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Linguistics books help demystify the intricacies of language acquisition. If you’re having difficulties overcoming linguistic hurdles, here are books to help you on your journey.

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Statistics in Plain English
HK$ 398.00
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This introductory textbook provides an inexpensive; brief overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique; ranging from

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Солодких сн в, маленький вовчикy. Bilingual children's book (English - Ukrainian)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Ukrainian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. двомовна дитяча книга (в д 2-х рок в), англ йською - укра нською Т м не може заснути. Йому не вистача його маленького вовчика! Можливо в н забув його надвор ? Сам-сам с нький Т м вируша в н ч, неспод вано до нього приходять друз … "Солодких сн в, маленький вовчику" - це зворушлива казка на н ч, яку перекладено б льш, н ж 50-ма мовами св ту. Як двомовне видання вона доступна в ус х можливих комб нац ях мов.

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Soft Power and the Worldwide Promotion of Chinese Language Learning
HK$ 196.00 HK$ 217.00
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'The Confucius Institute Project' - consisting of Confucius Institutes and Classrooms, the posting of Chinese language teachers to overseas schools and universities and the Chinese Bridge language competition - represents an attempt by China to extend its influence globally through the use of soft power. Facilitated by a rapidly increasing demand for Chinese language learning, it has established a presence across the globe and made valuable contributions to the learning and teaching of Chinese. However, this has not necessarily led to an increasingly positive view of China, either at a political or a societal level. Through an analysis of official documents, interviews with those involved, a survey of Chinese-language learners and a study of academic and media sources, the author evaluates the aims of the project, and discusses whether these aims are being met.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - おおかみくんも ぐっすり おやすみなさい. Bilingual children's book (English - Japanese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Japanese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. バイリンガルの児童書, 英語 - 日本語 ティムはねむれません。おおかみくんが いなくなっちゃったのです!おそとに わすれてきちゃったのかな?ティムは たったひとりで よるのおそとへ でかけていきます。 あれ、 おともだちもやってきたよ…… 『おやすみ、おおかみくん』は、あたたかい気持ちになる おやすみ前の よみきかせ絵本です。50以上の言語に翻訳され、それらを組み合わせることでバイリンガル・バージョンとなります。

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - , . Bilingual children's book (English - Bengali (Bangla))
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Bengali (Bangla) Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - I! - I " , " I

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Sov godt, lille ulv. Bilingual children's book (English - Danish)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Danish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Tosproget b0rnebog (fra 2 år), engelsk - dansk Tim kan ikke falde i s0vn. Hans lille ulv er v k! Måske har han glemt den ude? Helt alene går han ud i natten - og får uventet selskab. "Sov godt, lille ulv" er en r0rende godnathistorie som er blevet oversat til mer en 50 sprog og som udgives i en tosproget udgave i alle t nkelige sprogkombinationer.

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Second Language Learning Theories
HK$ 453.00 HK$ 503.00
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Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (Sla) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of Sla. Key features include:a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learninga new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learningthe addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialista new timeline of second language learning theory development?This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

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Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective
HK$ 1,067.00 HK$ 1,186.00
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This edited collection explores the processes of second language learning and teaching from a psycholinguistic perspective. Authored by leading experts in the field, the book includes studies focusing on theoretical, empirical and practical aspects of second and foreign language education. Part One offers contributions devoted to a range of learner-related factors, dealing with affective and cognitive variables, the process of reading and the acquisition of lexis. Part Two brings together papers related to teacher awareness of second language instruction that focus on conversational styles, fostering intercultural pragmatics, teacher job satisfaction, the development of instructional materials and challenges of teacher training in different contexts. It is of interest to researchers as well as graduate and postgraduate students seeking fresh inspirations for their own empirical investigations of the ways in which second and foreign languages are taught and learned.

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Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning
HK$ 1,127.00 HK$ 1,252.00
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In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized. This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training. The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

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Father and son" book, bilingual chinese english books colorful books, children's kids bilingual education comic books,
HK$ 145.00
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Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts - Oxford Applied Linguistics
HK$ 330.00 HK$ 366.00
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Provides a much-needed overview of current themes and research on child second language learning.

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New Hot 1pcs 15000 English Word Pocket Book English speaking vocabulary learning Book for adult
HK$ 170.00
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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Schlof gutt, klenge Wollef. Bilingual children's book (English - Luxembourgish)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Luxembourgish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Zweesproochegt Kannerbuch (vun 2 Joer), Englesch - Lëtzebuergesch Den Tim kann net aschlofen. Säi klenge Wollef ass net méi do! Huet hien e vläit dobausse vergiess? Ganz eleng mécht hien sech op de Wee an d'Nuecht - a kritt onerwaart Gesellschaft. "Schlof gutt, klenge Wollef" ass eng Gutt-Nuecht-Geschicht, déi un d'Häerz geet, an an iwwer 50 Sproochen iwwersat gouf. Se ass als zweesproocheg Ausgab an alle méigleche Sproochekombinatiounen ze kréien.

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Intercultural Contact, Language Learning and Migration
HK$ 201.00 HK$ 223.00
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At the heart of this volume lies an exploration of what actually happens to languages and their users when cultures come into contact. What actions do supra-national institutions, nation states, communities and individuals take in response to questions raised by the increasingly diverse forms of migration experienced in a globalized world?The volume reveals the profound impact that decisions made at national and international level can have on the lives of the individual migrant, language student, or speech community. Equally, it evaluates the broader ramifications of actions taken by migrant communities and individual language learners around issues of language learning, language maintenance and intercultural contact. Reflecting Jan Blommaert's assertion that in a world shaped by globalization, what is needed is 'a theory of language in society. of changing language in a changing society', this volume argues that researchers must increasingly seek diverse methodological approaches if they are to do justice to the diversity of experience and response they encounter.

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Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning
HK$ 313.00 HK$ 347.00
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This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors include some of the most well-established scholars from three continents, all addressing the question of how we can understand motivation if we perceive it as continuously changing and evolving rather than as a fixed learner trait. The data-based studies also provide useful research models and templates for graduate students and scholars in the fields of applied linguistics and SLA who are interested in engaging with the intriguing area of examining language learning in a dynamic vein.

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Task Sequencing and Instructed Second Language Learning
HK$ 201.00 HK$ 223.00
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Task Sequencing and Instructed Second Language Learning provides theoretical rationales for, and empirical studies of, the effects of sequencing language learning tasks to maximize second language learning. Examples of task sequences, and both laboratory and classroom-based research into them, are presented. This is the first collection of so far under-researched studies on the effects of task sequencing, framed within the Cognition Hypothesis of Task-based Language Teaching (Tblt) and the Ssarc model for task sequencing. Perspectives include- laboratory-based and classroom-based research designs- implications for teacher training- laboratory and classroom research methods- conversational interaction- task sequencing and Task Based Language Teaching syllabus design

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Sov gott, lilla vargen. Bilingual children's book (English - Swedish)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Swedish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Tvåspråkig barnbok (från 2 år), engelska - svenska Tim kan inte sova. Hans lilla varg är borta! Glömde han den utomhus kanske? Tom ger sig alldeles ensam ut i natten - och får oväntat sällskap… "Sov gott, lilla vargen" är en hjärtvärmande godnattsaga, som översatts till mer än 50 språk och finns som tvåspråkig utgåva i alla tänkbara språkkombinationer.

