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ACTFL in Baltimore, Nov 17-20

Date Submitted: 28-Sep-2005
From: Claudia Kunschak
Subject: ACTFL in Baltimore, Nov 17-20
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Institution/Organization: Universidad Europea de Madrid

Notice: Hello and buenos días,
my co-presenter and I are looking for 2 more people to share a room with during the cfce to keep costs down or alternatively pay for a room if somebody has accomodation to let in Baltimore (or DC and will be commuting too).
Thanks a lot!