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English Language

"English language originated in the speech of small groups of Anglo-Saxon settlers in eastern Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries. It is now not only the most widely spoken language in the world but also forms the basis for national and international communication", The Oxford Companion to British History
Extr@ English DVD

Extr@ English DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

The story of Bridget and Annie, Hector and Nick, four good-looking 19-22 year olds who are thrown together to play out their romances, life crises and contrasting interests in a familiar sitcom setting. Cleverly scripted language and plenty of visual humour guarantee enjoyment and learning at the same time. The two girls share a flat in London and Nick is their neighbour. When Hector, with only a very basic grasp of English, comes to visit, everything starts to go wrong. Or right! He speaks basic English and is keen to improve whilst learning about life in London. His efforts to get to grips with the language provide the central dynamic for the series and its language learning content.

Key features: carefully scripted dialogue that can be clearly understood without being patronising, engaging 'sitcom' format, clearly spoken language, lots of repetition, 2 on-screen summaries per programme using email technique to review the story so far, caters for different abilities, motivates students.

This series is on 6 DVDs, each containing 5 episodes, broken down into chapters, with the choice to view with or without English subtitles or the laughter track. Suitable for EFL, ESL and TEFL.

DVD 1 : Hector's Arrival, Hector Goes Shopping, Hector Has a Date, Hector Looks for a Job, A Star is Born
DVD 2 : Bridget Wins the Lottery, The Twin, The Landlady's Cousin, Jobs for the Boys, Annie's Protest
DVD 3 : Holiday Time, Football Crazy, A Wedding in the Air, Changes, The Bouncer
DVD 4 : Uncle Nick, Cyber Stress, Just the Ticket, Kung Fu Fighting, Every Dog has Its Day
DVD 5 : The Entertainers, Haunting at Halloween, Truth or Dare, Pilot Nick, Art
DVD 6 : Alibi, Can you live Without, Christmas, Camping, Love Hurts

Workbooks and Teachers Guides are also available - Workbooks provide tests and exercises covering all key grammar and vocabulary from each episode; Teachers Guide is designed to help you use the workbooks:
Workbook 1 : exercises and practice material for Episodes 1-15 (DVDs 1-3)
Workbook 2 : equivalent material to support Episodes 16-30 (DVDs 4-6).
Teachers Guide : answer keys and suggestions for using the programmes for all 30 episodes, also includes section on contemporary English terms that students may encounter throughout the series.

FREE PREVIEW: this DVD is available on 14 day FREE PREVIEW, simply click the option below - an invoice will be issued for any items retained after this time.

Format: DVD Video Interactive
Key stage: 4
Age range: 14-19

Ref: EXT-991995-00 Extr@ English : Complete 6 DVD Set Price: 125.00
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Ref: EXT-991995-02 Extr@ English : Per DVD - Order

Price: 25.00
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Ref: EXT-991995-03 Extr@ English : Per Disc - FREE PREVIEW

Ref: EXT-991995-04 Extr@ English : Books - Each

Price: 10.00
Jacqueline Wilson Trilogy DVD

Jacqueline Wilson Trilogy DVD

Publisher: 4 Learning / Espresso Education

Endorsed by the National Literacy Association’s Guide to Literacy Resources 2003. Best Children’s Fiction Award RTS 2003. Winner International Emmy 2004. Winner BAFTA Children’s Film and Television Awards 2004.

Two of Jacqueline Wilson’s dramas are now available on DVD with extra Popular Writers documentary included.

What’s So Good About Jacqueline Wilson (Documentary), 2 x 15 minute programmes: Jacqueline Wilson invites us into her book filled home to show how she writes her books and develops her ideas. Her books touch on important and sensitive subjects such as homeless families, children in care, bullying and bereavement, but always maintain humour and a lightness of touch appropriate to her audience.

