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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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Name: Kate  Menken
Institution: City University of New York
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Homepage: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Linguistics/people/menken/index.html
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: Menken, K. (2008). English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters.
Announced on LINGUIST :  English Learners Left Behind
Courses Taught: Bilingualism
Student Teaching in TESOL
Academic Paper Abstract: No Child Left Behind and its Effect on Language Policy
Emergent bilingual students in secondary school: Along the academic language and literacy continuum

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