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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: O-Hayo Sensei #8, CoLLaTE colloquium

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FYI Body: The current issue #8 (5/1/97) of O-Hayo Sensei, the free,
twice-monthly e-mail newsletter of teaching jobs in Japan is now
available at:


Issue #8 lists over 40 jobs in Japan. You can receive the curren
issue free by sending an e-mail message with the text string "ge
issue" in the body of the message to issue@ohayosensei.com. The
complete issue will be e-mailed back to you within a few hours.

Good luck!

Lynn Cullivan
O-Hayo Sensei, The Newsletter of English Teaching Jobs in Japan

The definitive programme of the First CoLLaTE Colloquium, to be held in
Ghent (Belgium) on 23 and 24 May 1997, can be consulted through the URL


The theme of the meeting will be 'Objects: grammatical relations and
semantic roles'. Plenary speakers will be David Dowty (Ohio) and Anna
Siewierska (Lancaster).

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