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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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Crash space needed for ILLS 1: LOL conference

Date Submitted: 17-Mar-2009
From: Marla Bomersbach
Subject: Crash space needed for ILLS 1: LOL conference
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Notice: Would any of you University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students be willing to offer up crash space for the upcoming Language Online conference? I'll be there three nights - May 28-31. I'm not picky; a sleeping bag on the floor is fine. I will not have a car, though, so some place not in walking distance from campus may not work well. Thanks!