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Learn French: French for Beginners (A1 / A2) - Short Stories to Improve Your Vocabulary and Learn French by Reading (French Edition)

Improve Your Vocabulary and Reading Skills in French with These Entertaining and Easy Short Stories!

This book will provide you with a challenging and yet entertaining way to help you learn the French language. You'll learn the basics of French - from nouns and adjectives to different verb tenses that beginners will be able to quickly understand.

After reading this book and mastering the included vocabulary it will be much easier for you to engage in a casual conversation with a native French speaker!

For beginners is also very important to know that only grammatical aspects appropriate for the A1/A2 levels are included in this book. We've decided to take away the advanced grammatical aspects and tenses so as not to confuse you. The vocabulary is also quite basic so that beginners, such as yourself, won't have a hard time understanding the stories.

Here is a Preview of What You'll Get in This Book:Why Learn French?Is French Hard to Learn? How to Learn a Foreign Language Fast How is French Grammar Taught at Beginners (A2) Level Guidelines on How to Read Short Stories in a Foreign LanguageFive Short and Easy StoriesFive Glossaries of Difficult or Advanced VocabularyFive Summaries in French to Test Your UnderstandingFive Sets of Questions and Answers to Assess Your Comprehension

Download your copy now to practice and - eventually master - the most chic language in the world!

Conquer Basic Spanish: A Short Introduction To Beginners Spanish, Including Spanish Grammar, Verbs and Vocabulary (Learn Spanish Book 4)

A Short, Simple Book To Get You Started On Learning Spanish

Are you a complete beginner in learning Spanish? Then this book is designed for you.

It covers the very basics of the Spanish language in simple, easy-to-understand terms, providing you with a sound and solid grounding, on which you can then build.

It covers:



Definite and Indefinite Articles

Cardinal Numbers

Rules of Stress

Personal Pronouns

Present Tense of Regular Verbs

Common, Everyday Words and Verbs

So, use Amazon's Look Inside feature, browse the book's Table of Contents, and see if this book is for you. I'm sure it will be ...

Learn Amazon Ads: Use AMS to Find More Readers and Sell More Books

Want to learn how to use Amazon ads to find readers and sell more books?

There are plenty of advertising options for savvy authors who want to build their publishing careers. Amazon Marketing Services ads might have the most potential. They enable authors to reach readers looking to buy books on the world's biggest online retailer. And, unlike other platforms, those readers are already looking to buy and can do so with just one click.

This book, written by two leaders in the field of book marketing - Mark Dawson and Joseph Alexander - sets out precisely how Amazon ads can work for you.

Also includes a free instructional video masterclass written and presented by Mark Dawson, the founder of the Self Publishing Formula.

Launch Your English: Dramatically improve your spoken and written English so you can become more articulate using simple tried and trusted techniques

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world."

-Ludwig Wittgenstein

Do you wish you could speak English with more creativity, clarity, articulation and confidence? Would you like to dramatically enhance your English speaking with some simple, easy-to-follow techniques?

Then you are in the right place!

As a teacher for more than 10 years, I have learned the best methods for quickly improving your English ability. Whether you are a native speaker who wants to sharpen their verbal toolkit, or a non-native speaker who wants to learn how to navigate the English language maze, this book will provide you with information and techniques for instant improvement and lifelong learning.

Maybe you want to improve your presentation skills. Perhaps you want to tel more interesting and engaging stories. Or maybe you simply want to become more articulate in your day-to-day use of English.

Whatever your needs, your goal is to improve your English, and Launch Your English can guide you to do just that.

In this book you'll learn how to:

o become more creative and descriptive in your English usage

o capture people's attention with your vivid and enhanced expressions

o break English down into building blocks for easy improvement

o select the right word and expression to articulate your thoughts exactly

Free resources for students of English ->

Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat

Reading is a neurologically complex skill. So, it isn't surprising that many children find learning to read difficult. Make learning to read more fun with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks, arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market. These research-based eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association.

Budding Reader eBooks use an innovative format to ease children into reading. Using research-based best practices identified by the National Reading Panel, each of the five Budding Reader eBook sets (one for each short vowel sound) tells an original story over the course of ten books. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 in each set is a wordless picture book which introduces the story through colorful illustrations. Repetition aids brain development, so the story is retold in Books 2-10 with an ever-expanding vocabulary. By repeating words and gradually adding new ones, Budding Reader eBooks help new readers (even reluctant ones) experience success from the very start.

In total, the Budding Reader eBook series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words. Learning is reinforced with free companion writing worksheets (available at which provide a multisensory experience and enable children to practice both reading and writing. A free parent guide with tips for working with new readers is also available on the website.

