martes, 26 de agosto de 2014

Speaking Frames – Year 5

Speaking Frames – Year 5 by Sue Palmer
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1843121115 | 65 pages | PDF | 0,8 MB

Teachers need no longer wait for an effective and innovative answer to the problem of how to teach speaking and listening. By orally 'filling in' a speaking frame, children will learn to listen to, imitate, make innovations in and invent language patterns. The books will also save teachers time with photocopiable sheets, help teaching in groups, pairs and one-on-one, and help guide teachers on assessment.

lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World by Benny Lewis
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0062282697 | 256 pages | EPUB | 561 KB

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Word Power (Vocabulary Enrichment Activities, Grades 2-3)

Word Power (Vocabulary Enrichment Activities, Grades 2-3)
Publisher: Milliken Publ | 2001 | ISBN: 0787704741 | English | PDF | 32 pages | 0.8 Mb

This 30 page teacher resource vocabulary program features words in context using grade level appropriate children's literature. Each lesson introduces three new, related and commonly used, words to the students. A reproducible worksheet gives students practice with their new words.

miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

A Glossary of Literary Terms, 9 edition

A Glossary of Literary Terms, 9 edition by M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Harpham
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1413033903 | 393 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. 

Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the ninth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers.

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education by Josué M. González
English | 2008-06-05 | ISBN: 1412937205 | 1056 pages | PDF | 15 MB

The simplest definition of bilingual education is the use of two languages in the teaching of curriculum content in K–12 schools. There is an important difference to keep in mind between bilingual education and the study of foreign languages as school subjects: 
In bilingual education, two languages are used for instruction, and the goal is academic success in and through the two languages. The traditional model of foreign-language study places the emphasis on the acquisition of the languages themselves.

The field of bilingual education is dynamic and even controversial. The two volumes of this comprehensive, first-stop reference work collect and synthesize the knowledge base that has been well researched and accepted in the United States and abroad while also taking note of how this topic affects schools, research centers, legislative bodies, advocacy organizations, and families. The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is embedded in several disciplines, including applied linguistics, politics, civil rights, historical events, and of course, classroom instruction. This work is a compendium of information on bilingual education and related topics in the United States with select international contributors providing global insight onto the field.

Key Features
Explores in a comprehensive, non-technical way the intricacies of this subject from multiple perspectives: its history, policy, classroom practice, instructional design, and research bases
Shows connections between bilingual education and related subjects, such as linguistics, education equity issues, socio-cultural diversity, and the nature of demographic change in the United States
Documents the history of bilingual education in the last half of the 20th century and summarizes its roots in earlier periods
Discusses important legislation and litigation documents

Key Themes
• Family, Community, and Society
• History
• Instructional Design
• Languages and Linguistics
• People and Organizations
• Policy Evolution
• Social Science Perspectives
• Teaching and Learning

The Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education is a valuable resource for those who wish to understand the polemics associated with this field as well as its technical details. This will be an excellent addition to any academic library.

martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

The Great Gatsby - Penguin Readers level 5

During one hot summer on Long Island, Jay Gatsby throws an amazing party every weekend. He is an extremely wealthy man, although no one knows where he or his money have come from. But Gatsby has a purpose: he is following a dream of love. Will his dream come true?

First Certificate Language Practice 4th Edition - Michael Vince