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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: LESLLA 2013 Symposium: Expanding Emergent Literacy Practices

Short Title: LESLLA
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Start Date: 07-Aug-2013 - 09-Aug-2013
Contact: Anne Whiteside
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Meeting URL: http://leslla2013.wordpress.com/
Meeting Description: The 9th annual conference of LESLLA (Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition for Adults), an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research into the development of second language skills by adult immigrants and refugees with little or no schooling in the home country, low levels of literacy in the native language, and limited proficiency in the language of the new country.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 24.495

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