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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: Distance Learning PhD in Languages and Translation

Author: Severine Hubscher-Davidson

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): French

FYI Body: Distance Learning PhD in Languages (French, German, Spanish) and Translation Studies.

In Aston University (UK), the School of Languages and Social Sciences has recently introduced a new distance learning research programme in the area of Languages (French, German, Spanish) and Translation Studies.

The programme aims to deepen your knowledge and understanding of key issues at the forefront of French, German, Spanish or Translation Studies, and will enable you to design and implement a research project that makes an original contribution to the field.

You can live anywhere in the world and still have a PhD from Aston. You are supervised by two members of staff with whom you will communicate via Skype and email.

For more information on the programme, and how to apply, please go to:


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