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Cool Kids Speak German

Author : Joanne Leyland
ISBN : 1512234982
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Cool Kids Speak German has been written with primary school aged children in mind by a qualified and experienced foreign languages teacher. This book may however also interest older children as it is filled full of fun worksheets, wonderful word searches and lovely colouring pages. The topics covered in this book include Greetings, Introductions, Numbers, Fruit, Colours, Clothes and Transport. Each topic begins with a page full of images and the German words for the topic. Progression throughout each of the topics has been carefully planned as the activities practice only a few of the new words at any one time, and gradually introduce simple sentence structures. At the back of the book there is a useful German English word list and also the answer section. Learning a new foreign language at an early age can be an enjoyable and useful experience, and this book would be a great way for any child to learn German.

Language Hacking German Learn How To Speak German Right Away

Author : Benny Lewis
ISBN : 9781473633209
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 62.6 MB
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#Language Hacking German is an unconventional conversation course for beginners that teaches you everything you need to start speaking German right away - not after years of study. Crack the code and get fluent faster!
Category: Foreign Language Study

Military Kids Speak

Author : Julie Rahm
ISBN : 9781452872162
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Celebrating the role military families play in the success of America as well as their individual accomplishments, Military Kids Speak by former naval physicist and author Julie Rahm is a fascinating and inspired account of what it takes to be a military kid. It?s a team effort with a common goal; the mission is to describe what it means to be a part of a military family, what it takes to persevere when it comes to deployments, and living abroad. It?s also a candid account of the military lifestyle, and how special it is to be a child of a hero. In two parts and seventeen chapters with titles like ?Military Kids Speak about Deployments,? ?Military Kids Speak about Living Abroad,? and ?Military Kids Speak about Making Friends,? this engaging, conversational book begins with over two dozen essays written by today?s military kids. These young authors, aged ten to sixteen, discuss the rollercoaster ride of military life, it?s perks and privileges, as well as its hardships and heartaches, while the second half comprises twelve in-depth interviews with famous former military kids like Justice Leah Ward Sears, Newt Gingrich, Shaquille O?Neal, and Mark Hamill. Being a military kid is special?a childhood spent with the military is an adventure. This first volume of Military Kids Speak is a narrative of what American kids of servicemen and servicewomen sacrifice for their country day in and day out all over the world?and what they have to say about it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cool Kids Speak French On Holiday In France

Author : Joanne Leyland
ISBN : 153011313X
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Cool Kids Speak French On Holiday In France has been written for children aged 7 - 11 by a qualified and experienced Foreign languages teacher. The idea of this book is to learn some French from the first part of the book before you go on holiday, then to try the various challenges outlined in the second part of the book whilst away. The topics covered in this book are greetings, numbers, drinks, the bakery, ordering food, pancakes, ice creams, souvenirs, post cards, asking for a table, asking for the bill, buying chocolates, hotels, campsites & around town. Speaking French is fun, and this book is an ideal way to encourage your child to speak French whilst away on holiday in France. Also available for children aged 7-11 who are learning French are the following books: Cool Kids Speak French book 1, Cool Kids Speak French book 2 and Photocopiable Games for teaching French.

Bilingual Childcare

Author : Victoria Benz
ISBN : 9781783099191
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German–English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates the processes at work when establishing and implementing a bilingual programme and examines the language attitudes, ideologies and practices of the parents, educators and administrators involved. It addresses the complex relationship between the childcare provider and its clientele in its socio-political context in an attempt to arrive at a broader understanding of institutional bilingual education in early childhood. The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in bilingual education, language ideology and early childhood education studies, as well as to teachers, trainee teachers and childcare providers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Schadenfreude A Love Story

Author : Rebecca Schuman
ISBN : 9781250077660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This book is a wild and wonderful ride. Your guide, Rebecca Schuman, is a super-smart and very funny person who writes brilliantly about Germany and Germans (who are not what you think) and being young and insane and life in general and... just read it, OK?" -Dave Barry Sometimes Love Gets Lost in Translation You know that feeling you get watching the elevator doors slam shut just before your toxic coworker can step in? Or seeing a parking ticket on a Hummer? There’s a word for this mix of malice and joy, and the Germans (of course) invented it. It’s Schadenfreude, deriving pleasure from others’ misfortune. Misfortune happens to be a specialty of Slate columnist Rebecca Schuman—and this is great news for the Germans. For Rebecca adores the Vaterland with the kind of single-minded passion its Volk usually reserve for beer, soccer, and being right all the time. Let’s just say the affection isn’t mutual. Schadenfreude is the story of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love – in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that’s nearly impossible to master), a culture (that’s nihilistic, but punctual), and a landscape (that’s breathtaking when there’s not a wall in the way). Rebecca is an everyday, misunderstood 90’s teenager with a passion for Pearl Jam and Ethan Hawke circa Reality Bites, until two men walk into her high school Civics class: Dylan Gellner, with deep brown eyes and an even deeper soul, and Franz Kafka, hitching a ride in Dylan’s backpack. These two men are the axe to the frozen sea that is Rebecca’s spirit, and what flows forth is a passion for all things German. First love might be fleeting, but Kafka is forever, and in pursuit of this elusive passion Rebecca will spend two decades stuttering and stumbling through German sentences, trying to win over a people who can’t be bothered. At once a snapshot of a young woman finding herself, and a country slowly starting to stitch itself back together after nearly a century of war (both hot and cold), Schadenfreude, A Love Story is an exhilarating, hilarious, and yes, maybe even heartfelt memoir proving that sometimes the truest loves play hard to get.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Family Language Transmission

Author : Brigitte E. Lambert
ISBN : 3631573766
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the whys and wherefores of family language transmission from the perspective of parents as language planners and managers of their linguistic resources. It draws on a qualitative, interview-based study of twenty families in which German is, was, or could have been the target language. Successive census analyses have charted a marked decline in the number of German speakers in Australia, indicating that motivation for transmitting German has waned. The situations where it is presently being transmitted are therefore particularly interesting. Data analysis was facilitated by a decision map depicting the planning, implementation and outcome phases of the transmission undertaking. The main findings show that the parents’ decision is negotiated around their own needs, interests and ambitions in terms of child-focussed, reciprocal and parent-centred motives. These, in turn, are linked to transmission strategies and the linguistic outcomes for the children. Through an understanding of the motivational issues arising in this context, it will hopefully be possible to better predict the effectiveness of the transmission strategies presently applied.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Night Waking

Author : Sarah Moss
ISBN : 9781847083753
Genre : Fiction
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Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can count the puffins. Ferociously sleep-deprived, torn between mothering and her desire for the pleasures of work and solitude, Anna becomes haunted by the discovery of a baby's skeleton in the garden of their house. Her narrative is punctuated by letters home, written 200 years before, by May, a young, middle-class midwife desperately trying to introduce modern medicine to the suspicious, insular islanders. The lives of these two characters intersect unexpectedly in this deeply moving but also at times blackly funny story about maternal ambivalence, the way we try to control children, and about women's vexed and passionate relationship with work. Moss's second novel displays an exciting expansion of her range - showing her to be both an excellent comic writer and a novelist of great emotional depth.
Category: Fiction