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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: Rob  Schoonen
Institution: University of Amsterdam
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Academic Paper Abstract: Automatization in second language acquisition: What does the coefficient of variation tell us?
Facets of Speaking Proficiency
Linguistic skills and speaking fluency in a second language
The role of accessibility of semantic word knowledge in monolingual and bilingual fifth-grade reading



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