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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: Foreign Languages as a Bridge to Subject-Area Knowledge and Skills
Location: Bansk√° Bystrica, Slovakia
Start Date: 12-Oct-2012 - 12-Oct-2012
Contact: Monika Supukov√°
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The main objective of the conference is to establish a forum for examining and discussing the role of foreign languages in foreign language-medium programmes, new developments and current state of teaching foreign languages at higher education institutions.


1.New trends in teaching foreign languages for specific purposes
2.Integration of content-specific and language learning and teaching
3.Teacher roles and competencies
4.Testing and assessment

Conference languages: English, German, French, Slovak, Czech

Fee: 30 EUR

The fee includes proceedings on CD, conference materials, organizational expenses, refreshment and lunch.


Account No.: 0301100662
Bank code: 0900
IBAN: SK35 0900 0000 0003 0110 0662
Variable symbol: 7612
Payment specification: enter your name
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.2574

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