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Modern Korean Grammar Workbook
HK$ 312.00 HK$ 347.00
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Routledge's Modern Grammar series is an innovative reference guide combining traditional and function-focused grammar in a single volume, with an accompanying workbook. The aim of the Modern Korean Grammar Workbookis to strengthen the reader's understanding of the main volume, Modern Korean Grammar. Designed for those who have already acquired the basics of the language, this workbook provides abundant innovative exercises for both essential grammatical features and everyday usage and functions (e.g, giving advices, greetings, requesting, etc.).The Modern Korean Grammar Workbook is an ideal practice tool for Korean-as a foreign/second (Kfl) learners. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it can be used both independently and alongside Modern Korean Grammar.

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Errors in Language Learning and Use
HK$ 594.00 HK$ 659.00
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Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous work. Error Analysis occupies a central position within Applied Linguistics, and seeks to clarify questions such as `Does correctness matter?', `Is it more important to speak fluently and write imaginatively or to communicate one's message?'Carl James provides a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historical background to the field of Error Analysis. The reader is led from definitions of error and related concepts, to categorization of types of linguistic deviance, discussion of error gravities, the utility of teacher correction and towards writing learner profiles. Throughout, the text is guided by considerable practical experience in language education in a range of classroom contexts worldwide.

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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching
HK$ 390.00 HK$ 434.00
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Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context - the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.

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New Media and Perennial Problems in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
HK$ 829.00 HK$ 921.00
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The book concerns the ways in which the new media shape communication along with educational expectations and practices in foreign language classrooms. Although foreign language learners have cheap and easy access to information and ways of communication, they also wrestle with problems that have always accompanied language learning. The focus of the book is two-fold. On the one hand, the authors demonstrate how using social networks, videoconferencing, mobile phones, wikis, and computer-mediated interaction contributes to the development of language skills, negotiated interaction, autonomy, and intercultural competence. On the other, they discuss "old" issues pertaining to the role of vocabulary, corrective feedback, textbooks and inner speech in the process of language learning and use. Every chapter reports original empirical research on issues related to the new media and old problems in foreign language teaching contexts in various countries, and with respect to various age groups.

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Investigating Pragmatics in Foreign Language Learning, Teaching and Testing
HK$ 274.00 HK$ 304.00
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The book focuses on investigating pragmatic learning, teaching and testing in foreign language contexts. The volume brings together research that investigates these three areas in different formal language learning settings. The number and variety of languages involved both as the first language (e.g. English, Finnish, Iranian, Spanish, Japanese) as well as the target foreign language (e.g. English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish) makes the volume specially attractive for language educators in different sociocultural foreign language contexts. Additionally, the different approaches adopted by the researchers participating in this volume, such as information processing, sociocultural, language socialization, computer-mediated or conversation analysis should be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in the area of second language acquisition.

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Learn Chinese With Me Book English edition in English for Chinese starters 2CDs
HK$ 180.00
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Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning
HK$ 390.00 HK$ 434.00
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Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning synthesizes the existing body of research on the role of peer interaction in second language learning in one comprehensive volume. In spite of the many hours that language learners spend interacting with peers in the classroom, there is a tendency to evaluate the usefulness of this time by comparison to whole class interaction with the teacher. Yet teachers are teachers and peers are peers - as partners in interaction, they are likely to offer very different kinds of learning opportunities. This book encourages researchers and instructors alike to take a new look at the potential of peer interaction to foster second language development. Acknowledging the context of peer interaction as highly dynamic and complex, the book considers the strengths and limitations of peer work from a range of theoretical perspectives. In doing so, Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning clarifies features of effective peer interaction for second language learning across a range of educational contexts, age spans, proficiency levels, and classroom tasks and settings.

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Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning
HK$ 274.00 HK$ 304.00
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This book showcases how language learner agency can be understood and researched from varying perspectives by providing, for the first time, a collection of diverse approaches in one volume. The volume is organised into three main sections: the first sections offers an introduction to varying theoretical approaches to agency; the second section presents analyses of agency in a variety of empirical studies; and the third section focuses on the pedagogical implications of data-based studies of agency. The volume includes the work of researchers working in languages including English (Esl and Efl), Greek, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Truku (an indigenous language in Taiwan) and with both child and adult language learners. This collection will serve as a key reference for researchers of language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and language and identity.

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Assessment and Autonomy in Language Learning
HK$ 650.00 HK$ 722.00
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This book examines this contested relationship between assessment and autonomy from a number of perspectives in a variety of Higher Education language-learning contexts in Europe and the Far East. The contributors to the book describe research into assessment both for and as autonomy, as well as approaches to the assessment of autonomy itself.

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Subtitles and Language Learning
HK$ 835.00 HK$ 928.00
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This book is meant to provide a scientific and educational guide for researchers, language professionals and students of applied linguistics. The collected articles incorporate past and recent research on the use of subtitles as foreign language learning tools, and describe some interesting teaching/learning experiences carried out by university scholars and school teachers to test the effects of subtitles/subtitling in tutored or untutored foreign language learning contexts. It provides examples with didactic feedback on the use of interlingual, intralingual and reversed subtitled audiovisuals from the early eighties up to 2013. The opportunities offered by such multimodal, inter-semiotic learning aids are acknowledged to facilitate self-study and promote digital literacy, yet the pedagogical context, be it physical or virtual, always plays a prominent psychological role which affects foreign language acquisition.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dorme bem, lobinho. Bilingual children's book (English - Portuguese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Portuguese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Livro infantil bilingue (a partir de 2 anos), inglês - português O Tim não consegue adormecer. O seu lobinho desapareceu! Será que ficou esquecido lá fora? Sozinho, o Tim aventura-se pela noite - e encontra companheiros inesperados… "Dorme bem, lobinho" é uma história de boa noite reconfortante e encorajadora que foi traduzida em mais de 50 línguas e está disponível como edição bilingue em todas as combinações imagináveis destas línguas.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - 잘 자, 꼬마 늑대야. Bilingual children's book (English - Korean)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Korean Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. 어린이를 위한 양국어판 도서, 영어 - 한국어 팀은 잠이 오지 않습니다. 그의 작은 늑대가 사라졌거든요! 밖에서 잃어버린 걸까요? 팀은 한밤중에 혼자 밖으로 나갑니다. 그리고 뜻밖에도 몇몇 친구들을 만납니다. "잘 자, 꼬마 늑대야"는 아이들이 잠들기 전에 읽어주기 좋은 따뜻한 이야기입니다. 50개 이상의 언어로 번역되었고 당신이 생각할 수 있는 거의 모든 언어로 다국어판이 가능합니다.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - . Bilingual children's book (English - Thai)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Thai Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. ( ), - 50

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Lekker slaap, wolfie. Bilingual children's book (English - Afrikaans)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Afrikaans Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Tweetalige kinderboek (vanaf 2 jaar), Engels - Afrikaans Tim kan nie aan die slaap raak nie. Sy wolfie is weg! Het hy hom miskien buite vergeet? Stoksielalleen gaan hy uit in die nag - en vind onverwags geselskap. "Lekker slaap, wolfie" is 'n aandoenlike slaaptydstorie wat in meer as 50 tale vertaal is. As tweetalige uitgawe is dit in alle moontlike taalkombinasies verkrygbaar.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Aludj jól, Kisfarkas. Bilingual children's book (English - Hungarian)
HK$ 25.00
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Hungarian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Kétnyelvű gyermekkönyv, angol - magyar Tim nem tud elaludni. Nem találja a kisfarkasát. Talán kinnt felejtette? Egészen egyedül nekivág az éjszakának - s váratlanul társakra talál … Az "Aludj jól, Kisfarkas" egy szívet melengető esti mese, amit több mint ötven nyelvre lefordítottak és kétnyelvű változata ezen nyelvek minden elképzelhető kombinációjaként kapható.

