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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: International Conference on Child Foreign Language Acquisition

Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Start Date: 16-Oct-2014 - 17-Oct-2014
Contact: Maria del Pilar García Mayo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://iclworkshop14.wix.com/ehugasteiz
Meeting Description: This workshop focuses on child (4-12) foreign language acquisition in school contexts. Research exploring how children of that age range interact while completing communicative tasks is lacking, especially in foreign language settings. Philp, Oliver and Mackey (2008: 13) stated that there is a need for “rich, detailed descriptions of the many and various factors which interact to impact a given child’s L2 development.” Thus, the conference expectes to present studies carried out within interactionist or sociocultural approaches and focused on different aspects of child foreign language development.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Yuko Goto Butler (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Prof. Carmen Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
Prof. Marianne Nikolov (Pécs University)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 25.1352

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