British Sign Language
Dorothy Miles, 1988An introduction to British Sign Language aimed at both hearing and deaf people. As well as explaining how BSL works, the author gives a fascinating account of the history of signing, and a chapter by Paddy Ladd describes how Britain's deaf community and its language have survived a century of attack and are at last today attracting respect and acceptability.
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BBCBBC Two's flagship natural history series returns with more gripping stories, pressing conservation issues and breathtaking action.
Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill
BBCStephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there.
The Secret History of the LifeGrid - Wiring the Nation (Signed)
BBCThe opening part takes us from the epic construction of the first grid in the 1920s and 30s to the challenge of making sure there is power at the flick of a switch today. Using rare archive and vivid personal accounts it reveals the heroic efforts, architectural masterpieces and engineering achievements behind the real power map of Britain.
Colloquial Swedish - The Complete Course for Beginners
Philip Holmes & Gunilla Serin, 1990Designed for anyone wishing to acquire basic conversational Swedish, with no prior knowledge of the language necessary. The book contains lots of exercises for regular practice; concise grammar notes; a useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide; and an answer key and reference section. It also provides some background information about Sweden, its regions, history, traditions and way of life.
Graziella Martina & Antonia Pagliarulo, 1996This book is suitable for students with an intermediate level of Italian wishing to improve their confidence and competence in the language. The text is rich in information from a broad range of areas in Italian culture and history, and it is through this medium that the language is taught. Each of the chapters focus on a particular aspect of life in Italy today, its historical and cultural background information, and uses this as the basis for the subsequent exercises. The audio cassettes accompanying this book may be found in the Language Lab
Oggi in Italia
Franca Celli Merlonghi & Ferdinando Merlonghi, 1998This foundation course aims at teaching the four language skills through the medium of Italian culture and history. The text is divided into twenty Leziones of increasing difficulty, each beginning with a dialogue which forms the basis of the subsequent exercises. Each Lezione contains a Nota Culturale which describes the diverse aspects of contemporary Italian culture, written at first in English but in Italian from Lezione 5 onwards. The grammar sections are accompanied by clear explanations in English, and reinforced by a variety of structured exercises
Quintetto Italiano - Livello Avanzato - Libro dello Studente
Mariella Totaro & Nicoletta Zanardi, 1991This book is designed for students with an advanced level of Italian who wish to further improve their command of the language. It provides thorough revision of the four main language skills through the context of Italian history and culture. The book is divided into ten sections, each containing several texts taken from authentic Italian magazines and newspapers, which form the basis of the susequent exercises. The book is accompanied by audio cassettes, which may be found in the Language Lab, as well as a course video that is available on the Course Programmes section of the Italian webpages
Reading Knowledge In German - A Course for Art Historians and Archaeologists
Apelt, Mary L. & Apelt, Hans-Peter, 1975Aims to enable English-speaking students and academics in the fields of art history and archaeology to read German with the help of a dictionary after 60-80 hours of instruction. Can be used with beginners as well as students who already have a basic knowledge of German. Suitable for self-study.
Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture
, 2005*Covers everything you are likely to need 15,000 encyclopaedic entries covering people, places, history, geography, the arts and popular culture *Get in-depth understanding on topics such as festivals, special days and key events in British and American history from the colour feature pages *No need to carry two dictionaries also includes a full language dictionary *80,000 words and phrases with clear definitions
The Oxford History of English
Linda Mugglestone, 2006This book presents the history of English from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It shows how English evolved in the British Isles and how it spread to the United States and through the old British empire to every corner of the world.
External Language Resources
Bilingual readings about Iceland and Icelandic History, Society, and Culture
Contains selections from Úlfar Bragason, Baldur A. Sigurvinsson, and Guðrún Theodórsdóttir, Carry On Icelandic (2004)
A library of almost 3000 short videos arithmetic to physics, finance, and history with practice exercises. A very useful resource to practice your listening and note-taking skills while learning something new.
Les Conversations Mises à Jour
A collection of authentic conversations in French that targets mostly intermediate and advanced learners. Each conversation highlights the experience of two French speakers and provides both an oral history of that experience and a trove of cultural refer
Danny Boyle , 2008A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Films - Dubbed in German
Films - Dubbed in French
Werner Herzog, 1972Adventure Drama History. In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Films - Dubbed in Italian
Danny BoyleA Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
Falling Leaves (Penguin Readers 4)
Adeline Yen Mah, 2001This book is the life story and family history of Adeline Yen Mah. Adeline was born in China at a time of great change and trouble. At the same time, she suffered terrible unkindness from the members of her own family. "Falling Leaves" is a story of pain and fear, but also of hope as Adeline fights for her independence.
Falling Leaves 2nd Edn.(Penguin Readers 4)
Adeline Yen Mah, 2008This book is the life story and family history of Adeline Yen Mah. Adeline was born in China at a time of great change and trouble. At the same time, she suffered terrible unkindness from the members of her own family. "Falling Leaves" is a story of pain and fear, but also of hope as Adeline fights for her independence
Management Gurus (Penguin Readers 4)
David Evans, 2000From the factory and the boardroom to governments, schools and hospitals, management ideas influence almost every aspect of our lives. But what is the job of a manager? Is business really about people or profit? And is management an art or a science? An introduction to the main ideas of management through the lives of some of the most important thinkers in the history of business including Frederick Taylor, Alfred Sloan, Peter Drucker and Tom Peters.
Testi e Parole - Testi Scritti e Testi Orali
Rosetta Torchia, 1997This book is aimed at students with an intermediate level of Italian, and is designed to improve the student's grasp of complex grammatical concepts. Each of its twenty units begins with a text from which vocabulary and grammar forms are taken as the basis of the subsequent exercises. The texts also introduce the student to various aspects of Italian culture and history, as they are chosen from authentic sources