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Practical Word Power: Dictionary-Based Skills in Pronunciation and Vocabulary Development

Richard Cavalier

Book Details

  • Publisher: Spine Media Creatives
  • Publish Date: May 30th, 2023
  • Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.76in - 1.44lb
  • EAN: 9798888621288
  • Categories: Speech & PronunciationSpelling & VocabularyStudy & Teaching

About the Author

Cavalier, Richard: - Richard Cavalier is a consultant in group communications-meetings, training, and audiovisual presentations. He has published numerous articles in the trade press on the importance of identifying and protecting the message in business communications; and methodology from his two books on meeting management has been adopted as a standard by Meeting Planners International, the largest professional organization in that field.He has traveled in more than forty countries-usually language handicapped-including over a year's stay in the Orient on military duty. Having studied academic German, Berlitz Spanish, and tutored French, and having memorized survival phrases in the Japanese and Korean languages (mutilating all without favoritism), Cavalier has learned what works and why in practical approaches to any foreign language.His hometown in northern Minnesota was a turn-of-the-century center for immigrant labor. Because his grandparents' generation was predominently foreign-born, broken English was their norm. Standard American-English pronunciation was taught to young people in school, but the oldsters (apart from the rudiments of citizenship classes) were left to pick up English as best they could. Some did well-especially those who could learn from their children; others were locked out of main-stream activities permanently.Cavalier has grown up witnessing the frustration, embarrassment, social strictures, and waste of human potentials derived from significant language handicaps. This book, based on years of his volunteer classroom tutoring, is his attempt to help people who want to help themselves.