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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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Conference Information

Full Title: 2015 International Conference on Applied Linguistics

Short Title: 2015 ICAL
Location: Minghsiung, Chiayi, Taiwan
Start Date: 30-May-2015 - 31-May-2015
Contact: Yachin Tsai
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Please visit our conference website for registration fees, transportation, post-conference tour, accommodation, and publishing guidelines:


Early bird registration: By January 31, 2015
Registration: February 1, 2015 – May 10, 2015
On-site registration: May 30 – 31, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Shelley Wong, TESOL President 2008-2009
Associate Professor, George Mason University

Xingsong Shi, Professor & Chair, Department of business communication,
School of International studies, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Zhu Hua, Review editor, International Journal of Bilingualism
Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication
University of London, Birkbeck College


Minhsiung Campus, National Chiayi University, Taiwan (Transportation by High Speed Rail: around 90 mins. from Taoyuan International Airport to Chiayi)

By the New York Times, Taiwan is chosen to be the 11th among the 52 places to go:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/10/travel/2014-places-to-go.html?_r=0 (Jan. 10, 2014)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1661

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