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    • English Grammar Boot Camp

    • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not really a grammar boot camp

    • By IanW on 23-01-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
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    From new words such as "bling" and "email" to the role of text messaging and other electronic communications, English is changing all around us. Discover the secrets behind the words in our everyday lexicon with this delightful, informative survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications. Professor Curzan approaches words like an archaeologist, digging below the surface to uncover the story of words, from the humble "she" to such SAT words as "conflagration" and "pedimanous."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Kaya on 24-03-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

    • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By korky on 30-05-15

    Regular price: £9.39