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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: Rebecca  S. Wheeler
Institution: Christopher Newport University
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Homepage: http://www.ncte.org/profdev/onsite/consultants/wheeler
State and/or Country: VA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Teaching Standard English in African American Classrooms: Codeswitching
Selected Publications: Wheeler/Swords (2006) 'Codeswitching: Teaching Standard English in Urban Classrooms.' NCTE

'Code-Switching: Insights and Strategies for Teaching Standard English in Dialectally Diverse Classrooms.' Harvard's Achievement Gap Initiative Conference, 2007; http://www.agi.harvard.edu/conference/Papers.php

Wheeler, Rebecca (May 2005) 'Code-Switch to Teach Standard English' an invited column for for 'Teaching English in the World' of _English Journal_. Vol. 94, No. 5. 108 - 112.

Wheeler/Swords (July 2004) 'Codeswitching: Tools of language and culture transform the dialectally diverse classroom.' LANGUAGE ARTS. Vol. 81, No. 6. 470 - 480.

Announced on LINGUIST :  Polymorphous Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Polymorphous Linguistics
Courses Taught: At Christopher Newport University:

The Structure of English(Engl. 430)
Language Varieties in the Schools and Communities (Engl. 532)

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