• The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering 2300 Characters

    Kodansha's widely acclaimed Kanji Learner's Course (KLC) is a complete guide to mastering all the kanji needed for genuine literacy in Japanese. It anchors a comprehensive kanji learning system, supported by the KLC Graded Reading Sets, the KLC Green Book, the KLC Wall Chart, and keystojapanese.com (a user-support website for forming study groups, exchanging tips, and tracking one's learning progress with points and level ranks). The KLC is also cross-referenced for convenient use with Kodansha's companion volume, the Kanji Learner's Dictionary. THE FOUR ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR KANJI LEARNING The 2,300 entries of this main textbook adeptly integrate the four essential elements for mastering kanji meanings: (1) Accurate keywords. Each character's core meaning is encapsulated in a concise, easily memorized keyword. The keywords for all 2,300 entries have been carefully chosen to be semantically accurate and to integrate the character's various senses into a core idea. (2) Vocabulary to illustrate the keywords. The concept captured in each keyword is illustrated with up to five sample vocabulary items, carefully selected to clarify how the kanji is used in building typical words and phrases. (3) Mnemonic aids for remembering the keywords. Each entry contains an original mnemonic ai...

    • Brand: Kodansha
    • ASIN: 1568365268

  • Practice Makes Perfect English Grammar for ESL Learners, 2nd Edition: With 100 Exercises

    Build a solid foundation in English grammar As a beginning learner of English, you might find that grammar concepts such as indefinite articles, relative pronouns, the passive voice, or gerunds can be confusing. To go forward with your English skills, you need guidance through tricky grammar areas. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners comes in. Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners offers a complete overview of English grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language. It will help increase your confi dence writing and communicating in English. Thanks to the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will polish your English grammar skills in no time at all. Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners helps you: Understand the different rules and elements of grammar Build your grammar skills with more than 100 engaging exercises Broaden your knowledge with sentence rewrites and creative writing prompts New! Test your overall comprehension with a review section

    • Brand: McGraw-Hill
    • ASIN: 0071807373

  • Trace, Lift, and Learn: ABC 123 (Scholastic Early Learners)

    Trace, Lift, and Learn ABC 123 is an interactive book full of activities to help children learn their ABCs and 123s.In this action-packed book, children use their fingers totrace letters and numbers, and there are also flaps and sliders to explore and enjoy. Perfect for reinforcing letter and number learning as well as hand-eye coordination.Kids can use their fingers to trace the letters of the alphabet (capital and lowercase) as well as numbers. Each letter or number shape is indented in a lower layer of board (to make it really clear for children to feel the shape), while dots and arrows show the starting points and direction of travel. There is a picture and word for each letter to reinforce letter learning. And for the numbers there are sliders that reveal objects to count!Scholastic Early Learners: Interactive books for hands-on learning. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders, too!

    • ASIN: 0545903130

  • Write and Wipe ABC 123 (Scholastic Early Learners)

    Write and Wipe ABC 123 shows children how to write the letters of the alphabet (capitals and lower case) and for each letter, provides pictures and words for children to trace. For the numbers, there are objects to count and both the numeral and the number word to trace.* Perfect for helping children who are learning to write their letters and numbers. * Comes with a wipe-clean pen that clips into the book.* The glossy board is easy to wipe clean, so that children can have lots of practice.Scholastic Early Learners: Interactive books for hands-on learning. Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders, too!

    • ASIN: 0545906407

  • The Learners: The Book After The Cheese Monkeys

    Fresh out of college in the summer of 1961, Happy lands his first job as a graphic designer (okay, art assistant) at a small Connecticut advertising agency populated by a cast of endearing eccentrics. Life for Happy seems to be -- well, happy. But when he's assigned to design a newspaper ad recruiting participants for an experiment in the Yale Psychology Department, Happy can't resist responding to the ad himself. Little does he know that the experience will devastate him, forcing a reexamination of his past, his soul, and the nature of human cruelty -- chiefly, his own. Written in sharp, witty prose and peppered with absorbing ruminations on graphic design, The Learners again shows that Chip Kidd's writing is every bit as original, stunning, and memorable as his celebrated book jackets.

    • ASIN: 0061673242

  • My First Book of Colors (Scholastic Early Learners)

    With vivid photography and see-through, color-mixing windows, this fun book provides a great introduction to colors for young children!Each page of this brilliant book features a different color. By turning the see-through colored pages children can see how colors mix to make different colors. There are bright pictures and simple labels throughout the book, which teach first words while reinforcing children's awareness of different colors.* The see-through color-mixing windows help teach children how secondary colors are created and help develop hand-eye coordination skills.*Foam-padded case ensures that the book remains light and easy to handle*Perfect for parents and children to enjoy together

    • ASIN: 0545903416

  • The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning

    Book lover Gary Hoover lives in a 33-room building, of which 32 contain his 57,000-book personal library. Few people have “consumed” or learned from and remembered as many books. In The Lifetime Learner’s Guide to Reading and Learning, Gary lays out his method for capturing important ideas contained in books in 30 minutes (or less) without speed-reading. The book contains a multitude of tips about how to learn efficiently, how to find and buy books, and an annotated list of 160 books for expanding your knowledge – from history and geography to entrepreneurship and architecture. The book concludes with an extensive section on how to think creatively and see things that others do not, and how to separate the wheat from the chaff and see the forest beyond the trees.

    • ASIN: B073VBZCS8

  • Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners, Second Ed.: A Practical Handbook

    A MICHIGAN TEACHER TRAINING title Keys to Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners:  A Practical Handbook  is not intended to be an exhaustive reference book about ESL grammar. Written for classroom teachers (K-12, ESL, EFL), this book teaches the most common ESL grammar points in an accessible way through real ESL errors together with suggested teaching techniques. Relevant grammar terminology is explained.   The four objectives of this book are to help teachers: (1) identify common ESL grammar points and understand the details associated with each one; (2) improve their ability to answer any grammar question on the spot (when on the “hot seat”); (3) anticipate common ESL errors by grammar point, by first language, and/or by proficiency level; and (4) develop more effective grammar/language learning lessons. These objectives are for all teachers, whether they are teaching grammar directly or indirectly  in a variety of classes – including a grammar class, a writing class, a speaking class, an ESP class, or a K-12 class.   In the Second Edition, all chapters have been updated and substantively revised. The number of marginal (gray) boxes with tips and extra information has doubled. A 16th Key, on Negating, and three new appendixes have been added. One of the new a...

    • ASIN: 047203667X