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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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Housing Needed

Date Submitted: 29-Aug-2005
From: Ainura Asamidinova
Subject: Housing Needed
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Institution/Organization: Jawaharlal Nehru University

Notice: I need accomodation in Bochum, Germany, as cheap as possible for September 18-31 to attend Fall School. I am a student and belong to Kyrgyzstan, which is undergoing economic crisis, therefore I cannot afford much.