Language learning strategies received great interest from researchers since the 1970s. The relationship between strategy use, strategy instruction and language proficiency has attracted much attention and debate over the years. Strategy instruction research is expected to produce different results in different parts of the world largely because of the effect of different educational systems and cultural values. This study attempted at investigating strategy instruction within the Saudi context as a contribution to the growing global picture of cross-cultural strategy use and instruction. This accumulation of findings from research around the world will be useful for language teachers, researchers and program designers. The study targeted Saudi female English majors at King Saud university to investigate the relationship between explicit first language strategy instruction and language learning examining whether there will be a difference in strategy use after strategy instruction. Moreover, the study also investigated the effect of the strategy course on subjects’ language proficiency level by the end of the semester in three different skills reading, writing, and listening.
All of us in the today's workforce are called upon more and more to work effectively in teams. But do you know how to build a team that truly takes advantage of the knowledge, experience, and motivation of its members? Most of us don't, and we quickly become frustrated, give up, and opt to go it alone-not a good solution in today's business environment. Fortunately, there is a better way. Here, expert authors Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier outline a 3-step process that will help you transform any kind of team into a Next-Level Team-one that uses all team members' ideas and motivation more effectively, makes better use of team members' and team leaders' time, and generates benefits for individual team members, the team, and the organization. Designed as a working guide filled with detailed instructions for people who want to build high performing teams, Go Team! will lead you, step by step, to great results. Through discussions, case examples, and questions to consider, you and your teammates will learn how to share information to build high levels of trust and responsibility; set clear boundaries to create the freedom for team members to act responsibly; and develop self-managing skills to make good team decisions. With Go Team! as a guide, you'll find that working in a team can be fun, satisfying, and highly productive.
Enhanced Part: "Remain In Silence" (video clip), "Abandon, Good Guy" (Live Video, Picture Gallery).
The remote control power socket provides you with the fastest and most affordable way to transform your home to a smart home. By using it, you can monitor your electronics' usage and cost, view the status of appliances in a real way. Features Can remotely cut off the power source of your appliance ensure the electrical safety. Can be used with any appliance that plugs in, including TV, router, rice cooker, lamp, air conditioner, and etc. Can be controlled by iOS or Android smartphone via WiFi/2G/3G/4G networks. Set up time to turn on/off through the app. Specifications Input Voltage AC 100-240V Max Rating 10A WiFi Standard IEEE801.11n Package Contents 1 x Smart Socket(FR plug)
Although new ventures’ competitive positioning and their founders’ social networks are both recognized as important in the context of transition economies, not much is known about their multiplicative effect on performance. We build on the strategic management literature and social network theory to develop theoretical predictions about the role of competitive strategies and social capital for entrepreneurial performance. These are tested with survey data from Bulgaria. We find that both the venture’s competitive strategic positioning and the founder’s networking positively influence performance. The hypothesized moderating effect of networking for the relationship between differentiation strategy and performance received only tentative support. Contrary to expectations, we find a negative moderating effect of networking for the relationship of cost leadership with performance. These results suggest that the entrepreneur’s network plays a role in shaping how strategies influence performance by possibly upholding differentiation and deemphasizing cost leadership strategy. Implications for managerial practice and public policy are discussed.
A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.
This Guide Book will familiarize you with the largest art collection of the Hermitage - that of Western European paintings, which draws to this museum flocks of tourists from many countries. Considerations of space make it impossible to refer to every picture displayed at the museum, but the most important and characteristic works and the leading schools of Western European painting are represented. The information contained in this Guide will enable you to make a most interesting and informative tour of the Hermitage picture gallery on your own. Written in a popular form, the Guide is intended to assist a wide spectrum of art lovers.
This WiFi power socket would surely transform your home to a smart home. By using it, you can monitor the status of home appliances and control them anytime and anywhere via your smartphone. No worry and no hassle when you forgot to shut down the air conditioner, PC, fan and etc., your phone will show all the status. Support Amazon Alexa Echo Pair the WiFi socket with Amazon Alexa Echo to enable voice control of your devices. (Alexa device sold separately) Wide Compatibility Can be used with any appliance that plugs in, including TV, fan, lamp, rice cooker, air conditioner, and etc. App Control Remotely control your appliances' on and off anywhere and anytime by iOS/Android smartphones or tablets via WiFi/2G/3G/4G networks, ensure the electrical safety. With Timing and Appointment Function Support setting up time to turn on/off through the app. Feedback Function The user can check the power status of devices in the software. Multi Control Support sharing device control to others. USB Port With one USB port for fast charging(5V 1A). Specifications Input Voltage AC 100-240V 50/60Hz Max Rating 10A Out pot Voltage AC 100-240V 50/60Hz USB Charger DC 5V 1A WiFi Standard IEEE801.11b/g Operation Frequency 2.4GHz Static Power
The lessons of Full Steam Ahead! are revealed through the inspirational story of two people who were able to create a vision for the place they worked and for their own lives. Jim Carpenter, president of a mid-sized insurance agency, didn't get the "vision thing." The agency was doing well, but Jim had a strong sense that things could be much better. Ellie Atkins offered a fresh perspective. Together they discover the three elements of a compelling vision: a significant purpose, clear values, and a picture of the future. They also discover how to ensure that the vision comes alive through understanding the principles of: how it is created, how it is communicated and how it is lived and demonstrate that vision is not only necessary, but also possible and achievable.