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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: Jie  Zhang
Institution: Macquarie University
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State and/or Country: Hubei
China   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Courses Taught: 1. Introductory Linguistics
2. English Lexicology
3. English Language and Culture through English Movies
4. English Phonetics
5. English Listening
6. Comprehensive English
7. College English
Dissertation Abstract: Language Policy and Planning for The 2008 Beijing Olympics: An investigation of the discursive construction of an Olympic city and a global population



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