"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
The second annual Meeting on English Language Teaching (MELT) will be hosted by the École de Langues at the Université du Québec à Montréal. MELT is a forum that explores language teaching at the college and university level. For the 2013 program, we chose to focus on second language assessment.