Practical Guide to Learning a Foreign Language
by Remo L. Nannetti
WHAT KIND OF BOOK IS THIS?
Mind Your Language! A Practical Guide to Learning a Foreign Language is a self-help guide for anyone learning any foreign modern language at any level whatsoever. It describes how to improve your level of performance in your modern foreign language studies by giving help, advice, suggestions and useful tips on every possible aspect of modern foreign language learning.
WHO CAN THE BOOK HELP?
Absolutely everyone! Mind Your Language! can be used by language learners of all ages who find themselves in a classroom situation. You may be studying at school, college or university, or attending a night-class. You might be aiming to pass an examination or just learning a language for the fun of it. You may be a committed and able student who wants to progress even further, or an average student who wishes to build on strengths and eliminate weaknesses. Whatever your situation, Mind Your Language!
will help you take charge of your own learning and offer you practical advice and suggestions on the best ways to learn, practise and revise the modern foreign language (or languages) that you are studying.
style of writing is simple, friendly and
accessible. Everything is expressed
clearly, with no jargon or technical
expressions. The book is structured in
such a way that it can be ‘dipped into’
as well as being read from cover to
cover. The opening chapter takes the
student through an optional review of
strengths and weaknesses in his or her
language learning and is
cross-referenced to the rest of the
book, thus enabling instant access to
those parts of the text directly
relevant to individual needs.
you’re the parent of a language
learner, then Mind Your Language!
makes the ideal gift. Modern languages
teachers will also find it a valuable
resource either for individual reference
and/or whole-class use. Why not give it
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT COVER?
Mind Your Language! gives practical, no-nonsense advice suitable for every language student, regardless of ability. It describes every possible area of language learning in just the right amount of detail. The book is divided into four parts, each of which has four chapters:
PART ONE: Helping
Yourself: Explore Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Manage Your Mind, Improve Your Learning Experience, Organise Your Work
PART TWO: Practice Makes Perfect: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
PART THREE: Going it Alone: Using Your Textbook, Using a Dictionary, Doing Homework, Sitting Examinations
PART FOUR: Living the Language: Using Computers, Sound and Vision, People Power, Getting Abroad
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HOW CAN I GET A COPY?
Mind Your Language! can be ordered at thousands of bookstores worldwide
in book format or as an e-book (PDF,
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How to Buy
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IS THE AUTHOR?
author, Dr. Remo L. Nannetti
(M.A. (Hons.), Ph.D., A.L.C.M), is the
former Head of Modern Languages at Notre
Dame High School, Glasgow (Scotland) and
has over thirty years' experience of
teaching French and Italian. He has been
involved in the training of Italian
teachers at the University
of Glasgow and has
collaborated extensively in the
production of curricular materials for Education