Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 038534810X
ISBN 13: 9780385348102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluent Forever Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • For anyone who wants to learn a foreign language, this is the method that will finally make the words stick. “A brilliant and thoroughly modern guide to learning new languages.”—Gary Marcus, cognitive psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Guitar Zero At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school—who does? Rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources—and here he wants to show others what he’s discovered. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You’ll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you’ll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you’ll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0385348118
ISBN 13: 9780385348119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluent Forever Book Review:

Presents a series of techniques for acquiring a foreign language, including news ways of training the tongue for pronunciation, use of visual imagery for connecting sounds and spelling, and spaced-repetition methods for learning new vocabulary.

Guitar Zero

Guitar Zero
Author: Gary Marcus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN 10: 110155228X
ISBN 13: 9781101552285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guitar Zero Book Review:

On the eve of his 40th birthday, Gary Marcus, a renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone—of any age —can become musical. Do you have to be born musical to become musical? Do you have to start at the age of six? Using the tools of his day job as a cognitive psychologist, Gary Marcus becomes his own guinea pig as he takes up the guitar. In a powerful and incisive look at how both children and adults become musical, Guitar Zero traces Marcus’s journey, what he learned, and how anyone else can learn, too. A groundbreaking peek into the origins of music in the human brain, this musical journey is also an empowering tale of the mind’s enduring plasticity. Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train body and brain to learn to play an instrument, in a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods. From deliberate and efficient practicing techniques to finding the right music teacher, Marcus translates his own experience—as well as reflections from world-renowned musicians—into practical advice for anyone hoping to become musical, or to learn a new skill. Guitar Zero debunks the popular theory of an innate musical instinct while simultaneously challenging the idea that talent is only a myth. While standing the science of music on its head, Marcus brings new insight into humankind’s most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile, or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For all those who have ever set out to play an instrument—or wish that they could—Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinating look at the pursuit of music, the mechanics of the mind, and the surprising rewards that come from following one’s dreams.

Fluent in 3 Months

Fluent in 3 Months
Author: Benny Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 0062282700
ISBN 13: 9780062282705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluent in 3 Months Book Review:

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.

Becoming Fluent

Becoming Fluent
Author: Richard Roberts,Roger Kreuz
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN 10: 0262330474
ISBN 13: 9780262330473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Fluent Book Review:

How adult learners can draw upon skills and knowledge honed over a lifetime to master a foreign language. Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages—gained from experience—of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.

How to Speak Any Language Fluently

How to Speak Any Language Fluently
Author: Alex Rawlings
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 1472138570
ISBN 13: 9781472138576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Speak Any Language Fluently Book Review:

This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available. Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to: -Speak with greater confidence and accuracy -Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar -Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language -Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language -Pass exams that certify your language skills

Babel No More

Babel No More
Author: Michael Erard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 1451628277
ISBN 13: 9781451628272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babel No More Book Review:

A “fascinating” (The Economist) dive into the world of linguistics that is “part travelogue, part science lesson, part intellectual investigation…an entertaining, informative survey of some of the most fascinating polyglots of our time” (The New York Times Book Review). In Babel No More, Michael Erard, “a monolingual with benefits,” sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like the nineteenth-century Italian cardinal Joseph Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages, as well as those of living language-superlearners such as Alexander Arguelles, a modern-day polyglot who knows dozens of languages and shows Erard the tricks of the trade to give him a dark glimpse into the life of obsessive language acquisition. With his ambitious examination of what language is, where it lives in the brain, and the cultural implications of polyglots’ pursuits, Erard explores the upper limits of our ability to learn and use languages and illuminates the intellectual potential in everyone. How do some people escape the curse of Babel—and what might the gods have demanded of them in return?

Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever
Author: Bailey Baker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:956884448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluent Forever Book Review:

Polyglot How I Learn Languages

Polyglot  How I Learn Languages
Author: Kat— Lomb
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1606437062
ISBN 13: 9781606437063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Third Ear

The Third Ear
Author: Chris Lonsdale
Publsiher: The Third Ear
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 988988870X
ISBN 13: 9789889888701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Third Ear Book Review:

You Can Learn Any Language -- Are you hesitating to learn a new language because you've heard it's difficult? Or are you trying right now but finding it harder than you imagined? What if you could become fluent in a new language in a very short period of time -- just months, or maybe even weeks? You can learn any new language quickly and easily. It doesn't require pain or frustration. It can be fun, exciting and enlightening. Of course, to have this experience you do need to know a few things. You need to find and use your hidden talent -- something we call the Third Ear. The Third Ear takes you step by step along a path to think about language learning in totally new ways. Ways that help you realise you already know how to learn any language. You just needed to be reminded.

Fluent For Free

Fluent For Free
Author: Maria Spantidi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 9783982185606
ISBN 13: 3982185602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluent For Free Book Review:

Fluent For Free is a no-nonsense book written to help anyone, at any age, learn any language without having to pay for it. It challenges everything you've been told about language learning. I used these methods to learn 7 languages in 7 years at no cost. This can be the last time you spend money on learning a new language...

Don t Believe a Word The Surprising Truth About Language

Don t Believe a Word  The Surprising Truth About Language
Author: David Shariatmadari
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1324004266
ISBN 13: 9781324004264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Believe a Word The Surprising Truth About Language Book Review:

A linguist’s entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function. Think you know language? Think again. There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present. The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents. Swear words are produced in a special part of your brain. Over the past few decades, we have reached new frontiers of linguistic knowledge. Linguists can now explain how and why language changes, describe its structures, and map its activity in the brain. But despite these advances, much of what people believe about language is based on folklore, instinct, or hearsay. We imagine a word’s origin is it’s “true” meaning, that foreign languages are full of “untranslatable” words, or that grammatical mistakes undermine English. In Don’t Believe A Word, linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our prejudices in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words. Exploding nine widely held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics, Shariatmadari is an energetic guide to the beauty and quirkiness of humanity’s greatest achievement.

The No Bs Guide to English Vocabulary and Effective Communication

The No Bs Guide to English Vocabulary and Effective Communication
Author: Alshon Tye,Jason Durham
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781670841025
ISBN 13: 1670841022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No Bs Guide to English Vocabulary and Effective Communication Book Review:

If you are looking to Build an Educated Vocabulary and Speak English More Pleasant To The Ears, Then Keep Reading... Here's the deal. You have tried vocabulary videos and lists online, you have tried memorizing words without a system in place, you have also wasted your time randomly trying to figure out spellings, but, you still see no difference in your practical everyday vocabulary. You still can't figure out spellings and pronounce words the right way. No matter how hard you try, you always seem to find a roadblock. You just can't figure out a laid-out path to all of this. Sounds familiar? If it does, then the protocol inside this book is your answer. Because this is not some theoretical guide filled up with fluff, which leaves you frustrated and takes you nowhere. This is scientifically constructed, yet easy to follow protocol designed for long term vocabulary gains. In this guide, you will discover: The #1 Problem English Speakers have with Building Vocabulary and How to Overcome it. The Golden Blueprint to Effectively Building a Lasting Vocabulary. The Hidden Benefits behind a Strong Vocabulary You Didn't Know About. Simple Hacks to Getting your Pronunciation on Point and Speaking English More Pleasant to the Ears. 4 Simple Rules to Nail Spellings Almost Always. The Proper Mindset required to get you through this Journey. Even if you have failed at every other vocabulary building program in your life, this book has a Step-by-Step Plan written in Plain Simple English that even Beginners can follow and implement to see results for themselves. If you want to learn more about Building Vocabulary Effectively and Getting Better at English Overall, without having to spend hours only to forget it all at the end, then simply Click the Buy Now button on this page to get started.

When in French

When in French
Author: Lauren Collins
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0698191072
ISBN 13: 9780698191075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When in French Book Review:

A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming "a Borat of a mother" who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French. When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are. Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine. In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina. Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French.