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Motivational Regulation in Foreign Language Learning
HK$ 948.00 HK$ 1,053.00
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This text focuses on the motivational regulation in English language learning of Chinese college students. Considering the importance and necessity of motivational regulation study in foreign language learning, it systematically explores strategies used by Chinese college students to regulate motivation, taking into account student gender, specialty and English proficiency. The book considers self-regulated language learning, pointing out the impact that motivation, language learning strategies, and motivational regulation have on academic learning and achievement. Based on surveys of motivational regulation strategies used by Chinese college students as well as the differences in using motivational regulation strategies between high and low English achievers, the volume introduces models of self-regulated learning and provides a theoretical foundation for the study of motivational regulation.

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Hop on Pop Classics Kids Bilingual Picture Book( English and Simplified Chinese) Hardcover
HK$ 113.00
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Aviation English
HK$ 1,349.00
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Aviation English investigates the key issues related to the use of English for the purpose of communication in aviation and analyses the current research on language training; testing and assessment in the area of Aviation English. Based on a series of re

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Language Learning
HK$ 367.00 HK$ 408.00
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Originally published in 1993, the starting place for this book is the notion, current in the literature for around 30 years at that time, that children could not learn their native language without substantial innate knowledge of its grammatical structure. It is argued that the notion is as problematic for contemporary theories of development as it was for theories of the past. Accepting this, the book attempts an in-depth study of the notions credibility. Central to the book's argument is the conclusion that the innateness hypothesis runs into two major problems. Firstly, its proponents are too ready to treat children as embryonic linguists, concerned with the representation of sentences as an end in itself. A more realistic approach would be to regard children as communication engineers, storing sentences to optimize the production and retrieval of meaning. Secondly, even when the communication analogy is adopted, it is glibly assumed that the meanings children impute will be the ones adults intend. One of the book's major contentions is that a careful reading of contemporary research suggests that the meanings may differ considerably. Identifying such problems, the book considers how development should proceed, given learning along communication lines and a more plausible analysis of meaning. It makes detailed predictions about what would be anticipated given no innate knowledge of grammar. Focusing on English but giving full acknowledgement to cross-linguistic research, it concludes that the predictions are consistent with both the known timescale of learning and the established facts about children's knowledge. Thus the book aspires to a serious challenge to the innateness hypothesis via, as its final chapter will argue, a model which is much more reassuring to psychological theory.

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Foreign Language Learning
HK$ 430.00 HK$ 477.00
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Based on a research project funded by the Army Research Institute, Foreign Language Learning reports original empirical and theoretical research on foreign language acquisition and makes recommendations about applications to foreign language instruction. The ultimate goal of this project was to identify a set of psychological principles that can provide the foundation for-or at least, argumentation for-a foreign language training course. This book reviews the various studies of which the project is comprised. It begins with an overview chapter outlining the scope of the project and summarizing some of the experiments that were conducted in the laboratory. In each of the following chapters, the contributors report on previously unpublished research on selected specific psycholinguistic training principles; vocabulary and concept acquisition; language comprehension; reading processes; and bilingualism. The final chapter-prepared by a prominent expert on second language training-provides an overview and evaluation of the contribution of the research described in earlier chapters to the goal of improving instructional methods in foreign language learning. Sandwiched between the introductory and final chapters are four major sections:* Vocabulary and Concept Acquisition, which discusses the effect of first-language phonological configuration on lexical acquisition in a second language, contextual inference effects in foreign language vocabulary acquisition and retention, mediated processes in foreign language vocabulary acquisition and retention, and the status of the count-mass distinction in a mental grammar;* Language Comprehension, which addresses voice communication between air traffic controllers and pilots who are nonnative speakers of English, cognitive strategies in discourse processing, and the effects of context and word order in Maasai sentence production and comprehension;* Reading Processes, which discusses the enhancement of text comprehension through h

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Teaching & Researching: Computer-Assisted Language Learning
HK$ 367.00 HK$ 408.00
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Computers play a crucial and rapidly evolving role in education, particularly in the area of language learning. Far from being a tool mimicking a textbook or teacher, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) has the power to transform language learning through the pioneering application of innovative research and practices. Technological innovation creates opportunities to revisit old ideas, conduct new research and challenge established beliefs, meaning that the field is constantly undergoing change. This fully revised second edition brings teachers and researchers up-to-date by offering:A comprehensive overview of Call and current research issuesStep-by-step instructions on conducting research projects in CALLExtensive resources in the form of contacts, websites and free software referencesA glossary of terms related to CALLClosely linked to other branches of study such as autonomy in language learning and computer science, Call is at the cutting edge of current research directions. This book is essential reading for all teachers and researchers interested in using Call to make language learning a richer, more productive and more enjoyable task. Ken Beatty has taught at colleges and universities in Canada, Asia and the Middle East. His publications include more than 100 textbooks for learning English as a Second Language, as well as various websites, CD-ROMs and educational videos.

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Second Language Learning Data Analysis
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The purpose of this workbook is to provide students with practice in analyzing second language data. For the student of second language learning, "hands-on" experience with actual data is essential in understanding the processes involved in learning a second language. Working through exemplars of the kinds of interlanguages that learners do and do not create brings about a clearer understanding of the principles underlying these interlanguages, as well as the universal principles of language learning (those that are independent of particular languages and interlanguages).The goal in this workbook is to present data organized in such a way that by working through pedagogically presented data-sets, students are led to a discovery and understanding of theoretical and/or methodological issues. In addition, they acquire the ability to interpret data and to begin to draw conclusions from them. The authors intend that students should go from the data to a conclusion that includes a 3-part statement:*what else you should want to know about these data;*why this, specifically, and not something else; and*how one can empirically research what you want to find out. This sequence of questions forces students to constantly keep in mind the important question of falsification: What kind of data would it take to falsify the particular conclusions the students come to?As with the earlier edition of this workbook (Sorace, Gass, & Selinker), two audiocassettes provide language samples for use in the exercises. These cassettes and the teacher's manual are offered free of charge on adoption of the workbook for classroom use; a three-part set (workbook/manual/tapes) is also available.

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Content-based Language Learning in Multilingual Educational Environments
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The spread of English as an international language along with the desire to maintain local languages lead us to consider multilingualism as the norm rather than the exception. Consequently, bi/multilingual education has bloomed over the last decades. This volume deals with one such type of education currently in the spotlight as an essentially European strategy to multilingualism, Clil (Content and Language Integrated Learning), in which curricular content is taught through a foreign language. The book contributes new empirical evidence on its effects on linguistic and attitudinal outcomes focusing on bi/multilingual learners who acquire English as an additional language. Moreover, it presents critical analyses of factors influencing multilingual education, the effects of Clil on both language and content learning, and the contrast between Clil and other models of instruction. The research presented suggests that Clil can greatly enhance language acquisition in multilingual settings.

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Space, Place and Autonomy in Language Learning
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This book explores theories of space and place in relation to autonomy in language learning. Encompassing a wide range of linguistically and culturally diverse learning contexts, this edited collection brings together research papers from academics working in fourteen countries. In their studies, these researchers examine physical, virtual and metaphorical learning spaces from a wide range of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives (semiotic, ecological, complexity, human geography, linguistic landscapes, mediated discourse analysis, sociocultural, constructivist and social constructivist) and methodological approaches. The book traces its origins to the first-ever symposium on space, place and autonomy, which was held at the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Aila) 2014 World Congress in Brisbane. The final chapter, which presents a thematic analysis of the papers in this volume, discusses the implications for theory development, further enquiry, and pedagogical practice.

