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Foreign Language-Baby Sign Language
Sign With Your Baby
This book teaches hearing parents how to use simple sign language gestures to communicate with their hearing infants before their infants can speak. Joseph Garcia uses anecdotes, practical guidelines and humor to explain the benefits and method for taking advantage of this unique form of early communication. He will help you recognize when your child is receptive to learning. Also there are these companions you can purchase separately: Sign With Your Baby Quick Reference Guide (Laminated fold-out with 54 illustrations) Sign With Your Baby Training Video Only Sign With Your Baby Complete Learning Kit (Book, Training Video & Quick Reference Guide combination)

Baby Signs
Through the use of simple hand movements that signify objects, events and needs, babies can enjoy interactions with their parents that otherwise would have been impossible until they could talk. Considering how slowly babies learn easy words, Baby Signs takes the natural communication abilities of babies a step further, allowing infants to reach out to others and forge bonds of affection that will last a lifetime. A perfect book for parents adopting an infant that has already begun another language or is language or speech delayed.

Foreign Language-Electronic Translators and Language Software - All Languages
Electronic Language Translators and Software from Ectaco
These electronic translators are available in Bulgarian, Chinese, Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese. This site also includes Russian Medical Dictionaries, and language learning dictionaries and software. These products are great for adoption travel. Feedback from families who have purchased these products has been very positive.

Foreign Language-English Language or Wordless Travel Picture Books
Teach Me English
A book-and-cassette package designed to help non-English-speaking youngsters enhance comprehension of English uses music and familiar songs to teach the basic principles and vocabulary of English. Non-English-speaking children can broaden their comprehension of English with this appealing program that uses music to teach the alphabet, days of the week, and other introductory basics of the language. Also available is the second volume Teach Me More English.

Lets Learn, English Picture Dictionary
More than 1,500 pictures are paired with the corresponding words in such categories as the classroom, the four seasons, human history, colors, numbers, animals, community places like the grocery store, post office etc. A very exceptional book for families adopting from any country to teach vocabulary and learn from the first day. Ages 4 and up.

The Wordless Travel Book
A remarkable picture book that allows travelers and non-native speakers to point to items in the book in order to effectively communicate! Great idea for travelers who don't have time to learn the language or enough language to get by! Recommended!

New Oxford Picture Dictionary
This book is geared for the older Russian Adoptee. From a Reader: We got this book to assist us with teaching our soon to be adopted 14 year old daughter English. The pictures are all coded with a number, and at the base of each page, there is a Russian and English word for what the numbered item is, in the picture. The dictionary shows various situations as one large picture: For example, each room of the house, and each item in each room is labeled. Also, school rooms, bus stops, all kinds of foods and "things". Airports, relationships (family tree), body parts, clothes, feelings, situations and so much! This is an awesome tool to use in communicating with someone of any age who speaks Russian and needs to communicate to you in English.

Foreign Language-Kazakh and Central Asian Language
Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook
The only phrasebook to cover Central Asia, this new guide features pronunciation tips to help travelers with the most difficult sounds, alphabet charts to enable people to read signs and make sense of what they see and hear, and thoughtful background material about the various cultures.

Foreign Language-Romanian Language
Instant Romanian for Parents and Caregivers
How do you say, "I love you," in Romanian? ("Te iubesc!") Whether you are an adoptive parent, social worker, therapist, teacher, health care worker, grandparent or friend, this Romanian phrase book is for you! This book is child care language friendly, designed to help you communicate with Romanian children. Love and affection, behavior and disipline, comfort, resolving fear, playing, health and hygiene issues, adjusting to a new environment and even words to help you travel with your new child! There are no other vocabulary or travel phrase books like this one!

Romanian/ Language 30
Based on the widely acclaimed, accelerated learning method developed for US government personnel. This series includes 2, 100 minute cassettes, phrase book (be sure to take this to Romania with you) conversational phrases, native voices, words spoken twice for maixmum learning, basic grammar, greetings, personal needs, business, health and emergency terms and more. Recommended for beginners. Learn while driving or exercising!

Teach Yourself Romanian : Complete Course
Very informative, yet not too difficult. The grammar explanations are helpful. The exercises at the end of each chapter are very helpful for the reader to check progress and discover areas that need further study. There is also very interesting information about Romania and Romanian history found throughout the book. Easy to master the basics of this Romance language in almost no time at all. A Must-Get for all those looking to travel to Romania or just wanting to study, with not a lot of time to do it in.

Colloquial Romanian: A Complete Language Course
Outstanding guide for the independent student of Romanian. Any amateur linguist with a flare for picking up foreign languages will fly through this book and have a grip on essential Romanian grammar. There are plenty of useful exercises with adjacent quick, easy reference. All grammatical rules are presented clearly, comprehensively, and painlessly. The rules are rubbed in by repetition in model sentences. Pronunciation is described accurately in the book. For the price, it is a wonderful and thorough introduction to the study of Romanian. Book Only, no tapes.

Discover Romanian : An Introduction to the Language and Culture
Well written text that gives much cultural and historical information!

Berlitz Romanian Phrase Book & Dictionary
The ideal companion for travellers to Romania, Moldova. Over 1,200 phrases for any situation. Useful travel information and tips. This book includes an easy-to-read prounciation guide. Unique quick reference color-coded system.

Romanian-English, English-Romanian Dictionary
General cross reference dictionary. This paperback book is a convenient size to carry. It includes pronunciation guide in the front for both English and Romanian readers which is very helpful.

