Mastering Chinese

The complete course for beginners

Author: Catherine Hua Xiang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).

Mastering Arabic

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349206121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

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An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Mastering Arabic Script: A Guide to Handwriting

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023020936X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Mastering Arabic Script: A Guide to Handwriting teaches Arabic handwriting in the form universally used by adult native speakers (riq'a) and compares it with naskh, the usual printed form. There are three parts to the book covering: the basic letter shapes, combinations of letters and an additional extended writing section. Clear examples, a wealth of practice material, insider tips from a leading expert, and lively activities and photos make the book easy to follow and enjoyable to work through. The book can be used to supplement the popular Mastering Arabic course or independently from it.

Mastering English Literature

Author: Richard Gill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230208525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Mastering Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management

Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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The first academic textbook covering European retail fashion buying and merchandising. It provides a unique insight into best practice across the fashion industry.

Mastering Electronics

Author: John Watson

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333536315

Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances

Page: 427

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A text for the GCSE syllabus, which attempts to provide a comprehensive coverage. Intended for classroom and individual use, it includes guidance on exam preparation and offers some specimen answers and examples from A-level for comparison.

Mastering Advanced English Language

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403994837

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Written primarily for AS and A-Level English courses, but of interest to university students on related courses, this book is designed to make an intuitive understanding of language explicit. By focusing on language use in different contexts, it encourages an investigative and interpretative approach.

Carr and Latham's Technology of Clothing Manufacture

Author: David J. Tyler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430934X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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The processes of modern clothing manufacture are explained here, alongside the equipment used. Latest developments are described as well as established methods. Manual, mechanised and automated processes are explained and their comparative advantages for certain purposes are considered as well as the applications of computer control and robotics. The Fourth Edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in technology and a new chapter is now devoted to colour management and colour technology (including a colour section for the first time). There is a new chapter on trouble-shooting in the sewing room, giving practical solutions to common problems. Other significant additions are alternative methods of joining materials (ultrasonics, RF welding and moulding) and new developments in the traditional areas of garment and machinery technology. Students in clothing and fashion as well as garment technologists in the clothing industry will find this an invaluable resource in their increasingly complex role.

Chinese Language Education in the United States

Author: Jiening Ruan,Jie Zhang,Cynthia B. Leung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319213083

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This book offers historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspectives on Chinese language education for speakers of other languages with a special focus on Chinese language education in the United States. It provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in CFL/CSL education over time in China and the U.S. and the philosophical, political and sociocultural influences that led to these changes. The essays address a wide array of topics related to Chinese language education, including: A historical overview of the field Theories that apply to CFL/CSL learning Policies and initiatives for CFL/CSL by the Chinese and U.S. governments Medium of instruction Curriculum and instruction for CFL/CSL learners at K-12 and college levels Technology for CFL/CSL education Chinese language learning for heritage learners CFL in study abroad contexts CFL teacher education and training This work is essential reading for scholars and students interested in gaining a greater understanding of Chinese language education in the two countries and around the world.

Beyond the language classroom: researching MOOCs and other innovations

Author: Kan Qian,Stephen Bax

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 1908416521

Category: Education

Page: 167

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With the rise of the internet and new communication technologies, language learning has moved beyond the classroom walls. This volume presents a range of important studies on innovative ways for learning languages outside the classroom. Chapters discuss MOOCs in the UK, Belgium, China, and Italy for studying a range of languages, research on new apps, flipped classroom modes, and approaches to informal learning in a range of international settings. In these ways, the volume offers a significant contribution to our understanding of how learning beyond the language classroom will transform language education in the decades to come.

Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317668022

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. This new, fourth edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students has been completely revised to help students reach this goal. The four main parts of Academic Writing are:The writing process Elements of writing Vocabulary for writing Writing models Each part is divided into short units which contain examples, explanations and exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. The units are clearly organ.

Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age

Author: Wang, Congcong,Winstead, Lisa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522501789

Category: Education

Page: 460

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The role of technology in the learning process can offer significant contributions to help meet the increasing needs of students. In the field of language acquisition, new possibilities for instructional methods have emerged from the integration of such innovations. The Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age presents a comprehensive examination of emerging technological tools being utilized within second language learning environments. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, multidisciplinary perspectives, and technical trends, this book is a crucial reference source for professionals, curriculum designers, researchers, and upper-level students interested in the benefits of technology-assisted language acquisition.

Mastering Accounting Skills

Author: Margaret Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403992703

Category: Accounting

Page: 439

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The assignments included in this third edition reflect changes and developments in accountancy, together with a wide range of examination questions. The text provides the underpinning knowledge for most accounting foundation courses.