Mindshift

Mindshift
Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0399184082
ISBN 13: 9780399184086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindshift Book Review:

Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become. At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries, this book shows us how we can uncover and develop talents we didn’t realize we had—no matter what our age or background. We’re often told to “follow our passions.” But in Mindshift, Dr. Barbara Oakley shows us how we can broaden our passions. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific insights, Dr. Oakley shepherds us past simplistic ideas of “aptitude” and “ability,” which provide only a snapshot of who we are now—with little consideration about how we can change. Even seemingly “bad” traits, such as a poor memory, come with hidden advantages—like increased creativity. Profiling people from around the world who have overcome learning limitations of all kinds, Dr. Oakley shows us how we can turn perceived weaknesses, such as impostor syndrome and advancing age, into strengths. People may feel like they’re at a disadvantage if they pursue a new field later in life; yet those who change careers can be fertile cross-pollinators: They bring valuable insights from one discipline to another. Dr. Oakley teaches us strategies for learning that are backed by neuroscience so that we can realize the joy and benefits of a learning lifestyle. Mindshift takes us deep inside the world of how people change and grow. Our biggest stumbling blocks can be our own preconceptions, but with the right mental insights, we can tap into hidden potential and create new opportunities.

Word Hero

Word Hero
Author: Jay Heinrichs
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307716368
ISBN 13: 9780307716361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Hero Book Review:

Explains how to construct and deliver the most witty, memorable lines in conversation and in print. By the author of Thank You for Arguing. Original.

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
Author: Pablo Neruda
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1466894539
ISBN 13: 9781466894532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda Book Review:

The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century-in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez) In his work a continent awakens to consciousness," wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers and political figures-a loyal member of the Communist party, a lifelong diplomat and onetime senator, a man lionized during his lifetime as "the people's poet." Born Neftali Basoalto, Neruda adopted his pen name in fear of his family's disapproval, and yet by the age of twenty-five he was already famous for the book Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, which remains his most beloved. During the next fifty years, a seemingly boundless metaphorical language linked his romantic fantasies and the fierce moral and political compass-exemplified in books such as Canto General-that made him an adamant champion of the dignity of ordinary men and women. Edited and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans, this is the most comprehensive single-volume collection of this prolific poet's work in English. Here the finest translations of nearly six hundred poems by Neruda are collected and join specially commissioned new translations that attest to Neruda's still-resounding presence in American letters.

How to Learn Any Language

How to Learn Any Language
Author: Barry Farber
Publsiher: Mjf Books
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2002-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781567315431
ISBN 13: 1567315437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Learn Vietnamese Must Know Vietnamese Slang Words Phrases

Learn Vietnamese  Must Know Vietnamese Slang Words   Phrases
Author: Innovative Language Learning,VietnamesePod101.com
Publsiher: Innovative Language Learning
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1641672307
ISBN 13: 9781641672306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn Vietnamese Must Know Vietnamese Slang Words Phrases Book Review:

Do you want to learn Vietnamese the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to master daily conversations and speak like a native? Then this is the book for you. Learn Vietnamese: Must-Know Vietnamese Slang Words & Phrases by VietnamesePod101 is designed for Beginner-level learners. You learn the top 100 must-know slang words and phrases that are used in everyday speech. All were hand-picked by our team of Vietnamese teachers and experts. Here’s how the lessons work: • Every Lesson is Based on a Theme • You Learn Slang Words or Phrases Related to That Theme • Check the Translation & Explanation on How to Use Each One And by the end, you will have mastered 100+ Vietnamese Slang Words & phrases!

Complete Norwegian Beginner to Intermediate Course

Complete Norwegian Beginner to Intermediate Course
Author: Margaretha Danbolt-Simons
Publsiher: Teach Yourself
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-07-30
ISBN 10: 9781444195040
ISBN 13: 1444195042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Norwegian Beginner to Intermediate Course Book Review:

Complete Norwegian is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. 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 B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages - 16 learning units plus grammar reference and 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 Norway - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Norwegian - Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you'll get a 312-page book and two CDs of audio learning material (180 minutes). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.