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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: Meeting on English Language Teaching

Short Title: MELT 2014
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 - 25-Apr-2014
Contact: Jaime Demperio
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.melt.uqam.ca/call.html
Meeting Description: The Successful Adult Second Language Learner

What is necessary for adult language learners to succeed in the learning process? Are there factors that make success more likely? What are the inhibitors? We are interested this year in sharing ideas and current research on this issue.

MELT 2014 will focus on adult language learners (i.e. university, college and CEGEP) and the impact of the following factors on their language learning:

- Motivation
- Critical period
- Technology
- Cross-linguistic influences
- Learning styles
- Ultimate attainment
- Learner strategies/instruction style
- Feedback

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Lydia White, McGill University
Dr. Laura Collins, Concordia University

Detailed program available March, 2014.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 25.851

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