LANGUAGE SELF-STUDY TEXTS. Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Listen to over 13 hours of audio on 12 CDs, then use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking Italian expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. There is also a free introductory DVD to give you an insight into how the Paul Noble method works. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing -- no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and -- most importantly -- learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.
Author: Paul Noble
Pick up the essentials of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use program.
Author: Paul Noble
For all those who have struggled to learn German in the past. For all those who think they're just not a linguist. For all those who don't have the time -- or the inclination -- to sit and study a textbook. This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking German expert, Katharina, and all in your own time. Download the course to your MP3 player and within a few hours you will have learned over 6,000 German words. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real German at your fingertips. Each course includes: 12 CDs holding over 12 hours of audio an 80-page booklet a DVD demonstrating Paul's method
Ever tried to learn German and found it too hard? Best-selling language expert Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method. * Keeps things simple with three basic rules; don't skip anything, don't try to memorise anything and cover up to test yourself.* A fun, jargon-free way to learn* Easy-to-understand German pronunciation* PROVEN to work; Paul can teach anyone a language, even people who think they're incapable Paul's new course teaches you how to speak German more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you'll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His 'word robbery' will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know. By making a few simple tweaks, you'll go from fantastic to fantastisch! Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon. With thousands of satisfied customers, there's never been a better time to learn. "There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple." Paul Noble A quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels.
Talk Italian Grammar
Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.
Foundations Spanish 1
Author: Cathy Holden, Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
palgrave foundations Spanish 1 – a lively introduction to Spanish • Designed for and used extensively on Institution-wide Language Programmes (IWLPs) including language options and electives, Open Learning Programmes and similar provision • 10 units fit the 20-24 week teaching year • Scripted and unscripted dialogues provide a diverse range of audio material • Integrated pair- and groupwork activities throughout • Contains a comprehensive self-study section for non-contact hours • This second edition now includes audio CDs with every book! Cathy Holden is a tutor at the Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh. She has taught Spanish, French and English in a variety of Higher and Further Education establishments, including Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. María del Carmen Gil Ortega is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She was formerly Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews and also taught Spanish at the University of Brighton. Tom Carty was Languages Programme Leader at Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton 2 audio CDs come with this book MP3 files and digital licences are available for institutions from Palgrave Macmillan. Visit http://www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/license.asp#Digital
Foundations Italian 1
Author: Mara Benetti, Carmela Murtas, Caterina Varchetta, Roberto Di Napoli
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
palgrave foundations italian 1- a lively introduction for complete beginners • Designed for and used extensively on Institution-wide Language Programmes (IWLPs) including language options and electives, Open Learning Programmes and similar provision • 10 units fit the 20-24 week teaching year • Scripted and unscripted dialogues provide a diverse range of audio material • Integrated pair- and groupwork activities throughout • Contains a comprehensive self-study section for non-contact hours • Carefully reviewed and updated following extensive lecturer feedback • Includes a new Guide to intonation and pronunciation • CDs with every book Mara Benetti is Visiting Lecturer at Imperial MA26 and at Goldsmith's MA26, University of London Carmela Murtas was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster and an Italian teacher trainer at International House, London Caterina Varchetta was Italian Coordinator at the London Metropolitan University, where she also taught Italian on the IWL Programme. Roberto Di Napoli is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at Imperial MA26 London. He was formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster where he taught Italian, Teacher Education and Cross-Cultural Studies. 2 audio CDs come with this book. MP3 files and digital licences are available for institutions from Palgrave Macmillan. See our website at: http://www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/license.asp#Digital
Easy Learning Italian Conversation is a unique guide to communicating in Italian. It will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practise your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file.
Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.
"Paul’s unique bestselling method will get you speaking Italian in next to no time. Enjoy 150 minutes with Paul as your tutor , speak Italian confidently right from the start , learn all the essential Italian phrases you need , rely on Paul's method to remember what you have learned and extend your knowledge with extra vocabulary in the booklet "-- container.
Uses vocabulary words in context to test verbal aptitude and prepare students for PSAT, SAT, and GRE, professional and civil service qualifying exams. Focuses on the sentence completion question by offering practice in finding words in context. Each question contains a sentence with a fill-in-the-blank space. Correct answers are fully explained using their definitions, to reinforce skills. Topics include sentence structure mechanics (subject-verb agreement, modifiers -- adjectives, adverbs, etc., paragraph structural development, and essay questions formatting.
Author: Collins Dictionaries
A handy 3-in-1 Italian study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Italian reference and revision guide. This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Italian. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Italian at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real Italian illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. * Verbs: you will find 120 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real Italian to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in Italian. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important Italian verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, this book gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in Italian.