Japanese from Zero! 1


Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka
Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation
ISBN: 9780976998129
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 338
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"The Japanese language uses a set of symbols called 'hiragana' (to spell Japanese words), 'katakana' (to spell foreign words), and 'kanji' (to represent entire words or names). Over the course of BOOK 1, we will teach you groups of hiragana piece-by-piece to gradually build up your understanding and familiarity."--Introduction.

Kanji From Zero! 1

Proven Techniques to Learn and Retain Kanji Used by Students All Over the World.
Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka,Kanako Hatanaka
Publisher: Learn from Zero
ISBN: 9780996786317
Category:
Page: 428
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Kanji From Zero! isn't just another kanji reference book, instead, it's designed to give genuine insight into kanji, the associated Japanese culture, and related Japanese words that other books often ignore.

Korean from Zero!


Author: George Trombley,Reed Bullen,Myunghee Ham,Sunhee Bong
Publisher: From Zero!
ISBN: 9780989654524
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 360
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Korean From Zero! is a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning Korean created by professional interpreter George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, Professor Myunghee Ham, and Sunhee Bong. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Korean as well as absolute beginners. Features of the book: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * MP3 Audio * Online Support * Over 600 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hangul * Extensive Grammar * 90 Adjectives and Verbs Detailed * Bilingual Glossaries with Hangul and English ...and much more!

Korean From Zero! 3

Continue Mastering the Korean Language with Integrated Workbook and Online Course
Author: George Trombley
Publisher: Learn from Zero
ISBN: 9780989654548
Category: Korean language
Page: 334
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Korean From Zero! 3 continues the integrated approach to learning Korean. Created by interpreter, George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, native Korean speaker Jiyoon Kim and Korean teacher Myunghee Ham. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students to continue their studies.

Random House Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary


Author: Seigo Nakao
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0679780017
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 666
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Over 50,000 entries provide equivalents for Japanese and English words, idioms, phrases, and common expressions

Japanese For Dummies


Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130715
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 408
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Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning

with Applications in R
Author: Gareth James,Daniela Witten,Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461471389
Category: Mathematics
Page: 426
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.

Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4

Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Author: Clay Boutwell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548832124
Category:
Page: 164
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Included are over 1,200 MP3s of each Vocabulary and Example Sentence. There are also individual chapter list MP3s which combine the Japanese vocabulary word, the example sentence, and then the English translation. We put these MP3s together so you can listen while driving, while walking the dog, or while going through the book.The FREE download link is found on the last page.Taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a great way to not only assess your Japanese skills, but also to give yourself a concrete goal for your learning. I am a firm believer in setting goals. It is the quickest way to make progress.Unfortunately, with goal-setting, there is usually the problem of maintaining motivation. By paying money and making plans to sit in a test (usually) in a different city; however, you are making a major investment of time and money. There are few pressures in life that can motivate better than time or money. That's why we always recommend any serious student of Japanese to sign up and study for the JLPT.Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4 covers all the vocabulary needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N4. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana.Add the 1,200+ MP3s to your MP3 player, iPhone, or computer and listen while studying the book. Compilation MP3 files of each chapter's list are also included. These have each word followed by the example sentence for sequential learning.

Japanese Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System
Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914012
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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This is a user–friendly guide to learning Japanese Katakana and includes a set of 46 flash cards Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes learning of beginner kana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students lean katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each Japanese kana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This book is organized into three main sections: The first introduces the basic 46 katakana characters along with writing tips and opportunities to practice writing them. The secondteachers the usage rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, providing more opportunities for practice. The third strengthens students' skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed recognition quizzes, etc) designed to both increase the knowledge of the Japanese language and reinforce newly acquired writing skills. A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a katakana character along with the picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.

