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Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook You

Looking for the best Language Learning books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It (2014)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouFor those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school — who does? — rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.  The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word…
Author(s): Gabriel Wyner

2. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (5th Edition) (2006)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouPrinciples of Language Learning and Teaching, Fifth Edition, by H. Douglas Brown, is the classic second language acquisition text used by teacher education programs worldwide. Principles introduces key concepts through definitions of terms, thought-provoking questions, charts, and spiraling. New Classroom Connections encourage students to consider the implications of research for classroom pedagogy. An up-to-date bibliography and new glossary provide quick access to important works and key terminology in the field. The fifth edition takes a comprehensive look at foundations…
Author(s): H. Douglas Brown

3. Living Language French, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning (2010)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouComplete French is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.  At the core of Complete French is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts. Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.    •   46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, an extensive glossary, and a grammar…
Author(s): Living Language

4. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (6th Edition) (2014)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouThe sixth edition of offers new ways of viewing and teaching second language acquisition (SLA) based on the latest research. Providing a comprehensive overview of the theoretical viewpoints that have shaped language teaching today, the text explains the pedagogical relevance of SLA research in reader-friendly prose. The new edition of this classic text, used by teacher-education programs worldwide, reflects the most recent themes in SLA research, updated references, and a summation of current issues and perspectives. The text is available in print and eText formats….
Author(s): H. Douglas Brown

5. Comparative Grammar of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French: Learn & Compare 4 Languages Simultaneously (2018)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouNowadays thousands of grammar books, textbooks, outlines, references and language guides of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French are published year by year. However, all of them teach these languages separately. Here you will find a comparative grammar of the four major Romance languages together based on their grammatical and lexical similarities for you, lovers of foreign languages, to learn and compare Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French simultaneously. It is an audacious endeavor to find or create a novel way of learning to speak several languages and becoming a multilingual person. It took me…
Author(s): Mikhail Petrunin

6. Living Language Japanese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Japanese reading & writing guide, and free online learning (2012)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouComplete Japanese is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.  At the core of Complete Japanese is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts. Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.    • 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, study tips, and an…
Author(s): Living Language

7. Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning, Second Edition: Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (2014)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouThe bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning helped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their English language learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ELL/ESL. With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students’ academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language…
Author(s): Pauline Gibbons

8. Japanese from Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals (2014)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook Youis an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing…
Author(s): George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka

9. Italian Vocabulary Builder: 2222 Italian Phrases To Learn Italian And Grow Your Vocabulary (Italian Language Learning Mastery) (2018)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouIf you answered “Yes!” to at least one of the previous questions, then this book is definitely for you! We’ve created – a powerful list of common Italian terms used in context that will vastly expand your vocabulary and boost your fluency in the “language of music”, as it is romantically called. But we haven’t even told you what we’ve got in store for you, have we? In this book, you will find phrases relevant to the most common and essential subjects, such as: Adjectives, Animals, Entertainment, Family and Friendship, Grammar, Health, Jobs Time,…
Author(s): Lingo Mastery

10. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders (2018)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouIf your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how.Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your…
Author(s): Franklin PhD, Daniel, Cozolino PhD, Louis

11. Medical Terminology: A Programmed Learning Approach to the Language of Health Care (2007)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouThis medical terminology text uses a Programmed Learning approach that is ideal for classroom use, self-paced study, or distance learning. It is broken down into concise self-instruction frames followed by review frames for immediate feedback and reinforcement. Actual medical records and medical record analysis activities are used extensively throughout the book. Highlights of this edition include a more engaging design, additional illustrations, more detailed coverage of term components, chapter objectives checklists, and acronyms and abbreviations charts. A free…
Author(s): Willis CMA-AC, Marjorie Canfield

12. The Challenge of Learning To Read (2009)

Best Language Learning Books That Will Hook YouThis book, Module 1, explores the nature of skilled reading; the progression of reading development; the reasons many children do not become good readers; the influences of biological, linguistic, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction….
Author(s): Louisa C. Moats, Carol Tolman

Books shelved as language-learning: Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner, Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone a The 10 Best Language Learning Books to Take on Your Linguistic Journey “How to Learn a Foreign Language” by Paul Pimsleur Ph.D. Let’s start off with the granddaddy of foreign language learning—Dr. Paul Pimsleur—creator of the renowned audio-based language system that has helped millions of language learners. Language learning books Are you studying English or would you like to improve your writing skills? This category has everything you need! The English language books are aimed at beginners and intermediate speakers. It’s never too late to improve your language skills! Omniglot book store How to learn languages. Books which provide advice and tips on how to learn languages, and how to overcome common problems faced by language learners, such as lack of time, motivation, fear of making mistakes, and so on.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some language learning books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Neuroanatomy for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Author(s): Matthew H Rouse
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Year: 2020, Size: 55 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2357268

Context-Specific Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Research, Development and Practice

Author(s): Jeong-Bae Son
Publisher: Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (APACALL), Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2398711

Autonomy, Agency, and Identity in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language

Author(s): (Mark) Feng Teng
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254729

Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Author(s): Amber Navarre
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2288465

Building Chatbots with Python: Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Author(s): Sumit Raj
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296967

Machine Learning with PySpark: With Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems

Author(s): Pramod Singh
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2298512

Machine Learning with PySpark with Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems

Author(s): Pramod Singh
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2299005

Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms

Author(s): Danping Wang
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309968

Learner Narratives of Translingual Identities: A Multimodal Approach to Exploring Language Learning Histories

Author(s): Patrick Kiernan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311361

Natural Language Processing Recipes: Unlocking Text Data with Machine Learning and Deep Learning using Python

Author(s): Akshay Kulkarni, Adarsha Shivananda
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2322854

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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