"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 6th International Symposium on Digital Technologies in Foreign Language Learning will be held on March 29, 2014 at Ritsumeikan University Kyoto Japan. The keynote speaker will be James Paul Gee the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University.