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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: Asian Conference on Education 2012

      
Short Title: ACE 2012
Location: Osaka, Japan
Start Date: 24-Oct-2012 - 28-Oct-2012
Contact: Kiyoshi Mana
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://ace.iafor.org
Meeting Description: The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. Since its inception in 2009, ACE has welcomed over one thousand academics and practitioners to its annual Osaka event. The 2012 conference will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

ACE 2012 covers a broad range of topics, including language acquisition, applied linguistics, mulitliteracies and more. This year’s conference theme is, Learning and Teaching through Transformative Spaces.

As previous Asian Conferences on Education have shown, education and lifelong learning can be seen as a solution to a host of local and global problems whilst globalized education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. Nevertheless, knowledge is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms, whilst globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.1200


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