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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: BAAL Intercultural Communication SIG Annual Seminar

Short Title: BAAL IC SIG
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Start Date: 22-May-2014 - 23-May-2014
Contact: Mairin Hennebry
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: This two-day seminar will focus on the theme 'Language Teaching and Language Learning', taking a broad view of the diverse contexts in which intercultural communication is developed through the medium of language and focusing particularly on the implementation of teaching methodologies to this end. The seminar will provide an opportunity for inter-disciplinary dialogue rooted in empirical work from researchers and practitioners working in relevant areas.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Zhu Hua Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Tony Liddicoat, University of South Australia
Dr Jo Angouri, UWE Bristol
Dr Joan Cutting, University of Edinburgh
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4345

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