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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: Teaching Language Toward Intercultural Competence

Short Title: ELC Conference 2014
Location: Shantou, Guangdong, China
Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 - 27-Apr-2014
Contact: Myra Ingmanson
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://elc.stu.edu.cn/conf2014/
Meeting Description: Goal: To bring together teachers and researchers who wish to integrate intercultural communication and culture learning into their foreign language teaching.

Dates: April 25-27, 2014
Location: English Language Center, Shantou University, 243 Daxue Road, Shantou, Guangdong, China

To help our students to develop communicative competence, we recognize that they do not need to learn the English of one specific culture, but must have the competence to interact with and negotiate meaning with interlocutors from a variety of cultures all using English as a medium of communication. Therefore, the English Language Center at Shantou University is bringing together English language researchers and educators who wish to integrate intercultural communication and culture learning into their foreign language teaching. We welcome all those interested in joining in a dialogue on teaching language and building intercultural competence in ourselves and our students.

Plenary Speakers:

Feng Anwei (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)
Jane Jackson (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley)
Gayle Nelson (Georgia State University)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.3833

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