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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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Sign Language in Churches

Date Submitted: 07-Jan-2011
From: Rev Alice Nalwembe Mulenga
Subject: Sign Language in Churches
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Notice: I am writing a paper on the Church and Sign Language as a model for mission. I have searched for information on Zambian churches providing sign language and I failed. Are churches not meeting the needs of sign language and if they are what role are the playing?