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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: 3rd Language Arts and Linguistics Conference

Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Start Date: 29-Sep-2013 - 30-Sep-2013
Contact: Dr. Christina DeCoursey
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/lal3-2013/
Meeting Description: This conference brings together scholars interested in studying the use of literature, drama and popular culture in the teaching and learning paradigm called Language Arts. Formerly called APELA (Applying Putonghua / English Language Arts), the conference was renamed Language Arts and Linguistics in Fall 2012.

Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4930

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