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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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FYI: 18th International Fair for Languages, Education and Culture


Author: Juliane Walter

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: EXPOLINGUA Praha is the Czech Republic's International Fair for Languages,
Education and Cultures. It is the only international exhibition in the
country to provide a broad overview of the opportunities for language
learning and university study worldwide. More than 100 exhibitors from 15+
countries will present a diverse range of products, programmes and services
focusing on language learning and teaching, intercultural exchange and
educational opportunities around the globe. Visitors include secondary
school and university students, teachers, tutors and professors, as well as
translators, interpreters and anyone with an interest in languages,
education and cultures. EXPOLINGUA Praha 2008 will offer an extensive
seminar programme open to all visitors with workshops, presentations and
mini-language courses. Topics will include study and work experience
abroad, language learning and language teaching. French will be the
language of honour at EXPOLINGUA Praha 2008.

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