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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: 2nd International Conference on the Adyghe Language

Location: Ankara, Turkey
Start Date: 27-Sep-2013 - 29-Sep-2013
Contact: Ayla Applebaum
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.kaffed.org/adige/indexe.php
Meeting Description: The Second International Conference on the Adyghe Language is aimed at:

1) raising awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and drawing attention to issues regarding the Adyghe language, and

2) providing a forum for sharing experiences on Adyghe language education, developing new methods and materials to be used in teaching the Adyghe language to children and adults, formulating language education policies and proposals for the Adyghe diaspora, and establishing working groups who can jointly develop new materials such as alphabet, text books, dictionaries, and visual materials.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation
Subject Language: Kabardian; Adyghe
LL Issue: 24.3281

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