DOUBLE ACT: 1 x 100 minute programme. Curriculum Connections: Narrative structure, character, setting, dialogue and plot, storytelling through dramatisation, study of media texts. Jacqueline Wilson weaves a charming, sensitive and often hilarious story about ten year old twins Ruby and Garnet growing up and finding their own identities. The girls look alike but have very different personalities. Everything starts to change when their widowed dad brings home Rose, his new partner. They move to the country, but the girls, particularly Ruby, find country life difficult to cope with, so they make plans to sneak off to the big city to audition for a TV series and apply to a posh boarding school. But the girls’ best efforts do not go according to plan.

THE ILLUSTRATED MUM: 4 x 25 minute programmes. Curriculum Connections: Gives insights into the author’s craft, setting, mood and character, the structuring of text. Promotes listening, reflection and discussion. Develops opportunities for writing. Explores PSHE themes of growing up, family relationships and mental illness. Dolphin’s remarkable coming of age in The Illustrated Mum won Jacqueline Wilson the 1999 Guardian Prize for children’s fiction. At its core is the intimate exploration of what happens when children are forced to take on all the roles that parents are usually expected to deliver. Deep down Dolphin knows the truth about her mother, Marigold, that she suffers from a mental illness. Starring Michelle Collins as Marigold. Interactive Whiteboard compatible.

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Format: DVD Video
Key stage: 2, 3
Age range: 7-14

Ref: JAC-991937-00 Jacqueline Wilson Trilogy DVD - Order Price: 40.00
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Questia School

Questia School

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Welcome to the new world of literacy and learning. Questia School opens a new world of digital learning and literacy with a full text 77,000+ volume online resource enhanced by research and productivity tools, lesson plans, staff training, 24/7 access and more.

- The world's largest online collection of complete books (over 77,000) and more than 6 million articles, journals and newspapers - all searchable by word, phrase, title, author, or subject. Teachers like Questia School because it includes 350+ engaging classroom tested lesson plans
- High-quality resources from over 300 acclaimed publishers in the humanities and social sciences selected by school librarians to meet curriculum needs
- The librarians have compiled some 7000 reference bibliographies on frequently researched topics
- Unlimited use of the books and articles in the collection no matter how many others are reading the same materials - no book is ever checked as out!. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - the library never closes
- Tools to write notes in the margins and highlight passages as if you were working with actual physical books
- Easy-to-use tools to create footnotes and bibliographies (Never struggle with another bibliography!)
- Hyperlinking of footnotes and bibliographies across titles for instant access to other related titles
- State-of-the-art customer service

Questia School unlocks a world of literacy and learning, giving school students and teachers online access to a trusted collection of over 28,000 full-text books and 3 million articles from journals, magazines and newspapers for their library and information community. Each resource has been carefully selected by School librarians to meet curriculum needs.

Your students will build content knowledge in humanities and social sciences and they'll develop better research skills thanks to Questia's exclusive digital research tools. Includes 350+ engaging, classroom-tested lesson plans, embedded assessment, and training options so students and teachers can use the programme confidently right from the start. Questia School also provides a dictionary, thesaurus and Encyclopedia so students don't have to search for definitions during their research

Key Features:
- Individual User logins
- Highlighting
- Note taking
- Project folders where all information is saved
- 350 educator developed lesson plans to address essential curriculum concepts
- Faculty can create classes and assignments within Questia School
- Fiction and nonfiction
- Recent books as well as out-of-print titles

Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection. You can read every title cover to cover. This rich, scholarly content -- selected by professional collection librarians -- is not available elsewhere on the Internet. Students and Internet users of all ages have found Questia to be an invaluable online resource. Anyone doing research or just interested in topics that touch on the humanities and social sciences will find titles of interest in Questia.

All the text in all the Questia books and articles is available to subscribers unlike Google Book Search where users can only see small parts of copyrighted books

Questia provides users with an ideal online supplement to their existing library collection. Designed to provide students with easy access to the collection via the Internet, and to help research across topics both broad and narrow, Questia can improve how students formulate topics, do research, and write papers. Questia contains the full text of all books in the collection, including the front and back matter.

The digital format of the collection provides access to all works in the collection no matter how many users are reading the texts or when and where they wish to do their work. Thus, users will have access to materials that you may not have in your collections or that are missing, checked out, or on reserve. For distance learners and working or part-time students who can't use library facilities during regular hours, Questia is the long-awaited answer. Students can use the Questia collection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer with an Internet connection.

