Presents research into the learning of Spanish, Japanese, Finnish, Hawaiian, and English as a second language, with additional comments and examples from French, German, and miniature artificial languages.
Author: Anne-Brit Fenner,European Centre for Modern Languages,Malta. Ministry of Education and National Culture
Pubpsher: Council of Europe
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This study contains a number of articles which consider concepts in foreign language teaching and learning relating to: dialogue, communication, intercultural awareness, language awareness, and the roles of teacher and learner. It attempts to widen the scope of the discussion about language and culture awareness by including aspects of linguistic, literary, philosophical, and teaching theories from the authors' own cultures, as well as from other traditions.
One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century will help you learn how to live in the present moment in Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance. Underlying all meditation techniques, including martial arts—and in fact underlying all great athletic performances—is a quality of being awake and present to the moment, a quality that Osho calls awareness. Once we can identify and understand what this quality of awareness is, we have the key to self-mastery in virtually every area of our lives. According to great masters like Lao Tzu or Buddha, most of us move through our lives like sleepwalkers. Never really present in what we are doing, never fully alert to our environment, and not even aware of what motivates us to do and say the things we do. At the same time, all of us have experienced moments of awareness—or awakening, to use another—in extraordinary circumstances. On the road, in a sudden and unexpected accident, time seems to stop and one is suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Or in moments that touch us deeply—welcoming a new baby into the world for the first time, or being with someone at the moment of death. Awareness, says Osho, is the key to being self-directed, centered, and free in every aspect of our lives. In this book, Osho teaches how to live life more attentively, mindfully, and meditatively, with love, caring and consciousness. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
Should patients be told they are dying? How do families react when one of their members is facing death? Who should reveal that death is imminent? How does hospital staff-doctors, nurses, and attendants-act toward the dying patient and his family?
Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning phonemic awareness skills. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Includes Teacher Resourc CD with full-color patterns. 176pp.
A Guide to the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying
Author: Mary Anne Sanders
Pubpsher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Dying is a complex experience for the dying person and their family, friends, and carers, that involves all aspects of what it means to be human: physical, mental, and spiritual. The author describes different types of Nearing Death Awareness (NDA), including visions, dreams, and symbolic language, and offers practical guidance for family and carers of the dying about how to respond appropriately and supportively to NDA behavior. This sensitive and informative book will make fascinating reading not only for anyone who is likely to accompany a dying person, but for anyone with an interest in spirituality.