Being... Italian: A Language Primer
Danyal and Buki, both 10 years old, live in Rome. In this program, they visit some of their favorite places in the city, introducing viewers to many of their friends and activities. The children speak Italian to each other and to the camera, helping to illustrate the meanings and usages of many Italian words, phrases, and expressions. Made up of eight instructive and entertaining stories, the video is a great learning tool that mixes fun, facts, and real-world situations to reinforce language comprehension. English narration sets up each segment.
Brief History of Slang, A
In this program, slang expert Jonathan Green explores the history of English slang and its use around the world.
Communication Series, The
The Series Includes : Constructive Communications: Talking Your Way to Success, Writing for Results: The Winning Written Report, Effective Listening Skills: Listening to What You Hear
This program looks at an English region to show how distinct local words, pronunciation, and usage are dying out.
Elements of Narratives
This dynamic program takes an in-depth look at the structure and components of narrative writing. Viewers learn that narratives must include characterization, plot structure, tone, mood and setting, stylistic techniques, diction, and themes, and that these elements are brought to life through the careful choices of the author. The video also defines key concepts: character perspective, protagonist and antagonist, character development, rising action, dramatic tension, irony, foreshadowing, and more. With clear and concise explanations and examples that viewers will readily relate to, this is an essential introduction to the fundamentals of narrative writing.
Elements of Writing
Part of the Series : The Path to Publication: Advice from Authors, Editors, and Agents , The Aspiring Writer's Collection
English: The Standard Deviants(r) Core Curriculum
This straight-talking ten-part set, adapted from the popular series developed for students to enhance their test-taking skills, combines serious academic content with a humorous presentation style to help make the rules of English more accessible.
The Series Includes : Where Are You From? Espana Viva | Greetings and Introductions: Espana Viva | Grocery Shopping and Families: Espana Viva | Asking for Directions: Espana Viva | Vacationing in Cantabria: Espana Viva | On the Road: Espana Viva | The Workday in Madrid: Espana Viva | Dining Out: Espana Viva | Shopping and Fashion in Madrid: Espana Viva | Leisure Time: Espana Viva | By Train to Seville: Espana Viva | Hotel Accommodations: Espana Viva | The Weather in Andalusia: Espana Viva | Going on Vacation: Espana Viva | Buying Souvenirs: Espana Viva
15 Disc Set
History of the English Language
Three versions of the Judgment of Solomon story illustrate the changes that have taken place in the English language across more than a millennium: from Aelfric's 10th-century account of how Solomon's wisdom reached to the truth, through Middle, to Early Modern and Modern English.