Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers Chapter 5: Eating Out Chapter 6: Out on the Town Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone Chapter 9: At the Office and Around the House Chapter 10: Written English - Newspapers and Signs Part III: English on the Go Chapter 11: Money Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 13: Asking Directions and Getting Around Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly Chapter 16: Ten Favourite English Expressions Chapter 17: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Phrasal verbs explained Appendix B: Common Verbs [Agree, Can / be able, Come, Do, Go, Have, Make , Need, Put, Think] English Irregular Verbs Appendix C: About the Downloadable Content
Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL – what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world 'An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within.' – Claire Woollam, Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London
A complete beginner's course in German which covers the reqirements of syllabuses in GCSE examinations and the ordinary grade of the Scottish Certificate of Education. It is also suitable for the elementary and intermediate grades of the RSA, and gives the basic grammar required for A level and higher grades of the RSA and similar examinations.
Complete English as a Foreign Language is a comprehensive ebook language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This ebook is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781473601604). This ebook contains only text and not the audio content. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -Teaches British English with American English alternatives -10 learning units plus grammar reference and A-Z word glossary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of the English-speaking world -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Coming soon: get our companion app. English course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Do you want a solid foundation to your English studies? If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding English in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the English you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn? The course focuses on British English but offers American alternatives. Basic English is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me? Get Started in English is for absolute and false beginners of English. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning English. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features: - 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly - Test yourself - see and track your own progress - Native speaker audio - available as a digital download - Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. Where do I go next? If you want to advance your English, our Complete English as a Foreign Language course (9781473601581) will take you to an intermediate level of English. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking English(9781444193152) is the perfect audio course. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese instruction. **If you are looking for an American English course, you can try Get Started in American English (9781473652101). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
MODERN LANGUAGES (IE OTHER THAN ENGLISH). The classic Usborne word book as a bi-lingual German/English edition, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key German vocabulary. Ages 5+
Modern languages are taught to young learners at an increasingly early age, yet few publications focus on what is available to children in different contexts and classrooms. This book represents the state-of-the-art in research on young language learners. Covering a range of languages, contexts and research methods, it provides insights into how young learners progress.
In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the renowned Pimsleur Method, the world leader in audio-based language learning, shows how anyone can learn to speak a foreign language. If learning a language in high school left you bruised, with a sense that there was no way you can learn another language, How to Learn a Foreign Language will restore your sense of hope. In simple, straightforward terms, Dr. Pimsleur will help you learn grammar (seamlessly), vocabulary, and how to practice pronunciation (and come out sounding like a native). The key is the simplicity and directness of Pimsleur’s approach to a daunting subject, breaking it down piece by piece, demystifying the process along the way. Dr. Pimsleur draws on his own language learning trials and tribulations offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles so many of us face. Originally published in 1980, How to Learn a Foreign Language is now available on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Pimsleur’s publication of the first of his first audio courses that embodied the concepts and methods found here. It's a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of this amazing pioneer of language learning.
This fantastic book introduces only a few English words at a time, then practises then in a fun way so as to help the young learner remember the English words. The fun activities for practising English include colouring, matching English words to pictures by drawing a line, circling the correct word, copying words or writing just a few words per page. The book is full of English words and lovely images for these words that the children can colour as they look at the English words. The topics in this great book include numbers, the teddy bear's picnic, useful words, colours, the toy shop, the garden, farm animals and the beach. At the back of the book you will find a board game style game, a useful word list and the answer section. The author of this book is a qualified teacher with 20 years experience in teaching languages to children. Also available by Joanne Leyland: Cool Kids Speak English - Books 1 & 2 First Words In English Colouring Book: 100 words to colour & learn Learning a foreign language at an early age can be an enjoyable and useful experience, and this book would be an ideal starting point to learn English.