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Conquering Babel: A Practical Guide to Learning a Language Kindle Edition

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Length: 78 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

Claire Handscombe has been teaching French, Spanish and English to adults of all levels since 2005. She has a degree in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge and is a native speaker of French as well as English. She also works as a translator and freelance journalist, blogs about language learning at conqueringbabel.wordpress.com, and writes fiction under a different name.

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  • File Size: 143 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LBRBAA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Claire Handscombe studied French and Spanish at King's College, Cambridge, and has taught languages to adults for the best part of this century. She also works as a journalist and translator, and writes fiction under a different name.

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I downloaded this book when a director from my former company asked me to tutor her in Spanish for one hour a week. It's a wonderful, down-to-earth compendium of what language tutors and learners need to think about as they set out on the quest to achieve fluency in another language. It was especially helpful to me, in the role of tutor, to go about defining what my student's language goals are. I was able to search for a textbook that will best help us meet those goals, and come up with a tutoring syllabus for the year. I know I will look back to this book for additional help as the weeks go on--and I will need fresh ideas in coming up with sources of language input beyond the textbook!
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As an American who recently lived in Mexico for about five years, I have thought and blogged a lot about learning Spanish--as well as having worked on my own Spanish! I enjoyed this little book, with good comments about goal setting, mentions of some websites she likes, a bit about the necessity of studying grammar, and more. The author is clearly British and some of her references to the British educational system I didn't understand, but I did enjoy her wry British humor.
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Ever catch yourself in Ignorant status? Have you ever felt misunderstood or you don't understand? Do you want to raise the chances of avoiding alzheimers? Do you just want to look cool sometimes in front of colleagues and peers or impress that hot date?
If you said yes to any of those question above then you need to LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE SILLY! I recommend this book, its inexpensive, it'll give you good praticals.
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Excellent ideas for learning a new language.
My only regret is that I did not read this many years ago.
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