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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: James  P. Lantolf
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
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Homepage: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/p/jpl7/
State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Lantolf, J. P. & M. E. Poehner (eds.). 2008. Sociocultural theory and the teaching of second languages. Equinox Press.
Lantolf, J. P. & S. L. Thorne. 2006. Sociocultural theory and the genesis of second language development. Oxford University Press.
Lantolf, J. P. (ed.) 2000. Sociocultural theory and second language learning. Oxford University Press.
Lantolf, J. P. & G. Appel. (eds.) 1994. Vygotskian approaches to second language research. Ablex.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development
 Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development
 Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages
Courses Taught: Sociocultural theory and second language acquisition; Spanish SLA; Controversies in Applied Linguistics; Activity Theory, Language, and Communication
Academic Paper Abstract: Sociocultural Theory and L2: State of the art
Representation and Embodiment of Meaning in L2 Communication: Motion Events in the Speech and Gesture of Advanced L2 Korean and L2 English Speakers
Dynamic Assessment: The dialectic integration of instruction and assessment

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