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The Dynamic Assessment of Language Learning
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This is a practical, accessible manual for Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Educators who assess children with language impairments, explaining how and why to implement Dynamic Assessment and gives you a huge range of ready-to-use, practical tools. Where normal assessments simply identify deficits, Dynamic Assessment also identifies the child's potential to learn by allowing for prompts from you, during the assessment, thus far better informing your decisions about appropriate interventions and strategies to help the children you work with. What does this manual offer?Provides a concise introduction to the principles of Dynamic Assessment to make clear the enormous benefits of applying this approach to the assessment of language. Presents a full example of a Dynamic Assessment of Sentence Structure (Dass) to demonstrate how the principles are implemented and the findings applied to plan more effective interventions. All the materials for the Dass are included so that you can use this assessment immediately. Includes numerous templates, generic prompt sheets, score sheets and materials that you can adapt for use in Dynamic Assessments that you devise yourself. Written by Dr Natalie Hasson, a highly experienced Speech and Language Therapist who leads the field in researching the dynamic assessment of language, this is the only Dynamic Assessment manual of its kind.

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Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience
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Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages, their cultural conceptualisations and discourses and the mind and body of the learner results in the subjective construction of individual positionings located in between the languages and cultures involved. These processes are not restricted to the cognitive level of learning but also involve deep-seated habits, values and beliefs. These habits, values and beliefs are to a certain extent the result of subjective experiences and feelings; however, they are also embedded in a socio-cultural network of concepts, norms, traditions and life-worlds, so that they are characterised both by the learner's subjectivity and by the sociality and (inter-)culturality of their environment. The essays in this volume explore the subjective dimension of intercultural language learning, ranging from theoretical considerations to empirical studies and providing stimulating insights into this important area of study.

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Rethinking Second Language Learning
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This book evaluates a project where formal classroom learning of a second language was supplemented with informal, natural interactions with older native speakers of the target language, delivering a number of pedagogical and societal benefits. The authors introduce a model of intergenerational, intercultural encounters which aims to promote the use of community language resources; enrich the experiences of young learners; foster greater understanding between generations; break down cultural stereotypes; encourage appreciation of different cultures and enhance the quality of life and community engagement of older people with a bi/multilingual background. It draws on theories of language acquisition, discourse analysis and psychosocial perspectives to propose a model of language learning for students that can be used for any language or locality. It is therefore an essential resource for graduate students, researchers and language teachers as well as for education, aged and youth care policy makers, practitioners and community services workers who are interested in innovative language pedagogy.

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Drama Education and Second Language Learning
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In recent years the contribution of drama to second language learning has grown internationally as a field of interest to both teachers and researchers. The potential for drama to provide strong social contexts for learning, to provide opportunities for the learner to embody the target language and to motivate students' desire to communicate have been increasingly recognized as fruitful areas of inquiry. This book provides a brief historical perspective on the development of this interest before presenting a range of examples drawn from recent research projects led by those who are themselves experienced as drama and second language teachers. Drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives and deploying a range of methodological processes, the chapters present evidence as to how and why drama can impact on student learning in a range of classrooms, from the primary school through to undergraduate level. Focusing on issues such as questioning in role, the professional development of second language teachers interested in using drama, and the role of artistry when applying drama as pedagogy for second language learning, they provide an up to date picture of contemporary practices and an acute analysis of both the possibilities and the challenges facing researchers in the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

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Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
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The implementation of technological tools in classroom settings provides significant enhancements to the learning process. When utilized properly, students can achieve better knowledge and understanding. Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning is a critical source of research for the latest perspectives on the intersection of cross-cultural studies and technology in foreign language learning classrooms. Highlighting pertinent topics across a range of relevant coverage, such as mobile learning, game-based learning, and distance education, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, academics, linguists, and upper-level students interested in the latest innovations for language education.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - , . Bilingual children's book (English - Nepalese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Nepalese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - ! - . " "

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Language teaching and language learning - Methods in a course book for German learners of English
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 2,7, University of Siegen, course: Teaching English: Methods And Approaches, language: English, abstract: In my term paper I will try to investigate a unit of an English course book for German learners of English as their second language. For this aim I will use the 'English G2000 B1 for the fifth grade Realschule'. I decided for the 'Realschule' version as I'm studying on teaching profession for this type of school. Considering the extent of this paper I will not be able to investigate this course book completely. Instead of this I will concentrate on a small unit - topic 4 in the end of unit four, which deals with money and shopping. In G2000 every unit closes with such a short topic-unit and it has - just like the larger units - a focus on a language skill. In case of topic 4 it is speaking. In order not to write too much I will put emphasize on the methodological and theoretical background of the exercises and tasks of this unit: Which methods are used? What about the role of the learner/teacher? Which competences are demanded and supported? Is it sufficient to teach English only with the help of a course book? Therefore I will give a short glimpse on the historical background of language teaching and learning at first, so that the reader deserves basic information about methods and their theoretical background. For a better entrance to my topic I will also involve the teacher's manual. It includes information about new vocabulary, materials and methods. Furthermore it offers the teacher instructions for the exercises in the student's course book. Therefore it is in a way essential, because it is in fact a manual for the student's book. Topic 4 consists of four main exercises. Some of them are slightly complemented by parallel tasks from the pupil's workbook, which is also available as additional support to the course book. Furthermore there is a Vocabulary Ac

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Brave Language Learning
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What is this book for? This book is a positive voice. It is a voice speaking for those who want to learn their language their way. It is an appreciation of low-budget, high-intensity, low-pressure learning. It is a voice in favour of learning that doesn't need to make economical sense - of multilingualism that transcends the "holiday conversation" paradigm - and in favour of using language for more than a series of predetermined paths. This book is also a voice of defiance. It is speaking against those who would reduce the world's languages to a series of words. It is against those who would equate language learning with "speaking on holiday." And it is very strongly against the pressure to spend time, money and effort on limiting, constrained and pre-packaged language learning solutions. This book is to show you that a different route is not only possible, but also more rewarding and much more enjoyable. It may lack the glamour and commercial pizzazz of the mass-marketed "frontal assault" language learning - but it will enable you to find yourself in language - to take what you need from it - and to contribute to the multilingual landscape in a way that's less explored. Who is this book for? It is for you, if you want to think a bit more creatively about learning a foreign language. It is for people who fall in love with all the language all the time - and whose motivation for becoming multilingual is the sheer pleasure of having a whole new world in their heads, ears, lungs, and on their tongue. It is for you, it you're keen to learn a language your way. The book was written by a person who learned, taught, published and managed language education for over 20 years - you don't even need 10% of this time to develop your taste for languages, your budget and your way of learning. If you're determined to have a great time using your new language - then this book will help you do that. Finally - this book is for you if you're a bit let down by what foreign language lea

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Academic Podcasting and Mobile Assisted Language Learning
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The use of Academic Podcasting Technology and Mall (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) is reshaping teaching and learning by supporting, expanding, and enhancing course content, learning activities, and teacher-student interactions. Academic Podcasting and Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Applications and Outcomes shares innovative and pedagogically effective ways to improve foreign language education by identifying the instructional uses and benefits of academic podcasting technology and Mall in foreign language acquisition. These include instructional uses, students' perceived learning gains, how instructors can use/have used the technology (successes and challenges), study abroad experiences with the technology, pedagogical impact, and economic perspectives on its use.

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Higher Education and Second Language Learning
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This volume explores the challenges involved in facilitating student learning of second languages at university level. Easy access to information and communication technologies inside and outside the classroom, alongside an increasing tendency for students to play an active role in shaping their own learning, are having a significant impact on second language learning and teaching in the twenty-first century. Although several recent publications have focused on technologies in education and student-centred learning, there has been very little previous research into how second languages are learnt within universities. This book aims to support teachers of second languages in higher education by setting out practical ideas that can be implemented in everyday contexts, as well as ensuring that pedagogical practice is underpinned by relevant theoretical frameworks.

