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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 Programme: Interview with Michael Newton

Submitter: Andrew Ward

Submitter Email: andrew.ward@feralchildren.com
Media Body: I am assured that the 15 minute interview segment with Michael Newton
will remain on the BBC web site for "the foreseeable future".

The permanent URL is:


and it is currently also linked from the front page of my web site:


Andrew Ward
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Issue Number: 14.689
Date Posted: March 10, 2003

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