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Modern design for popular, entertaining book on foreign language learning
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The Art of Learning a Foreign Language: 25 Things I Wish They Told Me
My journey with foreign languages began in high school when I was introduced to Latin culture through a friend and purchased a Spanish grammar book from Barnes & Noble. Fast-forward 15 years and I’ve spent a great deal of my life studying foreign languages (10+ years of Arabic and Spanish; 2+ years of Japanese and Latin; and < 1 year of French & German). I’ve lived in the Middle East, Tokyo, and DC, and worked multiple bilingual jobs, including my current one as a linguist in the American Midwest. Aside from being a language nerd, I enjoy blogging, web-making, hiking, and following professional sports.
"The Art of Learning a Foreign Language consists of all the things I wish I knew at various stages of my language learning journey during the last 15 years—as a hobbyist, student, academic, and professional linguist. This book is designed to help the learner avoid many pitfalls and seize opportunities, with lessons on choosing a target language, travel, accent, immersion, technology, learning approaches, and the lifestyle habits of professional linguists. In sum, with unprecedented language learning resources at our disposal and abundant opportunities for cross-cultural connection, today is the most exciting time in history to acquire proficiency in a foreign language. Whatever your motivations for learning a foreign language—or current foreign language level—this digestible read will bring you closer to achieving your goals." This book is designed for popular audiences and is not a textbook. People will read this book for enjoyment/inspiration, not because they have to. However, there is a lot of insight (I am a professional linguist), so it is also a serious book for serious learners. Book is full of relevant quotes/examples from culture/experience. (See attachment with table of contents.)
People aged 13 and up with a passion for learning spoken foreign languages for cultural or economic reasons.
Book cover type
Something modern and visually appealing. Symbols like a globe/map/flags/language/travel are all suitable if you want to incorporate any of these. Here are a few sample images. https://www.shutterstock.com/es/image-vector/airplane-time-travel-banner-around-world-2017646129 https://www.shutterstock.com/es/image-vector/travel-around-world-europe-asia-famous-1916368478 https://www.shutterstock.com/es/image-vector/flags-globe-vector-111655109 https://stock.adobe.com/images/globe-international-world-flags/55306430 Note: You definitely don’t have to use these — feel free to be creative. And the cover doesn’t have to have an image at all if you think it looks better with out one. The book is already written and edited, so I have the exact cover template, which I'm attaching below. (It's 10.561 inches by 8.25 inches with a .311 inch spine.)
What to avoid
The book cover I'm attaching (I made it using a template) is pretty much the opposite of what I'm looking for. It's not visually appealing or modern-looking. However, you can see the text for the blurb on the back, as well as the publisher's logo. I'd rather not do stock images, but if they enhance the final product, then I'm open. Please keep it less than $50 if possible. Thanks in advance for sharing your time and creativity. I value your input, as well, so feel free to share/implement any ideas you may have to make it better.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at US$299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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