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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: Dissertation Grants for English Language Education

Author: Briana Ronan

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics:

- Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions
- Language Assessment
- Optimal Uses of Technology in the Delivery of English Language Instruction
- Language Teacher Education
- Students’ Age and Effective English Language Education in Schools
- Language Policy and Planning

Applicants must be enrolled in a legitimate doctoral program and must have been advanced to candidacy. (That is, they must have completed any required coursework and/or examinations, and must have had their research plan official approved by the university.)

The application deadline is May 16, 2014. For further information, please click here or visit http://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/

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