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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: Topics, Babel, Journal, Summer Teaching

Author: Chapin, Paul G

FYI Body: The Department of Defense has announced several topics for large
awards to university-based researchers. At least one is likely to be
of special interest to members of this distribution list:

Topic #8
Tutorial Dialogue for Artificially Intelligent Training Systems <topics.htm>

Detailed information about the topics, eligibility and proposal
requirements and deadlines can be found at this web site:

White papers, the first stage of the competitions, are due on June 24, 1999.

Susan F. Chipman, Ph.D.
Office of Naval Research, Code 342
800 N. Quincy Stree
Arlington, VA 22217-5660
phone: 703-696-4318
Fax: 703-696-1212

Wanted: individuals interested in helping to turn part of
http://www.towerofbabel.com into an online translation agency.

http://www.towerofbabel.com, the multilingual, multicultural online
journal and community of arts and ideas, is seeking experienced
business-minded individuals interested in turning one part of the
company into an online translation agency. Presently, the company is
without funding and currently features content in Basque, Brazilian
Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Glosa, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Luxembourgish, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish,
Swiss French, Swiss German, Tagalog, Turkish, and Ukrainian (with
Arabic and Hebrew soon to come). We currently have 150 translators
representing 35 of the world's languages who have agreed to work for
us pro bono, with the resumes of another 100 translators who would
work for us when we attract funding. Each one translating into only
their native language to maintain the highest quality, and bearing
either certification from translation schools and/or bachelors,
masters and doctorate degrees in linguistics, as well as previous work
and references from companies they've worked for all over the
planet. For more information visit our site a
http://www.towerofbabel.com, http://www.towerofbabel.com/blueprints
and http://www.towerofbabel.com/translators

If you are interested please contact CEO, founder and Editor-in-chief
Malcolm Lawrence at mailto:malcolm@towerofbabel.com. We are located in
the Seattle area.

Take care,

Malcolm Lawrence
Babel: The multilingual, multicultural online journal of arts and ideas.

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Babel: The opposite of Yugoslavia.
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The web newsletter/journal "Language in the Judicial Process"
< http://ljp.la.utk.edu > is now accessible, though it may occasionally be down
for a few hours during a transition period. Archives through Summer
1997 are available at this time.

Bethany K. Dumas

In response to popular demand for teaching short-term in China this
summer, the U.S.-China Educational Exchange is working with a number
of universities and schools in China to create summer English
programs. So far 12 programs have been set up in such places as
Suzhou, Guangzhou, Nanning (Guangxi), Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan,
Shenyang and Tianjin. More sites are being created. Summer teachers
will receive a salary, free housing (and free meals at some sites),
but will be responsible for their own airfare. These opportunities are
particularly suited for people who plan to travel to China
irrespective of teaching. Space prevents us from giving details here,
but if you are interested, please contact Dr. Yong Ho, Director of the
U.S.-China Educational Exchange for a list of the programs,
requirements and descriptions as well as application procedures. His
email address is HSINTL@aol.com and his phone number is 201-432-6861.

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