The first set in the series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short "a" vowel sound and is designed to be a child's very first reader. With only eleven words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) introduced over the course of ten books, Cat and Rat aims to provide even the most reluctant reader with a positive first introduction to reading.


oSet 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words)

oSet 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words)

oSet 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words)

oSet 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words)

oSet 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words)

For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase.

Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner: The Mom's Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services.

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Insider Editing tips for Self-Publishers: Avoiding Embarrassing Typos and Grammatical Errors

You have something important to say, and you're looking for a platform that allows your voice to reach the broadest audience possible. The chances of finding a traditional publisher for your masterpiece are slim to none, and so you have decided to explore the world of self-publishing.

Katherine Walden created this encouraging short read as a gift to her fellow self-publishing writers who have limited resources at their disposal. If you can't afford to hire an editor, then read this free book to find out the whys and wherefores of self-editing.

Do grammar and spelling make that big of a difference to a reader? Yes, they do! The most brilliant of thoughts will make little impact on your audience if your audience can't follow your logic due to weak and sloppy sentence structure.

Discover the essential software tools you will need to edit your work successfully. Learn about free resources on the internet that will help you become a better writer.

Memograms: Easy Anagrams of Hard-to-Spell Words

Are you lost without your spelling checker? Don't know whether "dictionory" is spelled with an "a"... or maybe an "e"? "Memograms: Easy Anagrams of Hard-to-Spell Words" is a collection of humorous mnemonics (memory-helpers) for 120 words that many people find surprisingly difficult to spell. Most of us can spell most of our words most of the time, if we are just given a little assistance with knowing exactly which letters are available to us. Does the word have an "A" or an "E"? Does it start with an "S" or a "C"? You know that it has one or the other; you're just not sure which. But what if, somehow, you were positive that it had an "A" and not an "E" or you were certain that it began with an "S" and not a "C"? Then you could always spell it correctly. This is what this little book will help you with. Each word is presented with an accompanying anagram--a total rearrangement of its letters--that is linguistically correct and is sometimes eerily related to the original word ("aspirin" becomes "I sprain"). This is followed by an easy-to-remember sentence--often funny for its nonsense--that uses both the original word and its anagram. Finally, there is a short definition of the original word. All of which is designed to help you conquer some of the most formidable "spelling demons" in the English language. Student or secretary, youngster or adult, this is a great little book to keep with you on your smartphone or tablet as a quick, easy, and fun way to help you with all of your writing, wherever you go.

These Words Go Together—Student Edition: A reference guide to well-formed phrases in contemporary business English

Combine words with confidence. If you want to do business in English-speaking countries, your documents must be clearly written. This book can help your company produce more professional documentation.

The only English reference book of its kind and now in its 4th edition, These Words Go Together is for non-English speakers. It helps you combine nouns with the right adjectives and verbs with the right adverbs. Your English will be more idiomatic and easier to understand. You'll find business terms that are commonplace in today's work world, as well as words related to computer technology, finance, government and law. Informal terms are clearly marked, and both British and American spellings are provided.

Avoid the embarrassment of choosing the wrong word. Structured like a dictionary and completely up-to-date, These Words Go Together is easy to use. You'll want to keep it at your side whenever you write in English.

The Office Edition provides lists of adjectives and adjectival nouns that can be paired with specific nouns, and lists of adverbs and verb complements that can be paired with specific verbs.

The Student Edition--which is free--provides only adjectives.

Wacky Words: Vocabulary Cartoons

Wacky Words is a fun cartoon romp of interesting vocabulary words. Clever and funny cartoons makes learning new words fun and entertaining.

The Insecure Writer's Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond

Tapping into the expertise of over a hundred talented authors from around the globe, The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond contains something for every writer. Whether you are starting out and need tips on the craft of writing, looking for encouragement as an already established author, taking the plunge into self-publishing, or seeking innovative ways to market and promote your work, this guide is a useful tool. Compiled into three key areas of writing, publishing, and marketing, this valuable resource offers inspirational articles, helpful anecdotes, and excellent advice on dos and don'ts that we all wish we knew when we first started out on this writing journey.

Manuel de grammaire: Sixième (French Edition)

Ce manuel de grammaire est le pendant du manuel de litterature. On y trouve, en lien avec les textes litteraires etudies, tout le programme de 6e : des lecons detaillees suivies d'exercices et d'evaluations.

Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences: English Sentence Forms

Sentence forms in English language - simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence phrases and clauses independent or principal clause (main clause), dependent or subordinate clause list of important coordinators for compound sentences list of important subordinators for complex sentences double and multiple sentences definition and examples of simple, compound and complex sentences

Kids and Credibility: An Empirical Examination of Youth, Digital Media Use, and Information Credibility (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Kids and Credibility Findings from a survey of youthful Internet users that was designed to assess kids' beliefs about the credibility of online information. Full description

Second Level Hausa: Grammar in Action

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Modern Languages Across the Curriculum

As we enter the twenty-first century,questions of language and communications have never been more strongly posed. To celebrate the 'century of langauge' this book deals with recent advances in modern languages teaching and learning across Europe. Individual chapters examine the developments in teaching methodologies over the past one hundred years and the theoretical advances in our understanding of how languages are learned. The example of Communicative Language Teaching is used to illustrate the principles and purpose of learning a second language. The need for combining the content and form of language learning in a much more integrated fashion is set out; for example, teaching a curriculum subject through a foreign language. Individual national case studies show how these developments have been applied in a range of cultural contexts. Content and Language Integrated Learning is illustrated with reference to pedagogic, cultural, and political issues. Practical materials are included in order to show what Modern Languages Across the Curriculum looks like in practice. There is also a chapter dealing with the implications of this approach to second language learning for teacher education, both in initial and in-service training. The book covers issues of policy and practice, method and rationale and deals with the 'state of the art' in teaching and learning modern languages across the curriculum.

Theoretical Comparative Syntax: Studies in Macroparameters (Routledge Leading Linguists)

Collected for the first time in a single volume, these essays and articles by Naoki Fukui form an outline of some of the most significant and formative contributions to syntactic theory. Focusing particularly on the typological differences between English type language and Japanese type languages, Fukui examines the abstract parameters that both link and divide them. Linguistic universals are considered in the light of cross-linguistic variation and typological (parametric) differences are investigated from the viewpoint of universal principles. The book's main focus is the nature and structure of invariant principles and parameters (variables) and how they interact to give principled accounts to a variety of seemingly unrelated differences between English and Japanese. The contrasts between these two types of language is an ideal testing ground, since the languages are superficially different in virtually every aspect of their linguistic structures from word order and wh-movement, to grammatical agreement and case-marking systems, among many others. These articles constitute a considerable contribution to the development of the principles-and-parameters model in its exploration and refinement of theoretical concepts and fundamental principles of linguistic theory, leading to some of the basic insights that lie behind the minimalist program.

Family Life in Adolescence

Family Life in Adolescence is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family. It will prove useful to practitioners from a range of professions, such as social workers.

Essential Speech and Language Technology for Dutch: Results by the STEVIN-programme (Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing)

The book provides an overview of more than a decade of joint R&D efforts in the Low Countries on HLT for Dutch. It not only presents a state of the art of HLT for Dutch in the areas covered, but, even more importantly, an account of the concrete results (resources and tools for Dutch) achieved that have now become available for both academia and industry worldwide. The contributions cover many areas of human language technology (for Dutch): corpus collection (including IPR issues) and building (in particular one corpus aiming at a collection of 500M words) lexicology, anaphora resolution, a semantic network, parsing technology, speech recognition, machine translation, text (summaries) generation, web mining, information extraction, and text to speech to name the most important ones. The book also shows how a medium-sized language (spanning two territories) can create a digital language infrastructure (resources, tools, etc.) as a basis for subsequent R&D. At the same time, it bundles contributions of almost all the HLT research groups in Flanders and the Netherlands, hence offering a view of their recent research activities. Targeted readers are mainly researchers in human language technology, in particular those focusing on Dutch. It concerns researchers active in larger networks such as CLARIN, META-net, FlareNet and who participate in conferences such as ACL, EACL, NAACL, COLING, RANLP, CICling, LREC, CLIN, DIR (both in the Low Countries), InterSpeech, ASRU, ICASSP, ISCA, EUSIPCO, CLEF, TREC, etc. In addition, some chapters are interesting for human language technology or policy makers and even for science policy makers in general.

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

The second volume in the SIRCA book series investigates the impact of information society initiatives by extending the boundaries of academic research into the realm of practice. Global in scope, it includes contributions and research projects from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The international scholarly community has taken a variety of approaches to question the impact of information society initiatives on populations in the Global South. This book addresses two aspects- Impact of research: How is the research on ICTs in the Global South playing a role in creating an information society? (e.g. policy formulation, media coverage, implementation in practice) and Research on impact: What is the evidence for the impact of ICTs on society? (i.e. the objectives of socio-economic development). This volume brings together a multiplicity of voices and approaches from social scientific research to produce an engaging volume for a variety of stakeholders including academics, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and those in the business and civil sectors of society.