Language learning: specific skills


    By Paul Middleton

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    Haikus and Home Truths Started on a trip to Japan, as a way of using the sleepless jet-lagged nights, composing haikus became something of an obsession. Gradually the idea formed for using the vehicle of the haiku poem to take a heart-journey, from a travelogue, charting the trip...

    Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught?

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    " New chapters on identity and activism Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is supported by a companion website at, including extensive links to online resources, teaching case studies and lesson plans"

    Japanese Writing System

    By Heath Rose

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    This is the first book devoted to exploring issues of learning written Japanese, focusing on the challenges the writing system poses for the second language learner. It weaves together previous research on Japanese second language acquisition and kanji learning with original studies on self-regulation and kanji learning strategies.

    Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation

    By Richard J. Sampson

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    This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. Its reflexive, narrative approach shines light on the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher.

    Good Writing Guide for Education Students

    By Dominic Wyse

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    This practical, down-to-earth guide is tailored for Education students and uses real examples of students' work to explain what tutors look for and how to get there.

    Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning

    By David Singleton

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    Combining advanced quantitative methods in classroom research with individual-level qualitative data, this study demonstrates that the capacity of late starters vastly surpasses popular expectations. It shows that age of onset is irrelevant for many aspects of language acquisition and that for a variety of reasons a later onset can be...

    Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters

    By Collins Dictionaries

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    Learn how to write 250 of the commonest Chinese characters, with stroke by stroke guidance on every page.

    Public Policy Writing That Matters

    By David Chrisinger

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    A vital tool for any policy writer or analyst, Public Policy Writing That Matters is a book for everyone passionate about using writing to effect real and lasting change.

    My First Dictionary Ages 4-5

    By Collins Easy Learning

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    A colourful and engaging dictionary to help develop your child's awareness of language and support their reading at this important stage in their learning. Provides a motivating way of supporting your child's learning at home.

    Future Research Directions for Applied Linguistics

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