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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: Natsuko  Shintani
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/shintani-natsuko
State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research
Academic Paper Abstract: The Incidental Acquisition of English Plural -s by Japanese Children in Comprehension-Based and Production-Based Lessons
A comparative study of the effects of input-based and production-based instruction on vocabulary acquisition by young EFL learners
The effect of focus on form and focus on forms instruction on the acquisition of productive knowledge of L2 vocabulary by young beginner learners



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