Questia is easy to use and efficient. A user can search the collection at no cost. A subscription to Questia provides a user with unlimited access to all of the materials in the collection and to Questia's unique research tools. Students can perform powerful searches by keyword, phrase, title, author, and subject. Advanced searches can use Boolean and truncation.

Professional librarians with years of experience in academic collection development select titles for the Questia collection. Questia ensures that the electronic versions of all books mirror the original pagination to the fullest extent possible. Every text is checked and double-checked to maintain the highest level of accuracy and integrity.

Questia is a great resource for librarians who routinely assist students in their research efforts. Librarians can use the free Questia search function to mine the contents of their own collections and direct students to appropriate titles in their stacks. Questia can help you help students find the right information quickly and easily. Two pricing options available based on number of Full Time Students: Sixth Form Only (including 20 faculty free of charge), or Whole School Site Licence (including all faculty free of charge). Prices change on 1st April each year.

FREE TRIAL: this database is available on 30 day FREE TRIAL, simply click on the Free Trial option below and ensure you include your email address on the order form.

Format: Online
Key stage: 4, 5
Age range: 14-18+

Ref: QUE-992040-00 Questia : Sixth Form Only Licence: per FTE (includes 20 faculty free of charge) - NB: minimum order value £245 ex VAT) Price: 5.35
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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly ... Launched by Oxford University Press
in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Documentary Film - now available Online. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Over 370 Very Short Introductions are now available as an online resource offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography,monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before. Inspiring services for Librarians. Very Short Introductions cover the following subject areas:

- Arts & Humanities including: History, Literature, Philosopy, Religion, Music
- Science & Mathematics including: Physics, Psychology
- Social Science including: Politics
- Law
- Medicine & Health

Brilliant benefits for all kinds of users. Whether you are a researcher, lecturer, student, or just avidly curious, Very Short Introductions allow you to discover a new topic or subject through an intelligent and serious introduction written by authors who are experts in their field. Regularly updated with the newest titles, this online resource can benefit your work and research. Includes Reading Guides and Videos.

Benefits for students: Consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular topic or subject. Use comprehensive interlinking with other Oxford online resources, enhancing journeys from
introductory material to advanced content. Remotely access the resource from anywhere and at any time-read and research on-the-go.

Contact us for the full title list - titles are added monthly.

Bundle deals also available on whole range of Oxford Schools Online titles - please contact us for details. Prices increase on 1st April each year. Annual subscriptions provide unlimited user access throughout the school. IP Address access only.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 11-16+

Ref: VSI-992060-00 Very Short Introductions : Arts & Humanities - All titles (297) Price: 612.00
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Publisher: Learning and Teaching Scotland
For pupils who find the prospect of producing a report, essay, or simple story, rather daunting. Shows how to plan writing to give it a suitable structure, allowing them to construct their writing in stages, recognising that different types of writing have different approaches. Support is given at every stage from getting ideas down to formatting the final piece of work. Differentiates between 3 main types of writing: imaginative, personal, functional; covering total of 13 types of writing. Pupils focus on who will be reading their finished work, helpful tips are provided at relevant stages on how to write for that type of audience. Guidance is given on the most appropriate layout and style for that particular type of writing. Suitable for learning support. Includes user guide.
Format: Windows CD-ROM Mac CD-ROM
Key stage: 2, 3
Age range:
Ref: L0138

Ref: WRI-991794-00 Writers : Single User version


Price: 15.00
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Writing for Change

Publisher: Directory of Social Change
Complete course in writing skills for fundraisers, campaigners, anyone who needs to communicate ideas effectively in writing. Core skills: basics of reports, memos, emails, letters. Advocacy: producing articles leaflets, newsletters, press releases, documents for campaigning, persuading. Science: writing for publication, contributing to journals, proof correcting. For self-access, group learning.
Format: Windows / Mac CD-ROM
Age range: 16+
ISBN: 953690210

Ref: WRI-990994-00 Writing for Change : Single User version including User's Guide Price: 20.00
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Online Catalogue |  English Language

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