Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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It's true that some people spend years studying German 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 German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German 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 German 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.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Bringing Out the Best

A Resource Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children

Author: Jacqulyn Saunders,Pamela Espeland

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9780915793303

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 234

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Hundreds of ways to promote creativity and intellectual development--without pushing. Recommended by Head Start.

The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

Author: Edith L. Bavin,Letitia R. Naigles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The most authoritative resource for students and researchers, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language has been thoroughly updated and extended. Enhancements include new chapters on the acquisition of words, processing deficits in children with specific language impairments, and language in children with Williams syndrome, new authors for the bilingualism and autism chapters, a refocused discourse chapter on written narratives, and a new section on reading and reading disorders, cementing the handbook's position as the best study of the subject available. In a wide-ranging survey, language development is traced from prelinguistic infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical contexts; the material is intuitively grouped into six thematic sections, enabling readers to easily find specific in-depth information. With topics as varied as statistical learning, bilingualism, and the neurobiology of reading disorders, this multidisciplinary Handbook is an essential reference for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell II

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Conspiracy to Murder

The Rwandan Genocide

Author: Linda Melvern

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844675425

Category: History

Page: 380

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Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the Rwandan genocide, one of the most appalling events of the twentieth century. Linda Melvern's damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved amounts to a catalogue of failures that only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that could have been avoided.

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140880820X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

Africa Is My Home

A Child of the Amistad

Author: Monica Edinger

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763650382

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 55

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Inspired by a true story, the compelling tale of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad describes her capture, her witness to a mutiny and the Supreme Court trial that prompts her return to Africa.

Easy French Storybook: Little Red Riding Hood

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Author: Ana Lomba

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071483195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Jump start your kids’ education in French Award-winning language-learning innovator Ana Lomba transforms “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” into a way to introduce kids ages two to seven to French. It includes vivid illustrations, a mini “pictionary,” and frequent dialogs that model everyday communication. Accompanying the book is a 45-minute audio CD that features a lively reading of the story, in French and English, helpful pronunciation basics, and fun games and activities.

Railroadman

Author: Chauncey Del French

Publisher: Macmillan Co.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 292

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The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767913904

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553381679

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

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Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.

Achtung Baby

How to Parent Like a German

Author: Sara Zaske

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682450643

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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In the tradition of Bringing Up Bébé, a clarion call and practical guide for a return to rational parenting, from an American woman who learned how to raise strong, self-reliant children by following the common sense approach of German parenting. When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be multi-layered, adding parenting and then the birth of another child into the mix. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom—much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, climb giant play structures, cut food with sharp knives, even play with fire. But what she didn’t realize was that German parents did not share her fears and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with “selbstandigkeit” (self-reliance), and provides many new and practical ideas American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults. A blend of memoir, research, and reporting, this book calls for a return to rational parenting and an exploration of the cultural shift that has occurred over the past few generations. Zaske illustrates how our American anxiety is a culturally specific rather than a globally shared modern stumbling block—which readers can overcome using Zaske’s crucial insights into the German perspective on parenting.

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616955023

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat's groundbreaking debut, now an established classic--revised and with a new introduction by the author, and including extensive bonus materials At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished Haitian village to New York to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence. In her stunning literary debut, Danticat evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

Le Petit Baby Book

Author: Marabout

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452152004

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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This sweet-as-can-be baby book offers dozens of creative ways to capture the milestones and special memories from pregnancy through baby's first year: an envelope for ultrasound scans, a spin-wheel to display baby's astrological sign, a gatefold family tree, space for photos, mini envelopes to stash written notes, illustrated pop-ups, a pull-out growth chart to display in baby's room, and more. Packaged in a compact album with a fabric spine and foil-stamped cover, with whimsical color illustrations and thoughtful prompts throughout, this book is the ultimate keepsake for new parents.

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Revised & Updated Third Edition)

Author: Susan Winebrenner

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575426641

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The new edition provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. Already a perennial best seller, this guide’s third edition is sure to be welcomed with open arms by teachers everywhere. Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for students in the primary and upper-elementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.

Color & Learn Easy German Phrases for Kids

Author: Roz Fulcher

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486803600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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More than 60 pages of charming illustrations to color help reinforce the teachings of this German primer. Kids learn basic vocabulary such as numbers and colors plus practical phrases. Includes English translations and pronunciations.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Bilingual Edge

The Ultimate Guide to Why, When, and How

Author: Kendall King, PhD,Alison Mackey, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061870862

Category: Education

Page: 304

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It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment. In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you: select the language that will give your child the most benefits find materials and programs that will assist your child in achieving fluency identify and use your family's unique traits to maximize learning Fancy private schools and expensive materials aren't needed. Instead, The Bilingual Edge translates the latest research into interactive strategies and quick tips that even the busiest parents can use.