Fluent in French

The Most Complete Study Guide to Learn French

Author: Frederic Bibard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635872804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

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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.

France

Be Fluent in French Life and Culture

Author: Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854184938

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 295

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A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are

Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth

The Taste of the World

Author: Vincenzo Cicchelli,Sylvie Octobre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319663119

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

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By examining cultural consumption, tastes and imaginaries as a means of relating to the world, this book describes the effects of globalization on young people from an aesthetic and cultural perspective. It employs the concept of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism to analyse the emergence of an aesthetic openness to alterity as a new generational "good taste". Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth critically examines the consumption of cultural products and imaginaries that provide genuine insight into social change, particularly in regards to young people, who play the largest role in cultural circulation. This book will be of interest to students and academics across a wide range of readers, including cultural theorists, and students engaged in debates on cultural consumption, the globalization of culture and transnational aesthetic codes.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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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.

The Sociolinguistic Competence of Immersion Students

Author: Raymond Mougeon,Terry Nadasdi,Katherine Rehner

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847692389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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"This book reports the findings of an extensive research project on the acquisition of the native norms of spoken French variation by French immersion students who have learnt their second language primarily in an educational context. The project focused on a range of phonetic, lexical and grammatical sociolinguistic variants documented in studies of contemporary first language varieties of spoken French, and assessed the extent to which the students master the linguistic and extra-linguistic factors which govern variant choice. The book also discusses pedagogical strategies to improve the students' mastery of spoken French variation. The book represents an important contribution to an under-researched aspect of advanced Second Language Acquisition in an institutional setting."--BOOK JACKET.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157358

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Meandering in Medical Physics

A personal account of hospital physics

Author: J.E Roberts

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750304948

Category: Science

Page: 198

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When Professor J.E. Roberts was first employed at the then Cancer Hospital (Free) in 1932, the words medical and physics were rarely joined together. Meandering in Medical Physics presents an account of Professor Roberts's experiences in professional life, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. It documents the early history of medical physics and provides insight into the very basic equipment and working conditions well known to hospital physicists not long ago. Enhanced by archived photographs from the British Institute of Radiology, the book will entertain, enlighten, and educate.

The New African Diaspora in Vancouver

Migration, Exclusion, and Belonging

Author: Gillian Laura Creese

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442611596

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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The New African Diaspora in Vancouver documents the experiences of immigrants from countries in sub-Saharan Africa on Canada's west coast. Despite their individual national origins, many adopt new identities as 'African' and are actively engaged in creating a new, place-based 'African community.' In this study, Gillian Creese analyzes interviews with sixty-one women and men from twenty-one African countries to document the gendered and racialized processes of community-building that occur in the contexts of marginalization and exclusion as they exist in Vancouver. Creese reveals that the routine discounting of previous education by potential employers, the demeaning of African accents and bodies by society at large, cultural pressures to reshape gender relations and parenting practices, and the absence of extended families often contribute to downward mobility for immigrants. The New African Diaspora in Vancouver maps out how African immigrants negotiate these multiple dimensions of local exclusion while at the same time creating new spaces of belonging and emerging collective identity.

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Author: Katy Arnett,Dr. Callie Mady

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies

Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema

Author: Marie-Anne Visoi

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612330797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 106

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A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies: Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema introduces a selection of major literary texts and film adaptations to students at the intermediate college and university level. The goal of this book is to provide a theme-based approach for teaching French Cultural Studies by enabling undergraduate students to contextualise and to think conceptually about French culture and its place in the Western culture and tradition. One of the most noteworthy aspects of this book is that it includes a collection of effective hands-on activities, multimedia resources and teaching suggestions which will stimulate students to develop their cultural and literary competency. The text-based method is designed to encourage close reading of three representative novels in English translation and foster an independent approach to formulating problems and arguments related to specific cultural norms and patterns.

How to Learn French in a Year

A Proven Formula to Learn French Fast, Sound Like a Native and Have Fun in the Process

Author: Benjamin Houy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514314180

Category:

Page: 124

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Each of us has the potential to learn French, read French books, and speak French fluently.How do some people become fluent faster than others? Is it a specific "language learning gene" that those people possess? No. It's the tools and techniques that make learning easier and more enjoyable.How to Learn French in a Year outlines the step-by-step process you need to take to go from stumbling your way through conversation, to mastering the four core language skills - read, write, listen, and speak.From the minute you begin using the tools and techniques outlined in How to Learn French in a Year you'll be addicted to the process. You'll discover: How to avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when learning French. Three simple ingredients needed to become fluent in French. How to finally pronounce French words in a way that sounds like a native. How to avoid going crazy while trying to understand French grammar. The little-known method polyglots use that'll help you learn French words - and never forget them! How to create a virtual immersion environment. The best resources to help you become an even better French speaker. And more... Whether you're just starting out on your journey to learn French, or whether you're not making much progress in your efforts to learn the language, How to Learn French in a Year will work as your secret weapon to conquer this language once and for all.

A Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Companion

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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Hundreds of A-Z entries cover Longfellow's works, family members, professional associates, and other topics related to his life and career.

