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Standard Deviants Language Packages

Standard Deviants Language Packages

School French DVD Package (with 6 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM)
$25% off! Was $275, now $205!
$205  

Add some spice to your class with the Standard Deviants Language Series! Textbooks are great but they can't help your students develop an ear for the language. The approach of the Standard Deviants series is to combine solid educational content with cutting-edge technology and top-notch writing. These award-winning videos and DVDs cut through the confusion with a clear and concise format, high-tech computer graphics, and a fun approach to serious education. To date, this formula has proved enormously successful. The Standard Deviants titles have won 19 Telly Awards for "Best Non-Broadcast Educational Video" and have also been named to the "Best Films and Videos" list by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

About Standard Deviants

The approach of the Standard Deviants series is to combine solid educational content with cutting-edge technology and top-notch writing. Recommended by more than 500 teachers and college professors, they cover the most difficult high school and college courses. Each Standard Deviants title is written by an academic team comprised of professors from leading universities (Yale, University of Virginia, George Washington University and Georgetown University for example). These award-winning videos and DVDs cut through the confusion with a clear and concise format, high-tech computer graphics, and a fun approach to serious education. The result is a product unlike any you've ever seen. Sometimes described as a cross between "Sesame Street" and "Saturday Night Live," these products teach the most difficult concepts with an added twist of humor.

To date, this formula has proved enormously successful. The Standard Deviants titles have won 19 Telly Awards for "Best Non-Broadcast Educational Video" and have also been named to the "Best Films and Videos" list by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each year they realize new markets for their videos and DVDs - namely parents, teachers, school boards, home schoolers, libraries, continuing education students and knowledge seekers. This diversity has allowed us them refine their products and develop the most effective and efficient learning tools available today.

Standard Deviants Awards
Standard Deviants has been the recipient of a number of awards: the 2011 Parents' Choice Approved for Biology Series; 2011 Parents' Choice Approved for Algebra Series; 2011 Parents' Choice Approved for Advanced Placement Biology; 2011 Telly Award for Algebra Series; 2011 Telly Award for Biology Series; 2010 Telly Award for Fundamental Math Series; 2011 WorldFest Remis Award for Biology Series; and the 2011 WorldFest Remis Award for Algebra Series.

Package Types

DVD Packs

By simplifying complex subject and presenting the material with humorous skits, award-winning content and a fun, approachable format, the Standard Deviants make even the most difficult subjects enjoyable. Each DVD pack covers the basics of vocabulary and grammar, with the most central nouns, verbs, and adjectives, irregular verbs, interrogatives, and subjects like the alphabet, counting, days of the weeks, months, and more complex topics, such as articles, idioms, past tense, demonstrative adjectives, etc. Italian and French come in a package of two, and Spanish comes in a package of four.

School Packs

The Standard Deviants School programs feature programming targeted to middle school, high school, college and continuing education students, as well as to teachers and homeschoolers. Using step-by-step explanations and a healthy dose of humor, the Standard Deviants trademark teaching style proves that learning can be an enjoyable experience in any subject matter.

Each School Pack consists of a number of modules, each including a 10-20 minute video lesson and a Teacher Planning Guide CD-ROM with supplementary material, including lesson plans, texts, student activities and more. Public performance and print reproduction rights are also granted under the following conditions:

Public Performance Rights
Limited public performance rights are granted to schools, public libraries, prisons and any other, not-for-profit educational institution to exhibit this program for purposes related to their educational, charitable, or social missions. Express written permission is not required in these circumstances, provided further that no fees are charged or collected with regards to the viewing of this program. Any other exhibition, distribution or duplication, in whole or in part, of this copyrighted program is strictly forbidden. All rights reserved.

Print Reproduction Rights
Except for limited print reproduction rights granted to teachers, public libraries, and any other not-for-profit educational institutions for purposes relating to their educational, charitable or social missions, no content of this disc my be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage devices or systems without prior written permission from the publisher.

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ESL (English)

Standard Deviants ESL 12 Pack

Standard Deviants ESL 12 Pack
Written by award-winning English as Second Language instructors, each program in this series covers vocabulary as well as a different part of speech - including pronouns, prepositions, and adjectives.Mastering the English language will seem easy for your class with the Standard Deviants!

