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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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Full Title: 2nd GDUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics

Location: Guangzhou, China
Start Date: 07-Dec-2012 - 09-Dec-2012
Contact: Lin Jiang
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://clal.gdufs.edu.cn/al/index.asp
Meeting Description: The 2nd GDUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics is organized by National Key Centre for Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China. The Forum will start in the morning of 8 December 2012 and close in the afternoon of 9 December 2012. Preceding the Forum, on 7 December, two workshops will take place as follows:

Classroom-based Language Assessment
Invited speaker: David CarlessThe University of Hong Kong

Language Assessment Techniques and Application
Invited speaker: Jianda Liu, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Plenary Speakers:

J. Charles Alderson, Lancaster University
Shichun Gui, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2043

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