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Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
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This volume brings together the current theoretical interest in reconceptualizing second and foreign language learning from a sociocultural perspective on language and learning, with practical concerns about second and foreign language pedagogy. It presents a set of studies whose focus is on the empirical description of particular practices constructed in classroom interaction that promote the learning of a second or foreign language. The authors examine in detail the processes by which the learning of additional languages is accomplished in the interaction of a variety of classrooms and in a variety of languages. Not only will the findings from the studies reported in this volume help to lay a foundation for the development of a more expansive, sociocultural model of second and foreign language learning, but on a more practical level they will help language educators in creating a set of principles for identifying and sustaining classroom interactional practices that foster additional language development. The volume is distinguished in three ways:* Following a Vygotskyan perspective on development, the studies assume that language learning is a fundamentally pragmatic enterprise, intrinsically linked to language use. This breaks from a more traditional understanding of second and foreign language learning, which has viewed learning and use as two distinct phenomena. The importance of classroom interaction to additional language development is foregrounded* The investigations reported in this book are distinguished by their methodological approach. Because language learning is assumed to be a situated, context-sensitive, and dynamic process, the studies do not rely on traditional experimental methods for collecting and analyzing data, but rather, they involve primarily the use of ethnographic and discourse analytic methods* The studies focus on interactional practices that promote second and foreign language learning. Although a great deal of research has examined

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Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning
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This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction and development among Japanese university students of English. The research highlights the instrumental agency of individuals in responding to and acting upon the social environment, and in developing, maintaining and/or reconstructing their identities as L2 users. The study offers unique insights into the role of experience, emotions, social and environmental affordances in shaping their personal orientations to English and self-perceptions as English learner-users. It also examines individuals' responses to these factors and discusses fluctuations in their motivations. The additional value of this book lies in its detailed account of methodological procedures, challenges and ways to overcome obstacles encountered when undertaking qualitative longitudinal studies.

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Listening in Language Learning
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Examines listening as both a means of achieving understanding and as a teachable skill. The underlying theme of the volume is that an integration of cognitive, social, and educational perspectives is necessary in order to characterise effectively what listening ability is and how it may develop. It introduces listening from a cognitive perspective, and presents a detailed investigation of listening in social and educational contexts. The study concludes with an analysis of how listening development can be incorporated effectively into curriculum design.

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Advising in Language Learning
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Advising in Language Learning (All) brings together examples of advising practice and research from various international contexts in a fast-developing field. A theoretical model based on constructivism and sociocultural theory (the Dialogue, Tools and Context Model ) is proposed and supported thoughout the book, as each of the contributions focuses on one or more areas of the model. In this volume the editors set out the general aims and understandings of the field, illustrating the innovative manner in which advisors around the world are working with learners and researching the practice of All.

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Language Learning Beyond the Classroom
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This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not replace the classroom, ultimately all successful learners take control of their own learning. This book shows how teachers can help learners bridge the gap between formal instruction and autonomous language learning. Although English is the primary focus of most chapters, there are studies on a range of other languages including Spanish and Japanese.

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Language Learning Motivation in Japan
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This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational contexts in Japan. Topics covered include the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context. The studies in the book utilise a wide variety of research methodologies aiming to narrow the gap between theory and practice and examine L2 motivation in primary, secondary and tertiary education. This volume will be of interest to research/teacher professionals who are currently engaged in active Esl/efl practice, EFL educators, researchers, and teacher-trainers both inside and outside Japan, who are interested in research on L2 motivation in general and within the Japanese context in particular, as well as graduate and postgraduate researchers.

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The Metalinguistic Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning
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The metalinguistic dimension refers to the way in which learners bring to bear knowledge about language into their learning of a second language, the "l2". This book brings together new research on the metalinguistic dimension, given its increasing importance in the study of L2 acquisition. In applied linguistics it is widely accepted that L2 learners develop and use knowledge about language when engaging with the challenging task of acquiring a new language; this applies to both children and adults. It is definitions of the metalinguistic dimension that vary, and findings regarding its role in L2 learning are not necessarily homogenous or compatible. The scope exists for further, empirical, detailed research. This book explores the nature, development and role of the metalinguistic dimension and will be essential reading for all SLA scholars and those working in language and education.

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Foreign Language Learning Anxiety in China
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Already the focus of much interest for 50 years, the study of foreign language learning anxiety (Flla) still remains a popular research topic among scholars in Western countries. Flla is believed to be an important cause of students' "dumb English". Considering the paucity of monographs on Flla in China, this book represents an important step towards filling this gap. The author uses his PhD dissertation as a foundation for reviewing and discussing previous literature, as well as the current status of and major issues concerning Flla worldwide. The book explores Flla in China by using innovative triangulated research methodology, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely surveys, focused interviews, and classroom observations. It also highlights the significance and implications of the research results and predicts the future of global Flla research with a particular focus on China. Readers will discover the latest developments and issues concerning Flla, causes of Flla, and verified, effective strategies for alleviating such anxiety.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - . Bilingual children's book (English - Sorani Kurdish)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Sorani Kurdish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - / . ! . " " .

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Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning
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The topics of autonomy and independence play an increasingly important role in language education. They raise issues such as learners' responsibility for their own learning, and their right to determine the direction of their own learning, the skills which can be learned and applied in self-directed learning and capacity for independent learning and the extents to which this can be suppressed by institutional education. This volume offers new insights into the principles of autonomy and independence and the practices associated with them focusing on the area of EFL teaching. The editors' introduction provides the context and outlines the main issues involved in autonomy and independence. Later chapters discuss the social and political implications of autonomy and independence and their effects on educational structures. The consequences for the design of learner-centred materials and methods is discussed, together with an exploration of the practical ways of implementing autonomy and independence in language teaching and learning. Each section of the book opens with an introduction to give structure to the development of ideas and themes, with synopses to highlight salient features in the text and help build upon the material of previous chapters.

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Optimal Language Learning
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Most language learners find learning a language stressful and frustrating. However, the problem may not be with the language, but the approach to it. Optimal Language Learning describes the effective, idiosyncratic approaches of five highly gifted language learners, discerns patterns among their stories of success, and describes implications for language learning for anyone who would like to master a new language.

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Second Language Learning
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A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of available research resources.

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First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
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This volume offers fresh perspectives on a controversial issue in applied linguistics and language teaching by focusing on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. It includes new work by both new and established scholars in educational scholarship, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics, as well as in a variety of languages, countries, and educational contexts. Through its focus at the intersection of theory, practice, curriculum and policy, the book demands a reconceptualization of code-switching as something that both proficient and aspiring bilinguals do naturally, and as a practice that is inherently linked with bilingual code-switching.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Dormu bone, lupeto. Bilingual children's book (English - Esperanto)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Esperanto Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Dulingva infanlibro, angla - esperanto Tim ne povas ekdormi. Lia lupeto mankas! Cu li forgesis gin ekstere? Tute sola, en la nokto, Tim eliras la hejmon - kaj neatendite renkontas kelkajn amikojn… "Dormu bone, lupeto" estas korvarmiga rakonto por endormigi. Gi estas tradukita en pli ol 50 lingvojn, kaj estas havebla kiel dulingva eldono en ciuj imageblaj kombinajoj de tiuj ci lingvoj.

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Elementary Korean Workbook
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This is an extensive beginning level Korean workbook. This helpful practice book is intended as a companion to Elementary Korean but can be used with any other Korean textbook or as a stand-alone self-study guide to learn Korean. Elementary Korean Workbook is essential for practicing and polishing your proficiency in everyday conversational beginner Korean. Here are carefully crafted activities for expanding your abilities to read Korean, write Korean, comprehend Korean, and speak Korean. Downloadable audio helps build listening comprehension and ensure correct pronunciation The variety of activities offers beginning learners the range of practice opportunities they need: Korean language dialogues. Translation exercises from Korean into English, and visa versa. Comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar exercises. Reading practice passages. Language keys for all activities. Accompanying audio CD.