    The School ESL DVD Package contains Modules 1 through 12:

  • Programs 1: Pronouns- Your study of English begins with a look at the biggest, baddest verb of them all: To Be. Without this handy verb, you'd never be able to say "This is an English program." Of course, we'll also explain pronouns – those little words like "we", "she" and "I" that take the place of nouns and keep your sentences nice and neat. Finally, we'll teach you all about "pointer" words, so you can talk about that thing over there!
  • Programs 2: Adjectives- It's time to learn English! Sooner or later, you're going to need to tell someone how big, old, smooth, or hot something is. Don't worry, we're going to teach you how to use adjectives. These words will help you describe things and make your sentences more interesting.
  • Programs 3: The Present Tense & Possessives- In this program, we're going to explain the easiest verb form: The Present Tense. This handy tense is the basis for simple conversations, from "I work in an office" to "I like hot dogs." But what if you want to tell someone that you like your hot dog? Or that you are in your office? Fortunately, we'll also cover possessives.
  • Programs 4: Prepositions- On. Under. Out. Behind. These little words are called prepositions, and they are used to describe the relationship - time, location, quantity, purpose, and condition – between a noun and some other word. Sound complicated? Don't worry, we'll teach you how to make these words work for you. We'll also teach you a simple way to express your opinions: The present tense plus an infinitive.
  • Programs 5: Questions & Pointer Words- Who? What? Where? They're not just for reporters. Everyone needs to know how to use question words in English. And it's not enough to ask questions if people don't know what you're talking about. So learn the "pointer words" that take the place of a pointing finger, like "this," "that" and "there." You'll never be at a loss for words again.
  • Programs 6: Days & Times- In today's 24-7 lifestyle, being able to tell the time and schedule your day is more important than ever. Learn about days of the week, the months, the seasons, then move those hands around the clock from morning to midnight. You'll be able to use these phrases in your English conversations in no time at all!
  • Programs 7: Possessives- One of the basic building blocks of learning any language, possessives give you the ability to say what belongs to you and what does not. But possessives in English can be a little bit tricky. When do you use "my" and when do use "mine?" Or "her" and "hers?" Confused? Don't be! Watch the program and soon possessives will be yours.
  • Programs 8: Verb + Infinitive- So you're comfortable using a single verb. But can you use more than one verb at a time? Stretch your conversations and stretch your sentences by learning to use the present simple tense with an infinitive and before you know it, you will "love to learn" about this handy grammar topic.
  • Programs 9: The Past — Was & Were- Want to learn the past tense? Then you need to start with the basics: was and were. You'll use them time and time again, from "how was your day?" to "where were you?" and much, much more. Plus, we'll cover talking about your family and watch a detective hear a strange story of a man lost in the woods
  • Programs 10: The Past — Regular Past- These are the verbs you love in the past tense. They are solid, predictable, reliable, and regular. To time travel into the past, it's simple: Just add on an –ed. We'll also take a walk through the countryside and learn about landscapes. Very handy indeed, especially when you see "Lost in the Woods" part II.
  • Programs 11: The Past — Irregular Past- These are the verbs that will make you want to pull your hair out. They are slippery, unpredictable, unreliable, and irregular. Don't sweat it. Keep your hair in. We'll guide you through all of the twists and turns that irregular past tenses take. We came, we saw, we had a great time. Plus we'll learn about vehicles and see part III of "Lost in the Woods."
  • Programs 12: Adverbs- These are the verbs that will make you want to pull your hair out. They are slippery, unpredictable, unreliable, and irregular. Don't sweat it. Keep your hair in. We'll guide you through all of the twists and turns that irregular past tenses take. We came, we saw, we had a great time. Plus we'll learn about vehicles and see part III of "Lost in the Woods."
Standard Deviants ESL 12 Pack
$399  

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Spanish

Standard Deviants Spanish 2 DVD Package
Contains the first two modules of the SD School Spanish Package:

1. Reviewing the Basics - The Standard Deviants start things out on the right foot with a review of Spanish basics. You'll also find out what "loners" and "dionza" have to do with the gender of nouns, and how to use demonstrative adjectives properly.
2. It's verbs - irregular verbs that is! The Standard Deviants introduce you to three classics of the genre - "yo" verbs, which include the three amigos "hacer", "valer", and "salir"; stem-change verbs, which include the quirky "querer" and the tenacious "tener"; and finally, Bizarro verbs, which include the utterly insane and zany "ir" and "ser".

