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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: Juliana  Othman
Institution: University of Malaya
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.um.edu.my
State and/or Country: Malaysia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Malay
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: 1.Juliana Othman, 2008. English language policy changes and practices in Content-based classrooms , The International Journal of Learning, Vol. 15(7), p.257-266
2. Juliana Othman & Lilliati Ismail, 2008. Using Focus on Form Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of Grammar , The Journal of Asia TEFL, Vol.5 (2), p.93-116.
3.Juliana Othman & Wan Nazri Wan Salleh, 2007. Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Good and Poor ESL Learners Journal of Educational Research, Vol 27/2,pg. 85-100
4.Juliana Othman and Chong Ik Poh, 2005. , Cooperative Learning Instruction :Its Impact On ESL Learners Oral Performance Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Vol. 9 (1), p. 37-58
5.Juliana Othman and Christina Vanathas , 2005. Topic Familiarity and Its Influence on Learners Listening Comprehension The English Teacher Journal Vol. 34, p.19-32.
6. Juliana Othman English Language Use Among EFL Learners in Sunway University College Sunway Academic Journal Vol.2, 2005, pg. 93-100

Courses Taught: Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
General Linguistics for Language Teachers
Second Language Acquisition

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