Build Your Arabic Vocabulary with Audio CD, Second Edition

Author: Haroon Shirwani

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071742931

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

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Don’t sound dumb in Dubai--here's a fast-and-easy way to learning everyday Arabic Build Your Arabic Vocabulary helps you learn 1,000 key words, written in Arabic script and grouped thematically in 20 main categories ranging from home to leisure and the media. You get fascinating examples of Arabic as it is used everyday in the Middle East. You can also track your progress with engaging exercises and activities. This book includes: Hundreds of bilingual flashcards to help you remember your new vocabulary Modern examples of how the language is used. Fun and engaging exercises: matching Arabic words to pictures, crossword puzzles, word searches, guiding writing activities A 70-minute audio CD with Arabic pronunciations for the Core Vocabulary, Further Vocabulary, and Useful Phrases in each of the 16 chapters A special section on taking exams on the Arabic language Topics include: Greetings and Basics, House and Home, Family and Friends, Character and Feelings, Shopping, Clothing and Colors, Food and Drink, Body, Health, Hobbies, Media, Weather and Environment, Local Area, Travel and Tourism, Education, Work Examination Tips and Instructions in Arabic Answers to Exercises

Retail Product Management

Buying and Merchandising

Author: Rosemary Varley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415216060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Retail Product Managementprovides the opportunity to acquire a deeper knowledge of a key area of retailing management - managing the product range. It is an important text for anyone studying retail management or buying and merchandising as part of a degree course. Challenging, yet approachable to students, it links academic theory to the buying and merchandising roles within retail organisations, and current operational practice. It covers all retail operations which revolve around the procurement of products, including: *stock level management *allocation of outlet space for products *store design *mail order shopping *digital TV shopping. Retail Product Managementalso offers learning objectives, boxed features, review questions, chapter introduction and summaries, a glossary of terms and international and multi-sector case-studies from companies and brands including Boots the Chemist plc, Marks and Spencer, Reebok, Benetton, Unichem, The Body Shop and Levis.

Colloquial Chinese 2

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Kan Qian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 310

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Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work. Key features include revision material to help the consolidation of basics a range of Chinese reading texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation a grammar summary detailed answer key Chinese-English glossary Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Remembering Simplified Hanzi

How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

Author: James W. Heisig,Timothy W. Richardson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824836559

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 329

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The Education of a Value Investor

My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Author: Guy Spier

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137471247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder. Spier's journey is similar to the thousands that flock to Wall Street every year with their shiny new diplomas, aiming to be King of Wall Street. Yet what Guy realized just in the nick of time was that the King really lived 1,500 miles away in Omaha, Nebraska. Spier determinedly set out to create a new career in his own way. Along the way he learned some powerful lessons which include: why the right mentors and partners are critical to long term success on Wall Street; why a topnotch education can sometimes get in the way of your success; that real learning doesn't begin until you are on your own; and how the best lessons from Warren Buffett have less to do with investing and more to do with being true to yourself. Spier also reveals some of his own winning investment strategies, detailing deals that were winners but also what he learned from deals that went south. Part memoir, part Wall Street advice, and part how-to, Guy Spier takes readers on a ride through Wall Street but more importantly provides those that want to take a different path with the insight, guidance, and inspiration they need to carve out their own definition of success.

Mastering Android NDK

Author: Sergey Kosarevsky,Viktor Latypov

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785281801

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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Master the skills you need to develop portable, highly-functional Android applications using NDK About This Book Develop portable games using Android NDK and debug them on your desktop Familiarise yourself with different popular C++ libraries on Android and use them in your games Write multi-threaded code with graphics, sound, networking, and resource storage Who This Book Is For If you want to leverage your C++ skills in mobile development and increase the performance of your Android applications, then this is the book for you. Knowledge of C or C++ is assumed, including pointer manipulation, multi-threading, object-oriented programming concepts, and the basics of C++11. It would be an added advantage if you know how to develop applications without any IDE. What You Will LearnWhat You Will Learn Explore popular C++ libraries and use them on Android Write portable, multithreaded native networking code Create portable audio framework using OpenAL Implement portable rendering framework using OpenGL ES 3 Debug mobile applications on your desktop machine Access resources from APK archives Render text with FreeType In Detail Android NDK is used for multimedia applications that require direct access to system resources. NDK is also the key for portability, which in turn allows a reasonably comfortable development and debugging process using familiar tools such as GCC and Clang toolchains. This is a hands-on guide to extending your game development skills with Android NDK. The book takes you through many clear, step-by-step example applications to help you further explore the features of Android NDK and some popular C++ libraries and boost your productivity by debugging the development process. Through the course of this book, you will learn how to write portable multi-threaded native code, use HTTP networking in C++, play audio files, use OpenGL ES 3, and render high-quality text. Each chapter aims to take you one step closer to building your application. By the end of this book, you will be able to create an engaging, complete gaming application. Style and approach This book adopts a step-by-step approach and each chapter is based on the material from the previous ones. The book focuses on putting to your knowledge of C++ use while you develop Android applications of your own.