Making Thinking Visible

How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners
Author: Ron Ritchhart,Mark Church,Karin Morrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047091551X
Category: Education
Page: 294
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"Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is an extensive and adaptable collection of practices that include thinking routines and the documentation of student thinking. The routines are a central element of the practical, functional and accessible nature of Visible Thinking. Thinking routines are easy to use mini-strategies that are repeatedly used in the classroom. They are a small set of questions or a short sequence of steps that can be used across various grade levels and content. Each routine targets a different type of thinking and by bringing their own content, teachers can integrate the routines into the fabric of their classrooms. Thinking Routines help direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion. Thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon"--

Language Hacking German


Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1473677394
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 2

(JLPT Level N4 & AP Exam) The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji [Downloadable Material Included]
Author: Eriko Sato, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919650
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
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This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice. Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji book includes: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character. Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters. Words and phrases using each kanji. Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Numéro spécial sur la globalisation


Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: OCDE
ISBN: 9789264239548
Category: Computer literacy
Page: 200
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Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students' access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students' learning experiences. Based on results from PISA 2012, the report discusses differences in access to and use of ICT - what are collectively known as the digital divide that are related to students' socio-economic status, gender, geographic location, and the school a child attends. The report highlights the importance of bolstering students' ability to navigate through digital texts. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment. As the report makes clear, all students first need to be equipped with basic literacy and numeracy skills so that they can participate fully in the hyper-connected, digitised societies of the 21st century.

Pisa 2015 Results

Policies and Practices for Successful Schools
Author: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-Operation & Development
ISBN: 9789264267497
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 467
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The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. PISA 2015 Results (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems, including the resources allocated to education, the learning environment and how school systems select students into different schools, programmes and classes.

All About Particles

A Handbook of Japanese Function Words
Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 4770050127
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
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Students of Japanese are familiar with the term "particle," and realize that they, like English prepositions, require a special effort to master. This handbook provides all the information one would need on these tricky units of grammar. All About Particles covers more than 70 particles those that are used regularly as well as those used less frequently in more than 200 uses. The book can be approached as a guiding textbook and studied from beginning to end. It is as a reference book, however, that All About Particles shines. It is light and easy to carry, slim enough to fit into the corner of a shoulder bag, and concise enough to quickly clarify particle-related questions. It is a priceless tool for any serious student of Japanese. In its previous incarnation as a part of the Power Japanese Series, ISBN 978-0-87011-954-5, and sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

English as a Global Language


Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611806
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.

Reviews of National Policies for Education Education Policy in Japan Building Bridges towards 2030

Building Bridges towards 2030
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264302409
Category:
Page: 168
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Japan’s education system is one of the top performers compared to other OECD countries. International assessments have not only demonstrated students' and adults' high level of achievement, but also the fact that socio-economic status has little bearing on academic results. In a nutshell, Japan ...

Speak German in 90 Days

A Self Study Guide to Becoming Fluent
Author: Kevin Marx
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517519445
Category:
Page: 170
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Want to speak German but don't know where to start? This book is for you! Don't waste money buying ten different books when you can learn everything you need in this one book. Don't waste money taking classes at a school when you can teach yourself. Why buy a similarly priced book that only teaches basic entry level German grammar when you can master the language with this one book? With Speak German in 90 Days, all of the prep work is done for you. Each daily lesson will teach you not only what, but how to study. Speak German in 90 Days is a comprehensive self study guide, and teaches the equivalent of two years of a college level German class. It can also be used by intermediate students to brush up on grammar and vocabulary. The content includes: How to Study - Tips and tricks on how to study and what to study to learn and retain the language quickly. Pronunciation - An easy and accurate guide for American English speakers. Grammar - All essential grammar taught in two years of a college level German course Vocabulary - Over 1000 of the most common German words Vocabulary nuances - Explanations of how to use vocabulary that you can't find in a dictionary or other text books. Idiomatic expressions. New to the 2nd Edition: New Foreword. Reorganized chapter layout for ease of understanding. Added grammar cards to each chapter to help memorize grammar structures. Clarified grammar explanations. For questions or comments please send an email to [email protected]

Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264130853
Category:
Page: 168
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Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.