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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: Brandy  Jo Trygstad (IPA: /brændi dʒo trɪkstɛd/)
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
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State and/or Country: WI
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Conversation analysis, phonetics, phonology, humor, gender studies
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: n/a
Courses Taught: German 101, 102, 103 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd year langauge)
German 270 (Grimm's fairy tales, fulfilled Comm B requirement)
TOEFL Test Prep
TOEFL Essay Writing
German to English Translation
Academic English Essay Writing
English 117 (Essay Writing for ESL Students - Advanced)
English 110 (Mid level Intensive English Course, Writing Section)

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