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Task-Based Language Learning in a Real-World Digital Environment
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How can you use the latest digital technology to create an environment in which people can learn European languages while performing a meaningful real-world task and experiencing the cultural aspect of learning to cook European dishes? This book explains how to do this from A to Z, covering how a real-world digital environment for language learning was designed, built and researched. The project makes language learning motivational and fun by tapping into people's interest in both cooking and technology - you can learn a language while cooking and interacting with a speaking digital kitchen. The kitchens provide spoken instructions in the foreign language on how to prepare European cuisine. Digital sensors are inserted in or attached to all the kitchen equipment and ingredients, so the digital kitchen detects what learners are doing and gives them feedback. Learners are also able to communicate with the kitchens and can ask for help via photos and videos if they don't understand any foreign language words. Based on two research grants, the book provides five research studies showing the learning experiences of users in five European countries. The book explains the principles and procedures involved in the project, enabling others to design and implement a real-world digital learning environment in the same way. It includes numerous photographs of the system in use and evidence of how and what 250 users actually learnt.

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Chinese Language Learning Book A Complete Handbook of Spoken Chinese 1pcs CD Include
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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - H o mèng, xi o láng z i 好梦,小狼仔. Bilingual children's book (English - Chinese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Chinese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of these languages. 双语儿童读物, 英语 - 中文 Tìm shuì bùzháo. Ta de xi o láng z i bùjiànle! Ta huì bù huì b ta wàng zàile wàimiàn? Tìm dúzì yirén zài shenyè wàichu xúnzh o bìngqie yì xi ngbùdào de yù dàole qíta de péngy umen. "H o mèng, xi o láng z i" shì yi bù nu n xin de shuì qián xi o gùshì. Ta y bèi fanyì chéng chaoguò 50 zh ng y yán, bìng tígong su y u y yán de rènyì z hé shuangy b n. 提姆睡不着。他的小狼仔不见了!他会不会把它忘在了外面?提姆独自一人在深夜外出寻找并且意想不到的遇到了其他的朋友们。。。 "好梦,小狼仔" 是一部暖心的睡前小故事。它已被翻译成超过50种语言,并提供所有语言的任意组合双语版。

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Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
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This book brings together current thinking on informal language learning and the findings of over 30 years of research on captions (same language subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) to present a new model of language learning from captioned viewing and a future roadmap for research and practice in this field. Language learners may have normal hearing but they are 'hard-of-listening' and find it difficult to follow the rapid or unclear speech in many films and TV programmes. Vanderplank considers whether watching with captions not only enables learners to understand and enjoy foreign language television and films but also helps them to improve their foreign language skills. Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching will be of interest to students and researchers involved in second language acquisition teaching and research, as well as practising language teachers and teacher trainers.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Sofou rótt, litli úlfur. Bilingual children's book (English - Icelandic)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Icelandic Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Tvímála barnabók (2 til 4 ár), enska - íslenska Tim getur ekki sofio. Litli úlfurinn hans er týndur! Gleymdist hann kannski úti? Einn fer hann úti í nóttina - og f r óv nt samfélag. "Sofou rótt, litli úlfur" er hlý saga fyrir svefninn sem hefur verio þytt í meira 50 tungumál og f st sem tvímála útgáfa í öllum mögulegum tungumálum og íslenska.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Schlof guad, gloana Woif. Bilingual children's book (English - Bavarian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Bavarian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Zwoaschprachigs Kindabuach (ab 2 J.), Englisch - Boarisch Tim ko ned eischlaffa. Sei gloana Woif is fuad! Hod ea 'n ebba draussn vagessn? Ganz alloa machd ea se auf in d' Nachd - und griagd auf oamoi Gsejschafd… "Schlof guad, gloana Woif" is a heazliche Guad-Nachd-Gschichd, de in üba 50 Schbrachn übasezd worn is. Sie is ois zwoaschbrachige Ausgab in olle dengbara Schbrachkombinationa zum hom.

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Psychopedia, a suggestopedic approach to language learning
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn (Institut für Anglistik), course: Alternative Methods of Language Teaching, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As our world becomes more and more globalized, the importance of learning a foreign language increases. In Germany English is already taught in elementary school to give the pupils a basic knowledge concerning the English language. The whole society is involved into a constant change of working and living habits. Changes occur in industry, school and prerequisites to find a job as well as in fam-ily life and personal relationships. This development has got influences on every part of human life and so as well on the sector of education. As a result of this, teachers at school have to adjust their teaching methods to the changing condi-tions of the environment. As a society needs an atmosphere which favours change, it is necessary to be willing to change oneself. Not to change would result in keep-ing the faults which have been made in the past. You need to take the risk of change if the public weal should grow. Change should not only be pretended or take only place at the surface but also on the basis of the assumptions concerning learning. During the years several methods have been developed to make learning a new and foreign language more and more interesting, easy and efficient. In the begin-ning the most frequent methods were those of pattern drills, grammar exercise as well as the method of translation. These techniques are still used in some kind of schools and in some lessons, but the range of methods which is available for the teacher has grown to a large amount. The first new methods have been for exam-ple those related to the Total Physical Response method, which should not be de-scribed any further in this paper. The approaches which have been developed got more and more creative and are

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Language learning with computers
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Duisburg-Essen, course: Language learning on- and offline, language: English, abstract: This paper is based on an oral report about `computers in school. Since my group and I did a lot of research in schools including interviews and a visit in a language lesson I will use our results for developing this work. The question I asked myself before I started researching is whether computers are a good alternative to frontal teaching in language lessons. I will compare both teaching methods after I write about research results about the two options. In the end an evaluation of the results will be made. First of all I have to say that Pro and Contra arguments of course slightly vary from person to person since everyone has different points of view. I start with listing up the Contra points. The first point is the financial aspect of computers1. To afford the whole equipment for a whole school costs quite a lot and is much more of an investment than maybe some books. If the school does not have enough money it could be unaffordable to pay for the right amount of computers, screens, etc. Another important aspect is that some teachers did not, like most of the recent pupils, grow up with computers and still do not know how to handle it. Some of them think they are too old for trying to get into this new type of media. And even if they would try it they think they are technically not as good as the pupils themselves and could look like a fool in front of the class2. [.] 1 See Christiane Kallenbach, Markus Ritter: Computerideen für den Englischunterricht. Anregungen und Beispiele für den Software- und Interneteinsatz Klassen 5-10. Berlin 2000, p. 11 2 See Kallenbach, Ritter, [See note 1], page 11

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Modern English Books Of Power
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This edifying book analyzes the most memorable classics of English Literature in a befitting and gracious manner. Fitch studies and discusses several celebrated authors and their brilliant masterpieces in a manner that is guaranteed to arouse any readers interest in them. A fascinating treasure trove of information!

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - . Bilingual children's book (English - Tigrinya)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Tigrinya Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. , - 50

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Intensive Exposure Experiences in Second Language Learning
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This volume brings together studies dealing with second language learning in contexts that provide intensive exposure to the target language. In doing so, it highlights the role of intensive exposure as a critical distinctive characteristic in the comparison of learning processes and outcomes from different learning contexts: naturalistic and foreign language instruction, stay abroad and at home, and extensive and intensive instruction programmes. The different chapters represent a wide range of learning contexts and types of learning, as well as different approaches that yield much needed evidence on the role of context of acquisition in second language learning.

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Identity, Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning
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In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education contexts, considering topics such as teachers' views on motivation, plurilingual learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming, study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language teaching and learning.

