Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Chicken House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The brand new novel of the BAFTA-winning film, written by Melvin Burgess. In the heart of a tough mining community, can Billy overcome prejudice and poverty, and find the courage to do what he really wants - to dance?
Author: David Cherry
The 57 documents in this sourcebook introduce readers to many of the major topics of Roman history, from the period of the Twelve Tables (c.451 BC) to the later Roman empire. Each of the selections has been chosen for its historical significance and intrinsic interest, and is introduced and annotated by the editor.
The Power of ICT Policies
Author: Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl,Arinto, Patricia Brazil
Publisher: African Minds
Education in the Global South faces several key interrelated challenges, for which Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen to be part of the solution. These challenges include: unequal access to education; variable quality of educational resources, teaching, and student performance; and increasing cost and concern about the sustainability of education. The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project seeks to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. This volume examines aspects of educator and student adoption of OER and engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in secondary and tertiary education as well as teacher professional development in 21 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The ROER4D studies and syntheses presented here aim to help inform Open Education advocacy, policy, practice and research in developing countries.
Publisher: Panarea Digital
Mafalda, la niña de 6 años que ha enamorado millones de corazones en América Latina y el mundo, llega a Google Play con su gusto por los Beatles, los panqueques y la lectura, la tele (menos la series), correr al aire libre y jugar a los cowboys. Este personaje ha sido inspiración de muchos, otros tantos aprendieron a leer con ella. Mafalda es un símbolo de libertad y de los derechos del niño; ella odia la sopa y no soporta la injusticia, la guerra, la violencia y el racismo. Le gustaría trabajar en la ONU cuando sea grande para ayudar al mundo. Es contestataria e inocente a la vez, una combinación que seguro te atraerá. Las reflexiones que plantea y los valores que enseña, son buenas razones para leer sus tiras cómicas en familia. Descarga y comparte sus 11 libros, ahora disponibles para Google Play. Que la disfrutes.
Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Foreign Language Study
A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.
Workbook for a First Course in Spanish
Author: Marvin Wasserman
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Workbook in Spanish for beginners designed to aid mastery of the basic principles of Spainsh grammar, acquiring practical knowledge of the spoken language and gaining some understanding of Hispanic culture.
With 240 Exercises + Free Flashcard App
Author: Dorothy Richmond
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Study Aids
Go beyond ¿Cómo se dice? and add thousands of words to your Spanish vocabulary To communicate comfortably in Spanish, you need access to a variety of words that go beyond the basics, as well as a solid foundation in grammar. In Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary you get the tools you need to expand your lexicon and sharpen your speaking and writing skills. And how do you this? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for a burgeoning vocabulary, you will perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence you need to communicate well in Spanish. This new edition of Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary offers you: More than 240 exercises Concise grammatical explanations The latest vocabulary in such areas as technology, communications, and the media An answer key to gauge your comprehension WITH HELP FROM THIS BOOK, YOU CAN EASILY SPEAK OR WRITE IN SPANISH ABOUT: Different occupations and jobs * Spanish holidays and traditions * Food and drink * Politics and current events * Your social life * Your family and friends * Business and money * Your favorite entertainment venues * Your family's background . . . and much more
Author: Elizabeth D. Peña
When a young bilingual child experiences language difficulties, it can be hard to tell if those challenges are due to a disorder or just limited exposure to the English language. That's a critical distinction--because while limited language exposure will fix itself over time, a language impairment is a clinical issue that will cause the child difficulties in school without timely and effective intervention. Now there's a valid, reliable assessment that specifically responds to the needs of young Spanish-English bilingual children. For use with children ages 4 through 6 years who have varying degrees of bilingualism, the Bilingual English-Spanish Assessment (BESA) was developed to: identify phonological and/or language impairment in bilingual children and English language learners using a standardized protocol differentiate between a delay in English language acquisition and a true language disorder document children's speech and language strengths and needs monitor children's progress in both languages and use the information to make decisions about intervention How BESA Works Through a combination of subtests for students and surveys for teachers and parents, BESA reveals the big picture of a young bilingual child's language development. Comprehensive assessment with BESA includes: 3 subtests (in both English and Spanish). These three standardized- norm-referenced subtests address the key domains of morphosyntax, semantics, and phonology. The subtests are administered with children one-on-one in a quiet, well-lit, well-ventilated room free of distractions. 