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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: Supporting English Writing Competencies: Writing Centers and Second Language Learning

Location: Lueneburg, Germany
Start Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014
Contact: Isabell May
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.leuphana.de/zemos/writing-center/symposium.html
Meeting Description: Symposium “Supporting English Writing Competencies”

Join us for a one-day symposium on the role of university writing centers
in supporting writing competencies in second language learning, especially
English, on Friday, March 27 & 28, 2014, at Leuphana University, Lüneburg.
The symposium organized by the Writing Center for Academic English with the
Center for Modern Languages, will offer participants the opportunity to
learn about different models of how writing competencies are integrated
into various disciplinary and interdisciplinary structures at German and
other European universities. The focus will be on exchanging best
practices, sharing our research projects and results, and networking with
other faculty and staff.

Even though the main focus will be second language writing in English, we
hope that colleagues with teaching expertise on writing competencies in
other languages and/or those interested in the role of writing centers in
second language learning will be able to benefit as well. Junior
researchers, doctoral students, and student tutors/consultants are
especially welcome.

For more information on registration, submitting presentations/posters
(deadline February 14), etc., please go to
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 25.719

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