Standard Deviants Spanish 2 DVD Package
$69  

Standard Deviants School Spanish DVD Package
$50 off! Was $275, now $225!
Add some spice to your Spanish class with the Standard Deviants School Pack! Textbooks are great, but they can't help your students develop an ear for the language. From the Spanish alphabet to simple verb conjugation, Standard Deviants School is the perfect way to introduce new sections, reinforce trouble areas or review for an exam. Each School Pack consists of a number of modules, each including a 10-20 minute DVD lesson and a Teacher Planning Guide CD-ROM with supplementary material, including lesson plans, texts, student activities and more. Public performance and print reproduction rights are also granted under the following conditions.

    The School Spanish DVD Package contains Modules 1 through 8:

  • 1. Reviewing the Basics - The Standard Deviants start things out on the right foot with a review of Spanish basics. You'll also find out what "loners" and "dionza" have to do with the gender of nouns, and how to use demonstrative adjectives properly.
  • 2. It's Verbs - irregular verbs that is! The Standard Deviants introduce you to three classics of the genre - "yo" verbs, which include the three amigos "hacer", "valer", and "salir"; stem-change verbs, which include the quirky "querer" and the tenacious "tener"; and finally, Bizarro verbs, which include the utterly insane and zany "ir" and "ser".
  • 3. Verb Tenses - The Standard Deviants check out two new verb tenses: The present progressive tense and the "easy" future tense. Plus, they'll answer such burning questions as: Will Ferdinand defeat the dinosaurs? Will the two Crazy Ladies succeed in making the pasta surprise.
  • 4. Spanish Prepositions - The Standard Deviants teach you all about prepositions - words like "above", "below", "under", and "over". They'll also throw in an introduction to object pronouns, lots of cool dancing, and some great moments in the history of Spanish.
  • 5. Modal and Reflexive Verbs - The Standard Deviants scout out more Spanish verbs with the help of Denito, Ferdinand and the Translator 2000! The Standard Deviants also discuss modal verbs, the reflexive, and check in on the antics of those two Crazy Ladies.
  • 6. The Preterit and Perfect Tenses- The Standard Deviants drop in on their old buddy Denito for a discussion of the perplexing preterite. Next in the lineup are the imperfect tense and the present perfect tense, brought to you by the Chupacabra Hunter, Carmen and Diego, and a man who really knows how to sing.
  • 7. Subjunctive and Formal Commands - The Standard Deviants teach you the subjunctive - how to form it, how to use it, and how to make it obey your every command. Speaking of commands, they'll also demonstrate the proper use of formal commands, go shopping with Denito and round up the troops for a big cookie sale.
  • 8. Informal Commands and Future Tense - The Standard Deviants formally introduce you to informal commands and the future tense. You'll find out whether or not Ferdinand and Sofia will defeat the dinosaurs, if Denito finally figures out what time it is, and what those two Crazy Ladies are going to do next.
School Spanish Package
$50 off! Was $275, now $225!
$225  

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French

Standard Deviants French 2 DVD Package
Contains the first two modules of the SD School French Package:

1. ABC's and Pronunciation - The Standard Deviants drop in on one of the world's most fascinating languages - French! We cover all the French fundamentals, from Qu'est que c'est to Enchanté! You'll learn about the French alphabet, pronunciation, vowels, and verbs. You'll even catch a few phrases to keep the conversation flowing.
2. Articles & Adjectives - You'll learn about the infinitives, definite articles and adjectives. You'll also learn how to talk about your family and the things they like to do.

Standard Deviants French 2 DVD Package
$69  



Standard Deviants School French DVD Package
$50 off! Was $275, now $225!
Standard Deviants School is an educational and entertaining, lesson-based learning supplement based on the award-winning Standard Deviants teaching style. Each program includes full classroom performance rights. Standard Deviants School will capture your students' attention and make your lectures come alive! The Standard Deviants drop in on one of the world's most fascinating languages - French! We cover all the French fundamentals, from Qu'est que c'est to Enchanté! You'll learn about the French alphabet, pronunciation, vowels, and verbs. You'll even catch a few small talk phrases to keep the conversation flowing.

