Da capo

Author: Antonio Morena,Donatella Melucci,Annamaria Moneti,Graziana Lazzarino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428262741

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 9302

This Seventh Edition of the best-selling intermediate Italian text, DA CAPO, reviews and expands upon all aspects of Italian grammar while providing authentic learning experiences (including new song and video activities) that provide students with engaging ways to connect with Italians and Italian culture. Following the guidelines established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, DA CAPO develops Italian language proficiency through varied features that accommodate a variety of teaching styles and goals. The Seventh Edition emphasizes a well-rounded approach to intermediate Italian, focusing on balanced acquisition of the four language skills within an updated cultural framework. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice

A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices

Author: Terry A. Osborn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135609853

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8465

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice: A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices offers principles based on theory, and innovative concepts, approaches, and practices illustrated through concrete examples, for promoting social justice and developing a critical praxis in foreign language classrooms in the U.S. and in wider world language communities. For educators seeking to translate these ideals into classroom practice in an environment dominated by the current standards movement and accountability measures, the critical insights on language education offered in this text will be widely welcomed. The text is designed as a sourcebook for translating theory into practice. Each chapter includes the theoretical base, guidelines for practice, discussion of the relationship to existing practices in the world language classroom, suggestions for activity development (which can be integrated into a professional portfolio), illustrative examples, questions for reflection, and additional suggested readings. Teaching World Languages for Social Justice is a primary or supplementary text for second and foreign language teaching methods courses and is equally appropriate for graduate courses in language education or educational studies.

Da Capo:Selected Writings 1967-2004

Selected Writings 1967-2004

Author: Tom Bissinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 5483

Da Capo is a collection of stories, plays, poems and journals in which Tom Bissinger takes on his world, whether reading Shakespeare to a blind bag lady, observing three playwrights comically vying to destroy each others career amidst the bustle of a Korean deli, or meditating on his father in a Sao Paulo swimming pool. Part autobiography, part story telling, part poetic explorations of dream world, and part social satire, Bissinger conveys the theatricality of so called ordinary existence by pulling his life towards him, hungering for the nuggets of mirth and meaning, ultimately owning it in original, daring prose. He takes on the challenge of staying awake in a troubled, violent world, while addressing his yearning for reverie and revelation.

The Languages of Diaspora and Return

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004340246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 7179

Jews spent over two thousand years in exile. Although Hebrew remained a sacred and literary language, it formed part of a repertoire which included Jewish varieties of the local language. With the return to Israel, Hebrew was revernacularized. This article traces the sociolinguistic effects of exile and return to the homeland.

A History of ELT, Second Edition

Author: A.P.R. Howatt,H.G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421850

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 417

View: 2035

This revised and updated history covers the Renaissance to the present day, covering all the important phases of the history of English language teaching from a global perspective.

Why South Vietnam Fell

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149850390X

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 4621

This book examines the administration of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam and the U.S. involvement in his assassination. Joes analyzes why and how South Vietnam survived all Communist attempts to overthrow it until the U.S. Congress allowed the predominantly anti-Communist population to be conquered by the North.

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357056

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 7972

American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.

Language International

Author: Karla Déjean Le Feal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language and languages

Page: N.A

View: 4241

To the Line of Fire!

Mexican Texans and World War I

Author: José A. Ramírez

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441360

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 5963

Ramírez chronicles the Tejano experience during World War I, from the community’s mixed reactions to the war, to the efforts of war-hardened vets to tackle prejudice and discrimination at home.

A History of English Language Teaching

Author: Anthony Philip Reid Howatt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 8520

This book traces the history of English language teaching right up to the origins of the communicative approach, ending with a discussion of the impact of applied linguistics on language teaching in both America and Britain.

Reading Tourism Texts

A Multimodal Analysis

Author: Sabrina Francesconi

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 6796

This volume explores the relationship between tourism and travel texts and contemporary society, and how each is shaped by the other. A multimodal analysis is used to consider a variety of texts including novels, brochures, blogs, websites, radio commercials, videos, postcards and authentic tourist pictures and their meaning-making dynamics within the tourism discourse. The book looks at the ways in which these different texts have influenced how tourists and travellers have been viewed over time and how we envision ourselves as tourists or travellers. It puts forward multimodal analysis as the best framework for exploring the semiotic potential of these texts. Including examples from the UK, Malta, Canada, New Zealand, India, Jamaica and South Africa, this volume will be useful for researchers and students in tourism studies, communication and media studies and applied linguistics.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 330

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Author: Daniel Mark Epstein

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466868007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2557

A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century What Lips My Lips Have Kissed is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved. When she was twenty, her poetry would make her famous; at thirty she would be loved by readers the world over. Edna St. Vincent Millay was widely considered to be the most seductive woman of her age. Few men could resist her, and many women also fell under her spell. From the publication of her first poems until the scandal over Fatal Interview twenty years later, gossip about the poet's liberated lifestyle prompted speculation about who might be the real subject of her verses. Using letters, diaries and journals of the poet and her lovers that have only recently become available, Daniel Mark Epstein tells the astonishing story of the life, dedicated to art and love, that inspired the sublime lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Creating Worldviews

Author: James W Underhill

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 8566

Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.

The Gramophone

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Audio equipment industry

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 957

View: 3712

Die Hepatitis-Badewanne und andere Storys

Fan Edition

Author: NOFX,Jeff Alulis

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841905420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9561

Ebenso schockierende wie unterhaltsame Storys der Bandmitglieder von NOFX, eine der einflussreichsten und erfolgreichsten Punkbands der Welt, über Mord, Selbstmord, Sucht, Randale, Betrug, Bondage, alle möglichen Krankheiten, Yakuza und Pipi trinken. Ein Blick zurück auf über 30 Jahre Komödie, Tragödie und völlig unerklärlichen Erfolg.