Foreign Language-Russian Language
Adopting From Russia, Latin America and China Language and Parenting Guide, CD
This complete language program is specific for families adopting from Russia and Russian speaking countries China and Latin America. You can choose the course you need. Little Miracles International endorses this program and it has been reviewed for accuracy by one of our translators and found to be very complete. The language portion of this booklet includes over 100 phrases and 200+ vocabulary words. These include phrases parents will need for adopting children, terms of reassurance, affection, and positive reinforcement, travel and host family terms. This course is ALL an adoptive parent would need in order to travel to Russia, Latin America and China. Clear and concise pronunciations on the CD, which can be listened to in the car or at home. A well done complete package of language and parenting instruction to ease new parents into the relationship with their new child and provide an easy early communication method. Please purchase this set today!! Great for toddler/older child adoption. Finally someone has put together a language package for just adoptive parents! The author is donating a portion of the sales to our orphan project so please order, your order is greatly appreciated!

Pimsleur Comprehensive Course
With Pimsleur Language Programs you don't just study a language, you learn it -- the same way you mastered English! And because the technique relies on interactive spoken language training, the Pimsleur Language Programs are totally audio -- no book is needed! Provides a method of self-practice with an expert teacher and native speakers in lessons specially designed to work with the way the mind naturally acquires language information. The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and drills. The best course available to learn Russian and highly regarded! If you are pressed for time look below at our Pimsleur Basic Course.

First Thousand Words in Russian (Picture Word Books)
From an adoptive parent: This picture book was great because we could look at it together with our Russian son. He helped us pronounce the words in Russian as we taught him the words in English. I highly recommend it for parents going to Russia to adopt. Very comprehensive. Great illustrations. Ages 4-8+

Pimsleur Russian Basic Course
Pimsleur immerses you in the language from the very first lesson. By taking just 30 minutes a day, you can learn Russian at your convenience and in the comfort of your own home, car, or office. No books are required. This Traveler's Edition was developed so that you can hear, understand, and speak Russian on your trips without difficulty. Audio Cassette version. Also available in AUDIO CD.

Express Track to Russian : A Teach-Yourself Program
From a reader: If you're serious about learning russian, and can't afford classes, this program's for you. It's a well organized program that really teaches the language, not just how to say "Hello", "Goodbye", and "Thank you". It has a colorful textbook with some games, a workbook, 2 supplemental books, and 4 tapes. It will take you all the way from the first letter of the alphabet to translating entire paragraphs. It is a very well made program.

Berlitz Russian
From the famous Berlitz language programs comes another audio cassette program to help readers learn Russian. Berlitz has always been a leader in the language learning field.

Russian/English Dictionary
More than 40,000 references and 70,000 translations. Non-cyrillic pronunciation also.

Easy Russian Phrase Book
700 easy phrases for every day use. Uses simple pronunciation guides anyone could learn from.

Passport to Russian
This unique guide emphasizes development of acccent, vocabulary, and communication for every situation, includes a dictionary of over 1,400 terms, plus a special "Point to the Answer" section which allows non-English speaking Russians to merely point to the information needed. Organized by topic for easy reference. Original.

Russian : A Complete Course for Beginners (Teach Yourself Books)
This guide is quite comprehensive. It starts off with the things you will need to know when you first go to Russia, like the alphabet, dealing with customs officials, meeting people and asking for directions, before moving on to other areas. Quite logical, and includes grammatical notes and various common coloquial expressions. Recommended!!

Getting by in Russian
If you are going into Russia, the Ukraine or other Former Soviet Union countries on an intermittent basis, and you don't intend to live there for extended periods, this course is just what Doctor Zhivago ordered! Even if you are staying a while, this course is great, because it will enable you become functional in a very short time. You will be able to get food and drink, read common signs, such as rest room signs (so that you do not enter the rest room of the opposite pursuasion!), and also read the exit, entry or no smoking signs, get directions, make polite comments, such as "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me" in a very short time.

Russian at a Glance
Cultural information is interspersed throughout the vocabulary in the phrasebook section; this really kept me interested in reading further. Features I really liked: the Quick Grammar guide covers an astonishing amount of material in a mere seven pages. Essential verbs (such as "want, "can," "need," etc.) are conjugated in the dictionary section so that the average tourist can use the correct form.

Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook
Make your trip to Russia more rewarding by speaking the language. Handy, everyday phrases ensure you will be able to order a meal (and know what you're getting), buy just what you are looking for, book your accommodation, and mix with the locals. Includes detailed grammar and pronunciation guides.

Russian in 10 minutes a day
A book that is perfect for people who can't learn language. Great for visual learners as well. The book comes with stickers and flash cards.

Foreign Language-Russian Language for Children
Teach Me Russian
A very cute introduction to Russian for children. The tape is a great idea because you can tell if you are pronouncing words and phrases correctly. It could have been improved by using traditional Russian songs instead of translated American songs. Also--I could live without the guy oversinging the songs in English. All in all, a very good way to support your child's interest in Russian language. Perfect for siblings of older children! Also Teach Me More Russian is available, a volume which continues where the first left off.

Foreign Language-Ukranian Language
Lonely Planet Ukraine Phrasebook
Make your trip to the Ukraine more rewarding by speaking the language. Handy, everyday phrases ensure you will be able to order a meal (and know what you're getting), buy just what you are looking for, book your accommodation, and mix with the locals. Includes detailed grammar and pronunciation guides.