The DVD Super Pack contains Modules 1 through 6 (6 DVDs) plus companion CD-ROM:
1. ABC's and Pronunciation - The Standard Deviants drop in on one of the world's most fascinating languages - French! We cover all the French fundamentals, from Qu'est que c'est to Enchanté! You'll learn about the French alphabet, pronunciation, vowels, and verbs. You'll even catch a few phrases to keep the conversation flowing.
2. Articles & Adjectives - You'll learn about the infinitives, definite articles and adjectives. You'll also learn how to talk about your family and the things they like to do.
3. Asking about the Weather - Even if you don't know the difference between Qu'est que c'est and parlez-vous français, you'll love the Standard Deviants' approach to French. In his program, you'll learn about French adjectives, adverbs, and question words, and how to speak about the weather.
4. Survival French - The Standard Deviants introduce you to simple phrases that you can use during your next trip to Paris. We also show you how to order something tasty in a French restaurant and how to describe yourself.
5. Talking About Yourself - The Standard Deviants start you out with some handy verbs and adjectives that you can use to describe yourself. Then we're headed to the mall to do some shopping!
6. Pronouns & Past Tense - You'll learn about pronouns, reflexives, and the past tense of French verbs. Plus, the Standard Deviants guide you through some practice conversations so you can get used to hearing French in action.
7. SDS French Companion CD-ROM - Transform your Standard Deviants School video programs into complete lessons with this supplementary CD-ROM! Each disc contains everything you need to present and reinforce the material covered in the DVD/video modules, including a Teacher's Guide with helpful presentation notes, a Program Guide that lists the most important topics in each program, illustrated QuikNotes with definitions and examples, and a quiz. Also usable with the Standard Deviants videos. Easy-to-access text files in PDF format. Mac and PC compatible.

School French DVD Package (with 6 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM)
$25% off! Was $275, now $205!
$205  




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Italian

Standard Deviants Italian 2 DVD Package
Contains the first two modules of the SD School Italian Package:

1. ABC's & Handy Phrases - Take a Roman holiday and get into the Italian spirit! Learn your ABCs, how to pronounce vowels, and take a stab at the Top Ten Most Useful Italian Phrases.
2. Pronunciation - Learn great phrases to use when you meet your Italian-speaking buddies. Say hello to better pronunciation. Learn how to pronounce consonants contentedly, including the crafty "c", the tricky "g", the dynamic "s-c" and the lilting "g-l-i". Also, learn great phrases to use when you meet your Italian-speaking buddies.

Standard Deviants Italian 2 DVD Package
$69  




Standard Deviants School Italian DVD Package
Standard Deviants School is an educational and entertaining, lesson-based learning supplement based on the award-winning Standard Deviants teaching style. Each program includes full classroom performance rights. Standard Deviants School will capture your students' attention and make your lectures come alive! You'll be thrown into a big bowl of pasta and come out speaking Italian like a true native. So take a Roman holiday and get into the Italian spirit! Learn your ABC's, how to pronounce vowels, and take a stab at the Top Ten Useful Italian Phrases. You'll have a great time because the Standard Deviants will teach you all the practical pronouns, nouns, and verbs you need!

The DVD Super Pack contains 7 DVDs comprising Modules 1 through 7:
1. ABC's & Handy Phrases- Take a Roman holiday and get into the Italian spirit! Learn your ABCs, how to pronounce vowels, and take a stab at the Top Ten Most Useful Italian Phrases.
2. Pronunciation - Learn great phrases to use when you meet your Italian-speaking buddies. Say hello to better pronunciation. Learn how to pronounce consonants contentedly, including the crafty "c", the tricky "g", the dynamic "s-c" and the lilting "g-l-i". Also, learn great phrases to use when you meet your Italian-speaking buddies.
3. Greetings - It's a good morning, a good afternoon, and a good evening, all rolled into one! Learn more "hellos," "goodbyes," and other great phrases that will really spice up your Italian conversations. We'll also teach you the difference between speaking to your buddies and speaking to someone you don't know.
4. Pronouns - The Standard Deviants will teach you all the practical pronouns you need, and two Italian verbs you shouldn't leave at home: "to be" and "to have."
5. Gender & Nouns - Express both your masculine and feminine side, courtesy of Italian nouns. Learn when to use an "o" and when to use an "a." Knowing the difference could save your life. Plus, find out the difference between one tenor and three tenors!
6. Verb Basics - The Standard Deviants dive deeper into dialogues and venture victoriously into the uncharted territory of verbs: those great words that bring lots of action to your conversations. You'll meet the three tenors of regular verbs- "a-r-e", "e-r-e" and "i-r-e".
7. Irregular Verbs - The Standard Deviants get slightly irregular - with irregular verbs that is! They're your expert guides through the sometimes tricky world of irregular "a-r-e", "e-r-e" and "i-r-e" verbs. You'll also learn the definite article - definitely. Plus cognates, which are your keys to unlocking hundreds of Italian words.

Standard Deviants Italian School Package (7-DVD Set)
$275