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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: Comparative International Educational Society

Short Title: CIES
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start Date: 10-Mar-2014 - 15-Mar-2014
Contact: Stephen Bahry
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http:///www.cies.us/2014/
Meeting Description: CIES Conference and Language Issues In Education Dissertation Award

Comparative International Education Society focuses on a broad range of educational issues relevant to education in international and developing contexts. The Society has a Language Issues Special Interest Group and each year has many panels and papers focusing on language-related aspects of education in international and developing contexts. Issues dealt with include monolingual versus bilingual/multilingual education and the role of language(s) of instruction in L1 and L2 literacy development as well as the role of education in language maintenance and endangerment, globablization and education etc.

Note: CIES LI SIG Sponsors and Annual Dissertation Award for the best dissertation dealing with Language Issues in Education (see below).

Language Issues SIG Dissertation Award 2014

The Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Language Issues (LI) Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce its 2014 Dissertation Award! The award is open to dissertations that focus on educational language issues, broadly defined, in comparative and international education.

Eligible dissertations must have been filed within an 18-month period prior to the LI SIG award's extended submission deadline of February 15, 2014 (e.g., from August 15, 2012 to February 15, 2014). Students in Ed.D. or Ph.D. programs are eligible and the applicant and/or the Dissertation Chair must be a current member of CIES. The winning dissertation will receive $100.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.491

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