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CULTURES LANGUAGES

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Barry Kemp
Think Like an Egyptian: 100 Hieroglyphs

Gain insights into a vanished world with this unique look at powerful Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Barry Kemp presents one hundred of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, their pronunciations, their history, and meanings, revealing aspects of day-to-day life in ancient Egypt.

Kemp explains the myriad meanings behind symbols for physical objects such as “Sun” and “Serpent,” and concepts such as “Truth” and “to love,” building a picture of the historical and mythological references that were the cornerstones of Egyptian thought.

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Activities For The Language Classroom

This teaching resource contains over 100 classroom activities for language teachers to use in a low-resource setting. These activities are organized into categories according to the skills they focus on and the stage of lesson in which they can be used. They include participatory techniques and can help classes become more student-centered. The activities contain clear and concise instructions to help the teacher apply them to their lesson plans and curriculum.

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PONS Editorial Team
Barron’s Visual Dictionary: English for Spanish Speakers: Ingles Para Hispanohablantes (Barron’s Visual Dictionaries)

Travelers, students, and lovers of language will find this little visual dictionary to be indispensable. Small enough to slip into a purse or satchel, it includes thousands of common words identified by pictures and defined bilingually. Barron’s Visual Dictionary: English for Spanish Speakers features approximately 15,000 words and concepts sorted into 13 clearly formatted and color-coded categories. Color-coded page headers make it quick and easy to find words in each category, from people, food, and communication, to education, leisure, and sports. This book also features:
3,000 full-color pictures that provide helpful visualization for instant recognition
Helpful vocabulary boxes throughout to expand on abstract terms not covered by the pictures
A bilingual index for quick and easy reference
Ideal for beginner and intermediate speakers, Barron’s Visual Dictionaries are also available in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Phyllis Ann Karr
The Arthurian Companion: The Legendary World of Camelot and the Round Table

Having been enamoured of the legends of King Arthur ever since the day I first saw Camelot in a tenth-grade English class, I always keep an eye open for good books on the Matter of Britain.

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Irene Duke
The Everything Sign Language Book: American Sign Language Made Easy… All new photos!

The appeal of American Sign Language (ASL) has extended beyond the Deaf community into the mainstream—it’s even popular as a class in high school and college. You are guided through the basics of ASL with clear instruction and more than 300 illustrations. With a minimum of time and effort, you will learn to sign: the ASL alphabet; questions and common expressions; numbers, money, and time. With info on signing etiquette, communicating with people in the Deaf community, and using ASL to aid child development, this book makes signing fun for the entire family.

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