This book centralizes the narratives of adult English language learners, teachers, and trainee teachers in the development of a humanistic language pedagogy; their strengths, concerns, and stories inform this practical guide to adult literacy development and English language-culture learning and teaching. The author sets the need to educate the whole person, and to focus on the adult learner?s strengths and assets, against a background of rigorous research and practical experience. This book combines evidence-based pedagogy with a passionate belief in the centrality of the learner and the importance of education and will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching and training related to adult English language learners.
This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space. Chapters trace the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago as a collection of dialects spoken by marauding, illiterate tribes. They show how the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity has made English into an international language of unprecedented range and variety. The authors examine the present state of English as a global language and the problems, pressures and uncertainties of its future, online and offline. They argue that, in spite of the amazing variety and plurality of English, it remains a single language.
Most of what we know about writing in a second or foreign language (L2) is based on conclusions drawn from research on L2 writing in English. However, a significant quantity of L2 writing and writing instruction takes place in languages other than English and so there is a need for studies that look beyond English. The chapters in this book focus on languages other than English andinvestigate curricular issues, multiple languages in contact/conflict in L2 writing instructionand student attitudes toward pedagogical practices.The collection as a whole makes a valuable contribution to the study of L2 writing, and it will also prove an essential resource for instructors of second and foreign language writing.
In English Trade and Adventure to Russia in the Early Modern Era , Maria Salomon Arel revisits Anglo-Russian trade in first half of the seventeenth century. Drawing on largely neglected Russian and English sources, she reconstructs the history of the Muscovy Company in a period of expanding opportunities for foreigners in Russia and of tightening links between regional markets across the globe. In her strongly revisionist telling, the Company successfully rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating Time of Troubles, securing its uniquely privileged position in the Russian market at the hands of a newly installed tsar and Romanov dynasty keen to revive the country?s decimated economy through the stimulus of foreign trade. Meanwhile, on the London end of a trade clearly deemed relevant to commercial and shipping interests increasingly dependent on Russian naval stores and invested in the Russian re-export trades to and from the Mediterranean and Asia, the Company restructured its organization and finances with crucial royal support in furtherance of the ?public good? and early Stuart dynastic honor. As Arel documents, by the 1630s-40s, English trade to Russia was flourishing, as seen in the growing number of Muscovy Company men active all along the Moscow-Archangel route, their substantial commercial infrastructure, extensive supply networks among a broad swath of Russian merchants and traders, and prominent role in the exploitation of monopoly trades established to fill the tsar?s coffers with specie. The picture drawn by Arel overturns a traditional narrative on the Russia trade that has relegated the English to the shadows, demonstrating the tenacity and continued development of their enterprise at the intersection of English commercial expansion, Russian economic growth, and advancing globalization processes. Taking the narrative even further, the book opens up new perspectives and research directions by pointing to an incipient link between the Russian and transatlantic markets, while shifting the lens on the Anglo-Dutch relationship in the Russia trade away from the time-worn dichotomy of cutthroat competition to a more nuanced understanding of mutual cooperation and business association between merchants on the ground, even in the face of commercial and territorial competition between nations.
Prophet Musa Ibn Imran known as Moses in the Bible, considered a prophet and messenger in Islam, is the most frequently mentioned individual in The Holy Quran, his name being mentioned 136 times. The Noble Quran states that Prophet Musa AS or Moses was sent by Allah SWT (God) to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his establishments and the Israelites for guidance and warning. Musa is mentioned more in The Holy Quran than any other individual, and his life is narrated and recounted more than that of any other prophet. According to Islam, all Muslims must have faith in every prophet (nabi) and messenger (rasul) which includes Prohet Musa AS (Moses) and his brother Prophet Aaron AS (Harun).
For over 200 years the immortal creature, Adam Frankenstein, has roamed the earth looking to earn a soul and his right to die. Now, a U.S. Marshal in Houston, Texas he wakes in the middle of nowhere, near death. As the Grim Reaper reaches out to grant Adam's wish to end his immortal journey Adam must refuse. The only love he has ever known is his immortal dog, Bella. She is missing. Adam knows she's been taken by evil men who run a dog fighting ring. His worry isn't that Bella would be killed, but that it would be discovered that she cannot die, no matter what they do to her. Adam's partner, U.S. Marshal Rebecca Hughes, is his moral compass, his touchstone and now, the keeper of his secret. Adam and Rebecca work together to find Bella before she's forced to into the ring. Before it's discovered that she can't be killed. Adam Frankenstein: Dog Fight has some mature themes and profanity.
The Astrology of Indigos describes the unique Astrological phenomena that occurred during the late 1970´s to the early 2000´s. This is something that won´t be repeated again for another 170 years. The Astrology of Indigos describes the unique Astrological phenomena that occurred during the late 1970´s to the early 2000´s. This is something that won´t be repeated again for another 170 years. The people born during this configuration, commonly called ´Indigo Children´ possess an unusual natal birth chart shape. It is this phenomena that Astrologer Mary English explores in her book. She brings light to those caught in their internal quest to find their ´Life Purpose´ and explains how this can be achieved easily by using a free on-line Astrological resource.
MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY A brutal murder It?s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved. A buried mystery Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night. All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying? Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction. Praise for The Book of Mirrors ´Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended .´Lee Child ´I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone´s recall perfect? This isn´t just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.´ Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans ) ´A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.´ Jenni Murray ´An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it .´ Tammy Cohen ´ The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what´s true and what isn´t.´ - James Smythe ?This Romanian author´s debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play? - Sunday Times ´An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written? - The Times This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans - Sun ? slippery murder mystery? - Irish Independent ´ Intricately plotted ? Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.´ Publisher´s Weekly ´Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form´ Kirkus
For the first time in one e-book all the works of Boris Akunin from the Adventure Master´s cycle. The cycle opens with the novel ´´Altyn-tolobas´´. British subject Baronet Nicholas Fandorin, a descendant of the famous Russian detective Erast Fandorin, goes to Russia. Ancient secrets of Moscow dungeons, the seventeenth century - and the modern hero - a basketball historian in good English costume follows in the footsteps of his ancestor Cornelius von Dorn in search of a mystical artifact. And if the ancestor has to survive in Muscovy after a time of turmoil, then the ancestor-baronet in the dashing 90s. The second part of the cycle is ´´Out-of-class reading´´. In the novel, two storylines develop in parallel. The action of one takes place in the last year of the reign of Catherine the Great, and the other at the beginning of the XXI century. In one part - palace intrigues and kidnapping of youngsters. In the other part - business disassembly and ... kidnapping of youngsters. As Akunin himself tells, the third book is ´´F.M.´´ - he was moved by rivalry with Dan Brown, who wrote ´´The Da Vinci Code´´: ´´In the new novel,´´ F. M. ´´, I amused myself, mimicking Dan Brown, there it can be seen with the naked eye. In general, I first wanted to write a novel that would be called ´´The code of the painting´´ Morning in a pine forest ´´´´ for everyone to study the bears and look at hemp, but then I decided that it was more interesting to play ´´Crime and Punishment´´. In the last, fourth novel, The Falcon and the Swallow, it is told that the wealthy English aunt Cynthia presents a generous gift to Nicholas Fandorin - a manuscript from Theofels Castle. In a letter written by mysterious Epin, the path to the cache with a large treasure is encrypted. Fandorin has to decipher the mysterious message, and he takes up the case with passion, not even suspecting that his distant relative, Leticia von Dorn, the niece of Captain Cornelius von Dorn, is hiding under the name of Appin ...
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the final volume in this series.