand what is said. You will be introduced to more colloquial Italian so you will sound more natural when speaking and gain confidence.Is this course for me?If you already know some Italian and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It is a great refresher course, as well as being an easy way to build upon and improve your existing Italian. Taking you from a good intermediate level (lB2 of the Common European Framework), this course helps you to progress up to C1 by offering:-Workbook plus MP3 CD of audio files.-Carefully levelled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge.-Quality listening and reading input - day-to-day conversations but also speeches, interviews and newspaper articles.-Fluency building - reach a level where you can discuss sophisticated ideas in Italian.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide r ange of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Italy and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Italian. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Italy today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.