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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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Media: On Learning a Second Language

Submitter: Mfon Udoinyang

Submitter Email: mfon@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Media Body: Richard Schmidt, a professor at the University of Hawaii talks about the
different strategies of second language learning and the pros and cons of
each method.

Issue Number: 21.3575
Date Posted: September 08, 2010

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