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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: New Online MA in Translation, University of Illinois

Author: Elizabeth Mosley

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

FYI Body: The University of Illinois is offering an Online MA in Translation and Interpreting starting August 2013. Applications for admissions are being accepted at this time. Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 1; applications will be accepted until the first cohort is full. An on-site program is also offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Online students may access the program from any location around the world.

Full information on the program is available at:


Please direct inquiries to program sponsor Prof. Elizabeth Lowe (elowe@illinois.edu).

Elizabeth Lowe
Professor and Director, Center for Translation Studies
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-171
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 244-7455 Fax: (217)244-8430
email: elowe@illinois.edu
Skype: elowe924

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