Professor Puffendorf S Secret Potions

Autor: Robin Tzannes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195214468
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Professor Puffendorf is the world's greatest scientist. Her laboratory is a wonderful place full of strange machines that hiss and squeak, and an old cabinet marked "TOP SECRET." And in that cabinet lie her secret potions that can make your wildest dreams come true. One day she goes out and leaves her assistant, Slag, behind with her pet guinea pig, Chip. Now is Slag's chance to steal the potions, but first he has to try them out on Chip. Will they work? What will happen to Chip? And what will happen to Slag?

Words Of The World

Autor: Abram De Swaan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074566346X
File Size: 46,52 MB
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This bold and accessible study of human languages and communication explores issues which are at the forefront of today's globalized society. The human species is divided into more than five thousand language groups that do not understand each other. And yet these groups constitute one coherent world language system, connected by multilingual speakers in a surprisingly powerful way. The chances of a language thriving depend on its position in the system. There are thousands of small, peripheral languages, each connected to one of a hundred central languages. The entire system is held together by one global language: English. A language is a ‘hypercollective' good: the more speakers it has, the higher its communication value for each one of them. Thus, when people think that a language is gaining new speakers, that in itself is a reason for them to want to learn it too. That is why, in an age of globalization, only a few languages remain for transnational communication and these often prevail even in national societies. This important book discusses a number of specific constellations in detail: India, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa and the European Union. De Swaan concludes by providing a sober but illuminating view of language policy in multilingual societies. This book will be essential reading for those studying sociology, communication studies and linguistics.

Monkey Puzzle

Autor: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509812490
File Size: 71,49 MB
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"I've lost my mum!"It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mummy. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck as the well-meaning butterfly misunderstands monkey's descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals! But eventually, they find ... Dad! It's just as well that he knows exactly where mum is, and she's waiting with a well-deserved cuddle.Monkey Puzzle is a clever, funny and charming tale from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small!Also available with redesigned covers are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Five Minute Activities

Autor: Penny Ur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397810
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An invaluable source of ideas containing over 130 short activities for the language classroom.

Transformation Of Knowledge Through Classroom Interaction

Autor: Baruch Schwarz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203879279
File Size: 56,86 MB
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Classrooms provide extremely varied settings in which learning may take place, including teacher-led conversations, small group unguided discussions, individual problem solving or computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Transformation of Knowledge through Classroom Interaction examines and evaluates different ways which have been used to support students learning in classrooms, using mathematics and science as a model to examine how different types of interactions contribute to students’ participation in classroom activity, and their understanding of concepts and their practical applications. The contributions in this book offer rich descriptions and ways of understanding how learning occurs in both traditional and non-traditional settings. Combining theoretical perspectives with practical applications, the book includes discussions of: the roles of dialogue and argumentation in constructing knowledge the role of guidance in constructing knowledge abstracting processes in mathematics and science classrooms the effect of environment, media and technology on learning processes methodologies for tracing transformation of knowledge in classroom interaction. Bringing together a broad range of contributions from leading international researchers, this book makes an important contribution to the field of classroom learning, and will appeal to all those engaged in academic research in education.