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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: Final Conference of the European Universities' Network on Multilingualism
Short Title: EUNoM
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Start Date: 18-Oct-2012 - 18-Oct-2012
Contact: Lara Sanz
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://taalkunde.ehb.be/eunom
Meeting Description: The Department of Applied Linguistics of Erasmushogeschool Brussel is organising the Final Conference of the European Universities’ Network on Multilingualism (EUNoM): ‘Globalization, Modernity and Knowledge. Opportunities and challenges in a Multilingual world’. The conference will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) on 18th October 2012, and will be hosted by MEP Maria Badia i Cutchet (S&D, Spain).

The EUNoM project (European Universities Network on Multilingualism) is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. It looks at multilingualism, not in isolation, but in the context of globalisation, the information society, and the knowledge economy.

If interested, please, register and submit your registration by clicking on the ‘registration procedure’ you will find on the conference website:


The deadline for registration is 9 September 2012. We urge you to strictly stick to the deadline, as we have to send your personal details to the European Parliament one month prior to the event to have your access badges prepared.

There will be NO registration fee and tea/coffee will be provided. Lunch at own expense in the European Parliament’s canteen.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.3597

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