Read and Speak Greek for Beginners 2nd Edition

Author: Hara Garoufalia-Middle
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071820431
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An exceptionally accessible book+audio course for beginning-level learners of Greek, helping them gain practical communication skills.

Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems

Author: Ludo Verhoeven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107095885
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Around the world, children embark on learning to read in their home language or writing system. But does their specific language, and how it is written, make a difference to how they learn? How is learning to read English similar to or different from learning in other languages? Is reading alphabetic writing a different challenge from reading syllabic or logographic writing? Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems examines these questions across seventeen languages representing the world's different major writing systems. Each chapter highlights the key features of a specific language, exploring research on learning to read, spell, and comprehend it, and on implications for education. The editors' introduction describes the global spread of reading and provides a theoretical framework, including operating principles for learning to read. The editors' final chapter draws conclusions about cross-linguistic universal trends, and the challenges posed by specific languages and writing systems.

Learner English

Author: Michael Swan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521779391
Release Date: 2001-04-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study

"As a teacher of English as a foreign or second language have you ever wished you knew more about your students' mother-tongues?" "Learner English is a practical reference book which compares the relevant features of the students' own languages with English, helping teachers to predict and understand the problems their students have." "The book is accompanied by a cassette and CD with authentic examples of the various accents described in the book."--BOOK JACKET.