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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: North East Asian Regional Language Education Conference

Short Title: NEAR
Location: Niigata, Japan
Start Date: 25-May-2013 - 25-May-2013
Contact: Howard Brown
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.iuj.ac.jp/language/conference/near/
Meeting Description: The 5th Annual North East Asian Region (N.E.A.R.) Language Education Conference will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, on the campus of the University of Niigata Prefecture in Niigata, Japan.

This unique, growing conference is seeking to build a community by bringing together language teachers and researchers working in the languages of the North East Asia Region (Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese and Russian).
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Japanese; Korean; Russian
LL Issue: 23.3984

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