"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
This twilight event consists of three sessions which explore Second Language Acquisition and Task-based Teaching and Learning. The first session is led by Professor Rod Ellis of the University of Auckland and Shanghai International Studies University. He will be followed by Professor Alison Mackey, Georgetown University and Lancaster University and finally by Jane Willis, Honorary Visiting Fellow, Aston University. Places are limited so online registration is essential.