Fluent in French

Author: Frederic Bibard
ISBN: 1635872804
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Whether you are: - a complete beginner - an intermediate-level student facing difficulties in your studies, - an advanced learner beginning to notice the signs of a plateau in your motivation This study guide has original, helpful techniques, hacks, and tips you can use to enrich your vocabulary and get you on track.

French Advanced To Expert Course

Author: Max Bellancourt
ISBN: 0747310025
Release Date:

Comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking French but want to achieve complete fluency? Then take your French skills to a higher level with our expert level French language course. Communicate in total confidence and fluency with the most comprehensive French language course around. This expert level French language course is perfect for those who have studied French before and already have a good working knowledge of the language. With Linguaphones world-renowned learning methodology and a wide range of advanced linguistic techniques, youll develop your ability to use complex French phrases and expressions with confidence. Whats more, youll develop an active vocabulary of over 3000 words, as you progress to an expert level of French with ease. Please note this course is written entirely in French. What youll learn: Over 3000 advanced French phrases. Ability to communicate in French with total confidence and fluency. Ability to use ambitious expressions and vocabulary with ease. Boosts your spoken, reading, and written French skills to an expert level. Development of an authentic French accent. Sample topics covered: Daily Life. Television interviews. Newspaper articles. Politics. Education. What our French language course includes: 6 audio CDs. Two 144-page course books with 60 in-depth lessons. A 62-page French vocabulary book. A 90-page further practice book with additional written exercises, which expand on language learned in the course. Study Guide Contains full instructions and advice on how to study. Compact Linguaphone carry case.

Language Hacking French

Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781681441023
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's true that some people spend years studying French before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of French, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak French through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in French from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Out of Sheer Rage

Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781466869868
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD "In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times Geoff Dyer was a talented young writer, full of energy and reverence for the craft, and determined to write a study of D. H. Lawrence. But he was also thinking about a novel, and about leaving Paris, and maybe moving in with his girlfriend in Rome, or perhaps traveling around for a while. Out of Sheer Rage is Dyer's account of his struggle to write the Lawrence book--a portrait of a man tormented, exhilarated, and exhausted. Dyer travels all over the world, grappling not only with his fascinating subject but with all the glorious distractions and needling anxieties that define the life of a writer.

Frritt Flacc

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: andersseitig.de
ISBN: 9783955016142
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Fiction

Die Geschichte beginnt mit "Frritt!", das für den entfesselten Sturmwind steht und mit "Flacc!" für den Regen, der wie ein Sturzbach strömt. Der wohlhabende Arzt Dr. Trifulgas lebt in einer Phantasieregion am Meer. Er verschließt sein Haus den Armen und öffnet sich nur den Reichen. Seine Handhabungen und ärztliche Hilfen haben feste Honorarsätze. In einer stürmischen Nacht klopft ein vom Regen durchnässtes Mädchen an der Haustür von Dr. Trifulgas. Ihr Vater, der ein armer Fischer ist, liegt im Sterben. Weil das Mädchen kein Geld dabei hat, hält es Dr. Trifulgas nicht für notwendig sein Haus zu verlassen und geht wieder in sein Bett. Kurz darauf klopft es wieder an seiner Haustür. Er flucht, geht aber doch an die Tür. Diesmal ist es die Frau des mit dem Tode ringenden Fischers. Sie hat etwas Geld dabei. Dem Arzt ist es jedoch nicht genug und deswegen geht er wieder in sein Bett ohne ihr zu helfen. Das Unwetter wird stärker. Abermals klopft jemand an der Tür von Dr. Trifulgas. Diesmal steht die Mutter des Fischers vor seiner Haustür. Der Fischer hat einen Schlaganfall erlitten. Seine Mutter hat das letzte Geld mitgebracht. Sie müssen ihr Haus verkaufen um die weitere Behandlung zu bezahlen. Dafür entschließt sich der hartherzige Arzt den Weg zu dem Fischer anzutreten. Er erreicht das Haus, in dem sich der Todkranke befindet. Der Arzt öffnet mit zitternden Händen die Vorhänge des Bettes. Dort liegt der Sterbende, dessen Gesicht unbedeckt ist und bewegt sich nicht. Dr. Trifulgas beugt sich über ihn und stößt einen entsetzten Schrei aus. Er erkennt, dass er selbst mit dem Tode ringend in dem Bett liegt. Daraufhin versucht er alles um sich zu retten. Dr. Trifulgas stirbt dann jedoch unter seinen eigenen Händen.