2 questionnaires. The SLP gathers more information by interviewing both parents and teachers. Bilingual Input-Output Survey (BIOS): determines Spanish and English use at home and school and pinpoints which language(s) need testing Inventory to Assess Language Knowledge (ITALK): identifies the parent's and teacher's perception of the child's performance in each language and highlights areas of possible concern. Pragmatic activity. This 5- to 10-minute warmup activity, in which children are asked to "help wrap a present" with the examiner, is used to establish rapport with the child and give clinicians an idea of how collaborative and interactive the child will be during the rest of the assessment. BESA Benefits Valid and reliable. There are very few assessment tools for bilingual children, and even fewer that are valid and reliable. BESA answers the call for a bilingual assessment backed up with solid evidence of validity and reliability. Culturally and linguistically appropriate. BESA subtests are different for each language; the Spanish subtest isn't just a translation of the English one. Dialects were taken into consideration--the norming sample included 17 Spanish dialects and 7 regional dialects for English--and items were developed for each language based on the markers, structure, and culture of that language. Uncovers the full picture of a child's language development. Not only does BESA identify language impairments, it also helps you gauge progress in both languages and document a child's dominant language across different domains of speech and language. This critical information will help you plan interventions and educational programming for bilingual children. Flexible and convenient. You can use each BESA component independently or combine them as part of an assessment battery. Choose which component you want to give--you're not required to administer both the English and Spanish subtests. BESA can also be given over multiple sessions, so you can easily fit it into your schedule. What's in the kit? 1 BESA Test Manual 1 BESA Stimulus Book 20 BESA Protocol English Forms 20 BESA Protocol Spanish For
A Critical Evaluation
Author: V. Bocci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
When I was about fifteen, my Biological Seiences teacher, Prof. N. Benacchio, lent me a book by Paul de Kruif "The Microbe Hunters" and I remained fascinated by infectious diseases. I was intrigued by the potency of virulent bacteria which are constantly trying to invade our bodies and often overcome what today we call innate and adoptive immunity. Indeed, shortly after that, I was struck by his tragic death due to peritonitis. Later, while studying medicine (although medical knowledge in the 1950s was almost primordial compared with today), I soon realised how the various biological systems were wonderfully organised but at the same time frail and how our life could end in a few minutes. Slowly it became obvious that our "wellness" was the result of a dynamic and very unstable equilibrium between health and disease. This unstable equilibrium could be broken forever if the body's response could not reverse the pathological state. I stuck a sort ofposter on the wall ofmy room with these three words and connecting arrows: HEALTH~-? DISEASE -? DEATH As I don't believe in another world after death, it became obvious to me that we should make every possible effort not only to delay death, but to try always to shift the equilibrium to the left. In this book, I will try to show that this can be achieved, as a last resort, even with ozonetherapy.
Speaking and Listening Skills Practice Set
Author: Martyn Ellis,Rosa Maria Martin
Publisher: John Murray Language
Category: Foreign Language Study
Author: Rosa María Jiménez Catalán
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume contributes to the research in two different research areas: lexical availability studies and vocabulary research in second or foreign languages. Lexical availability is defined as the words that immediately come to mind as a response to a stimulus provided by topics related to domains closely connected to daily life: for instance animals, food and drink, daily activities, politics, or poverty. Lexical availability is a dimension of learners’ receptive and productive lexical competence, and, consequently, an important variable of learners’ communicative competence. Written by leading researchers in Spanish and English applied linguistics, the studies presented in this volume offer the reader findings and insights from studies conducted in learners with different mother tongues, who learn English or Spanish as their second or third language. “This book made me aware of an approach to vocabulary acquisition which has a long tradition in European research, but has been somewhat neglected by English-speaking researchers. The methodology was pioneered in France where it developed into the Francais Fondamental project - an influential approach to the vocabulary needs of learners of French. It was also taken up by Spanish researchers, and more recently developed by the team at La Rioja University. Where English-language research has focused on the frequency of words in large corpora and the implications of this feature for L2 vocabulary acquisition, the lexical availability tradition takes a much more learner-centred approach to L2 vocabulary skills, directly reflecting learners' needs and learners' ability to do things with small, effective vocabularies. This leads to a set of research priorities that look refreshingly different from the ones we are used to. Read this book. It might change the way you think about vocabulary research.” Paul Meara, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Interpersonal Skills in Nursing
