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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: Language Learning 2-6: International Perspectives on Early Years Plurilingualism

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Start Date: 23-May-2014 - 25-May-2014
Contact: Sophie Ioannou Georgiou
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Meeting URL: http://secure.iatefl.org/events/event.php?id=75
Meeting Description: This is an international conference organized jointly by IATEFL's Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT SIG) and CyTEA (Cyprus Teachers of English Association).

The conference focuses on early language learning and explores the perspectives and experiences of teaching languages to very young learners of 2 to 6 years of age around the world.

Plenary speakers include:

Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh
Caroline Linse, Queens University Belfast
Carol Read, Macmillan Education
Sandie Mourao, YLT SIG
Alec Williams, Storyteller
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 25.51

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