Language Is Music

Author: Susanna Zaraysky
Publisher: Create Your World Books
ISBN: 9780982018996
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Language is Music focuses on making learning foreign languages fun, easy and affordable for anyone with a desire to communicate effectively with people around the world. By applying over 100 simple tips to things you already do, such as listening to music or surfing the Web, you can experience the joy of "fluency" in any language without having to study abroad or spend money on private tutors. In Language is Music, Susanna Zaraysky masterfully shares her listening methods so that anyone can have fun learning any language. With over 100 tips and 100 free or low-cost Internet resources, you will learn how to use daily activities, such as watching T.V. or listening to music; conversation partners; and attendance at cultural events to become a masterful speaker of any tongue. "Learning foreign languages is like learning to sing a song or play music," says self-made linguist Susanna Zaraysky and author of Language is Music. Zaraysky has what you might call "an ear" for languages, having used music to successfully learn English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian-all with excellent accents. Advance Praise for Language is Music "I love it! I think it will help people who want to learn, and those who are curious about additional language learning. Many people want to learn a language but are frightened, or disappointed by the courses they have taken. Reading Language is Music will encourage them to try again, on their own and with friendly supporters." -Dr. Elba Maldonado-Colon, Professor Department of Elementary Education Bilingual Program, San Jose State University LET IT JUST ROLL OFF YOUR TONGUE. With lyrical insight and solid experience, Susanna Zaraysky, author of Language is Music, provides easy steps for learning a language. Gone are the boring, disconnected strategies that most of us remember from school. You've never learned a language this quickly and easily. Zaraysky's methods embody fun, connection, rhythm, and above all...music. -Suzanne Lettrick, M.Ed Educator and Founder of The Global Education and Action Network "Forget dictionaries and phrase books . . . Susanna Zaraysky's easy-to-use guide to language learning is indispensable for any serious language learner wanting to become fluent--not just conversationally proficient--in another language. Language is Music will teach you how to make language acquisition a part of your daily life, and to recreate the kind of total-immersion environment necessary for fluency. Highly recommended reading for aspiring polyglots. Pick up this book and you too will be all ears!" -Justin Liang, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Marshallese, intermediate Spanish Back in France, I spent many years learning "academic" English in school. But I progressed much faster when I forced myself to listen to the BBC or not look at the subtitles when watching an American movie. I wish I had Susanna's book with me then. It's full of creative ideas and practical tips that are indispensable complements to the traditional methods of learning foreign languages -- and it's coming from someone you can trust, she speaks so many of them! -Philippe Levy, French native speaker This book is great. It showed me another aspect and a new approach of learning a language. I will put the book to good use. As a foreign English speaker, I spent many years at school learning English and did not make much progress. A lot of the tips that I read in this book, I learned them with time. However if I had read this book earlier, it would have made my life much easier and I would have saved so much time. I am going to apply the tips in Language is Music into learning a third language: Spanish. This time, I am sure I will make huge progress much faster. Not only is Language is Music useful in acquiring a foreign language, but the resources and websites in the book are valuable for someone who wants to travel abroad. -Fabien Hsu, French native speaker

European Vocational Educational Systems

Author: Collins, Helen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135351618
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Education

This detailed reference work describes the vocational training systems available in EC member states. It deals with the vocational qualification systems within each country and outlines EC programmes that promote the recognition of training schemes.

No ich

Author: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426419519
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Genre: Fiction

Die wunderbare Welt der Lou Bertignac: Mit Wärme, Poesie und Sprachverliebtheit entführt die französische Autorin Delphine de Vigan ihre Leser in den verrückten Kosmos einer 13-Jährigen. Und ins Paris der Obdachlosen. „No & ich“ ist ein berührender Roman über Freundschaft, Träume und das Erwachsenwerden – und eine Weltverbesserergeschichte für jene, die nicht vergessen haben, was sie selbst alles ändern wollten. Damals, gestern oder erst heute Morgen. Oder etwa schon vergessen?! Lou lebt in Paris. Sie ist 13 Jahre alt, hochbegabt und eine Einzelgängerin. Sie kann seit ihrem vierten Geburtstag lesen und sich jede Unterhaltung genau merken. Lou hat bereits zwei Klassen übersprungen, doch obwohl sie einen IQ von 160 hat, macht ihr das Binden ihrer Schnürsenkel noch immer gewisse Probleme. Um die Welt zu verstehen, beobachtet sie die Menschen und stellt unglaublich gewagte Theorien auf. Lou Bertignac ist ein klitzekleines bisschen zu klein und schmächtig für die große Welt, doch ihr Hirn rattert ununterbrochen: Sie macht sich über alles und jeden Gedanken und führt die unterschiedlichsten Experimente durch (untersucht Lebensmittel, überprüft die Saugfähigkeit von Schwämmen). Sie hinterfragt alles, liest Unmengen von Büchern, sammelt Wörter und zählt alles Mögliche auf, wenn sie nervös ist. Lou ist das, was ihre Mitschüler einen Freak nennen. Am liebsten wäre sie allerdings so wie alle anderen. Dann würde sie zum Beispiel herausfinden, in welcher Richtung man beim Knutschen die Zunge drehen muss – im Uhrzeigersinn oder dagegen? Und dann gibt es da noch Lucas, den coolen Riesen aus der Klasse, bei dessen Blicken sie zu Staub zerfällt. Gewagtes Experiment ... Als Lou die 18-jährige No trifft, die mitten in Paris auf der Straße lebt, wagt sie ihr bis dahin größtes Projekt: No retten! No mit ihren dreckigen Klamotten und ihrem müden Gesicht. No, die bettelt und schier am Verhungern ist und zu viel trinkt. No, deren Einsamkeit sie völlig fertig macht. No, die für Lou ein Mensch ist, der ihre Welt auf den Kopf stellt. No & ich ist einer der literarischen Überraschungserfolge des Jahres: Der fantasievolle Roman der Pariserin Delphine de Vigan wurde in elf Sprachen übersetzt und zum Beispiel mit dem französischen Buchhändlerpreis 2008 ausgezeichnet.

Englische Grammatik f r Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527705058
Release Date: 2009-06-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sie mussen jetzt englische Grammatik pauken und Ihr Schulenglisch ist schon ein wenig eingerostet. Sie haben Kunden im Ausland? Da sollten die E-Mails verstandlich sein. Sie mussen eine Prasentation auf Englisch halten? Oder bereiten Sie sich auf den TOEFL vor? Englische Grammatik ist nicht wirklich spa?ig. Da hilft nur dieses Buch von Geraldine Woods, die locker, witzig und leicht verstandlich auch die kompliziertesten Regeln der englischen Sprache erklart. Und auf einmal macht Grammatik lernen Spa?.

Notes of a Native Son

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807006245
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in “The Harlem Ghetto” to a sobering “Journey to Atlanta.” Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin’s voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.

German Quickly

Author: April Wilson
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820467596
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Foreign Language Study

German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.