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Becoming Fluent

Author : Richard M. Roberts
ISBN : 9780262330473
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults.Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language.Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.

Becoming Fluent

Author : Richard M. Roberts
ISBN : 9780262029230
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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How adult learners can draw upon skills and knowledge honed over a lifetime to master a foreign language.

Becoming Fluent

Author : Richard M. Roberts
ISBN : 0262529807
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.

Speak German In 90 Days

Author : Kevin Marx
ISBN : 1517519446
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Want to speak German but don't know where to start? This book is for you! Don't waste money buying ten different books when you can learn everything you need in this one book. Don't waste money taking classes at a school when you can teach yourself. Why buy a similarly priced book that only teaches basic entry level German grammar when you can master the language with this one book? With Speak German in 90 Days, all of the prep work is done for you. Each daily lesson will teach you not only what, but how to study. Speak German in 90 Days is a comprehensive self study guide, and teaches the equivalent of two years of a college level German class. It can also be used by intermediate students to brush up on grammar and vocabulary. The content includes: How to Study - Tips and tricks on how to study and what to study to learn and retain the language quickly. Pronunciation - An easy and accurate guide for American English speakers. Grammar - All essential grammar taught in two years of a college level German course Vocabulary - Over 1000 of the most common German words Vocabulary nuances - Explanations of how to use vocabulary that you can't find in a dictionary or other text books. Idiomatic expressions. New to the 2nd Edition: New Foreword. Reorganized chapter layout for ease of understanding. Added grammar cards to each chapter to help memorize grammar structures. Clarified grammar explanations. For questions or comments please send an email to [email protected]

The Serious Business Of Small Talk

Author : Carol Fleming
ISBN : 9781523094073
Genre : Self-Help
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The Serious Business of Small Talk Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming You walk into a room full of strangers and you immediately freeze—wait, no you don't. Instead, you start some light, easy banter with the group of people closest to you. Then you move on to another group. At the end of the meeting or the conference or the party, you leave with a whole new set of connections. It's not an impossible dream. No communication skill is more important in the world than small talk, says communication coach Carol Fleming. It's how you negotiate the beginning of all relationships. What is more, Fleming reveals, contrary to what most people say, they actually love small talk. Very few of us don't enjoy chewing the fat, shooting the breeze, or otherwise catching up with loved ones and old friends. That's small talk! It's just the one little bit about strangers that throws people off. Small talk with strangers is a skill, one Fleming has taught to scores of avowed wallflowers. She covers the inner and outer aspects—from the right attitude to how to dress, move around, and introduce yourself. Most importantly, she lays out a series of simple, memorable conversational strategies that make it easy to go from “Nice weather we're having” to a genuine, rewarding give-and-take. Carol Fleming won't tell you what to say. Believe it or not, you've already got what you need inside you. She merely provides the keys to unlock it.

Fluent Forever

Author : Gabriel Wyner
ISBN : 9780385348102
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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.

Fluent In Diversity And Inclusion

Author : Dr Rosemary Gray
ISBN : 1511880465
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Fluent in Diversity and Inclusion is an account of personal and professional experiences with diversity and inclusion. It is a reference guide for presidents, executive managers and leaders, chief executive officers, and state and federal leaders for moving beyond discussion to identification of strategic actions for diversity and inclusion.

Becoming Fluent In The Language Of Content

Author : Lory Haas
ISBN : 1465292195
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Swedish Becoming Fluent Step One

Author : Laura A. Wideburg
ISBN : 1389986705
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Now in its SECOND Edition.If you have taken a second year course of Swedish, or already have equivalent background, this book is the first step that will take you on the path to fluency. Like the earlier books in the series, Swedish: The Basics, Swedish: More Basics, and Swedish: Beyond the Basics, the focus in this volume is on practical Swedish, with an emphasis on building vocabulary to the level needed for fluent conversation.The reading pieces include a diverse set of characters in a wide range of settings as well as details on the history, culture and geography of Sweden.Many exercises reinforce the explanation of more advanced grammatical concepts. They can be filled directly in the book. Second Edition - June 2017

Fluent In 3 Months

Author : Benny Lewis
ISBN : 9780062282705
Genre : Education
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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.

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