Author: Jane Stein-Parbury
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: Communication in nursing
Effective communication is vital for nurses to provide quality care for patients and their families. Patient & Person provides students with an essential framework to establish and build effective interpersonal skills in nursing practice. Incorporating a person-centred approach, Patient & Person focuses on the importance of relating and interacting with patients as people - a concept central in providing quality nursing care and developing a therapeutic relationship in practice. Focus on interprofessional and team communication throughout A suite of scenario-based videos supporting key communication skills and concepts, including empathy, challenging behaviours, advocating for a patient and admitting a patient with reflections from both the nurse and patient perspective A series of video interviews - exploring diverse cultural backgrounds from the patient and practitioner perspective More than 40 Learning Activities to help develop featured skills and concepts Research highlights in each chapter covering the most recent research on communication in nursing
How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education
Author: David N. Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
New in Paperback! Make learning more meaningful by teaching the "whole game" David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning and co-director of Harvard's Project Zero, introduces a practical and research-based framework for teaching. He describes how teaching any subject at any level can be made more effective if students are introduced to the "whole game," rather than isolated pieces of a discipline. Perkins explains how learning academic subjects should be approached like learning baseball or any game, and he demonstrates this with seven principles for making learning whole: from making the game worth playing (emphasizing the importance of motivation to sustained learning), to working on the hard parts (the importance of thoughtful practice), to learning how to learn (developing self-managed learners). Vividly explains how to organize learning in ways that allow people to do important things with what they know Offers guidelines for transforming education to prepare our youth for success in a rapidly changing world Filled with real-world, illustrative examples of the seven principles At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes "Wonders of Learning," a summary of the key ideas.
Author: William Tardy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Category: Foreign Language Study
Learn how to read in Spanish--starting right now! Easy Spanish Reader is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, this new edition gives you ways to dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories. Easy Spanish Reader begins with the story of two high-school seniors involved with their Spanish Club. As you read about their experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with the students. The next section contains a colorful history of Mexico, from the Conquistadors to the present, including vivid depictions of Cortès's encounters with the Aztecs. The last section is comprised of an abridged version of the classic story "Lazarillo de Tormes," which allows you to practice your grammar and vocabulary skills on a great work of Spanish literature. Progressive format makes it easy to quickly build comprehension Marginal word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills Fully updated new editions, featuring expanded exercises and answer key
Author: Noa Talaván Zanón,Elena Martín Monje,Francisco Palazón Romero
Publisher: Editorial UNED
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The present book is a compilation of articles corresponding to the papers presented at TISLID ?10, the First International Workshop on Technological Innovations for Specialised Linguistic Domains, which took place in Spain on October 21-22, 2010. The program of TISLID?10 was established to offer the research and teaching community an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences and promote face-to-face academic debate on effective and innovative ways to design and develop CALL systems and NLP systems for sublanguages or specialized linguistic domains. The inclusion of basic research undertaken in educational institutions and research centers, together with the applied research and commercial development undertaken by publishers, e-Learning companies, etc. was considered a priority.
Author: Carol Wasserman,Marvin Wasserman
Category: Foreign Language Study
To develop reading skills by providing enjoyable material about the geography and culure of today's Spain.
Author: Pablo d'Ors
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A publishing phenomenon in Spain: a moving, lyrical, far-ranging meditation on the deep joys of confronting oneself through silence by a Spanish priest and Zen disciple. With silence increasingly becoming a stranger to us, one man set out to become its intimate: Pablo d'Ors, a Catholic priest whose life was changed by Zen meditation. With disarming honesty and directness, as well as a striking clarity of language, d'Ors shares his struggles as a beginning meditator: the tedium, restlessness, and distraction. But, persevering, the author discovers not only a deep peace and understanding of his true nature, but also that silence, rather than being a retreat from life, offers us an intense engagement with life just as it is. Imbued with a rare beauty, Biography of Silence shows us the deep joy of silence that is available to us all.