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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: Spanish Language Faculty Development Program - Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach
Short Title: FDIB Spain 2013
Location: Avila & Madrid, Spain
Start Date: 09-Jun-2013 - 15-Jun-2013
Contact: Robert Rodriguez
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ciber.fiu.edu/fdibspain.php
Meeting Description: Spanish Language Faculty Development Program - Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach is designed for Spanish college and university faculty, Spanish high school teachers and advanced graduate students.

Participants will be immersed in a one week long seminar in Avila and Madrid, Spain where they will be introduced to business terminology and methodology of teaching Spanish for Business. During the seminar, participants will meet with European experts and have the opportunity to attend company visits.

Participants will be staying in a single occupancy, 16th century boutique hotel with air-conditioning, private bath, breakfast, and ground transportation.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language: Spanish
LL Issue: 23.4384

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