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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: 2005 LSA Registration

Author: Sabine Iatridou

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FYI Body: I am happy to announce that it is now possible for students to register on-line for the 2005 LSA Institute. To do so, please go to 'participant registration' on

A paper application is available but we encourage you to choose the on-line route whenever possible.

Individuals who are not students ('affiliates') should visit


From there it is possible to print out the affiliate registration form which should be mailed to the LSA directly (specific directions are on the form).

Once you are registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions on how to update your course selections and to register for special lectures/events via the Institute's on-line registration system. Fees for special events must be sent to MIT.

Sabine Iatridou
2005 LSA Institute Director

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