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Teachers' Roles in Second Language Learning
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This book is designed to provide practical applications of sociocultural theory with regard to teachers' roles in second language education. By providing specific examples of teachers' roles in the classroom, the book aims to help researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers make clear connections between practice and theory in second language learning. All the studies in this edited book are conducted in the PreK16 classroom setting. Each chapter presents rigorous research analysis within the framework of sociocultural theory and provides rich descriptions of teachers' roles. The book is intended to be used in teacher education courses. The primary audience of the book is inservice teachers who work with second language learners (SLLs) in their classrooms including ESL/Bilingual classrooms or regular classrooms. Since many SLLs receive instructions both in the ESL/Bilingual classrooms and in the regular classrooms, it is important to discuss teachers' roles in both settings. The secondary audience of the book is teacher educators and researchers who work with preservice and inservice teachers in teacher education. This book will be an excellent resource for book study groups and practitioners working with professional learning communities.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Spij dobrze, maly wilku. Bilingual children's book (English - Polish)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Polish Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Dwujezyczna ksiazka dla dzieci, angielski - polski Tim nie moze zasnac. Zaginal jego maly wilk. Byc moze zostawil go na zewnatrz? Tim wyrusza samotnie w noc - i niespodziewanie napotyka przyjaciól. "Spij dobrze, maly wilku" to rozgrzewajaca serce bajka do poduszki. Zostala przetlumaczona na ponad 50 jezyków i jest dostepna w kazdej mozliwej do wyobrazenia kombinacji.

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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Cuci saldi, mazo vilcin. Bilingual children's book (English - Latvian)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Latvian Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Bernu gramata divas valodas, anglu - latviesu Tims nevar iemigt. Vina mazais vilcins ir pazudis! Varbut vins to ir ara atstajis? Pavisam viens vins dodas ara nakti - un negaiditi sastop citus sabiedrotos… "Cuci saldi, mazo vilcin" ir viena sirsniga vakara pasacina, kura ir iztulkota vairak neka 50 valodas un ka izdevums pieejama divas valodas visas iespejamas valodu kombinacijas.

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Identity and Language Learning
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Identity and Language Learning draws on a longitudinal case study of immigrant women in Canada to develop new ideas about identity, investment, and imagined communities in the field of language learning and teaching. Bonny Norton demonstrates that a poststructuralist conception of identity as multiple, a site of struggle, and subject to change across time and place is highly productive for understanding language learning. Her sociological construct of investment is an important complement to psychological theories of motivation. The implications for language teaching and teacher education are profound. Now including a new, comprehensive Introduction as well as an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this second edition addresses the following central questions:- Under what conditions do language learners speak, listen, read and write? How are relations of power implicated in the negotiation of identity? How can teachers address the investments and imagined identities of learners?The book integrates research, theory, and classroom practice, and is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of language learning and teaching, Tesol, applied linguistics and literacy.

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Bilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Second Language Learning
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This collection pays tribute to Professor Wallace E. Lambert and his contributions to the fields of language and linguistics. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned theorist or researcher, traces the currents of theory and research within the topic area to the present day, provides a state-of-the-art review of the topic, and offers an outline for future research directions. The book concludes with an overview from Professor Lambert that critically examines the impact of the ideas in each individual chapter. This volume is organized around the three areas where Professor Lambert's unique contributions are most substantial and most evident: bilingualism, multiculturalism, and second language learning. Specifically, the papers presented discuss the topics of social, psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological aspects of bilingualism and second language learning, the psychology of inter-group relations and multiculturalism, bilingual/immersion education, and language planning. Note: Royalties earned from sales of this book will go to the Wallace E. Lambert Student Research Fund at McGill University for use by students interested in second language acquisition, bilingualism, and/or multiculturalism.

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WorldCALL: Sustainability and Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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This volume focuses on computer- and digitally-assisted language learning in all of its forms: technology-enhanced language learning, network-based language learning, mobile-assisted language learning and so on, in close relation to the topic of sustainability. How can these technologies and techniques be implemented in a sustainable and repeatable way? The book covers a wide range of areas in terms of this "sustainability". These include:(1) education (teacher/learner training)(2) normalisation (integration)(3) systems (reliability, support, development)(4) mobility (mobile-assisted language leaning)(5) innovation (trends, research)The volume samples research and practice in Call from around the world, organised into sections. It has an introduction and a conclusion written by the editors (Ana Gimeno, Mike Levy, Françoise Blin and David Barr) which covers the state of the art at the moment and directions it is likely to take in the future.

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The Handbook of Language Learning and Technology
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The exponential growth and development of modern technologies in all sectors has made it increasingly difficult for students, teachers and teacher educators to know which technologies to employ and how best to take advantage of them. The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology brings together experts in a number of key areas of development and change, and opens the field of language learning by exploring the pedagogical importance of technological innovation. The handbook is structured around six themes: historical and conceptual contextscore issuesinteractive and collaborative technologies for language learningcorpora and data driven learninggaming and language learningpurpose designed language learning resources. Led by fundamental concepts, theories and frameworks from language learning and teaching research rather than by specific technologies, this handbook is the essential reference for all students, teachers and researchers of Language Learning and Tesol. Those working in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Education and Media Studies will also find this a valuable book.

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Teaching and Researching: Autonomy in Language Learning
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Autonomy has become a keyword of language policy in education systems around the world, as the importance of independent learning and new technologies has grown. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Teaching and Researching Autonomy provides an accessible and comprehensive critical account of the theory and practice of autonomy. Examining the history of the concept, it addresses important questions of how we can identify autonomy in language learning behaviours and how we can evaluate the wide variety of educational practices that have been designed to foster autonomy in learning. Topics new to this edition include:- Autonomy and new technologies- Teacher autonomy- The sociocultural implications of autonomyWith over three hundred new references and five new case studies of research on autonomy providing practical advice on research methods and topics in the field, Teaching and Researching Autonomy will be an essential introduction for teachers and students to a subject at the cutting edge of language teaching and research.

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Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains
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Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains provides an exploration of the latest developments in technology-enhanced learning and the processing of languages for specific purposes. It combines theoretical and applied research from an interdisciplinary angle, covering general issues related to learning languages with computers, assessment, mobile-assisted language learning, the new language massive open online courses, corpus-based research and computer-assisted aspects of translation. The chapters in this collection include contributions from a number of international experts in the field with a wide range of experience in the use of technologies to enhance the language learning process. The essays have been brought together precisely in recognition of the demand for this kind of specialised tuition, offering state-of-the-art technological and methodological innovation and practical applications. The topics covered revolve around the practical consequences of the current possibilites of mobility for both learners and teachers, as well as the applicability of updated technological advances to language learning and teaching, particularly in specialized domains. This is achieved through the description and discussion of practical examples of those applications in a variety of educational contexts. At the beginning of each thematic section, readers will find an introductory chapter which contextualises the topic and links the different examples discussed. Drawing together rich primary research and empirical studies related to specialized tuition and the processing of languages, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, computer assisted language learning, languages and linguistics, and language teaching.

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Experimental Research Methods in Language Learning
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Language learning research aims to describe and fully explain how and why language learning takes place, but can fall short of its stated purpose. Systematic, rigorous research is needed if the growing field of language learning is to progress methodically. This book demonstrates and fully explains such a methodology. Given that research in language acquisition yields practical pedagogical implications, it is crucial that it is rigorous and accurate. This book offers a quantitative research methodology that relies on statistical analysis in order to make inferences and conclusions about language learning. Experimental research aims to understand differences between or within groups of learners under manipulated environments. It requires strict control of conditions, enabling interpretations with a low factor of error. Aek Phakiti provides step-by-step guidelines and underlying principles, epistemology and methodology, in a book that is essential for advanced students of language acquisition and language and education.

