Il té letterario di Expatclic del 26 giugno 2020

Oggi era il compleanno di Claudiaexpat, che ha ricevuto con gioia gli auguri del gruppo. Il nostro tema era… I GIALLI Tutte hanno avuto tanto da dire su questo topic, e i titoli e gli autori segnalati si sono sprecati. Abbiamo spaziato da Fruttero-Lucentini al francese Modiano, da Conan Doyle all’impareggiabile Agatha Christie, vera passione di alcune di noi, fino ai nordeuropei come Stieg Larssen … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 26 giugno 2020

Il té letterario di Expatclic del 12 giugno 2020

Il nostro tema oggi era “Libri e lingue”. Un tema bello ampio…     Che le nostre donne leggano in tante lingue diverse non è una sorpresa. Quello che ci ha tenute impegnate a dibattere è però se a volte dimentichiamo in che lingua si è letto un libro. Alcune sì, altre – le più rigorose nel leggere in lingua originale, associano immediatamente la lingua … Continue reading Il té letterario di Expatclic del 12 giugno 2020

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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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