Editor’s Picks: Learn a Foreign Language!

Knowing a foreign language is helpful in so many situations. Whether you plan on using the knowledge for recreational travel, for business purposes, or for anything in between, these titles will get you started on the right path to learning all about a different country’s language and culture!


Brazilian Portuguese
9780734608123Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner 1 is aimed at English-speakers who have not had any previous exposure to learning Portuguese. It offers full descriptive explanations, examples, exercises, and audio recordings that provide the student with a sound understanding of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Written text and audio recording are provided in English and Portuguese to aid the student’s learning. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to engage in basic conversations such as greetings, to read and write short texts in the present tense, and to understand simple grammar such as verb conjugation. Developed by Braz-En Language Experts, Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner 1 is the first book in a new series of Portuguese language tuition books published by Tilde.
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Multicultural Spanish Dictionary
9780884003175Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. What has been overlooked for a long time is the fact that there are thousands of everyday Spanish words that differ from one Spanish-speaking country to the next. A grapefruit in Guatemala is una toronja. In Argentina it is un pomelo. A waiter in Mexico is un mesero; in Uruguay, un mozo. In Spain, eyeglasses are gafas; in Cuba, espejuelos. This list goes on and on. With this multicultural dictionary, you will be able to see and learn the correct words and terms by country.
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Spanish Business Dictionary
9780884003397Spanish business terminology requires more than ordinary everyday Spanish. There are differences between terms used in Spain and in Latin America. There are also differences between such countries as Argentina and Mexico.

This volume provides the terms used throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

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Translator’s Handbook
9780884003410Since 1996, this is the book translators everywhere have come to rely upon, and it is now fully revised. It covers everything related to translation, from the history and theory of translation, to ways to improve one’s skills, to sources of dictionaries, and how to obtain translation work. Everything you need to successfully develop your skills and sell your services in one of the fastest growing fields in today’s global village.

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Let’s Begin
ESL LetsBeginA learning tool on the elementary level of competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Without presupposing any knowledge of basic grammar and speaking skills, the text uses contemporary short dialogues and readings to build vocabulary, strengthen reading and writing ability, practice conversational skills, and develop cultural appreciation. Recordings of native speakers will be available for this volume. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
Buy it here $19.50

Let’s Converse
9780935437317Emphasizing oral mastery of the language by thinking comprehensively and creatively in English, students will develop confidence and fluency through a number of contemporary dialogues. The text teaches pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills by utilizing everyday language patterns.Recordings of native speakers will be available for this volume. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
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Let’s Read
9780935437324An introductory reader, Let’s Read assumes a basic knowledge of spoken English. By practicing verbal and silent reading, students master words and meanings contextually as well as through rapid recognition. Narratives dealing with everyday situations, expressed in every day words and phrases, are accompanied by pictographs and arranged according to context, such that the reader can build upon recurring grammatical and syntactical structures. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
Buy it here $19.50

Let’s Write
ESL InstructorsBookFinalAs a text for a basic course in writing and composition for ESL students, Let’s Write bridges the vocabularies of reading and speaking with a third-the writing vocabulary. In addition to reinforcing already learned structures of reading and speaking, the text utilizes models of various composition types with commentary, all to promote the development of clear and concise writing habits. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
Buy it here $19.50

Let’s Continue
9780935437348Moving a step beyond basic grammar and verb skills, this volume focuses on speech and writing expression with greater complexity. In addition to more writing, grammar, and vocabulary exercises, the text utilizes narratives of everyday occurrences, drawings, songs, and enrichment activities. Recordings of native speakers will be available for this volume. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
Buy it here $19.50

Instructor’s Handbook
9780935437355This comprehensive classroom guide to the complete “Let’s Series” doesn’t just aid in ESL instruction, but is the ultimate teaching tool, supplying everything needed for success at teaching English, including methodology, syllabuses, lesson plans, skills evaluation and much more. After thirty years of proven success, the newest edition of Dr. William Samelson’s pioneer ESL methodology has arrived in an original 5 book series. Offering the most complete system of ESL teaching, the Let’s Series is an effective learning tool for both student and teacher. Practical in its arrangement and method, the Let’s Series simplifies the teaching and learning of English as a second language.
Buy it here $26.50

Life in France
9791091624084Everything you need to know about everyday life in France.

  • Find out why the French love the month of May.
  • Learn what the French do first on arriving at the office.
  • Understand what is special about the route nationale 7.
  • Discover how French audiences applaud.
  • Find out what determines the price of an apartment.
  • Understand why schoolchildren may repeat a year.
  • Gain insights into how the French bring fashion to the street.

Kolibri Languages’ Practical Guides are written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and speak French with confidence. The Practical Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural insights when learning a language.
Buy it here $24.95

Eating and Shopping in France
9791091624008Everything you need to know to enable you to eat well and do your shopping in France.

  • Discover the polite way to cut French cheeses
  • Learn why Marseille is associated with soap.
  • Understand the difference between a Parisian brasserie and a bouchon in Lyon.
  • Learn key vocabulary for talking about wine.
  • Prepare yourself for shopping in French markets with key information.

Know what to expect when you go into traditional French food shops. Kolibri Languages’ Practical Guides are written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and speak French with confidence. The Practical Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural insights when learning a language.
Buy it here $24.95

Meeting the French
9791091624046Everything you need to know when meeting French people.

  • Find out what to expect when you are invited for an aperitif
  • Know when to use tu and vous.
  • Understand regional differences.
  • Learn how to greet people in formal and informal situations.
  • Discover when to faire la bise.
  • Obtain tips on keeping up a conversation in French.
  • Be prepared if you are invited to a French wedding.

Gain insights into the French sense of humor. Kolibri Languages’ Practical Guides are written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and speak French with confidence. The Practical Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural insights when learning a language. Understanding what is going on, knowing what people will say, being able to react and respond appropriately are the recipe for successful conversations and interactions with French people.
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Keys to France
9791091624121Traveling to France? Slip this Pocket Guide into your bag as you prepare for your trip. From the moment you arrive, Keys to France will give you essential information about staying in French hotels, asking for directions, understanding French signs, using public transport and driving in France. Of course there’s also lots of information about French food and wines, French markets and eating out. If you don’t have much French, or even if you are a complete beginner, you will learn how to avoid language difficulties, how to greet and thank people and how you can get by in lots of different situations with just five powerful French verbs. As for understanding the French, you will discover the art of kissing on the cheek, what you should avoid doing if you want to make a good impression and what you need to know about French culture. If your car breaks down or you need a doctor, Keys to France will also help you cope. There are really good things to know too, such as how to ask for the restroom. There are even a few common swear words that you may hear, but of course shouldn’t use! In each section, fun quizzes will help you memorize key points. Organized for easy reference and attractively illustrated, Keys to France is the all-in-one travel and language guide that will ensure you really make the most of your trip to France.
Buy it here $14.95

Food and French
9791091624152This unique Pocket Guide is packed with information about French food. Discover how to serve food the French way, pick up tips from French housewives and learn about favourite ingredients and culinary trends.
There are amusing anecdotes about classic French recipes and their origins, and you’ll discover French dishes with literary, bizarre and even violent associations. You’ll learn about French idioms and superstitions related to food and will gain insights into the dos and don’ts when eating in France.
Organized for easy reference with fun quizzes to help remember key points, Food and French will enable you to understand the importance of food in France, improve your French and enjoy French cuisine to the full.
Buy it here $14.95

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