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Project-Based Language Learning with Technology
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This book highlights the ways in which insights from technology-mediated project-based language learning research can contribute to our understanding of both learner interaction in specific cultural contexts but also of the role of technology in language learning more generally. The volume situates the discussion within the context of the development of the field, from task-based to project-based language learning, and how these have been shaped over time by the evolution of new technologies. Using the case study of EFL learners in a Japanese classroom, the book adopts a multimodal approach to unpack this phenomena at work by examining learner collaboration in project-based work in a real-world setting. The volume provides a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about the effective integration of digital technologies in the classroom and will be of particular interest to students and scholars in applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, task-based language teaching, and Tesol.

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Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Teaching
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The volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of key issues in second language learning and teaching, adopting as a point of reference both psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. The papers included in the collection, which have been contributed by leading specialists in the field from Poland and abroad, touch upon important theoretical issues, report latest research findings and offer guidelines for classroom practice. The range of topics covered and the inclusion of concrete pedagogic proposals ensures that the book will be of interest to a wide audience, not only SLA specialists, but also methodologists, material designers, undergraduate and graduate students, and practitioners

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The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning
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This critical ethnographic school-based case study offers insights on the interaction between ideology and the identity development of individual English language learners in Singapore. Illustrated by case studies of the language learning experiences of five Asian immigrant students in an English-medium school in Singapore, the author examines how the immigrant students negotiated a standard English ideology and their discursive positioning over the course of the school year. Specifically, the study traces how the prevailing standard English ideology interacted in highly complex ways with their being positioned as high academic achievers to ultimately influence their learning of English. This potent combination of language ideologies and circulating ideologies created a designer student immigration complex. By framing this situation as a complex, the study problematizes the power of ideologies in shaping the trajectories and identities of language learners.

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Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
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This book investigates the ways in which new developments in areas of language teaching practice, such policymaking, planning, methodology and the use of educational technology spread globally and are adopted, rejected or adapted locally.

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Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
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This book introduces readers to the principles of a fairly new branch of psychology - positive psychology - and demonstrates how they can be applied in the context of second language acquisition in a natural environment and in instructed foreign language (Fl) learning. It focuses both on the well-being and success of the learner and the professional and personal well-being of the teacher. Further, the book stresses the importance of the positive emotions and character strengths of those involved in the process of language learning and teaching, as well as the significant role played by enabling institutions such as school and, at the micro-level, individual FL classes.

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Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
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This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success. Examining diverse experiences and drawing on the perspectives of academics from the top institutions in the country, the authors analyse the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies. Encouraging discussion of the significant education reforms that have taken place in China in recent years, this work will be of interest to students and scholars of language education, English as a Second Language and applied linguistics.

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Strategic Language Learning
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This monograph reports on a longitudinal inquiry into mainland Chinese undergraduates language learning experiences in an English medium university. The inquiry reveals dynamic interaction between agency and contextual conditions underlying the participants strategic learning efforts in a multilingual setting.

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Age and Foreign Language Learning in School
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This book discusses the empirical studies on how biological age influences foreign language learning in school. It provides a succinct overview of a complex field for both experts and researchers interested in the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

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The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties
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The Second Language Learning Processes of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties is the only recent book available to offer a detailed and in-depth discussion of the second language learning processes of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). It summarizes research advances in the fields of cognitive and educational psychology and integrates them with recent studies in the area of second language acquisition (Sla). Thus the book is relevant not only to readers who are particularly interested in the role of specific learning difficulties in learning additional languages, but also to those who would like to understand how individual differences in cognitive functioning influence Sla. The book focuses on four important areas that are particularly relevant for language learners with SpLDs: the processes of SLA in general and the development of reading skills in particular, the effectiveness of pedagogical programs, the assessment of the language competence of students with SpLDs and identifying SpLDs in another language. The book also views learners with SpLDs in their social and educational contexts and elaborates how the barriers in these contexts can affect their language learning processes. This is an excellent resource for language teachers, students, and researchers in the areas of second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

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Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life
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What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students' work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing, performances and exhibitions, projects and portfolios, and other demonstrations of student learning.

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The Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung the Little Red Book Chinese/ English books for adults
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Sleep Tight, Little Wolf - Ng ngon, Sói con yêu. Bilingual children's book (English - Vietnamese)
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Bilingual children's book (age 2 and up), English - Vietnamese Tim can't fall asleep. His little wolf is missing! Perhaps he forgot him outside? Tim heads out all alone into the night - and unexpectedly encounters some friends… "Sleep Tight, Little Wolf" is a heart-warming bedtime story. It has been translated into more than 50 languages and is available as a bilingual edition in all conceivable combinations of languages. Sách thi u nhi song ng, t. Anh - ti ng Vi t Tim không th ng d c. Con chó sói nh dã bi n m t! Có th c u bé dã d quên nó ngoài sân ch i? M t mình Tim di tìm sói nh trong dêm và không ng l i g p nhi u b n khác… "Ngu ngon, Sói con yêu" là m t câu chuy n ru ng ng n, d th ng, d c d ch sang h n 50 ngôn ng và d c trình bày d ng sách song ng.^

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4 Linguistics Books to Read for Language Learning

Just like how history books and science books explain a concept or event, linguistics books provide you an understanding of what’s going on while learning a language. They give you a heads up of the things you might encounter during your language acquisition journey. They offer theories, activities, tools, and techniques which are effective for learning any language. If language learning feels like you’re in a haze, the following books will simplify the process for you.

“How to Learn a Foreign Language” by Dr. Paul Pimsleur

Written by one of the pioneers of foreign language learning, Dr. Paul Pimsleur originally published this book in 1980 and was released again in 2013. The lessons in this book are timeless and relevant today since they reveal the causes of why students experience difficulties when learning a foreign language. The struggles they experience are mainly caused by unnecessary classroom drills which should be rectified. Dr. Pimsleur suggests that teachers and learners should focus on listening and responding, as they make the language acquisition process easier. Learning a foreign language should be similar to how babies listen to their surroundings and respond by imitating tones and rhythms that they hear. This is just one of Dr. Pimsleur’s effective approaches to foreign language acquisition in his book that stood the test of time.

“Learn Any Language FAST! – The Ultimate Guide to Speed Up Your Language Learning Curve By Tricking Your Brain” by Dagny Taggart

Learning a foreign language in the fastest way possible is essential, most especially to travelers and immigrants. With that, Taggart, who happens to be a traveler herself, shares the techniques on how to quickly understand and learn languages from the people she meets around the globe. She recommends that traditional approaches to language acquisition should be eradicated, instead, learners should focus on unconventional and fun ways to easily pick up a language. If you want quick and effective strategies to language learning, then you should check out this masterpiece from Taggart.

“Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It” by Gabriel Wyner

Gabriel Wyner reveals that language acquisition should be fun to make it easier to remember and learn. His book comprises of effective activities and suggestions that will surely overcome linguistic obstacles and improve fluency. For instance, one of the activities teaches you how to adapt your ears to the natural tones of your target language so that you’ll be able to recognize it when you hear it. Another activity allows you to produce sounds and tones similar as those made by native speakers. This requires you to twist your tongue in the same manner as opera singers and actors do while performing. With these fun techniques, learners would find this book useful for language acquisition.

“Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language” by Steven Pinker

Written by a linguist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pinker explains how we learn languages and how we harness them to make ideas and experiences. From a simple love letter to a complex tax code, he demonstrates that language acquisition is based on rules. If you are serious in unveiling the mystery of a language, you are guaranteed that Pinker’s book has all the answers to your questions.