Decolonizing Foreign Language Education

The Misteaching of English and Other Colonial Languages

Author: Donaldo Macedo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429841728

Category: Education

Page: 316

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Decolonizing Foreign Language Education interrogates current foreign language and second language education approaches that prioritize white, western thought. Edited by acclaimed critical theorist and linguist Donaldo Macedo, this volume includes cutting-edge work by a select group of critical language scholars working to rigorously challenge the marginalization of foreign language education and the displacement of indigenous and non-standard language varieties through the reification of colonial languages. Each chapter confronts the hold of colonialism and imperialism that inform and shape the relationship between foreign language education and literary studies by asserting that a critical approach to applied linguistics is just as important a tool for FL/ESL/EFL educators as literature or linguistic theory.

Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century

Rivalry and Cooperation

Author: Alan Sharp,Glyn Stone,Professor Glyn A Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690738

Category: History

Page: 368

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Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century is a collection of studies on the key episodes of the difficult and often discordant Anglo-French exchange over the past century. The authors critically re-evaluate: * the role of Spain in Anglo-French relations up to 1918 * the missed opportunity of the 1920s with the failure of France and Britain to find sufficient common ground and co-operation * the short-lived Anglo-French alliance and the Second World War * the degree of Anglo-French Imperial co-operation * the Suez Crisis * British and French policies on European Integration.

A Guide to the ICC Rules of Arbitration

Author: Yves Derains,Eric A. Schwartz

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122680

Category: Law

Page: 606

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The ICC Rules of Arbitration constitute one of the world's oldest and most widely used sets of rules for the resolution of international commercial disputes. In 1998, shortly after the entry into force of the current version of the Rules, the First Edition of this book appeared and quickly became an indispensable resource for all those involved or interested in ICC arbitrations, including arbitrators, counsel, and parties. In this updated and revised edition, the authors two of the world's leading experts on ICC arbitration have revised the Guide in order to take stock not only of the evolution in ICC practice over the last seven years, but of new arbitral and judicial decisions bearing on the interpretation and application of the Rules and of developments in international arbitration practice generally. The Guide's notable features include: article-by-article commentary on the ICC Rules, enriched by the authorsand¿ personal involvement in their drafting and years of experience as arbitrators, counsel, and former Secretaries General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration;ample and greatly expanded references, in respect of the Rulesand¿ individual provisions, to relevant national court judgments and arbitral awards, together with extensive bibliographical sources; andup-to-date statistics on ICC arbitration and copies of all ICC rules on dispute resolution mechanisms in addition to arbitration.A truly comprehensive reference work on ICC arbitration practice, the Second Edition of the Guide will be of immeasurable value to corporate counsel, international lawyers, and business people, as well as to all those interested in the international arbitration process.

I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do)

Living in a Small Village in Brittany

Author: Mark Greenside

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587132

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Tired of Provence in books, cuisine, and tablecloths? Exhausted from your armchair travels to Paris? Despairing of ever finding a place that speaks to you beyond reason? You are ripe for a journey to Brittany, where author Mark Greenside reluctantly travels, eats of the crêpes, and finds a second life. When Mark Greenside -- a native New Yorker living in California, doubting (not-as-trusting-as Thomas, downwardly mobile, political lefty, writer, and lifelong skeptic -- is dragged by his girlfriend to a tiny Celtic village in Brittany at the westernmost edge of France, in Finistère, "the end of the world," his life begins to change. In a playful, headlong style, and with enormous affection for the Bretons, Greenside tells how he makes a life for himself in a country where he doesn't speak the language or know how things are done. Against his personal inclinations and better judgments, he places his trust in the villagers he encounters -- neighbors, workers, acquaintances -- and is consistently won over and surprised as he manages and survives day-to-day trials: from opening a bank account and buying a house to removing a beehive from the chimney -- in other words, learning the cultural ropes, living with neighbors, and making new friends. I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do) is a beginning and a homecoming for Greenside, as his father's family emigrated from France. It is a memoir about fitting in, not standing out; being part of something larger, not being separate from it; following, not leading. It explores the joys and adventures of living a double life.

French-American Class

It's a Long Way to France

Author: André Girod

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434967905

Category: Student exchange programs

Page: 102

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M. Girod discusses the program to send whole classes of French and American fifth-graders to visit each others' countries.

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces

Author: Johann W. Unger,Michal Krzyzanowski,Ruth Wodak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Multilingual encounters have been commonplace in many types of institutions, and have become an essential part of supranational institutions such as the EU since their inception. This volume explores and discusses different ways of researching the discursive dimension of these encounters, and critically examines their relevance to policy, politics and society as a whole. This includes institutions at the local, regional and supranational level. Multilingualism in institutions is currently often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, at least with respect to European public and private spheres. The volume asks: - exactly how is multilingualism conceptualized and talked about in different institutions? - how do different institutions 'deal' with multilingualism, both internally and externally? - what are the policy making rules and challenges for the future for various institutions with respect to multilingualism?

Daisy in Exile

The Diary of an Australian Schoolgirl in France, 1887-1889

Author: Daisy White

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642107645

Category: Australian students

Page: 189

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Diary kept by Daisy White while at a French boarding school where she was sent by her father who had remarried. Her entries describe holiday outings, school work, teachers, the departure of friends and often her unhappiness.