The Book of Languages

Author(s): Mick Webb

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Did you know that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world? This book introduces you to a wide variety of different languages to start you off on your language-learning journey. Find out where languages come from and where they are spoken. From Arabic to Zulu, Morse code to whale song, this book is packed with language facts and phrases to help you communicate all around the world. It includes: basic vocabulary and short dialogues to practise, maps and flags to show where languages are spoken and information on non-verbal languages, including sign language.

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The Book of Languages is the perfect introduction to finding out about the different languages that are used to communicate around the world.

After a degree in modern languages Mick taught French and Spanish in the UK and English in Venezuela. He then joined the BBC as a producer, making radio programmes for the education department before moving to general programming, then TV and finally BBC online. He worked on many of the BBC's major language courses in the 1980's and from 2001-2011 was Editor of the BBC Languages website, winning a BAFTA for the interactive drama, Mi Vida Loca, which taught Spanish to beginners. He now works as a freelance consultant in language learning and as a travel writer. He lives in multi-cultural South London with his family, and as well as learning Croatian, is trying to understand the language used by their two cats.

General Fields

  • : 9781445134277
  • : Hachette Children's Books
  • : Franklin Watts Ltd
  • : 0.294
  • : May 2014
  • : 284mm X 216mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Mick Webb
  • : Illustrations (colour), maps (colour)
  • : 64
  • : 418
  • : 1014
  • : Paperback