"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
The 2014 International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE 2014) will facilitate a dynamic discussion of the interface between research in applied linguistics and language education.
Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics