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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: 2012 International Conference on English Teaching and Learning

Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Start Date: 11-Oct-2012 - 12-Oct-2012
Contact: Chuen-yn Fan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.afl.chna.edu.tw
Meeting Description: In spite of widespread recognition of the importance of English as a foreign language, and continued intensive research into English teaching and learning in this environment, there is a feeling in many quarters that EFL pedagogy has stagnated in some aspects. Few new theoretical approaches have emerged in recent years to challenge the dominant communicative paradigm, and while computer assisted language learning has become an established part of most English programs, it has not brought about the revolution in classroom practice that some early enthusiasts predicted.

This year’s Chia Nan University International Conference on English Teaching and Learning challenges teachers and researchers to step outside of the mainstream and, like our keynote speaker Dr. Holly Wilson of Alliant International University, share ideas about teaching English that reflect changing student profiles, changing socio-political landscapes, changing environments, changing technologies and changing lifestyles.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.2743

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