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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: BBC Story: Mandarin & Brain Hemispheres

Submitter: Mark Irwin

Submitter Email: irwin@human.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp
Media Body: Story on Mandarin and brain hemispheres (BBC 30 June 2003) a

Subject-Language: Chinese, Mandarin; Code: CHN

Issue Number: 14.1813
Date Posted: June 29, 2003

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