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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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James Bostain



Date Submitted: 28-Oct-2007
From: Randy Cross
Subject: James Bostain
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Institution/Organization: Calhoun Community College

Notice: I am trying to locate a copy of the film (preferably DVD) on language by James Bostain. I would like to use it in my English classes.

Thanks