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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: Irina  Elgort
Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
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Homepage: http://www.utdc.vuw.ac.nz/about/staff/irina.shtml
State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Specialty: L2 vocabulary acquisition, CALL
Courses Taught: Computer-assisted Language Learning
Diction and Language for opera singers
Dissertation Abstract: The Role of Intentional Decontextualised Learning in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition: Evidence from primed lexical decision tasks with advanced bilinguals



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