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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: Bilingualism web page, Maya course

Author: Li Wei

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A new interactive Web page has been created for the International
Journal of Bilingualism (ISSN 1367-0069), including aims and scope of
the Journal, stylesheet, contents and abstracts of Vol. 1 No. 1 and
email addresses for the Editors.


The Editors and Publishers of IJB welcome comments and suggestions.


The Duke University-University of North Carolina Program in Latin
American Studies announces the 1997 Summer Intensive Introductory
Course in Yucatec Maya, at UNC-Chapel Hill, June 9-July 18. Four
weeks of intensive classroom instruction (six hours a day , five days
a week, with additional evening practice); a two-day hieroglyphic
workshop; and a two-week field orientation in Yucatan. Faculty:
Barbara MacLeod, University of Texas at Austin; Miguel A. Guemes
Pineda, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan; and Dorie Reents-Budet, Duke
University, consultant. For applications and for details abou
enrollment, costs, accommodations, etc., contact Sharon S. Mujica,
The Yucatec Maya Summer Institute, Duke-UNC Program in Latin American
Studies, 223 E. Franklin St., CB 3205, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. (919)
962-2414, FAX 962-0398. Email: smujica@gibbs.oit.unc.edu

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