WorldCat Identities

Sprent, Mary

Overview
Works: 63 works in 101 publications in 5 languages and 446 library holdings
Genres: Self-instruction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PC4121, 658.049094
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Most widely held works by Mary Sprent
Talk French ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six part series filmed in the south of France, which introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Talk Spanish ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six part series filmed in the Valencia region of Spain, which introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational Spanish for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of Spain
Being ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot entirely on location in and around Beijing, this program follows a group of Chinese schoolchildren through their daily lives as it demonstrates the meanings and usages of numerous Mandarin words, phrases, and expressions. Viewers accompany the children as they move about Beijing, take a trip to the Great Wall of China, and relax at home. Additional lessons focus on a family meal, a shopping trip, and a day in the life of a Chinese school. A great learning tool that mixes fun, facts, and real-world situations to reinforce language comprehension
Being ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did you know that in some parts of Germany, children have to take a test and earn a license in order to ride a bicycle? It's a challenge, but it's also a great way to introduce the German language to viewers! Shot on location in Berlin, this program follows local children as they learn bike safety, visit a market stall, cook a meal, and play soccer. They also visit iconic architecture such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, and a relic of the Berlin Wall. A great learning tool that mixes fun, facts, and real-world situations to reinforce language comprehension
Handling social situations with finesse ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Beginning with bonjour hello ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Traveling in France booking passage, booking rooms ( )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Working with the Germans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the differences between the work cultures of the British and Germans, covering formalities, planning, team work, and personal relationships
Enjoying the weekend, French-style ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Excusez-moi, where is the--? dealing with directions ( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Working with the French ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the differences between the work cultures of the British and French, covering formalities, work organization, and value systems
Working with the Spanish ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the differences between the work cultures of the British and Spanish, covering relationships, work organization, and value systems
Being ( )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed on location in the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia, this program follows a young British girl as she learns and explores with a group of Spanish companions. The meanings and usages of numerous Spanish words, phrases, and expressions are shown as the lively bunch takes in Valencia's culture, traditions, and activities. Viewers watch as the children go to school, participate in fruit picking and kart racing, visit art and science institutions, and enjoy a day at the beach. A great learning tool that mixes fun, facts, and real-world situations to reinforce language comprehension
Real Chinese Ri chang zhong wen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Mandarin Chinese in 10 parts and includes greetings, asking directions, ordering a meal and edited highlights of the Real Chinese television series. This series reveals the real China, both in terms of the language and its people
What's cooking? Food shopping and dining in France ( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the south of France, this program introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France
Working with the Japanese ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the differences between the work cultures of the British and Japanese, covering formalities, work organization, and value systems
Typomania ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typography arouses a response to the way words look as well as to what they say. Graphic designers use letters to produce particular reactions. One of the examples given is of lettering on packages in a supermarket. Traditional typesetting is explained, and the linotype and monotype machines, now obsolete, are shown. Hundreds of typefaces are now available in desktop publishing. Design in typography is visual communication. The program ends with the camera roving over neon signs in Blackpool
France inside out ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on five key cities and the places around them - Marseille, Lyon, Montpellier, Toulouse and Paris. Travels beyond the more popular tourist haunts to experience the real France
Real Chinese ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video looks at modern China, its language, culture and customs
Talk French ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First of a six part series filmed in the south of France, which introduces the necessary components of contemporary conversational French for beginners and spotlights cultural aspects of France. This program covers how to greet friends, introduce oneself to strangers, talk about where one comes from, and tell what one does for a living. Settings include an exhibition of rare books, a yacht race, an opera festival, a youth orchestra performance, and numerous other locales
 
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.17 for What's coo ... to 0.79 for Being ...)
Languages
English (37)
French (11)
Chinese (3)
German (1)
Spanish (1)