Book look: French, Tyrolean and maths

Langenscheidt has added another excellent French learning assistance to its 1comprehensive range of educational books. “Langenscheidt Übungsgrammatik Französisch” by Barbara Holle is 250 pages strong and features a rich variety of tests and examples for people learning French on every level. All of the exercises are categorised to inform those who use the book to improve their skills about the difficulty. Holle considered the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and created exercises ranging between A1 and B2. The book also offers additional content on the internet, an interactive grammar coach, learning progress statistics, various download options and many other online possibilities.

Langenscheidt Übungsgrammatik Französisch
By Barbara Holle
Published by Langenscheidt (www.langenscheidt.de)

A new dictionary reveals that there is not just one Tyrolean dialect. 2The western province is, as Hans Moser’s reference book shows, full of different dialects – almost each valley seems to have its own, significant words. In his new dictionary, Moser and his cooperation partner Robert Sedlaczek not only list terms that are still used by residents of the mountainous region. They also consider words and phrases that are extinguished or rarely used nowadays. This is not the first publication about dialects and their developments by Moser, a former FH Kufstein college headmaster. In “Das Radio Tirol Wörterbuch der Tiroler Mundarten”, fans of the popular winter sports and hiking area find information about thousands of words on more than 300 pages – from “Achatzerei” to “Zwetschgenmandl”.

Das Radio Tirol Wörterbuch der Tiroler Mundarten
By Hans Moser
Published by Haymon (www.haymonverlag.at)

With “Mathematik – Das ist doch keine Kunst!“, Günter M. Ziegler tries to take the 3fear from dealing with maths. The popular professor – already nicknamed the “pop star of maths” by the press – crushes clichés and attempts to encourage students to discover the fascinating aspects of the infamous school subject. By giving astonishingly simple examples and using innovative methods, the Free University of Berlin lecturer gives his best to convince people that there is no need to be intimidated by maths.

Mathematik – Das ist doch keine Kunst!
By Günter M. Ziegler
Published by Knaus (www.knaus-verlag.de)

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