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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: EIL 2012 Lecture Available Online

Author: Hyejeong Ahn

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Language Family: None

FYI Body: English as an International Language (EIL) 2012 Lecture
Globalization, Language Use, and the Teaching of English

Presenter: Professor Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University

Introduced by: Professor Farzad Sharifian, Monash University

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The following questions are explored in the presentation: What should
be the cultural basis of English teaching? What grammatical,
pragmatic, and discourse norms should apply? What should be the
cultural basis of classroom materials and methodology?

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