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
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 at Work
Contains: Greeting and Introducing, Saying Where People Are, Describing People, Asking Questions, Saying What's Needed, Giving Reasons, Describing Feelings, Making Suggestions, Talking About Rules, Communicating Feedback, Complaining and Criticizing, Clarifying and Explaining, Ageeing and Disagreeing, Discussing Responsibilities, Giving Warnings, Expressing Ideas and Attitudes, Apologizing, Encouraging Others, Comparing and Contrasting, Considering Options