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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: Call for Chapters: Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World


Author: Michal B. Paradowski

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

FYI Body: Call for chapters, 'Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World'

We have place for 2-3 additional chapters in an edited collection titled ''Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World. A Guide (not only) for Teachers''; publisher: Peter Lang (Frankfurt/Main); going to press: first quarter 2014. The book contains articles combining state-of-the-art theory/research results with implications for language instruction, and concentrates on developing higher-level skills (written and oral production, discourse and intercultural competences, interaction and mediation as understood in CEFR, etc.), with some place also devoted to the role of cross-linguistic influence in language teaching.

Ready chapters in English up to 5,000 words long can be submitted until 27 October.

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