Author: Gabriel Wyner
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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Author: Clarissa Gosling
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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Author: Julia Alvarez
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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Author: François Grosjean
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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Author: Lisa Bullard
Summary: There’s a new girl in Romelie’s class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she’s teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking.
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Author: Giuliana Arena
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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