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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: Kun  Zhang
Institution: University of Hong Kong
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://caes.hku.hk/home/staff/kunzhang
State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Bilingualism, language and identity
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Selected Publications: Language Attitudes in Hong Kong and Macao: A Review of Recent Research (co-authored with Dr. Matthew SUNG; 50/50 contribution)
To appear in Macao Language and Culture Research. Macao: Macao Polytechnic Institute
Courses Taught: Bilingualism (Teaching Assistant,ENGL484)
Introduction to Language Study (Teaching Assistant,ENGL128/129)
Applied Linguistics I – Language Acquisition (Teaching Assistant,ENGL287)
Reviewer of: English - A Changing Medium for Education (LL Issue 24.625)
Academic Paper Abstract: Mainland Chinese students' English use in Macao



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