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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: Pamela  Mary Wesely
Institution: University of Iowa
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Homepage: http://www.education.uiowa.edu/directories/person?id=pwesely
State and/or Country: IA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Individual differences, attitudes, motivation, beliefs; research methods; teacher education; intercultural competence
Selected Publications: Wesely, P. M. (In Press). Learner attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs in language learning. Foreign Language Annals.
Wesely, P. M. (2010). Language learning motivation in early adolescents: Using mixed methods research to explore contradiction. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4, 295-312.
Wesely, P. M. (2010). Student attrition from traditional and immersion foreign language programs. Language and Linguistics Compass, 4/9, 804-817.
Bigelow, M., Wesely, P. M. & Opsahl, L. (2009). Multicultural education in a K-12 modern language department: Reconciling the professional development experience. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 11(2). Retrieved from http://ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme/issue/view/13
Wesely, P. M. (2009). The language learning motivation of early adolescent French immersion graduates. Foreign Language Annals, 42, 270-286.
Courses Taught: Culture in the Language Classroom
Mixed Methods Research
Second Language Program Management
Foreign/World Language Teaching Methods
Reviewer of: Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition (LL Issue 23.2388)

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