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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: 12th International Conference on Language Awareness

Short Title: ALA2014
Location: Hamar, Norway
Start Date: 01-Jul-2014 - 04-Jul-2014
Contact: Lars Anders Kulbrandstad
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.hihm.no/ala2014
Meeting Description: The conference is organized by Hedmark University College, Norway, in cooperation with the Association for Language Awareness (ALA). ALA supports and promotes activities related to explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning, language teaching and language use in professional settings. This conference will focus on the state of the art within relevant research areas and on challenges and future avenues of research.

The programme will consist of full paper presentations, work-in-progress reports and poster sessions. A pre-conference workshop will be arranged for PhD students, as an opportunity to engage with peers and senior scholars.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Agneta Svalberg (University of Leicester): Language Awareness Research: Where We Are Now
Ofelia GarcĂ­a (City University of New York): Language Awareness in Teacher Education
Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University): Language Awareness in Polyglots
Arne Torp (University of Oslo): The Language Situation in the Nordic Countries
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 24.2412

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