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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: Manuela  Visigalli
Institution: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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State and/or Country: US
Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Italian
Selected Publications: 'Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language for Academic and Professional Purposes' in New Approaches to Teach Italian Language and Culture. Cambridge Scholar Press, 2008
Courses Taught: Lingua italiana



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