This book provides an alternative to the grammar debate in second language acquisition theory and teaching. Accepting that language acquisition is at least partially input dependent, the author asks how grammatical form is processed in the input by second language learners and is it possible to assist this in ways that help the learner to create richer grammatical intake. He answers these questions and explains why traditional paradigms are not psycholinguistically motivated. Drawing on research from both first and second language acquisition, he outlines a model for input processing in second language acquisition that helps to account for how learners construct grammatical systems. He then uses this model to motivate processing instruction, a type of grammar instruction in which learners are engaged in making form-meaning connections during particular input activities.
This simple book is packed with information on hydroponic gardening. The graphic color and layout and design help to guide a hydroponic gardener from basic plant science and environment to purchasing a garden and appropriate supplies. Plans for making your own hydroponic garden, nutrient deficiencies, plant problems, and growing a garden beginning to end are all included in this invaluable guide.
Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the process of creating their own rockwool hydroponic garden. Included are tips from professional growers for making plants grow faster and more lushly in rockwool.
Loaded with the most productive methods and information, this text with step-by-step instructions teaches beginners and experts alike how to take perfect cuttings and grow a disease-free garden with high yield.
The new edition of Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition defines the key terminology within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study. The final section presents a list of key readings in second language acquisition that signposts the reader towards classic articles and also provides a springboard to further study. The whole book has been updated and expanded to take into account a wider range of theories and developments since the first edition. It remains at the top of its game. The text is accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way. Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for students.
If you own only one book on indoor gardening with lights, this is it. The fourth Edition of Gardening Indoors: The Indoor Gardener's Bible, sets the standard for indoor gardening with lights worldwide. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of indoor gardeners enjoy exotic flowers and vegetable grown indoors. This "how-to" book unlocks the door to the world of gardening indoors under florescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Fluorescent lamps help seedlings and low-light plants start earlier and grow stronger. HID lamps are a substitute for the sun! Gardening Indoors combines the basics of gardening and electrical lighting into this single volume, a complete how-to guide on pl...
What changes and challenges does the New Millennium hold for society? In an inter-disciplinary study of educational systems, technology, government, and the workplace, A New Century in Retrospect and Prospect evaluates how future changes will affect nearly every aspect of our society and discusses the changes society will have to make to meet these challenges.
A complete course on acrylic painting for beginners and experienced artists that covers classic approaches and new innovations Embraced for versatility, quick-drying properties, and non-toxicity, no medium offers a wider range of effects forcreating highly expressive art than acrylics. With its flexibility and ease of use, acrylic paint is a must-try for painters--no matter your skill level. Here noted artist and School of Visual Arts instructor James Van Patten draws from years of experience to show you how to use acrylics to achieve a variety of results--from watercolor-like transparency and the flatness of tempera and gouache to the buttery quality of oils. He presents an insider's look a...