Pocket Power Soft Skills: Perfekt sprechen

Ein Thema kurz zusammengefasst vor Kollegen zu präsentieren gehört zum beruflichen Alltag. Doch den allerwenigsten ist souveränes Sprechen in die Wiege gelegt. Mit diesem Band erfahren Sie, wie Sie frei und überzeugend referieren und Ihr Publikum begeistern können. Highlights - Freie Rede erfolgreich meistern - Authentisch Auftreten: Kompetent und souverän überzeugen - Knappe, anschauliche Darstellung; viele Beispiele und direkt umse...

Quality Reading Instruction In The Age Of Common Core Standards

Some of the literacy fields leading scholars come together here to shed light on the 10 College and Career Readiness anchor standards for reading, to define the literacy skills that students must develop to achieve the Standards, and to give practical suggestions for meeting the challenges the Standards present in real-world classrooms. Chapters cover key areas of the CCSS, such as information texts, text complexity, vocabulary devel...

The Handbook of Creative Writing (2nd edition)

This is the inspirational resource for tutors, students and other creative writing professionals, now in a new edition. 54 chapters cover the three central pillars of writing creatively: theories of creativity, the craft of writing and creative writing as a business. With contributions from over 50 experts - poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars - from the United Kingdom, the United States, C...

Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

A comprehensive guide to the language of argument, Rhetorical Style offers a renewed appreciation of the persuasive power of the English language. Drawing on key texts from the rhetorical tradition, as well as on newer approaches from linguistics and literary stylistics, Fahnestock demonstrates how word choice, sentence form, and passage construction can combine to create effective spoken and written arguments. With examples from pol...

Effortless English: Learn To Speak English Like A Native

Effortless English Learn To Speak English Like A Native A.J. HOGE, THE WORLD’S #1 ENGLISH TEACHER, teaches you his most powerful methods for learning to speak English fluently and confidently. Famous for training corporate and government leaders, A.J. Hoge gives you a step by step program teaching you the system that will help you master English and achieve ultimate success with English. You have studied English for years and yet you...

African American Slang: A Linguistic Description

'This book fills a real need for an up-to-date, substantive, scholarly book on African American slang. The glossary itself is impressive, and the detailed description that precedes it, with discussions of the forms, meanings, themes and functions of slang words, is invaluable.' John Rickford, Stanford University 'Maciej Widawski has created a marvelous book about African American slang that exceeds expectation. Readers from diverse b...

Slow Reading In A Hurried Age

Wrapped in the glow of the computer or phone screen, we cruise websites; we skim and skip. We glance for a brief moment at whatever catches our eye and then move on. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age reminds us of another mode of reading--the kind that requires our full attention and that has as its goal not the mere gathering of information but the deeper understanding that only good books can offer. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a p...

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. 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. In Fluent F...

Writing Analytically, 7th edition

Writing Analytically treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead you through the process of analysis and synthesis and help you to generate original, well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief, popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use your writing as a tool to think well. In the new edition, materials are better integrated, more contextualized, and-when possible-condensed.