The last decade has been one of dramatic progress in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). This hitherto largely academic discipline has found itself at the center of an information revolution ushered in by the Internet age, as demand for human-computer communication and information access has exploded. Emerging applications in computer-assisted infor mation production and dissemination, automated understanding of news, understanding of spoken language, and processing of foreign languages have given impetus to research that resulted in a new generation of robust tools, systems, and commercial products.
Quick Work is a short course in Business English that providels material for approximately 30 hours of classroom teaching. Is very suitable for an intensive course and focuses on user's practical needs. Topics covered: Organisations, visitors and visits, sharing ideas (at the meeting), exchanging information (e-mails, phone calls), solving problems (products, advertising). Grammar brush up exercises.
Incorporating iPad Technology: Creating More Effective Language Classrooms
This article presents the benefits of utilizing the iPad in the ESL classroom, showing how lessons can become more effective, paving the way for more motivating and engaging English language learning. It also provides information which guides ESL teachers in choosing appropriate apps for transformative lessons and information on apps that have been used in ESL classrooms.
The Teacher Quality Index: A Protocol for Teacher Selection
We know that teachers make a profound difference in the lives of students and are the single most important school-related influence on student achievement. When it comes to teacher selection, district and building-level administrators are challenged to predict what kind of teacher a candidate will be, based on information collected through an application and one or two interviews.
Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets.
Planning a trip around the world? The Rough Guide to First-Time Around the World is loaded with the very latest travel information, from visas and insurance to vaccinations and round-the-world tickets. This guidebook will help you design the best possible trip, with tips on using your phone abroad and guidance on which websites, apps, and travel agencies to use to get the best deals and advice. You'll find insightful information on what to pack and which festivals not to miss, how to stay safe and - perhaps most important - how to get under the skin of a place and meet the locals in a natural way.
Quantum Linguistic Patterning brings together concepts in language understanding and quantum information processing into a unified methodology for rapid change work. This second volume extends the model of cognitions as quantum information systems to explore more complex techniques including parts integration, binds, presuppositions, hypnotic inductions, pattern interrupts and the quantum Zeno-effect. The processes utilise and exploit cognitive dissonance through simple language patterns tied to our maps of reality.