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Fluent Forever: how to learn any language fast and never forget it

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Language: English

Summary: 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 Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.

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Raising bilingual children: when school speaks a different language

Author: Clarissa Gosling

Language: English

Summary: Does your child speak a different language at school and home?

In this book Clarissa draws on her experience of sending her British children to a Dutch school to help you support your child through their education.

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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez

Language: English

Summary: Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters – Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia – arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind.

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A Journey in Languages and Cultures – The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

Author: François Grosjean

Language: English

Summary: This book explores the life and experiences of one of the world’s most renowned and well-respected experts in bilingualism. François Grosjean takes us through his life, from his monolingual childhood in a small village outside Paris to the long periods of time he spent in Switzerland, England, France, and the United States, becoming bilingual and bicultural in the process.

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Il nido di vetro. Una piccola storia d’amore

Author: Giuliana Arena

Language: Italian

Summary: Nel 2011 il secondo figlio dell’autrice nasce con più di tre mesi di anticipo e un peso di 830 grammi. Alcuni anni dopo, Giuliana Arena decide di raccontare, in questo mémoire, il lungo e difficile percorso nella Terapia Intensiva Neonatale. L’intento è di mettere a fuoco il vissuto di una madre che si trova, inaspettatamente, in un mondo del quale neanche sospettava l’esistenza, a lottare con il suo bambino per la sopravvivenza e per una vita dignitosa.

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